Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Mecklenburg County

Dear Rich,

My wife and I are currently living in Pittsburgh and we are considering moving to Charlotte. Can you give me any information on Mecklenburg County. We are still tying to figure out which parts of town are which.

Thank you,
Tom W.

Dear Tom,

Congratulations on considering Charlotte as your new home. Our area is beautiful, with city living and lake recreation available. In just a short drive you can be at the mountains or the beach, and despite recent housing downturns nationwide, Charlotte continues to be a strong market.

I can tell you a little about Mecklenburg County, and if there is anything you would like more detail on, please let me know.

Mecklenburg County is the most populous county in the state of North Carolina. As of 2008, the population was going strong at almost 903,000.

Mecklenburg County was formed in 1762 from the western part of Anson County. It was named for the German Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818), who had become queen consort of King George III the previous year. Mecklenburg County contains seven municipalities including the City of Charlotte and the towns of:

  • Cornelius
  • Davidson
  • Huntersville (north of Charlotte)
  • Matthews
  • Mint Hill
  • Pineville (south and east of Charlotte)
    ...A small portion of the town of Stallings is also in Mecklenburg County, though most of it is in Union County.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), serves the entire county.

North Carolina has 100 Counties. Those adjacent Counties to Mecklenburg County are:
  • Iredell County (North)
  • Cabarrus County (Northeast)
  • Union County (Southeast)
  • Lancaster County (South)
  • York County (Southwest)
  • Gaston County (West)
  • Lincoln County (Northwest)
More information on Charlotte-Mecklenburg area can found on the county website.

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