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


  • Concert Venues
  • Charlotte Opera
  • Charlotte Symphony
  • North Carolina Dance Theater
  • 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 and NASCAR Hall of Fame
  • 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

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