About Charlotte

Charlotte at a Glance

Charlotte is located in the State of North Carolina, and is an easy drive to the majestic Great Smoky Mountains to the west and the beautiful white sandy beaches along the coast to the east. Charlotte is a great place to live, study, and work!

Recognized as a leading cultural capital, Charlotte continues to build on its reputation as a world class city through arts, science and historical attractions and is considered the “International Gateway to the South.” Its multicultural, international community facilitates a rewarding academic, research and social environment both on the UNC Charlotte campus and in the Charlotte community.

Whether you’re interested in the arts, music, sports, history, dining, shopping or the outdoors, there’s something special for you in Charlotte.

Charlotte “Fast” Facts:

  • It is the third fastest-growing major city in the United States.
  • Charlotte is home to the corporate headquarters of Bank of America and the east coast operations of Wells Fargo. This makes it the second-largest banking center in the United States.
  • Charlotte was named in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who had become the Queen of Great Britain just seven years before the town’s incorporation.
  • Because of the previous fact, it was nicknamed the Queen City.
  • 17th biggest school system in the United States.
  • 10th busiest US airport, 700+ daily flights

Enjoy Live Music

Charlotte has gorgeous music venues, from huge production to intimate club settings at NC Music Factory, The Fillmore, The Evening Muse, and so many more. There’s no shortage of world-class art and culture in Charlotte, with work from African American artists at the Harvey B. Gantt Center For African American Arts + Culture