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Drink Beer with Your Dog in Charlotte

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteThere’s no need to leave your furry friend behind at your apartment in Charlotte, NC during patio season. These watering holes invite owners to lap up local suds with their pups in tow.

There are few things worse than watching your beloved pooch longingly press its snout against the window as you depart for a day spent enjoying Charlotte’s booming beer scene. But while North Carolina law prevents you from bringing your dog inside your favorite spots, that doesn’t have to put a damper on the fun. Your four-legged pal is still welcome to keep you company as you put in patio time around town.

Birdsong Brewing Co. has a spacious outdoor area that offers just enough shade on sunny days. The brewery frequently hosts food trucks and puts on events like yoga classes (insert downward dog joke here) and live music.

If your pup is in the market for new friends, head to Sycamore Brewing. The popular choice always has plenty of four-legged visitors.

Grab a Jam Session and belly up to a picnic table at NoDa Brewing Company’s large outdoor space, complete with tasty eats from TIN Kitchen Food Truck.

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is a pooch’s paradise, with a sprawling 8-acre beer garden.

And on Triple C Brewing Co.’s patio, you can sample the ever-popular Golden Boy Blonde Ale or the Baby Maker Double IPA, then grab lunch from one of the rotating food trucks parked on-site.

Beyond Charlotte’s many breweries, the city is home to a number of bars that cater to your canine and your personal need for play time. Tucked in between Plaza Midwood and NoDa, Hattie’s Tap & Tavern is an unassuming neighborhood favorite with a dog-friendly patio, rotating tap list, and regular Bingo and karaoke nights.

You’ll find a similar atmosphere at AvidXchange Music Factory’s VBGB Beer Hall & Garden, which offers jumbo-sized versions of your favorite childhood games, like Connect 4 or Jenga, on a dog-friendly patio. (Just make sure the volleyball courts remain unmarked territory.)

Looking for something off-leash? The massive mural decorating NoDa’s The Dog Bar pays homage to pups of all shapes and sizes. Your furry friend will feel right at home in this enclosed play place, which only asks that all hounds be up to date on vaccinations and fixed before visiting.

The same rules apply for Lucky Dog Bark and Brew. The perfect cross between a dog park and a bar, the indoor-outdoor space invites pups to frolic off-leash while owners sip brews at the bar.


Charlotte, NC is a Happy City

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteThe U.S. Declaration of Independence speaks about the “pursuit of happiness” as a universal right Everyone gets joy from different things, whether it’s family, friends, activities, entertainment or work. But what people might not realize is that where you live may also determine how happy you are.

Location plays a hand in how bright or gloomy our days are. For years, researchers have studied the science of happiness and found that its key ingredients include a positive mental state, healthy body, strong social connections, job satisfaction and financial well-being. However, money can only make you so happy – people who make $75,000 a year won’t get any higher satisfaction from more money.

As this study aims to illustrate, moving to a certain city may help you be more content. WalletHub drew upon the various findings of positive-psychology research in order to determine which among more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities is home to the happiest people in America. We examined each city based on 28 key indicators of happiness, ranging from depression rate to income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day. Read on for our findings, methodology and expert commentary from a panel of researchers.

Charlotte, NC ranks 51 out of 182 top ranked cities.

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Spacious Apartments in Charlotte, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteLife is a journey. Start here. Close to everything, yet far from ordinary. Auston Woods is redefining what a luxury apartment home can be. Our gated community is tucked away in a natural setting, yet only one mile from Northlake Mall, minutes from I-77 and I-485! We are a short drive from Uptown and the Lake Norman area. Serenity has never been more convenient. Our unique apartments in Charlotte, NC combine convenience, comfort, and technology for today's lifestyle. Our beautiful interiors are designed to optimize the way you live, work and play. We also have an Interactive Clubhouse with Billards Room you have to see to believe.

The unique apartment homes at Auston Woods combine convenience, comfort and technology for today's lifestyle. While living at Auston Woods, you are a short drive from prime shopping and dining locations including the Perimeter Business Park. But, that's not are also located conveniently near University Research Park, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte Douglas International Airport and all kinds of entertainment and nightlife.

The beautifully designed interiors are designed to optimize the way you live, work and play. Work-up a sweat at our 24-hr fitness center and Pilates room. Relax by our beautiful resort style pools equipped with an outdoor kitchen. No matter how you look at it Auston Woods is right where you want to be. To find out more, contact Auston Woods.


April is NC Beer Month, Celebrate it in Charlotte!

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteNorth Carolina is for beer lovers. Craft breweries flourish famously in the mountains, with urban flair in the Piedmont and with character along the coast. The number of breweries stands at more than 250 statewide — it’s hard to keep an up-to-date count with new breweries constantly rising on the beerscape, but we know that North Carolina has the highest total between Pennsylvania and Texas.

Asheville, Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Hickory — all celebrate regional beer culture with festivals, beer weeks and other events. In April 2018, Visit North Carolina and the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild will join forces to host NC Beer Month for its sixth year.

Why celebrate North Carolina beer? Because the state is one of the best for craft brewing with unique and exceptional flavors. Medals from the Great American Beer Festival and The World Beer Cup. Raves for Ninja Porter, Death by Hops, Black Radish and Papa Jade IPA. Beer to be tasted by the flight and savored by the session. Beer that abides by the Reinheitsgebot purity law and beer that innovates on a rich agricultural heritage.

If you live in an apartment in Charlotte, NC you may be interested on what our area has to offer NC Beer Month.

The Charlotte area shines as a beer destination with three dozen breweries in operation or on the way, including Olde Mecklenburg, NoDa, Lenny Boy, Birdsong, Sycamore, Heist, Legion and Free Range. Visit a few in one day with Charlotte Brews Cruise, Charlotte Brewery Tours or Trolley Pub Charlotte. Grab a pint at Growlers Pourhouse or VBGB Beer Hall & Garden. Fill your growler at the Beer Growler, Tank’s Tap at 7th Street Public Market or a choice bottle shop like Carolina Beer Temple or Rhino Market & Deli. And for brews, sports and outdoor adventure, don’t miss the beer gardens at BB&T Ballpark, Spectrum Center and the U.S. National Whitewater Center.


Is Charlotte A Good Place To Retire?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteSee how retirement-friendly Charlotte is, based on cost of living, crime rate, health care and more.

When it comes to your eventual retirement destination, you might be leaning towards a city based on its amount of sunlight and quality of golf courses. And while both of those things are certainly important, there are plenty of other factors to consider once you're off that 9-to-5 schedule. ranked the top 50 U.S. cities for retirement based on things like cost of living, crime rate, and public transportation, along with and the overall well-being of seniors, as measured by the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. And as it turns out, the places that offer seniors the best standard of living aren't all the cities you'd expect.

See how Charlotte fared overall below, then dive into the in-depth report here on

Charlotte ranked #13 based on the following criteria:

  • Cost of Living: Very Low
  • Crime Rate: Low
  • Health Care Quality: Average
  • Percentage Of People Over 65 Years Old: Below Average
  • Public Transportation: Poor
  • Taxes: Average
  • Things To Do: Below Average
  • Weather: Average
  • Well Being: Good

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Charlotte is Among the Best Cities in America to Live

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteNorth Carolina’s two largest cities are among the best cities in America to live.

In an analysis of nearly 600 U.S. cities with populations of more than 65,000, finance website 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data in nine major categories: crime, demography, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure and leisure.

Raleigh was ranked No. 10 in America. Charlotte was No. 26.

“North Carolina has one of the largest brain gains – more college graduates are staying in the state than leaving – in the country. This has contributed to high educational attainment in cities across the state. In Raleigh, 50.8 percent of adults have at least a bachelor’s degree, far more than the 31.3 percent national share.”

Charlotte was listed with a population of 842,029, a median home value of 201,500, a poverty rate of 13.4 percent and a bachelor’s degree rate of 44.1 percent.

“Charlotte is one of two cities in North Carolina with populations expanding at a near nation-leading pace and (is) among the 50 best places to live,” according to the website. “Charlotte’s population increased by 24.7 percent over the past 10 years, more than three times the U.S. growth rate and the most of any city in North Carolina other than Raleigh or Cary.”

“Charlotte’s rapid growth is largely supported by a prosperous economy. North Carolina was one of the first states to allow banks to operate multiple branches within a single state, a regulation that led to banks rapidly expanding throughout Charlotte and the surrounding region. Today, Charlotte is home to the headquarters of Bank of America and the East Coast operations of Wells Fargo. Financial services is one of many sectors leading employment growth in the city, which was more than double the U.S. employment growth rate from 2014 to 2016. Charlotte is also home to numerous entertainment amenities, including an NFL team, an NBA team and the Carowinds amusement park.”

The website used census data, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, Bureau of Labor statistics, school test score data, Department of Education statistics, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services data and more to determine the rankings.

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Charlotte, NC: One of the Best Cities For Singles In North Carolina 2018

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteWe used science and data to determine which cities in North Carolina have the best set up for singles: no kids, no old people, and a lot to do. Are you trying to find love in North Carolina?

Either way, we’ve got you covered here. At least, we’ll point you in the right direction – which is why you came here in the first place, right?

According to the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans who have remained single (not married) is growing. That means, people are dating a lot longer than they used to.

There are many reasons for that, including financial and cultural. And, we suspect smartphones and social media has a lot to do with it, too. After all, we’re all a lot more distracted these days.

If you live in North Carolina, there’s a pretty good chance there are a lot of singles in your area. The Tar Heel State ranks in the top 10 when it comes to number of people over the age of 18 who aren’t married, or in a serious relationship. That’s great news for people looking for their match.

So, where are the best cities for singles in North Carolina? We’ve got the answers here.

These are the best cities for singles in North Carolina. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:

  • #3. Charlotte, NC

If you live in or really close to one of these cities, and you’re single, you should probably get out more often. And stop staring at your phone. Just sayin’.

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Living in Charlotte, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Charlotte is a diverse, fun, exciting and evolving city. Are you considering moving here?

  • Ranks #4 in most diverse cities in NC
  • Ranks #11 in the Best cities for singles in NC

It's also a great city for both retirees and recent graduates, for entrepreneurs and families.

Here is a video of timelapse footage from around Charlotte

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Charlotte, NC: Retirement is Affordable, Healthcare is Excellent, and Life is Good

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 02, 2018
  • Retirement is something to think about years before you get there.
  • Choosing the best place to retire in the US means weighing affordability, quality of life, activities, and healthcare.
  • WalletHub ranked the best US cities to live in retirement.
  • Many of the top cities are in states with warm weather.

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteDeciding where to live in retirement may be one of the last major financial decisions you'll make, and picking the right spot is important.

WalletHub set out to put worried minds at ease. The site used available data for the 150 largest US cities to find the best and worst places to lay your hat. We already looked at the worst cities for retirement, so let's take a look at the opposite: the best urban areas to live in your post-working life.

How people spend time when they don't have to go to the office every day tends to be a little different. Many dream of hours full of painting and golf, but there are more practical considerations to keep in mind too.

Along with the weather and nearby museums and tennis courts, reliable, accessible healthcare and affordable housing are important benchmarks when determining where to live in retirement.

WalletHub found that the cities below offered a great quality of life, good healthcare, and plentiful activities — all at an affordable cost.

WalletHub scored each city based on affordability, activities, quality of life, and healthcare. The four categories were weighted equally, and each city was given a total score and then ranked, with the highest overall score designating the best city. WalletHub used data for only the city, not the surrounding metro area.

We've included the total score (out of a possible 100), with a higher score denoting a better place to live, as well as its ranking out of 150 cities for each of the four categories, with a lower number being better.

46. Charlotte, NC

Total score (out of 100): 50.55

Rankings (out of 150 cities):

  • Affordability: 59
  • Activities: 92
  • Quality of life: 55
  • Healthcare: 40

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Living in Charlotte: Cosmopolitan Vibe with Small Town Charm

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 22, 2018
Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteAn area’s quality of life has moved up on the list of factors that a business considers when choosing a location, whether it’s a corporate headquarters, manufacturing plant or back-office operation.

That new paradigm has given Charlotte, NC a competitive edge for many years, and it is an edge that is becoming even sharper as the 16-county regions grows and adds even more amenities.

The region is blessed with a temperate climate and four distinct seasons. North Carolina's mountains and beaches are just a few hours away. With its prime location along the East Coast and as home to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the nation’s eighth busiest airport, Charlotte USA offers easy accessibility to the rest of the country – and the world. Residents can choose from an array of urban, suburban and rural lifestyles, as well lakeside living on Lake Norman and Lake Wylie.

Light Rail Attracts Development

Charlotte has a sophisticated Uptown that is not only the heart of the city’s banking center (second-largest in the U.S.), but also a growing residential hub. Uptown is also at the heart of the city’s developing light rail network, which is part of its overall mass transit system called CATS.

In 2007, the 9-mile first leg of the Lynx Blue Line opened between the center city and I-485 in south Charlotte, which has led to $1.4 billion in development along its route in 10 years. The 10-mile extension of that line, connecting the center city with UNC Charlotte, is now under construction and expected to open in 2017.

A second line, the Lynx Gold Line, is a modern streetcar. The first leg, 1.5 miles long and connecting the center city to the Elizabeth neighborhood, is scheduled to open in summer 2015. It will eventually be extended in both directions to connect the city’s East and West sides.

The development community has embraced light rail. It sees the willingness of the public sector to invest in infrastructure and put a vision into action as a catalyst.

Center cities throughout the region are being revitalized. For example, in Hickory, in Catawba County, five empty major historic mills have been redeveloped, thanks, in part, to the city’s vacant building grants. More than 20 buildings have been salvaged altogether. Among them are the 37,000-square-foot Piedmont Wagon Factory building, which now houses the headquarters of Cornerstone United Inc., and Hollar Mill, now a multi-use entertainment destination with event space and restaurants.

These former manufacturing facilities along the rail corridor were vacant and derelict with vagrants living in them and covered in graffiti. But they had wonderful architectural character and have been brought back to life.

Lots to See and Do

No matter where you live in Charlotte USA, you have easy access to a multitude of cultural, recreational and sporting activities.

The Charlotte area is a mecca for NASCAR enthusiasts, with both the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Sports fans also enjoy the NFL Carolina Panthers and the NBA Charlotte Hornets, as well as AAA baseball in the recently opened BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte and the adjacent Romare Bearden Park. Other minor league baseball teams call the area home, and college basketball is as much a religion as it is a sport.

For outdoor enthusiasts, the U.S. National Whitewater Center offers activities including whitewater rafting, mountain-biking, running, climbing, kayaking and canoeing. For walkers, hikers and bicyclists, the Carolina Thread Trail is made of 220 miles of trails, greenways and blueways that meander through a 15-county area.

While Charlotte’s Uptown beckons art lovers with the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, the Levine Museum on the New South, the Mint Museum of Art and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, each county has its own art scene and engaging museums to visit.

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