Home        Relocating to Charlotte & Lake Norman

Center City Charlotte, is for people who like being in the center of things. The pulse of city life seems to be felt most strongly in the blocks radiating outward from Independence Square and bounded by I-277 and I-77. That's where over 7,500 Charlotteans now live as well as work - some in midrise condos, some in penthouses, some in the quaint Victorian single-family homes that make Fourth Ward so charming. 

Old Charlotte forms a crescent around uptown and contains the oldest and most scenic neighborhoods. These "streetcar suburbs" date back to before the turn of the century and feature homes ranging from tiny bungalows to grand Georgian mansions, with new construction sprinkled throughout. 

East Charlotte, just East of uptown, is home to a wide collection of neighborhoods, some new, some established. All of them have a distinct "laid-back" atmosphere that hints of rural life, but they're without doubt part of metro Charlotte. 

South Charlotte, is home to some of the region's most desirable neighborhoods as well as shopping venues galore. In addition, two of Mecklenburg's most historic towns, South Park and Ballantyne, blend seamlessly with the city's southern edge. 

Iredell County, north of Charlotte, has many personalities. It's lush pastures and open countryside,
lake living and luxury homes, small-town atmosphere and big business. Iredell has long been
 known  as an agricultural county. It's home to more cows and more eggs than any other N.C. county. 
North Mecklenburg/Lake Norman, Long-time residents can see change all over the Charlotte area. But evidence of that change is perhaps most striking in the Lake Norman area, some 25 miles north of Charlotte. Twenty years ago, this lake was a real hideaway. 
University City is aptly named for a fast-paced, high-growth area that's attractive to college students. But the region is also ideal for active families who enjoy living close to work and recreation. University City, as the northeast portion of Mecklenburg County is called, has seen phenomenal growth in the last 15 years. At every turn, the area offers new neighborhoods, new shopping centers and new office buildings. 
West and Southwest Charlotte is a great place to catch a professional basketball game or a ride on a roller coaster, a flight out of town or a flight by a magnificent eagle. This expansive area, which roughly covers the territory west of I-77 from Lake Wylie to the Lake Norman area, is a mixture of modern-day hot spots and relaxed, almost rural neighborhoods. 

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