Charlotte At A Glance
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The city of Charlotte, North Carolina means business. From sports fans cheering on their favorite teams to the Fortune 500 executives making their corporations proud, residents of Charlotte take the motto, “work hard, play hard” to heart.
Can’t wait to move to Charlotte? You’re not alone. Charlotteans enjoy living in the city with the lowest cost of living among southern cities with populations between 400,000 and 1 million people. This fun-loving town is also the fastest growing city on the East Coast, and the 5th fastest expanding city in the United States. The city’s wide-spread growth in financial services is responsible for some of the population surge, now at 665,000 in Charlotte proper, and over 1.5 million in the Charlotte metropolitan area. The headquarters of Fortune 500 companies like Bank of America, the Goodrich Corporation, and Wachovia all call downtown Charlotte home.
But enough about business and work. If you like to play hard, or at least watch your favorite athletes and competitors play hard, you won’t have any trouble finding opportunities to do so in Charlotte. This city is home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and The United Soccer League’s (USL) Charlotte Eagles. For fans of golfing, the Wachovia Championship on the men’s PGA Tour is a popular annual event.
If your idea of speed includes screeching tires and roaring engines, take in a race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Charlotte is the hub of stock car racing, with 73% of the NASCAR industry’s staff and drivers located within two hours of downtown. With the NASCAR Hall of Fame set to open in Charlotte in 2009, fans will have even more to talk about.
Find solace from the hustle of work and play in one of Charlotte’s historic churches. Early structures housed primarily Presbyterian worshipers, but today’s changing demographics and the growing population have established countless denominations and faiths in this City of Churches.