There are nearly 200 neighborhoods in Charlotte, including Biddeville, the historic center of African-American History, and Plaza-Midwood, with its diverse population and dynamic restaurant scene. NoDa is a favorite with artists and entertainers, while some of the oldest real estate in Charlotte can be found in Eastover. Golf communities, new luxury real estate and megachurches can be found in southwest Charlotte. From the 1980s onwards, Charlotte has been in a period of incredible growth with new buildings added every year – including both residential and commercial properties.
Residents or visitors with a desire to shop and dine are likely to be found in the SouthPark neighborhood. Newer neighborhoods, like Sedgefield and South End, are chock full of parks and outdoor recreation, while many professionals, students, and professors live near UNC in the University City neighborhood.
Homes for sale and apartments for sale are in high demand in Charlotte and the housing market tends to be competitive. In total there are more than 200,000 single family-homes, just over 20,000 townhomes, and around 24,000 condo units. Multi-family homes make up 2,075 buildings in the real estate market, there are more than 2,200 other residential buildings, and around 730 vacant lots.
As a regional capital of commerce, it’s no surprise that Charlotte has more than 6,500 commercial buildings and 4,411 industrial buildings. Around 2,400 mixed use buildings round out the city’s real estate statistics.
Getting around Charlotte and the surrounding areas is made easier thanks to its two major interstates, I-85 and I-77. The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) provides light rail transit, trolleys, bus service, and express shuttles. Charlotte is also home to the 11th busiest airport in the world and is serviced daily by Amtrak.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is the second largest public school system in the state with an enrollment of about 144,000 students. The system covers more than 160 schools, including elementary, middle, and high schools. There are also a number of universities and colleges, most notably UNC Charlotte and Johnson C. Smith University, a historically black university. Davidson College is ranked among the top ten liberal arts colleges in the country.
No matter where homes for sale are located, they’re likely to be near one of Charlotte’s 8 hospitals, which include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. Residents can choose from a number of private practice physicians and alternative medical practitioners as well.
According to 2015 FBI crime statistics, there were 5,948 violent crimes reported per a total of 877,817 residents. Property crimes totaled 33,075.
Due to its size and diversity, virtually any cuisine can be found in Charlotte, but for many it’s the museums that are the biggest draw. In total there are 18 museums, including the Carolinas Aviation Museum, Charlotte Nature Museum, Discovery Place, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and the McColl Center for Art + Innovation.
The performing arts are also well represented in this city, with the Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, the Charlotte Ballet, and almost a dozen more performing arts venues. Dozens of museums can also be found throughout Arizona and the greater Phoenix area, including popular spots like the Arizona Military Museum, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park and the Arizona Science Center.
Golf fans have more than 200 golf courses to choose from but there are many other ways to get outside and enjoy the weather. Some of the highest-profile ones include the Agua Fria National Monument, Montezuma’s Castle, the Organ Pipe Cactus National Museum and Lost Dutchman State Park.