University of North Carolina at Charlotte Off Campus Apartments
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University of North Carolina, Charlotte is large public university in Charlotte, North Carolina with a first-tier academic reputation as well as NCAA Division I athletics in the Atlantic 10 Conference (no football team, however). But that’s ok! There are plenty of activities at UNCC that don school spirit and 250 students organizations to show for it.
Living Off-Campus at UNC Charlotte
The city of Charlotte is beautiful and has the best of both worlds, whether you prefer a busy urban life or a relaxing time in nature. It’s no wonder that the large majority of students at UNC Charlotte are living off-campus. Only a quarter of the undergraduate students choose to live in the dorms, while the rest are living in the large variety of apartments and rental homes available in Charlotte. In our listings, you’ll find beautiful apartment units in larger complexes, ones with pools, fitness centers, and even tennis courts. A lot of the properties around campus also have contracts with the school, so you can find really affordable options that are relatively close to campus. In addition, there are free shuttle buses that have stops near the apartments around campus. Don’t know where to start? Read our apartment search guides!
One of the greatest attractions in Charlotte is the Charlotte Motor Speedway, which hosts NASCAR races and events. Don’t miss the opportunity to sit with 140,000 other people at the Speedway to cheer on your favorite NASCAR drivers. At nighttime, uptown Charlotte is the place to be. It’s the hub of all the popular restaurants, bars, and clubs. Don’t worry about staying out late and not having a ride or way back home. There are buses that take students from their apartments to the different clubs for added safety at night. It’s almost as if this town was made to accommodate the lifestyle and needs of college kids. Bluemental is a popular spot for musicals and plays at night; afterwards, head over to Crave, a dessert bar and lounge. Notable Alumnus: Clay Aiken
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Charlotte, North Carolina, 28262
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28262
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What neighborhoods in Charlotte are good for eating out?
The Fourth Ward, located in the northwest quadrant of Charlotte's uptown area, is a newly-restored, flourishing part of town and home to the city's arts and entertainment district. With so much activity in the Fourth Ward, there is no shortage of excellent dining establishments. Enjoy the best steaks in town at Capital Grill, or feast on a seven course Victorian meal at McNinch House Restaurant, both located here. Alternatively, North Davidson, or NoDa, is a young, hip neighborhood with some of the funkiest restaurants around Charlotte, with cuisines ranging from Cajun to Mediterranean. Enjoy a delicious ham and gruyere crepe with your favorite European brew at French restaurant Crepe Cellar.
Why should I move to Charlotte?
In 2008, Charlotte was named the "Best Place to Live in America" by relocate-America.com. Factors contributing to this title include Charlotte's temperate climate, quality education system, ample employment and business opportunities, low crime rate, and affordable housing. Moreover, Charlotte boasts a vibrant, art and culture-filled lifestyle and is home to several museums including the Mint Museum of Art and the Charlotte Nature Museum. In 2007, Self Magazine named Charlotte one of the "Five Cities with Big Outdoor Appeal" attributable to events such as Charlotte's Public Art Walking Tour and nearby outdoor excursions like the U.S. National Whitewater Center.
my son is moving to Charlotte. We can't find anyone who knows much about your beautiful city. Any suggestions you can provide (aside from going on line) will be very much appreciated.
Charlotte is a huge city with several distinct neighborhoods and districts. The Fourth Ward is an up and coming neighborhood where many young professionals choose to live. Inside the 277 Freeway, which wraps around the southeastern edge of the city, the streets are organized in a grid, making commuting and finding your way around rather easy, especially for recent relocators. If you do not have a car, or would like to avoid using one, we recommend staying in Center City.
I was told there is quite a bit of crime in the optomist park area. Is this correct?
The crime index for Optimist Park is quite a bit higher than the national average.
howis the crimerate in plaza midwood i am asingle mther of 3 bos and i want to nw is itsafe fr us here. how is t he schools. my with c.p has bad nerves.
Crime rates have decreased about 50 percent in the pat few years. Many people in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte have taken an active part in reducing the crime rate by participating in crime watch programs.
Does Charlotte have any famous museums or exhibitions?
Charlotte is home to an impressive array of fun and educational museums. The Charlotte Museum of History, located on Shamrock Drive on the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, showcases unique, interactive exhibits that highlight Charlotte's rich history. The Mint Museum of Art is the oldest and most prestigious art museum in the state, boasting 81,000 square feet of American, European, Pre-Colombian, and Spanish Colonial ark work, as well as one of the largest collections of porcelain and ceramic art. Discovery Place is another Charlotte gem, located on North Tryon Street. Here visitors can explore the planetarium, simulated rainforest, aquarium, activity rooms, and many science-based exhibits including anatomy, physics, natural science, and human machinery displays. Some other Charlotte favorites include the Afro-American Cultural Center, the Backing Up Classic Auto Museum, the Levine Museum of the New South, and the Mint Museum of Craft and Design.
Is Charlotte famous for any kind of restaurant or food in particular? What's the local favorite?
Featured on the Food Network, Charlotte's Penguin Drive-In serves up the biggest, tastiest, and juiciest burgers in town. Located on Commonwealth Avenue, this popular and tiny local dive boasts a lively atmosphere with a friendly and quirky staff and an excellent jukebox variety. Try the Southern Style burger- a hand-formed, freshly cooked patty slathered in cheese, chili, cole slaw, onions and mustard, or one of Penguin's famous hand-dipped corndogs. And don't forget some hush puppies and fried pickles! Penguin's also offers delicious vegetarian options like their tasty homemade black bean burger and grilled homemade pimento cheese served on Texas toast. With only a dozen or so tables, you can almost always expect a wait, but as anyone who has tasted Penguin's mouth-watering eats can tell you- it's worth it!
What would an ideal weekend be like in Charlotte?
An ideal weekend in Charlotte could begin with a trip to the McDowell Nature Center and Preserve for a nature walk, or a drive down to Lake Norman for some boating and fishing. After some fun in the sun, let your inner explorer loose at one of Charlotte's many museums like the Mint Museum of Art, the Charlotte Museum of History, or Discovery Place. If you have kids, be sure to bring the family down to Carowinds theme park for some cotton candy and amusement rides. Or for some more adult fun, head to Old Mecklenburg Brewery for a tour and tasting.
Is Charlotte a good place for families?
Based on safety, quality of education, and presence of other children in the community, Charlotte is not a very good place for families. With a crime rate of 101 per one thousand residents, Charlotte has one of the highest crime rates in America. The school system is slightly better than the safety situation; the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District provides public education to Simi Valley students, and it is rated better than 48.7 percent of North Carolina school districts and 38.7 percent of school districts in the US. In addition, Charlotte is full of single people in their twenties and thirties, meaning it's not as family-oriented as other cities in the country.
Will I need a car in Charlotte?
Probably not. Unlike much of North Carolina, the City of Charlotte invested a significant amount of money in its public transit system, which now consists of three modes: light rail, bus, and trolley. The LYNX Blue Line is a fast and efficient way to commute from Uptown to southern Mecklenburg County, with many stops at major Uptown destinations in between. The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) provides bus service to the Charlotte area, but it's not the quickest way to get around. Riders can transfer from LYNX to CATS or vice versa within 90 minutes of ticket issue. Lastly, the Charlotte Trolley operates on the LYNX line between the South End and Uptown.
Is the cost of living in Charlotte higher relative to surrounding areas or other cities?
The living expenses in Charlotte are 2 percent lower than the US average, compared to the other cities of the country. Huntersville to the north is 12 percent more expensive than Charlotte, and Harrisburg to the northeast is 7 percent more expensive than Charlotte. To the southeast, Mint Hill is 3 percent more expensive than Charlotte, and Matthews is 9 percent more expensive than Charlotte. Pineville to the south, however, is 1 percent cheaper than Charlotte, and Belmont to the west is 3 percent cheaper than Charlotte.