Living in Charlotte, NC
Click To Play Video
Gardens at Elizabeth Park
Romare Bearden Park
When you visit Charlotte, North Carolina, you'll be immediately struck by its irresistible charm. The more you take in its obvious natural beauty and cultural diversity, your appreciation for this vibrant American city will only grow deeper. Charlotte is a city that sets the bar high in many ways. The most obvious area of growth is in economic development. The city has attracted and become the home base for approximately 325 Fortune 500 companies as well as 300 international firms. With that economic power, the city has also managed to grow as a result of the influx of workers who have not only moved here to be a part of this growing workforce, but who also bring a cultural and social diversity to the city. That growth, in turn, has led to a steady stream of new enterprises that include restaurants, clubs, housing and shopping destinations.
Speaking of shopping, the incredible selection of shops, boutiques and stores make shopping in Charlotte an adventure in and of itself, especially in the very popular SouthPark Mall and Concord Mills mega-mall. And, it's no secret that the people of Charlotte love their sports. Whether its Carolina Panthers NFL football or the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, fans are as enthusiastic as they are devoted to their hometown teams. But as popular as those teams are, the city's Lowe's Motor Speedway is where the real action is, as it is the home of NASCAR, and that crowd takes the fan experience beyond the stratosphere! While crowds gather to watch the big race or the big game, Charlotte's historic traditions still resonate as loud as the roaring crowd, and nowhere is that more obvious than in the vintage structures that inhabit the city's Fourth Ward. Charlotte manages to encapsulate all of these seemingly divergent aspects quite seamlessly, and balances all of them with a nearly royal flair, thus living up to its name as the Queen City.