Charlotte Relocation Guide

VOL2 ISS1 2018

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — CHARLOTTE | VOLUME 2 — ISSUE 1 14 CHARLOTTE/MECKLENBURG wherever people gather to relax after a long day. Museum offerings are rich in Uptown from the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Levine Center for the Arts, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, and the Mint Museum. The Elizabeth neighborhood marries historic charm with tree-lined streets and community-centered pursuits. Elizabeth is the city's second streetcar suburb (Dilworth was the first). The neighborhood is where hospitals, churches and higher education are gathered along with locally owned businesses and restaurants. Tree lined streets with Craftsman-style homes bring charm to the community marked by young professionals who hang out at local retailers, music halls and saloons. At night dine at upscale French restaurant, Fig Tree, or listen to live music at Visulite Music Hall. The progressive city is easy to get around in thanks to an innovative rail system. Charlotte's LYNX Blue Line light rail, the state's first light rail system, began operation in 2007 with a 9.6-mile route linking South Charlotte to Center City. In March, a 9.3-mile extension of the LYNX Blue Line began operation with 11 new stations running from Center City to North Charlotte, ending at UNC- Charlotte. Highlights of attractions accessible from the new stations include: UNC Charlotte Center City, First Ward Park, the historic NoDa arts district, North Point Shopping Center, IKEA, McCullough Commons, University Executive Park, the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens and UNC Charlotte's main campus. A fun way to see the city and its suburbs is with a tour ( The Charlotte Walking Tour is self- guided and includes some of the best-known Charlotte sites, like The Green, Romare Bearden Park, Spirit Square, and Queen Charlotte statue. C-Charlotte Tours specializes in daily driving tours of the Queen City and its surrounding suburbs. Or, for something different take a horse-drawn carriage ride through Uptown. Sports are a big deal in Charlotte. From NFL football and basketball to NASCAR, the city is rich in sports offerings. Much of the action takes place at the Bank of America stadium, home of the NFL football team, Carolina Panthers. Soccer and golf are both favorite ways to spectate. Tournaments and sports events give players and spectators plenty to celebrate. American interest in European soccer is riding high. In July, international teams Liverpool F.C. will take on Borussia Dortmund at the Charlotte Bank of America Stadium. The match will mark the third time the International Champions Cup has come to Charlotte. The tournament kicks off the international soccer season. of how you think about Country Clubs. USGA Regulated Course | Farm to Table Food | Family Friendly Activities • pineislandcc. com

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