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Carowinds, Botanical Gardens
Mint Museum Uptown
Charlotte is home to two major professional sports franchises: the Carolina Panthers of the NFL and the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA. The Panthers have been located in Charlotte since the team's creation in 1995, and the current Hornets franchise has been located in Charlotte since its creation in 2004. The Panthers play their home games in Bank of America Stadium, while the Hornets play in the Spectrum Center. Charlotte is represented in ice hockey and baseball at the 'AAA' professional level by the Charlotte Checkers and the Charlotte Knights.
CMS serves more than 141,000 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. As the 18th largest school district in the country, CMS has 159 schools and more than 18,000 employees. CMS Won the Broad Prize for Urban Education in 2011 for elevating achievement levels, ranks in the top five school districts nationally for the number of National Board Certified (NBC) teachers, and offers nine magnet-school programs in 37 schools. Magnet schools offer students an opportunity to focus on a particular theme or curriculum while receiving the N.C. Standard Course of Study.
- Advanced Placement classes
- Arts education
- Character education
- English as a Second Language
- Exceptional children After-school enrichment programs
Private (non-public) schools and charter schools make up a significant part of Mecklenburg County’s educational landscape. In fact, more than 26,000 students are enrolled in 80 private schools and charter schools in the county. This growing system includes elementary, middle and high schools with various religious affiliations as well as independent institutions.
Information on private schools and how to select an independent school is available from the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools or the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education.
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte-UNC Charlotte is the city's largest university. It is located in University City, the northeastern portion of Charlotte, which is also home to University Research Park, a 3,200 acres research and corporate park. With more than 28,000 students, UNC Charlotte is the third largest university in the state system.
Charlotte School of Law-The Charlotte School of Law opened its doors in Charlotte in 2006 and was fully accredited by the American Bar Association in 2011.
Queens University of Charlotte-A private, co-ed, masters-level university, Queens serves undergrad and graduate students in academic programs across the liberal arts and sciences as well as the professional fields of business, communication, nursing, health and education.
Johnson & Wales University-Johnson & Wales University is well known for its culinary arts program, but was first founded as business and hospitality programs. The university is the largest food service educator in the world. JWU is one of the top three hospitality colleges, according to the 2010 rankings released by the American Universities Admissions Program, which ranks American universities according to their international reputation.
JWU is home to the 39th largest college of
Davidson College-is a private liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina with a historic 665-acre main campus and a 110-acre campus, on Lake Norman.
The college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars.
Belmont Abbey College- is a private liberal-arts Catholic college located in Belmont, North Carolina, USA, about 15 miles, west of Uptown Charlotte. It was founded in 1876 by the Benedictine monks of Belmont Abbey. The school is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and the Order of Saint Benedict
Wingate University-is an American university based over three campuses in Wingate, Charlotte and Hendersonville, North Carolina. It was founded in 1896. The university offers 35 undergraduate majors, 34 minors, 12 career concentrations and nine pre-professional programs; master’s degrees in accounting, business, education, sport management and physician assistant studies; and doctorates in education, pharmacy and physical therapy. Wingate University's
main campus is located in Union County, North Carolina on a 400-acre campus 30 miles east of Charlotte.
Central Piedmont Community College-Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in the Carolinas, with more than 70,000students each year and 6 campuses throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region.
The NASCAR Technical Institute-NASCAR Technical Institute is located in Mooresville, North Carolina - at the heart of racing country. The school provides course work in engine construction, electrical, fuel and lubrication systems, drive trains, body and chassis fabrication and racing theory principles. Students learn the history and rules and regulations of NASCAR, as well as a Pit Crew training program.
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The Charlotte Transportation Center, located in Uptown Charlotte, serves as the main hub for all radial bus routes and the LYNX Blue Line light rail line. The LYNX Blue Line opened in 2007 as the region’s first light rail service. Running adjacent to South Boulevard, the line runs from the city center to Interstate 485 in the southern part of Mecklenburg County. Its has both walk-up stations to park-and-ride stations, with space for as many as 1,100 vehicles. Running every 10 minutes in peak periods, LYNX offers a consistent trip time from the farthest station to the city center.
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Charlotte is also home to the Charlotte International Airport, so you can travel anywhere in the world directly from your city.
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On the shores of Lake Norman is Lincoln County, a hot spot for those who prefer more secluded lakeside living. The town has several industries and historic structures. It also is home to the Lincoln Theater Guild and the Lincolnton Apple Festival.
Agriculture and manufacturing are important industries in the state’s fastest growing county, just southeast of Charlotte. Waxhaw features antique shops and Weddington has become a prosperous suburb.
More than 170,000 people live in Cabarrus, which is just 20 miles northeast of Uptown Charlotte and is easily accessible by I-85. Concord is a major tourist destination with Concord Mills and Charlotte Motor Speedway.
More than 151,000 people live in Iredell County. Many call Statesville home, the county city and largest town. The Statesville area is home to a diverse range of industries, including plastics, transportation equipment, metal working and distribution. Mooresville, near Lake Norman, is home to several NASCAR race teams and calls itself “Race City, U.S.A.”
York County, S.C.
York County continues to attract newcomers to its South Carolina suburbs. Just south of the N.C. border, Fort Mill is the home of Knights Stadium. Baxter Village brings single-family homes and condos as well as Baxter Town Center & Village Shop.
Lake Wylie provides plenty of water recreation, and Tega Cay, a residential community, boasts 27 holes of championship golf and two waterfront parks.
Just west of Mecklenburg County is Gaston County, known for its history in the textile production and trucking industries. The county celebrates its heritage through a variety of museums, including the Gaston County Museum of Art and History. The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont is becoming a major tourist attraction. The home of Belmont Abbey College also hosts the popular holiday traditions of the McAdenville Christmas Town.
Lancaster County, S.C.
Lancaster County is 35 miles south of Charlotte. The county, which has an estimated population of more than 70,000, includes Lancaster, Kershaw, Heath Springs and eight townships. The fastest growing area is Indian Land, which is just south of Fort Mill. Andrew Jackson State Park offers 360 acres of camping, boating, fishing and hiking.