Charlotte at a Glance

Charlotte, North Carolina...

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 just walking, there's something special for you in Charlotte.

The EPICENTRE boasts retailers, restaurants, nightlife and more, in open-air corridors. It's also home to Pavilion, the 25,000 square foot event venue, where you can enjoy the "Alive After Five" summer concert music series.

Enjoy live music in any of Charlotte's gorgeous venues, from huge production to intimate club settings at NC Music Factory, The Fillmore, The Evening Muse, Double Door Inn 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. Gant Center For African American Arts + Culture; mid-20th century modern art at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art; dance and opera performances at the Knight Theater; and a wide variety of traveling art shows at the Mint Museum Uptown.

NASCAR fans will love the thrill of the NASCAR Hall of Fame -- where the race lives on™.

Charlotte has more golf than you can shake a nine iron at, and if you're looking for more extreme outdoor action, check out the US National Whitewater Center, on the banks of the Catawba River -- it offers hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, climbing and more.

Carowinds -- the Thrill Capital of the Southeast -- offers a huge amusement theme park, a water park, stage shows and more - the ultimate family entertainment.

Have your mind blown at Discovery Place science museum, IMAX theater dome and more.