Named for the German princess, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who went on to become the Queen Consort of Great Britain and Ireland in 1761, Charlotte, North Carolina is the largest city in the Tarheel State. With a rapidly growing job market focused on technology and an established reputation as one of the financial capitals of the country, it’s no wonder Charlotte has become one of the 20th most populous cities in the United States.
Nestled in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Charlotte has no shortage of cool things to do. It’s the proud home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, not to mention professional hockey, soccer and lacrosse teams. And don’t forget about two NASCAR Cup Series races. Add an amusement park, several museums and a never-ending list of great restaurants and bars, and you’ve got the recipe for an incredible place to live for young professionals and families alike. Pack your bags and set your sights on the Queen City!