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Posted by on Dec 24, 2008 in blog | 0 comments

Charlotte Overview


Student Perspective


The city of Charlotte is quickly growing into a great town for college age kids as well as young professionals.  The uptown area has really increased its nightlife in recent years. Every Friday and Saturday the streets are filled with a plethora of students, mainly from UNC – Charlotte, as well as fresh out of college Charlotte imports. There is no shortage of beautiful ladies for the guys and future bankers for the girls. While there are too many bars to include in one write up, some of the best spots are listed here.

Overview

Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina and the seat of Mecklenburg County. As the 19th-largest city in the United States, Charlotte is also the largest city on the Eastern Seaboard between Philadelphia and Jacksonville.

In 2007, the Charlotte metropolitan area had an estimated population of 1,651,568. The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a wider thirteen-county labor market region or combined statistical area that has an estimated population (as of 2007) of 2,277,074. In 2008, Charlotte was chosen the “Best Place to Live in America” by relocate-america.com in its annual ranking, based on factors including employment opportunities, crime rates, and housing affordability. It was also Charlotte Sky Linenamed #8 of the 100 “Best Places to Live and Launch” by CNNMoney.com – cities picked for their vibrant lifestyles and opportunities for new businesses.

Economy

Charlotte has become a major U.S. financial center,Bank of America’ headquarters, along with other regional banking and financial services companies, are located primarily in the uptown financial district. Thanks in large part to the expansion of the city’s banking industry, the Charlotte skyline has mushroomed in the past two decades and boasts the Bank of America Corporate Center, the tallest skyscraper between Philadelphia and Atlanta. The 60-story postmodern gothic tower, designed by renowned architect Cesar Pelli, stands 871 feet tall and was completed in 1992. Content via Wikipedia

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