Charlotte, NC Area Rental Listings:
40 Miles from Center
Charlotte was named for Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg and is the largest city in North Carolina. The nation's first gold rush began in 1799 in Charlotte. Nicknamed the âCity of Churchesâ, Charlotte has over 700 places to worship.
Charlotte's economy depends on major financial centers like Wachovia and U.S. Bank of America. Several Fortune 500 companies have headquarters in Charlotte, including Duke Energy, Family Dollar, Goodrich Corporation, Nucor, Sonic Automotive, and SPX Corporation. Other major companies that have facilities or headquarters in Charlotte include Time Warner Cable, Lowe's, Continental Tire North America, Muzak, Belk, Harris Teeter, Meineke Car Care Centers, Lance Inc., Bojangles', Carlisle Companies, LendingTree, Compass Group USA, Food Lion, and Carolina Beverage Corporation.
Another major industry in Charlotte is NASCAR. NASCAR has several offices in and around Charlotte. Most of the NASCAR employees and drivers are based within two hours of Charlotte. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is expected to be complete in 2009.
Charlotteans enjoy hot humid summers and mild winters in a humid subtropical climate. There are nearly 200 neighborhoods where Charlotte rental homes and Charlotte apartments can be found.
The Arboretum is the neighborhood that surrounds a mixed-use shopping center, office complex, medical park, and apartment community. The large variety of mature trees give this neighborhood its name. The Arboretum has undergone explosive growth in recent years.
In southernmost Charlotte near the South Carolina border, Ballantyne is a mixed-use development community offering a country club community. Neighborhoods in this area offer homes ranging from starter homes to estates worth millions of dollars. This booming community features corporate offices, rental homes, upscale restaurants, high-end shopping, and more. High performing schools in the area make it a popular place to live.
Biddleville is a predominantly African-American neighborhood west of Uptown. Johnson C. Smith University, a historically black college, is located here. Biddleville grew up around the university as a supporting community.
Cotswold is emerging as a pleasant place to live and shop near Uptown. Several 1950's and 1960's homes are being remodeled and rented. Cotswold Village Shops is a large shopping center that was the first suburban mall in Charlotte.
Dilworth is a neighborhood south of Uptown. It was the first âstreetcar suburbâ, meaning people used live here and commute to work by streetcar. The neighborhood is laid out in a grid pattern, with stately, mature oak trees, homes with front porches, and sidewalks along the streets. Homes are usually bungalows with an occasional larger two-story Colonial revival style or Queen Anne. Charlotte's largest hospital, Carolinas Medical Center, is in this neighborhood. Several homes are undergoing renovation to become restaurants, offices, and shops.
Eastland has become one of the largest Latino communities in the Carolinas. Eastland takes its name from nearby Eastland Mall.
Elizabeth is a walkable neighborhood where businesses and homes are close to each other. A canopy of mature trees covers most of the streets. Old houses have been converted into offices, shops, and restaurants, preserving the unique style of the neighborhood.
Highland Creek is an enormous subdivision that houses 13,000 residents. It spans two counties and offers a variety of amenities, including an 18 hole golf course, parks, community swimming pools, walking trails, and playgrounds. The University of North Carolina â Charlotte is ten miles away. Concord Mills Mall, North Carolina's number one tourist attraction, is two miles away.
North Davidson (NoDa) is considered Charlotte's arts district. Northeast of uptown, you will find funky art galleries and colorful bungalows here. Homes are often in the old shotgun style.
Sherwood Forest specializes in ranch-style homes that often have brick or wood exteriors. Renting a home or apartment here guarantees you'll live on a street that is themed after a character or place in the Robin Hood stories.
Starmount is a hot-spot for young professionals that are looking for a great deal on apartments and rental homes. Mature trees and spacious lots make this attractive community a draw for young first time home-buyers.
Uptown, the center of the city, is divided into four separate âwardsâ or districts. In the First Ward, many new developments are planned. In the Second Ward, the government district, an upcoming NASCAR Hall of Fame will be complete in 2009. EpiCentre, a retail complex and mixed-use entertainment center, is under construction. The Third Ward, which is mostly residential neighborhoods, was chosen by Wachovia for a project that will include office, cultural, and residential areas. The Fourth Ward offers a variety of eclectic Victorian homes. High rise condominium towers are under construction and new apartments for rent will be available near the North Carolina Music Factory. Several residential units are under construction in the Uptown area, including more than 20 skyscrapers that are in planning, under construction, or recently completed. Uptown offers museums, hotels, bars, restaurants, and sporting venues. New bars, clubs, and restaurants have moved to the Uptown area recently. Most of the banking and financial service companies have their headquarters here.
A suburb north of Charlotte, Mooresville offers several NASCAR race shops. Elite drivers make their home here. Dale Earnhardt Incorporated, Robert Yates Racing, Penske Racing, Roush Racing, and other shops offer displays, race car viewings, and videos about racing.
West of the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Gastonia offers several culinary treats. Fish Camps is a fried seafood lover's heaven. They offer great food and simple service and decor. Livermush, which is similar to sausage, is available in local 'dive' style restaurants. Livermuch is served with breakfast or sandwiches. Tony's Ice Cream offers a variety of flavors of ice creams that is made on site. Tony's Ice Cream has been voted the best ice cream in the Charlotte consistently.
Home of Lowe's Motor Speedway, a NASCAR Research and Development office, Concord is north of Charlotte. Several professional race teams make their home here, including Hendrick Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing, and Chip Ganassi Racing.
Kannapolis is where the Earnhardt auto racing family calls home. North of Charlotte, you can find the Dale Trail here, a self-guided tour of landmarks related to the life of Dale Earnhardt.
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