City of Charlotte

Charlotte, also known as the Queen City, is recognized as a leading cultural capital – rich in the arts, sciences and historical attractions. The largest city in the Carolinas, Charlotte has a population of 1.9 million in the immediate metropolitan area. The Queen City is the nation’s second largest financial center after and home to more than 270 Fortune 500 companies. As the 17th largest city in the country, Charlotte enjoys a high quality of life with a wide array of performing arts, innovative museums, sports and entertainment venues, and educational opportunities.

Center City, located nine miles from UNC Charlotte, comprises the key business, cultural and entertainment district of Charlotte. Charlotte’s cultural richness continues to grow as diverse, new influences add to the dynamics of the present, earning us a reputation as one of the South’s greatest cities. It is no surprise that Charlotte was chosen as the “Best Place to Live in America” by

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Some additional Charlotte-area cultural and entertainment opportunities:

Visual Arts

Charlotte Skyline
Cultural Exploration

Performing Arts
Performing Arts

Ropes Course