Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and the 16th largest in the U.S. It is convenient to both the mountains and the beach. The Charlotte Douglas International Airports is ranked the 8th most active with flights connecting to and from anywhere in the world.
In terms of location, the Aldersgate neighborhood is located in the most diverse area of the city and is a hub of international flavor. East Charlotte is known for offering eclectic dining options and unique shopping experiences. Our campus is also just minutes from uptown Charlotte. From cityscapes to landscapes, there’s never a dull moment!
Restaurants ranging from upscale to down home
Museums, opera, symphony, theatre and dance
Professional sports including NFL, NBA and PGA
Arenas that attract national concerts and performances
Arts & Culture
Charlotte has swiftly become a cultural hub. Attractions include art, science, multicultural and historical museums; performing arts – theatre, opera, the symphony and ballet; galleries; and lots of “pop up” events.
Home to Johnson & Whales University, one of our counties finest culinary institutions, Charlotte boasts an exceptional variety and award-winning cuisine. Enjoy every culture, style, price-point. From Haute to a cool food truck scene, you’ll want an Urbanspoon app
With countless boutiques and specialty shops, destination outlets and malls, antique stores and and much, much more, there’s something for everyone’s taste in Charlotte. As the largest city between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, the Queen City attracts a unique brand and blend of retail.
Cheer on the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte Knights, the Checkers and NASCAR. Or get as close as you can to the action at the Wells Fargo Championship. If you are a sports enthusiast, there’s plenty to be enthusiastic about here in Charlotte.
Mecklenburg County is home to 210 parks and facilities located on more than 17,600-acres of parkland. We have 40 public golf courses and are also home to the U.S. National White Water Center where active seniors and their families can enjoy outdoor adventure at its best.