Charlotte is one of the 25 largest cities in the United States and also the largest city in North Carolina. Charlotte is located in North America's humid subtropical climate zone. Charlotte has a humid sub-tropical climate that is characterized by mild winters and hot, humid summers. A resident of Charlotte is referred to as a Charlottean. Charlotte is a center for arts and culture.
Charlotte is also a major center in the American motor sports industry, with NASCAR having multiple offices in and around Charlotte. The county's population is projected to reach 1 million in 2010. Charlotte is locally known as the "The City of Churches." Charlotte was named after Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III of England.
Charlotte hotels and bars are relatively inexpensive, but flying in and out of town can be pricey. The safest way to invest money and build wealth is buying Charlotte real estate properties. There is an abundance of residential Real Estate available in Charlotte and the surrounding areas. There are also a variety of condominium and townhouse options, real estate developments for people with special interests, such as golf, and real estate options for senior citizens.
Charlotte has something for everyone either if you want to have condoniums, town homes and rental apartments. Whatever your lifestyle and your interests are, Charlotte has a home that is perfect for you.
As Charlotte's economy has grown and prospered, so has its wealth of cultural opportunities, including the Charlotte Symphony and Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra. Charlotte offers excellent quality of life for both residents and visitors. Charlotte has more than 100 golf courses, 15,000 acres of parks and two major lakes to enjoy. The dominant newspaper in the region is The Charlotte Observer. Charlotte is also served by a local edition of the Greensboro based Rhinoceros Times along with the Atlanta based Creative Loafing.
The food in Charlotte is pretty standard; there is no specific type of food the town is known for. There are good local restaurants to choose from and among Charlotte’s many fine restaurants are the Lamplighter, the Charlotte Café, Fenwick’s on Providence, Bonterra (a former church), the City Tavern, Pewter Rose, the Fishmarket, LaVecchia’s Seafood Grill, Morton’s, Bayou Kitchen, Palomino Euro Bistro, and Sullivan’s.
Charlotte is at the forefront of innovation in education today. There are number of private and public schools. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the fastest growing campus in the University of North Carolina system, offers dozens of undergraduate options in 7 colleges to its nearly 20,000 students, including approximately 4,000 graduate students. Three local institutions are affiliated with the Presbyterian Church: Davidson College, Queens University of Charlotte, and Johnson C. Smith University.
Charlotte is the county seat of Mecklenburg County. The current mayor of Charlotte is Pat McCrory, of the Republican Party. McCrory has served as mayor since his election in 1995. Charlotte is the metropolis of the Carolinas as it is a center of finance, transportation, wholesale distribution and manufacturing.
Whether you're new in town or just here for a weekend Charlotte can satisfy almost any pleasure you desire. Charlotte's location offers residents the benefits of both the mountains and the ocean; it also offers the best of all worlds in weather. Charlotte is one of the most exciting cities in the world. The area's climate can best be described as moderate, pleasant and sunny.
The North and South Carolina beaches are about a four hour drive from Charlotte. Historically known as "The Queen's City," Charlotte has a rich southern tradition. But it also has a progressive social climate, and a world-class airport. The largest employers in Charlotte include Wachovia, Carolinas HealthCareSystem, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Bank of America and much more…
An excellent interstate highway system, good railroad access, and an inland port facility are other factors that have made Charlotte the major distribution center of the Southeast and one growing in both national and international importance. For your well-being various health services are provided within city. Charlotte offers a comprehensive, accessible, cost effective range of medical services, self care options, individual and group counseling.
At Charlotte hotels you can enjoy various amenities, and at the same time they also offer you best accommodations at the lowest possible lodging rates. The Queen City has plenty of attractions and southern hospitality. Whether it is fine art at the Mint Museum, noisy NASCAR races at Lowe's Motor Speedway, family fun at Paramount Carowinds, world-class dining, shopping, sporting events or nightlife entertainment, the city's got something to offer everyone.