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Charlotte, NC

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Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Charlotte has all the conveniences and luxuries of a major urban center with the pleasures of the outdoors right at your fingertips. Home to the Nascar Hall of Fame and the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the city is also famous for the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, the wild roller coasters of Carowinds, and the U.S. National Whitewater Center where you can hike, bike, climb, and kayak.

Getting Around in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Area Transit System provides rail, trolleys, and bus services to get around town easily. The CATS system operates 70 different routes to serve the entire city. For convenience, the system runs until 2:00 a.m. every night and begins again early in the morning.

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Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
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The average commuter time in Charlotte is:
20 to 24 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.66%
  • 16.48%
  • 3.09%

Charlotte's Parks

<p>With an abundance of parks and nature preserves in Charlotte and the surrounding area, there are plenty of outdoor activities to explore. Head over to Freedom Park and enjoy the lake, trails, and playground, and discover the Festival in the Park, where you can experience live music and art displays. When the mercury starts rising, cool off in one of the spraygrounds or neighborhood pools.</p>

Plenty to Learn

<p>With the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the Queens University of Charlotte, the Johnson C. Smith University, and several other colleges and universities, the Queen City is an educational hub. But the area classes are by no means limited to traditional universities. Take an acrylic painting or life drawing class at the Charlotte Art League Gallery or check out The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film where they offer workshops and classes for everyone, from beginners to advanced students.</p>

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

<p>The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is a relatively new museum that focuses on offerings by local, national, and international artists who have completed contemporary works. The museum first opened in 2010, and received large public support from officials such as Mayor Anthony Foxx. The museum holds over 1,400 works from artists such as Alberto Giacometti, Max Ernst, Andy Warhol, Jean Tinguely, and Barbara Hepworth. The museum has several areas of focus within modern art, including the European perspective, School of Paris, and American and British Artists. The museum separates exhibits by area of focus.</p>