They call it the Queen City for a reason, Charlotte is majestic. A gamma plus world city, it’s got a bustling economy and all the homey charms of the South – they’ve even got NASCAR. So buckle up, start your engines, and get ready to explore Charlotte.
Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and the county seat of Mecklenburg County, in addition to being the second largest city in the Southeastern United States. The economy is thriving, several major corporations are headquartered here and Charlotte Douglas Airport is one of the busiest in the world. Charlotte’s population is diverse, and there are over 199 neighborhoods here – all with great apartments for rent.
Charlotte has plenty to offer arts fans. The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center has six theaters, and regularly hosts all kinds of events, from rock opera to theater, to corporate meetings. The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra plays about 100 performances a year, and Charlotte Shakespeare performs the bard’s plays regularly. Art fans should also be sure to the visit the Charlotte Museum of Modern Art.
The second largest banking center in the U.S. after NYC, Charlotte is a true economic powerhouse. Bank of America is headquartered here, as are the East Coast operations of Wells Fargo. 9 Fortune 500 companies are based in Charlotte: Bank of America, Lowe’s, Nucor (steel producer), Duke Energy, Sealed Air Corp, Sonic Automotive, Family Dollar, SPX Corporation, and Domtar. Charlotte is also a Motorsports giant – 75% of Nascar teams are based in or around Charlotte. The energy industry is big here too – people sometimes refer to Charlotte as “The New Energy Capital”. The local energy sector employs more than 26,000 people – a number of whom are graduates of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s excellent energy program. Charlotte’s long-term prospects are excellent – it’s one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. This makes Charlotte a great city for young professionals.
Charlotte summers are hot, so don’t forget sunscreen – temperatures can reach 100 degrees some days. The winters are brief and cool – there is an average of 4.3 inches of snow per year. Boil your eggs on the sidewalk in summer - temperatures regularly reach 100+ degrees. The winters are mild, and often snowless. Tornados are possible but don’t worry, nobody in Arlington got hurt yet.
History fans can’t miss Charlotte’s museums, The Levine Museum of the New South has exhibits on the South since the Civil War. For more recent history, see the Carolinas Aviation Museum – you can see the “Sully” plane here. You can also satisfy your inner Ricky Bobby with a visit to the NASCAR Museum.
BB&T Ballpark, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Metamorphosis (a cool sculpture), the U.S. National Whitewater Center, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, the Charlotte Convention Center, Bank of America Corporate Center (Charlotte’s biggest building).
Charlotte’s nightlife has something for every taste. Hip young professionals like to hit up the Cosmos Cafe for cool cocktails and delicious tapas. If you’re in the mood for dancing, head over to Bar Charlotte, or to the Roxbury for 80s and 90s themed dance music. If you just want a pint, Ri-Ra’s Irish Pub is a good choice (the building was actually moved from Ireland!). Party animals should look at apartments for rent in Downtown Charlotte – it’s walking distance from the coolest bars and clubs.
Car is the optimal to travel in Charlotte, but if that’s not an option, there is public transportation available in the form of trolleys, buses (Charlotte Area Transportation System) and light rail.
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Located right by Downtown, Fourth Ward is one of Charlotte’s historic districts. There are charming Victorian homes, and new apartments for rent here. Close to the Blumenthal Arts Center – it’s a great place for music fans to live.
One of Charlotte’s swankier neighborhoods, there are lots of luxury condos and apartments for rent here. It’s also a great place to do some upscale shopping at malls like Ballantyne Commons East. Gallery Restaurant Charlotte, which offers delicious farm-to-table fare, is here.
Gentrifying, but not gentrified - Charlotte’s more affordable apartments for rent can be found in Elizabeth. Locals like to head over to Jackalope Jacks (Charlotte’s best Jackalope themed restaurant) for a burger.
Third Ward is right in the heart of Charlotte. Bank of America Stadium and BB&T ballpark are located here. Not far from Wales and Johnson University, it’s a good place to find student apartments for rent.
Charlotte’s wealthy live here. You can find luxury apartments for rent here which are in walking distance from Freedom Park – a great place for a weekend stroll.
Life here revolves around the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. It’s the ideal place to find student apartments for rent. For weekend fun, there are ton of cool dive bars here – check out Growlers Pourhouse.
A quieter, laid-back neighborhood ideal for families and professionals to find houses and apartments for rent. Close to Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Like Sedgefield, Dilworth is largely suburban and populated by families. You can find houses and apartments for rent here.There are variety of fun neighborhood eateries here, including Mac’s Speed Shop (delicious North Carolina BBQ).
Charlotte’s best food trucks and vintage stores are here, it’s a good place for hipsters to find apartments for rent.