Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina, the 15th largest city in the United States. Our local nickname is Queen City; it is in honor of the German Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, also known as Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg, who had become queen consort of King George III which dates back to the mid-1700s.
The climate in the area has four magnificent seasons. Old-growth oak, maple, hickory, chestnut, birch, and sassafras trees accentuate the area scenic beauty. Throughout the year, they create a magnificent backdrop, and residents here spend their free time hiking or driving to view the seasonal changes.
Charlotte and the surrounding areas enjoy a high quality of life with temperate weather, a wide variety of outdoor recreational actives, excellent schools, numerous opportunities for continuing education. With the best available health care, diverse culinary offerings, fantastic shopping, art, and cultural events, professional sports, and the list will go on. Also, several major roadways, Light Rail system, and a nearby international airport allow convenient access to almost any destination.
Whether you are planning to stay here for a few years or the rest of your life, you will enjoy the stay. The good news is that most Charlottens are not from here either. Like you, people hail from all over for reasons ranging from work to weather. Although some will tell you, the southern hospitality, BBQ, and sweet tea sealed the deal. You'll fall in love with Charlotte, Fort Mill, Pineville, and the surrounding areas!