There has been an increasing trend of people moving to Charlotte over the past 4 years. Charlotte, North Carolina has grown to over 857,000 and it’s quickly climbing the charts to become the 19th largest city in the U.S. This city is centrally located near the mountains and the coast provides enormous recreational possibilities. Charlotte leads the nation in finance, distribution and transportation as well as quality of life, so that makes the Queen City a great place to live!
Everybody I know has a reason for why they love Charlotte so much. It could be for the four seasons since we are usually able to experience every season which for some provides a good reason for change or to improve. Another reason could be the beautiful tree lined landscape neighborhoods that promote a sense of community. Or could it be the cities rich history the Queen City offers or its pet friendliness. I also heard that most people hate the traffic but they love how easy it is to travel around the city from North to South now with the new stretch of highway 485.
I do know one thing for sure that “Everybody Loves Charlotte” for its variety of family friendly fun things to do around town…
Charlotte’s “Most Popular Attractions”:
- White water rafting – should I say more get set to get wet on a variety of trail levels. You can also picnic or hike, bike or do rock climbing.
- Great Wolf Lodge located in Concord, NC which is close or next door to Charlotte. It has the indoor waterpark that families love.
- Carowinds – amusement park, water park and Music theme park
- Boating at Lake Wylie or Lake Norman take your pick
- Knight Theater – this beautiful Glass modern looking building outside with rich wood accents inside..this theater offers a variety of performances from dance, comedy to martial arts and more! And there’s not a ad seat inside anywhere the design is great for viewing!
- Freedom Park – host Festival in the Park..where artist show off their work, enjoy music, fun and food all are a perfect combination for wholesome outdoor family fun. Coming up in Sept 26, 2010
- SteepleChase – horse racing at its best in Mineral Springs, NC. Date: Last Saturday in April (April 24, 2010)
- Harvey B. Gantt Center – African cultural Art center named after Charlotte’s former mayor, Harvey B. Gantt.
- Epicentre – where shopping, dining, entertaining (theater) and living
- Outdoor Skating on Ice – Downtown Charlotte located between E.1st St. and College St. (704) 374-3778. Admission is $7.00, and skate rentals are $3.00. Just $10.00 for an entire day of ice skating in uptown Charlotte.
11. Nascar Racing at Lowe’s Motor Speedway