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About Charlotte

Charlotte At-A-Glance

  • Charlotte has an eclectic blend of historical homes and new developments.
  • Neighborhoods include Dilworth, Myers Park, Elizabeth, Uptown. 
  • Charlotte is home to several Fortune 500 companies.
  • More than 700 different houses of worship (all denominations).
  • Family atmosphere and Southern charm.
  • Nightlife abounds! Any type of club, pub, or sports bar you seek is awaiting you!

Charlotte skyline
NASCAR
Carolina Panthers
Restaurants
Sir Pur
Entertainment

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

Sporting Events

  • NBA - Charlotte Bobcats
  • 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 - University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • U.S. National Whitewater Center

Weather

  • 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.

Recreation

  • Two large lakes within half an hour of Charlotte
  • Just over three hours to the South Carolina beaches
  • Two hours to the North Carolina mountains
  • Many beautiful golf courses in town
  • Many parks all around town
  • Active community
  • YMCA network with over 10 locations in the Charlotte area, including one less than two miles from CMC
  • Year-round festivals and events

Restaurants

We have it all! You'll find a great variety less than one mile from Carolina Medical Center. Choices include Southern cooking, sushi, Italian, Mexican, seafood and more.

Where do I live?

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

More About Charlotte

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Quick Facts

  • Population 731,500
  • Seventeenth largest city in United States
  • Second largest banking center
  • Encompasses 268 square miles
  • Three hours from the Atlantic Ocean
  • Two hours from the Appalachian Mountains
  • 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.
  • For those who love the performing arts, the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, located uptown in the Bank of America Tower and Founders Hall, features the 2,100-seat Belk Theater.

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