With year-round pleasant weather, hiking, parks, gardening, and lounging are all splendid activities to do in Charlotte. The Carolina Raptor Center and Latta Plantation Nature Center are among two must-see attractions to visit when you find yourself in Charlotte’s Huntersville neighborhood. Reedy Creek Nature Center is in Mecklenburg County, with over 10 miles of hiking trails. Charlotte’s metro area has some of the best greenways in the nation with over 52 miles of developed trails and more coming online every year. Looking to hike a mountain? Crowders Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain are minutes from Charlotte and offer fabulous opportunities.
The U.S. National Whitewater Center features more than 20 miles of trails, a man-made white-water rafting river, flat water kayaking and paddle boarding plus many ropes courses and zip lines. The Whitewater Center also features many festivals throughout the year and hosts summer camps. Ice Skating here in the winter is lots of fun!
Park Road Park is one of many public parks on 72 grand acres with tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, baseball fields, and walking trails. You will find an 11-acre lake with a pier and a playground for the young ones. Play horseshoes and enjoy a picnic, letting your inner child shine at Park Road Park.
We are lucky to have many beach and mountain venues within 2-4-hour drives. Weekend exploration is endless for those ready to explore the best the mountains or beaches have to offer.
2 Sports City
Charlotte knows sports! With a wide array of team sports being offered in every neighborhood, the choice is endless. Charlotte has an NFL team: Charlotte Panthers and an NBA team: Charlotte Hornets. Fans flood the town during home games, enjoying the nightlife and nature in this amazing city.
Charlotte also hosts the Charlotte Knights baseball team at Truist Field Uptown. NASCAR Hall of Fame and the Charlotte Motor Speedway host many racing events. Check out Jerry Richardson Stadium on Saturdays to see the UNC-Charlotte 49ers play.
The Wells Fargo Championship and Quail Hollow Country Club host elite pro golfers every May. We even have an ice hockey team…the Charlotte Checkers. Major League Soccer will debut soon with the Charlotte Football Club.
There are many sporting events for sports lovers throughout our region. If you prefer to join in the action, find a local club team no matter your age and join in! Charlotte’s got a lot to do here!
3 Refreshingly Mild Weather
Charlotte is known for its mild temperatures and year-round ability to enjoy the outdoors. Guests and locals can expect average high temperatures of 71 degrees Fahrenheit and an average low temperature of 49. In the winter, it’s common to experience temperatures in the 30 to 60-degree range, while summers bring 60 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. On occasion we do see a light dusting of snow in the winter, but not often…just enough to enjoy for a day!
4 Affordable housing
You will find charming Southern homes with sprawling wrap-around porches. It doesn’t matter your budget- we, at Charlotte Home Experts, will consider your desires when looking for your dream home. Whether you are looking for an apartment, a condo, or a house, Charlotte has everything you could ever imagine. Call on us to discuss your housing needs, or email us directly at Tiffany@cltexperts.com.
5 Wonderful for kids of all ages
Charlotte has multiple museums for children, kid-friendly outdoor dining options, parks, and nature trails that are perfect for little ones! You will find fine art and cultural history on every block. Consider visiting the shops at Birkdale Village and Discovery Place Kids – they are sure to entertain. Uptown (our downtown), check out Discovery Place, Imaginon and the Children’s Theater of Charlotte. Looking for a splash? Check out Ray’s Splash Planet. Fun scavenger hunts can be had by all Uptown with so much art and culture to explore by foot. Feeling adventurous, try a Segway tour.
Camp North End is full of activities, food, and the fresh outdoors to satisfy your desire to socialize while social distancing. Camp North End is full of inspiration, with over 75 acres to roam. View art, larger than life, in murals from artists from around the world. Be inspired to live a more creative life as you walk down the rows of brightly colored garage doors at Camp Art.
6 Incredible Nightlife
Music Factory has great national acts, the Comedy Club, and several local breweries that allow you some fun and freedom in Charlotte. The Funny Bus Comedy City Tour Bus is a hilarious way to spend an evening with friends. With new breweries popping up daily, SouthEnd to Uptown provide for great open air venues. Enjoy concerts in multiple venues around town including the PNC Music Pavillion.
Visit the local winery, Treehouse Vineyards, where you will find much more than wine. You can book a stay in one of their treehouses for a magical night, under the stars. The Epicenter is an indoor area with shopping and restaurants for the nights you want to stay in the same spot and have more choices.
7 Award-winning schools
Public schools, as well as Montessori, Charter, and Art schools are among a few of the top-notch schools in the Charlotte area. Like the rest of the world, 2020 has affected how schools run and operate. Check with local schools to find out their safety plans for preventing the spread of COVID 19. Some schools are offering virtual options only, while some have hybrid programs to choose from.
8 Transportation with Ease
About 10 years ago Charlotte built a light rail, which has added more flexibility and spontaneity to travel within the Charlotte area. The LYNX Blue Line light rail extension makes travel easy for commuters. It has 26 stations and the line is 18.9 miles long. There is no need to worry about parking anymore, with public transportation. You can catch up on emails and texts from the train, or soak in the scenery along the way.
Charlotte City Center Carriage Tours is a wonderful way to get around when you are in no hurry. Take the family or your date on a lovely stroll through Charlotte’s finest city streets, in a horse-drawn carriage.
9 Great Communities
Charlotte is full of charming neighborhoods that will tie you closely within the community. They are all full of charm and artistic appeal, yet each one is unique in its own way. Depending on your budget, your commuting needs, your age, and single or family status, we, at Charlotte Home Experts, can help you find the home to meet your needs.
Charlotte jobs are plentiful in the following fields: finance, tech, construction, manufacturing, retail, transportation, and warehouses, with job openings daily. The job market has increased by 2.7% from 2019 (US 1.6%). The average income of a Charlotte resident is $31,844 a year, compared to the U.S. average of $28,555 a year. Charlotte’s regional leaders continue to bring new industries and leading corporations to our area growing our economy daily. More than 120 people move to our area every day. It’s rare to meet a Charlotte native as so many of us are transplants from all over the country…and world.
Are you ready to move to Charlotte? Contact Charlotte Home Experts!