Monday, May 10, 2010

What about Charlotte?

Charlotte, North Carolina is the largest city in the state of North Carolina and the seat of Mecklenburg County. In 2008, Charlotte's population was estimated to be 1,687,456, making it the 18th largest city in the United States--and the area has continued to grow. In 2009 the population was estimated at 1,745,524. The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a wider thirteen-county labor market region or combined statistical area that has a 2009 estimated population of 2,389,763. These 13 counties support the entire region and have a diverse set of industries, identities and unique qualities.

Residents of Charlotte are referred to as "Charlotteans," and their "Queen City", Charlotte (and the county containing it) are named in honor of the German Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg, who had become queen consort of British King George III the year before the city's founding.

A lesser used nickname, the "Hornet;s Nest" derives from later in the 18th century. During the American Revolutionary War, British commander General Cornwallis occupied the city but was driven out afterwards by hostile residents, prompting him to write that Charlotte was "a hornet's nest of rebellion."

Charlotte has a wonderfully temperate climate. It is located halfway between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, and between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Georgia. Charlotte is located along the Catawba River and near Lake Norman, the largest lake in North Carolina.

Forbes named Charlotte as the third most undervalued real estate markets in the U.S. in 2007. (

In 2008, Charlotte was chosen the "Best Place to Live in America" by in its annual ranking, based on factors including employment opportunities, crime rates, and housing affordability.Charlotte-Named-Best-Place-to-Live: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance

Charlotte was also named #8 of the 100 "Best Places to Live and Launch" by In the ranking, cities were picked for their vibrant lifestyles and opportunities for new businesses.(

Charlotte's great lifestyle was also noted when in 2007 Prevention Magazine rated the city the fourth best "Walking City" in the nation, and the best in North Carolina, Charlotte was also chosen one of "Five Cities with Big Outdoor Appeal" for features like its Public Art Walking Tour, accessible museums such as the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, and nearby outdoor excursions like the U.S. National Whitewater Center.

Charlotte is a wonderful place to live, play, shop, do business and raise a family. If you would like more information about the Mint Hill, Matthews and Charlotte area real estate market, please check out

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