Top 10 Reasons NOT to move to Charlotte, North Carolina. It's not terrible.
Top 10 Reasons NOT to move to Charlotte, North Carolina. It's not terrible. Charlotte is a great city, like most places it has issues.
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Charlotte, North Carolina Of USA. History, Economy, Climate etc
Charlotte is the most populous city of North Carolina in the U.S. state. Charlotte is one of the fastest-growing metro area in the U.S.A. It is the second-largest city in the southeastern United States, just behind Jacksonville, Florida. It is listed as a gamma-minus global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. It is the center of finance, industry, technology, and entertainment for the region. It is a renowned financial powerhouse and banking center.
Located in the Piedmont. It is located several miles east of the Catawba River and southeast of Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. Lake Wylie and Mountain Island Lake are two smaller man-made lakes located near the city.
The European-American city of Charlotte was developed first by a wave of migration of Scots-Irish Presbyterians, or Ulster-Scot settlers from Northern Ireland. German immigrants also settled the area before the American Revolutionary War, but in much smaller numbers. They still contributed greatly to the early foundations of the region.
Charlotte is the 17th-most populous city in the United States. Charlotte has historically been a Protestant city. The largest religion in Charlotte is Christianity. Judaism (0.57%) is the second largest religion after Christianity, followed by Eastern religions (0.34%) and Islam (0.32%). Charlotte has the largest Jewish population in the Carolinas. Shalom Park in south Charlotte is the hub of the Jewish community.
The city's public school system, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, is the 2nd largest in North Carolina and 17th largest in the nation. Charlotte is home to a number of universities and colleges such as Central Piedmont Community College, Johnson C. Smith University, Johnson & Wales University, Queens University of Charlotte, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Several notable colleges are located in the metropolitan suburbs.
Charlotte has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. Winters are short and generally cool, with a January daily average of 4.5 °C. April is the driest month. Summers are hot and humid, with a daily average in July of 25.8 °C.
Charlotte is directly in the path of subtropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico as it heads up the eastern seaboard.
Navigating the city is a breeze. With a speedy light rail system, multiple bike-sharing and ride-sharing services, and bus routes that traverse the region, you’ll have plenty of ways.
Charlotte has a council-manager form of government. The mayor and city council are elected every two years, with no term limits. The mayor is ex officio chair of the City Council, and only votes in case of a tie. Unlike other mayors in council-manager systems, Charlotte's mayor has the power to veto ordinances passed by the Council; vetoes can be overridden by a two-thirds majority of the Council. The Council appoints a city manager to serve as chief administrative officer.
The 120‑acre Park Road Park is a prominent landmark near the South Park area. Park Road Park features 8 basketball courts, 2 horseshoe pits, 6 baseball fields, 5 Picnic Shelters, volleyball courts, playgrounds, trails, tennis courts, and an eleven-acre lake.
Charlotte is home of the corporate headquarters of Bank of America and the east coast operations of Wells Fargo, which along with other financial institutions made it the second-largest banking center in the United States. Microsoft's East Coast headquarters are located in Charlotte.
Charlotte is the major center in the U.S. motor sports industry. The Charlotte Region has a major base of energy-oriented organizations and has become known as Charlotte USA – The New Energy Capital.
Driving Downtown - Charlotte - USA
Driving Downtown - Charlotte North Carolina USA - Season 1 Episode 2.
Highlights include Tryon St - College St - Church St - 6th St - 5th St - Trade St - 4th St - 3rd St - Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Charlotte is the largest city in the U.S. state of North Carolina, the seat of Mecklenburg County, the second largest city in the Southeastern United States, just behind Jacksonville, Florida, and the third fastest-growing major city in the United States. In 2014, the estimated population of Charlotte according to the U.S. Census Bureau was 809,958, making it the 17th largest city in the United States based on population. The Charlotte metropolitan area ranks 22nd largest in the US and had a 2014 population of 2,380,314. The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a sixteen-county market region or combined statistical area with a 2014 U.S. Census population estimate of 2,537,990. Residents of Charlotte are referred to as Charlotteans. It is listed as a gamma-plus global city by the [Globalization and World Cities Research Network]].
Charlotte is home to the corporate headquarters of Bank of America and the east coast operations of Wells Fargo, which among other financial operations makes it the second largest banking center in the United States. Among Charlotte's many notable attractions, some of the most popular include the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL), the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA), 2 NASCAR Sprint Cup races and the NASCAR All-Star Race, the Wells Fargo Championship, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Carowinds amusement park, and the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is a major international hub, and was ranked the 23rd busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic in 2013.
Nicknamed the Queen City, Charlotte and its resident county received its name in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who had become queen consort of Great Britain the year before the city's founding. A second nickname derives from the American Revolutionary War, when British commander General Cornwallis occupied the city but was driven out by hostile residents, prompting him to write that Charlotte was a hornet's nest of rebellion, leading to the nickname The Hornet's Nest.
Charlotte has a humid subtropical climate. Charlotte is located several miles east of the Catawba River and southeast of Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. Lake Wylie and Mountain Island Lake are two smaller man-made lakes located near the city.
Lake Norman, North Carolina
Lake Norman, North Carolina is the largest deep water lake in the Carolinas. A suburb of nearby Charlotte, Lake Norman is an extremely popular place to live. It's prime location and economic strength have earned it one of the top honors when it come to Best Lake to live near in the United States. Its over 520 miles of beautiful shoreline offers up some of the finest Real Estate and homes for sale in the Carolinas.
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This is Hickory NC - Part 1 - Downtown, Historic Homes, Restaurants, Businesses
Part 1 of 7 series of my driving tour of Hickory, NC. Starting from Lenoir Rhyne Blvd near the Interstate 40 off-ramp we travel north into the downtown area. We see:
00:10 - Starbucks,
01:21 - Lenoir Rhyne Boulevard
01:48 - Restaurant Advice
02:03 - Goodwill
02:35 - Golden Corral
02:42 - Texas Roadhouse
04:20 - Tate Boulevard
04:52 - 1st Ave SE
05:45 - Highway 127
06:08 - Fire Department
06:35 - 3rd Ave. NW
06:41 - Victorian Homes
07:25 - 1st Presbyterian Church
07:38 - Wells Fargo & BBT Buildings
09:05 - 1st Ave NW
09:15 - Carolina Theater
09:19 - Lindy's Furniture
09:59 - 3rd St. NW
10:08 - McGuires Pub
10:12 - Hickory Community Theater
Shot with three GoPro Hero3 Black Edition Camcorders on September 22, 2013.
Road Trip #389 - I-40 West - North Carolina Mile 135 to 112
Road Trip #389 - I-40 West - North Carolina Mile 135 to 112
We continue west on I-40 in North Carolina, beginning at Mile 135 in Catawba County. We pass through the cities of Conover and Hickory, and then enter Burke County, the towns of Hildebran, Connelly Springs, Rutherford College, and Valdese, concluding at Mile 112.
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Celebrate North Carolina Wines
Enjoy this educational video about the only grape native to the continental United States, the Muscadine Grape, a staple of NC wine products including those found at Lu Mil Vineyard.
Denver, North Carolina
Denver, North Carolina is a great place to live on the west side of popular Lake Norman and is just 35 minutes from uptown Charlotte. For more information about Denver, NC and homes for sale in Denver, NC visit us at:
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VISITING THE BIGGEST HOUSE IN AMERICA!! Trip to South/North Carolina (2017)
visiting the biggest house in America!!!
US National Whitewater Center
The U.S. National Whitewater Center is a non-profit outdoor recreation and athletic training facility for whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking.