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Known as the Queen City, Charlotte is North Carolina’s largest city. Charlotte is a major economic hub and is home to multiple corporate headquarters including several Fortune 500 companies, which is one reason why it’s the third fastest growing city in the United States. Between its family-friendly activities, vibrant nightlife, and unique cultural experiences, Charlotte reigns as one of North Carolina’s most popular metropolitan areas. The housing market is thriving. Home values are expected to rise over the next 10 years, especially since the city is known for its lower mortgage rates and cost of living. The average home price in Charlotte is $319,335. The city’s architectural styles reflect its royal roots. The city is filled with Victorian, Colonial Revival, and Italianate houses in older neighborhoods like Fourth Ward and Eastover. South Charlotte is known for its large Mid-Century modern and traditional single-family houses while Uptown features sleek condos.

Charlotte Attractions

Charlotte is best known for its family-friendly attractions including the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Discovery Place Science, the U.S. National Whitewater Center, and Carowinds, a 407-acre amusement park that attracts visitors from across the country. The PNC Music Pavilion hosts outdoor music festivals, Spectrum Center hosts the Charlotte Hornets, and Bank of America Stadium is home to the Carolina Panthers. Along with plenty of entertainment opportunities, Charlotte values arts and culture as illustrated through museums like Mint Museum Uptown and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture. Uptown Charlotte is filled with nightlife hot spots and diverse restaurants. You’ll also find locals flocking to Uptown for signature events including Taste of Charlotte, Hola Charlotte, and Charlotte New Years’ Eve.

Charlotte Schools

Overall, Charlotte has excellent schools, but some of the top schools are located in South Charlotte, a popular area known for its family-friendly atmosphere. The city has 205 public schools and 96 private schools. Charlotte is also home to multiple colleges and universities including the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Queens University of Charlotte, and Johnson C. Smith University.

Commuting in Charlotte

Charlotte has one of the longest average commutes in the state at about 30 minutes. Driving is the most common mode of transportation, but the city also has a bus and light rail system. Route 74 and Interstates 85 and 77 are the most popular highways. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is located along the outskirts of town and is one of the busiest airports in the country.