Houses For Sale In Charlotte, NC

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Four Reasons Why You Should Buy A House in Charlotte

The opportunity to buy a house in Charlotte should not be overlooked as it's one of the best cities in the United States. Buying a House in the Queen City is a real coup because it is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States and has great amenities.

History

The Indigenous Americans called Catawba were the first to settle in the Charlotte area (Mecklenburg) and were first documented around 1567 in the Spanish record. Due to an outbreak of smallpox in 1759, half of the Catawba tribe died from the disease because they had no immunity. At the time of the outbreak, the Catawba population was 10,000, but by 1826 their total number had dropped to 110. Charlotte first experienced development when a wave of migrants of Scots-Irish Presbyterians or Ulster-Scot dwellers from Northern Ireland inhabited the city; they were the prime founding population in the backcountry. A small number of Germans also settled in the city, which led to their great contribution to the early foundations of the region. Charlotte got the nickname Queen City because it was named in honor of German princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She became the Queen Companion of Great Britain and Ireland in 1761. The city also got a second nickname," The Hornet's Nest," after British Commander General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, dwelled in the city but was chased out by hostile residents. Since then, the Hornet and Hornet's Nest have become a civic emblem that can be found on NBA Charlotte Hornets' uniform and the police uniform.

Things to do in Charlotte

Sports

Charlotte houses three core professional sports franchises, including the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. The Panthers were created in Charlotte in 1995, and they play their home games at the Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers have won the title on five occasions (1996, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015) and 2 NFC championships in 2003 and 2015. The Panthers are easily the most widely supported team in the city, and their home games are almost always sold out.

The Charlotte FC of Major League Soccer was recently created in 2019 and is yet to taste glory. They play their home games at the Bank of America Stadium.

The Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association was created in 1988 and have proceeded to the finals only to lose on both occasions. They play their home games at the Spectrum Center. Other sports clubs in the city include Charlotte Checkers, who represent the city in professional ice hockey, and Charlotte Knights, who represent Charlotte in professional baseball at the Triple-A level.
Parks and Green Spaces

Charlotte has a 120‑acre Park Road Park and is a prominent landmark near the South Park area. The park features 8 Basketball Courts, two Horseshoe pits, Six Baseball fields, a volleyball court, and playgrounds. Charlotte also possesses Little Sugar Creek, a greenway park completed in 2012 after the purchase of flood-prone homes and establishments.
Food and Restaurants

Charlotte is not only popular for banking, when it comes to food, the city also sits 3rd on the chart of nearly 200 cities in the U.S., according to a new study.The city was recently ranked as one of the best food cities in America by Zagat, topping regional favorites like Atlanta (#10) and Charleston (#11), as well as global heavy-hitters like NYC (#21) and San Francisco (#20). This high ranking is due to the several acclaimed new openings in 2016, including Yafo Kitchen, O-KU, and Stoke.

Notable food and drinks (Cocktails) that should be tried in the city include BBQ, Mount Olive Pickles, Seafood, Soul Gastrolounge's Cucumber Mule, and Haberdish's House Mint Julep. The city is filled with restaurants, but some of the best ones you should look out for when visiting are Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, The Fig Tree Restaurant, The Melting Pot Restaurant, and Lang Van Restaurant.

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Location

Charlotte is situated in southwestern North Carolina's Piedmont region of rolling hills. The Queen City is about 85 miles south and east of the Appalachian Mountains and about 180 miles northwest of the Atlantic Ocean. Charlotte is 25 miles southwest of Concord, 26 miles northeast of Rockhill, South Carolina, 83 miles southwest of Greensboro,135 miles west of Fayetteville, and 165 miles southwest of Raleigh, the state capital.

Charlotte demographics

According to the 2020 Census, Charlotte is the most populous city in the U.S. State of North Carolina, with a population of 874,597, placing it as the 16th most populous city in the country. The city is the Charlotte metropolitan area's economic, cultural, and transportation hub. In the space of 2004 to 2014, the city was ranked as the country's fastest-growing metro area with 888,000 new residents, and the residents are referred to as Charlotteans. Whites dominate Charlotte with 39.72%, while Africans or Black Americans and Asians make up 32.5% and 7.02%, respectively.

Charlotte's main economic driving force is Banking, and the city is the second-largest banking center in the U.S., just behind New York. It is the nation's second-largest financial institute by total assets and is home to Bank of America (BOA). The acquisition of Wachovia in 2008 by Wellsfargo further contributed to the city's economy as the bank took over all of Wachovia's assets in Carolina and made Charlotte the Headquarters of the East Coast Operation of Wellsfargo. The East Coast headquarters of Centene Corporation and Microsoft can also be found in Charlotte. In 2018 and 2019, Honeywell and Dole food moved their headquarters to Charlotte, and with Dole food's merging with Ireland-based Total produce, they were able to expand their presence.

Arts in Charlotte

Mural in Spanish Harlem in New York City

Charlotte is one of the few cities blessed with great artists and artwork, to name a few: The Neptune Mural, created by Matt Hooker and Matt Moor, Wall Poems of Charlotte created by Artspace 525, Technicolor Portal Mural created by Douglas "Hoxxoh" Hoekzema and The Firebird Sculpture created by Niki de Saint Phalle.

The city is also home to some of the most equipped museums, and the most visited is the Mint Museum Uptown. Silvetti and Machado, associates of Boston, designed the museum. It houses a collection of internationally renowned craft+design and American contemporary and European art. Other museums include the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Carolinas Aviation Museum, and Charlotte Museum of History.

Charlotte is also known for its many annual festivals and special events. The Yiasou Greek Festival is a Greek Festival that started in 1978 and since then has become one of Charlotte's largest cultural events. Moo and Brew Fest is an annual craft beer and burger festival that is the biggest in North Carolina, held every April, and involves various national musical acts. Taste of Charlotte is a three-day festival presenting samples from the city's restaurants, live entertainment, and children's activities. Breakaway Music Festival is a music festival that takes place at N.C. Music Factory and consists of hip hop and electronic music artists and D.J.s

Mural in Spanish Harlem in New York City

Schools in Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is the city's biggest university and the second biggest in the State of North Carolina. It is situated in the university city, the northeastern portion of Charlotte, which is home to a university research park and houses an average of 30,000 students. Other major universities in the city include Johnson and Wales University, John. C Smith University and the Queen University of Charlotte. The Queen University of Charlotte offers students scholarships worth $10,000 based on merit. The city is also blessed with a few colleges, and the largest in the Central Pied Community College, with over 70,000 students yearly and six campuses all over the city.

Why Charlotte?

When Will You Buy A House In Charlotte

Suppose you were previously on the fence about moving to Charlotte. In that case, we hope you have been convinced by the city's beautiful restaurants and foods, top-rated education, amazing arts and entertainment options, and richness in history. The Queen city is the best place for you to buy a house now.

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