Here’s what a rich variety of Charlotte residents would likely share with you:
Relocating families might tell you that they love the growing job market, low cost of living and four-season climate, or the range of neighborhoods from urban to rural, good public and private schools and universities.
Members of Charlotte’s burgeoning creative class may tell you that they love the funky in-town neighborhoods like No-Da, live music venues like the Music Factory, Neighborhood Theater and the Double Door, our proximity to mountains and beaches and access to all types of amazing outdoor activities.
Retirees might mention our abundant churches, the highly-respected health care system, Charlotte’s many museums and cultural opportunities, as well as one of the nation’s best airports so their grandchildren can come for a visit.
Business owners would probably mention Charlotte’s well-educated, productive workforce, the resilient, diversified economy, good transportation system, and our active Chamber of Commerce that helps integrate businesses into the Charlotte business scene.
These are all great reasons to be sure. But most love Charlotte for its people. The area was first settled by forward-thinking, hard-working and welcoming folk of Scots-Irish and German extraction. Moral and highly independent people with a charitable bent shaped this town and region. Their fingerprints remain on our collective souls.