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Here’s everything you need to know about buying a mobile home in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte has gained the secondary name "Charlotte USA – The New Energy Capital” with over 240 companies involved in the energy sector there.

Bank of America and Trust Financial both have their corporate headquarters in Charlotte, and Wells Fargo has their east coast headquarters located there. With many other financial institutions also having a presence in Charlotte, the city has become the second-largest banking center in the USA.

History of Charlotte

History of Charlotte

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The first known historic tribe to settle in the area were the Catawba Native Americans around 1567. Nearly two hundred years later around 1755, European colonists arrived, but sadly, by 1759, and with no immunity, half the Catawba tribe died from contracting smallpox, a disease the European colonists had brought with them. First to develop the city “proper” were the Scottish-Irish Presbyterians who arrived from Northern Ireland. Once referred to as the "Queen City,” Charlotte was later named specifically after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the Queen Consort of British King George III of Great Britain and Ireland in 1761. The Mecklenburg Resolves, a form of independence from British rule, was signed in 1775 to become the first independence documents on the route to the American Revolution. Following the Civil War, Charlotte became an important cotton processing center and railroad hub. In the 1970s and 1980s, largely due to North Carolina National Bank’s aggressive takeovers and merger with BankAmerica to eventually become Bank of America, Charlotte was well and truly put on the USA financial map. Of the assets managed by the city’s financial institutions, Charlotte became the second largest US banking center in the United States after New York City. First Union also grew dramatically and was taken over by Wells Fargo in 2008, becoming the East Coast operations center for Wells Fargo.

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Things to do in Charlotte

Things to do in Charlotte

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There are many annual festivals and special events in Charlotte. Since 1987, the Yiasou Greek Festival has been taking place and is now one of Charlotte's largest cultural events with everything Greek on show. The oldest and largest independent annual comic book conventions in the country, Heroes Convention, is held at the Charlotte Convention Center in June each year.

The city is famed for its soul food and really great coffee, attracting coffee enthusiasts from near and far. It’s also on the map for beer and wine, with many breweries and vineyards, such as Dennison, Stony Mountain and Vesuvius, offering unique experiences unavailable elsewhere. There is truly great shopping in both the larger retail malls and independent boutiques happily sitting side-by-side and plenty of restaurants serving food from all around the world.

If you're looking for live music and/or great nightlife, you'll find it in Charlotte with plenty of bars, restaurants, pubs, clubs, live music and events. There is always something on musically, both paid-for and free.

For all the family and despite not being near the sea, there is even a beach in Charlotte at Cornelius on Lake Norman, offering a great day out by the water. And not only are owners of mobile homes in Charlotte near a beach, but there are the mountains within easy reach of Charlotte. There is the Crowders Mountain State Park that is just a 30 to 40 minute drive from Charlotte. Here you can find both easy and challenging hikes, towering cliffs and incredible world-class postcard views. There are over nine acres of lakes where you can enjoy a great day out fishing. You are never too far from the great outdoors in Charlotte.

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Location

Charlotte is located in the Piedmont region to the southeast of Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. It’s some 165 miles southwest of the state capitol, Raleigh. There are many great neighborhoods in surrounding Charlotte, or within a relatively short distance of downtown Charlotte. A few of these include Uptown (confusingly also known as downtown Charlotte), Myers Park, and a little further away, Lake Norman or Gastonia. Charlotte Neighborhoods Wedgewood and McIntyre Wedgewood, north of the city, is a lovely Charlotte neighborhood offering a liberal and suburban feel and atmosphere. There are many parks and open spaces that attract young professionals and families to the area. Schools here are above average. Sevierville Sevierville is a neighborhood in North West Charlotte, very similar in its community make-up to Wedgewood. Steele Creek Steele Creek is an attractive community for mobile home purchasers essentially within the (west) city limits of Charlotte. When it comes to mobile home ownership, it is of interest that American politician Melvin Luther, who lived in the community, was appointed by President Barack Obama as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency from 2014 to 2019. He was United States Representative for North Carolina's 12th congressional district, from 1993 to 2014. Eastland Eastland, known as Wilora Lake, is located to the east of the city and is named after the former eponymous mall that was demolished in 2014. The legacy of the mall saw the construction of a community atrium, park, office and retail spaces to replace it. Other mobile home communities in Charlotte include Shady Grove Mobile Home Park on Lambeth Drive, Wingate Estates Mobile Home Park on Berryhill Drive, Twin Lakes Estates Mobile Home Park on Lakes Boulevard, Glen Lauren on Glenn Laurel Drive and Cedar Park Estates on Geneva Drive.

Charlotte Demographics

Charlotte Demographics

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Charlotte is home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame and two NASCAR Sprint Cup races. In fact, 75% of the NASCAR industry's employees, race teams and drivers live in the area. Charlotte has the US's only Formula One team and is the major center of the motorsports industry in the USA. Other sports teams in Charlotte include the Carolina Panthers and the Charlotte Hornets. The Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the 23rd busiest airport in the world.

Honeywell and the Dole Food Company have their corporate headquarters in Charlotte, while Microsoft, Credit Karma and Centene Corporation have their East Coast headquarters there. Charlotte has 13 Fortune 500 companies in its metropolitan area.

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Arts in Charlotte

Arts in Charlotte

Mint Museum Charlotte North Carolina

Aside from the major sports franchises in the city already mentioned, there are numerous art and entertainment facilities on offer in the city.

Mint Museum of Art
The Mint houses a permanent collection of American sculpture and paintings. There is also African, pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial art as well as costumes, porcelain and pottery. The Mint Museum of Craft and Design is dedicated to ceramics, fiber, glass, metal and wood.

The Ovens Auditorium presents musical and theatrical productions throughout the year, while Theater Charlotte is soon to celebrate its centenary. Spirit Square presents many touring performances as well as gallery exhibitions and classes in art. The McColl Center for Visual Art is a wonderfully creative colony of artists.

Orchestral Music
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra offers a full season of classics side-by-side with modern works and guest performers and conductors, including a free Summer Pops series held at Symphony Park in South Park. The Charlotte Civic Orchestra specializes in classics only, for all the family and at reasonable prices.

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Schools in Charlotte

Schools in Charlotte

The entire Charlotte metropolitan area has 653 preschools, 213 elementary schools, 103 middle schools, 75 high schools, 153 public district schools and 27 public charter schools meaning that you can rest assured that your children will be offered the opportunity of a fulsome education, should you decide to buy a mobile home in Charlotte. Some of the top-rated public schools in Charlotte and its outlying suburbs, with a score of 10 rated on various recognized and accepted national educational measures, are, Bain Elementary (9) with 940 students, Pioneer Springs Community School (8) with 322 students, Palisades Park Elementary (8) with 770 students, Lawrence Orr Elementary (8) with 713 students and Irwin Academic Center (8) with 379 students.

Why Charlotte?

Why Charlotte?

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There is no denying that buying a mobile home in Charlotte, North Carolina may make a great investment. It's a perfectly sized city to have everything you need but not too big to be totally overwhelming. Charlotte is famous for being not only very safe, but also demonstrating a civic pride that manifests itself in cleanliness. And as a city experiencing continued corporate growth, that brings with it great opportunities afforded by the expanding economy.

The city is so near to the lakes, mountains and the great outdoors, and most importantly, it comes across as a thriving city that definitely offers all newcomers a great, warm welcome. Add to this the vibrant art and culture scene and the excellent choice in food and beverages, with new restaurants, cafes and bars opening all the time, Charlotte is certainly the place to consider buying a mobile home in.

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