Charlotte

Charlotte

Vibrant city with a rich history, known for its banking industry and Southern charm.

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Welcome to Charlotte

A Bustling Metropolis with Southern Charm


Charlotte, the vibrant heart of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, is a testament to modern urban living meshed seamlessly with the warmth of Southern hospitality. As the largest city in the state, Charlotte boasts a thriving economy driven by industries like finance, healthcare, and technology. Known for its diverse neighborhoods, robust job market, and a climate that boasts all four seasons, Charlotte has consistently been ranked among the top places to live.

Charlotte's appeal is further magnified by its easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The city is a hub of activity, where the convenience of modern urban living meets the beauty of green spaces and parks. With a well-developed public transportation system and major highways crisscrossing the area, residents enjoy seamless connectivity to all corners of the city and beyond.
 

What to Love

  • Economic Growth: A thriving job market and strong local economy.
  • Outdoor Attractions and Entertainment: Access to beautiful parks, world-class museums, and sports venues.
  • Shopping and Dining: High-end retailers and incredible dining options, especially around SouthPark Mall.

Local Lifestyle

Charlotte's residents enjoy a lifestyle that combines the convenience of city living with the tranquility of suburban life. The city's fantastic climate, with its mild winters and warm summers, encourages outdoor adventures year-round. Weekends in Charlotte might involve an outing to Freedom Park, a shopping spree at SouthPark Mall, or exploring the culinary delights in Optimist Hall. Charlotte's community is welcoming and dynamic, making it easy for newcomers to feel at home and connect with their neighbors.
 

Shopping and Dining

SouthPark Mall is the epitome of luxury shopping, hosting high-end retailers like Burberry, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci alongside exquisite dining experiences, making it a premier destination for fashion enthusiasts and foodies alike.
 
Optimist Hall, a lively food hall and market, offers a diverse range of eateries, food stalls, and special shops, serving as a culinary hotspot for those seeking exciting new menus. Meanwhile, the Myers Park Historic District is not just a residential marvel but also home to quaint cafes and boutique stores, offering a serene backdrop for weekend brunches or leisurely shopping strolls.
 

Entertainment and Things to Do

Charlotte is a city that never runs out of activities and attractions. Spectrum Center is home to the Charlotte Hornets and hosts a wide array of events, from thrilling NBA games to major concerts and shows, providing endless entertainment.

Known for being more than just a baseball stadium, Truist Field offers an exceptional baseball experience with stunning skyline views, making every Charlotte Knights game an unforgettable event.

The Bank of America Stadium is the heart of football in Charlotte, serving as the home ground for the Carolina Panthers. Beyond thrilling NFL games, it now hosts soccer matches for Charlotte Football Club which is part of the Major League Soccer circuit. And, it doesn’t stop there, the Stadium also hosts concerts, and college football, making it a sports hub with a vibrant atmosphere year-round.

Setting the standard for luxury in the city, The Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte combines elegant accommodations with top-tier amenities, including a rooftop bar overlooking the uptown cityscape offering a sophisticated retreat within the bustling city.

Freedom Park is a vast green oasis that offers a peaceful escape with its beautiful lake, walking trails, volleyball courts, playgrounds, and more, making it perfect for a leisurely day out or active recreation.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame immerses visitors in the thrilling world of racing with interactive exhibits, historic race cars, and a state-of-the-art theater. It's not only a museum but a dynamic attraction that celebrates the sport's legends and the adrenaline of the race, captivating fans and newcomers alike.


Overview for Charlotte, NC

864,871 people live in Charlotte, where the median age is 34.5 and the average individual income is $43,080. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

864,871

Total Population

34.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$43,080

Average individual Income

Around Charlotte, NC

There's plenty to do around Charlotte, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

82
Very Walkable
Walking Score
60
Bikeable
Bike Score
52
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including BART'S MART, Lucky Fish Seafood , and Pour Olive.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.78 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.64 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.86 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.35 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.71 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.51 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Charlotte, NC

Charlotte has 345,944 households, with an average household size of 2.47. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Charlotte do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 864,871 people call Charlotte home. The population density is 2,797.47 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

864,871

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.5

Median Age

48.25 / 51.75%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
345,944

Total Households

2.47

Average Household Size

$43,080

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Charlotte, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby Charlotte. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
South Charlotte Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 9th
No rating available
Kiddie Academy Of Charlotte
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Providence Spring Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Charlotte Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Calvary Child Dvlpment Center
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
McKee Road Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Charlotte Latin School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Brtish International School Of Charlotte
PRIVATE
PreK - 11th
No rating available
Polo Ridge Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Rea Farms STEAM Academy
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
Kids R Kids The Academy At Blakeney
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
St Matthew Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
Allenbrook Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Aristotle Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
K - 7th
2/5
Westerly Hills Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Mountain Island Lake Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Paw Creek Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Niner University Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 2nd
No rating available
Coulwood STEM Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Paw Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Mountain Island Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Mountain Island Day Community Charter
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Tuckaseegee Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Renaissance West STEAM Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
East Voyager Academy of Charlotte
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
4th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Harding University High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
West Mecklenburg High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Academy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 11th
4/5
University Meadows Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Gov's Village STEM (Lower)
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Back Creek Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Pioneer Springs Community School
PUBLIC
K - 9th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 10th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Hornets Nest Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Performance Learning Center
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
5th - 12th
No rating available
Charlotte Leadership Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Zebulon B. Vance High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Mallard Creek STEM Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Statesville Road Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Winding Springs Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Mallard Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Charlotte Teacher Early College
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Vaughan Academy of Technology
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Northside Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
United Community School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
David Cox Road Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Gov's Village STEM (Upper)
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
1/5
Highland Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Croft Community School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Char Eng Early College-UNCC
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
R.C. Smith Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 9th
No rating available
Unity Classical Charter
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Lake Wylie Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
E. E. Waddell Language Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
River Gate Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
The John Crosland School
PRIVATE
2nd - 12th
No rating available
Steele Creek Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
K - 7th
2/5
Winget Park Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Nations Ford Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Steele Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Harper Middle College High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Shining Stars Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 9th
3/5
Irwin Academic Center
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Albemarle Road Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Collinswood Language Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Highland Renaissance Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Montclaire Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Myers Park Traditional Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Bruns Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Rama Road Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Shamrock Gardens Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Greenway Park Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Merry Oaks International Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available