Carolinas HealthCare System
In this Section

About Charlotte

Charlotte At-A-Glance

  • Population ~800,000
  • Sixteenth largest city in United States
  • Encompasses 268 square miles
  • Charlotte has an eclectic blend of historical homes and new developments
  • Charlotte is home to several Fortune 500 companies
  • More than 700 different houses of worship for all denominations
  • Family atmosphere and Southern charm
  • Many different clubs, pubs and sports bars
Charlotte skyline
Carolina Panthers
Sir Pur


  • Concert Venues
  • Charlotte Opera
  • Charlotte Symphony
  • Charlotte Ballet
  • Traveling Broadway series
  • Mint Museum of Art
  • Mint Museum of Craft and Design
  • Carowinds Theme Park
  • A Shopper's Delight (including Nordstrom's, Burberry, Kate Spade and Louis Vuitton)

Sporting Events

  • NBA - Charlotte Hornets
  • NFL - Carolina Panthers
  • NASCAR - Home of Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • PGA - Wells Fargo Golf Championship
  • Minor League Hockey - Charlotte Checkers
  • Minor League Baseball - Charlotte Knights
  • NCAA Sports - UNC Charlotte
  • U.S. National Whitewater Center


  • January: average low 30º - average high 49º
  • June: average low 70º - average high 89º
  • Sunny days: 214/year
  • Average precipitation: 43.1 in.
  • Average snowfall: 5-6 in.


  • Two large lakes within half an hour of Charlotte
  • Two hours to the Appalachian Mountains
  • Three to four hours to the Carolina beaches
  • Many beautiful golf courses, parks, greenways, swimming pools, splash pads and dog parks in the area
  • YMCA network with over 10 locations in the Charlotte area
  • Discovery Place, a $14 million science and technology museum, which houses a theater, a planetarium, a three-story rain forest and aquariums for fresh and salt water exhibits
  • Year-round festivals and events


Charlotte has it all! Choices include barbecue, international cuisine, seafood, farm-to-fork eateries, food trucks, chain restaurants, high-end establishments and casual pubs and bistros.

Where do I live?

  • Most residents and fellows live within a 10-mile radius of the city
  • Average commute is under 20 minutes
  • Safe and affordable housing
  • Small town neighborhood feels despite being in a "big city"
  • Excellent public school system

Local Colleges/Universities

  • UNC Charlotte
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Davidson College
  • Winthrop University
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Johnson & Wales Culinary Institute

For more information about Charlotte, visit:

About Carolinas HealthCare System
Who We Are
Community Benefit
Corporate Financial Information
Diversity & Inclusion
Annual Report
Patient Links
Pay Your Bill
Hospital Pre-Registration
Patient Rights
Financial Assistance
Quality & Value Reports
Join Carolinas HealthCare System
Physician Careers

For Employees
Carolinas Connect
Connect with Us
Watch Carolinas HealthCare on YoutubeFollow Carolinas HealthCare on TwitterLike Carolinas HealthCare on FacebookContact Carolinas HealthCareJoin Carolinas HealthCare on LinkedInGo to our mobile website.