New Homes for Sale in Charlotte, NC
Lancaster County (Terrata)
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LGI Homes is proud to offer beautiful new homes in amenity-rich, conveniently located communities in Charlotte, North Carolina. LGI Homes exemplifies commitment to service, quality and value, through their stunning new home communities and affordable no money down homes. Enjoy the slower pace, open space and reduced living expense that exists just a short distance from downtown. LGI Homes' new home communities offer the best of both worlds: affordable homeownership, and the vibrancy, attractions and amenities of Greater Charlotte.
About Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte, NC is the largest city in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the country with a rapidly growing population of more than 850,000 people. Also known as The Queen City and The Hornet’s Nest, Charlotte was recently ranked as #22 on the list of “Best Places to Live” by U.S. News & World Report. So if you’re looking for new homes for sale in Charlotte, North Carolina, you’ll be happy to know you’ll be living in an area considered one of the best in the nation.
So what makes Charlotte, NC such a desirable place to live? Some may point to the city’s strong job market. Over the past few decades, Charlotte has transformed into one of the nation’s top financial centers, falling just behind New York City and San Francisco for possessing the most banking assets. Charlotte is also where Bank of America has its headquarters while Wells Fargo has a major presence within the city. Lots of other businesses hire thousands of employees within the city, including Lowe’s, Meineke Car Care Centers, Chiquita Brands International, and Coca-Cola. In fact, Charlotte is the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in the U.S. Combine plentiful jobs with a lower than average cost of living, and it’s easy to see why so many people are searching for Charlotte, NC houses for sale.
The sports world is also very influential in the city. Two major sports team are based in the city: the Carolina Panthers (NFL) and the Charlotte Hornets (NBA). Besides those sports, you’ll also find the NASCAR Hall of Fame museum in Charlotte. The city has become somewhat of a hub for motorsports, with around 75% of NASCAR’s race teams, drivers, and employees based in and around Charlotte.
Charlotte, NC also has a lot of museums for you to take in. Some of the city’s most notable ones include the Mint Museum, Carolinas Aviation Museum, and Charlotte History Museum. If an afternoon at the museum doesn’t appeal to you, you can always check out Carowinds Amusement Park where you can go on some world-class roller coasters, or check out the U.S. National Whitewater Center and have fun with water races and canopy tours.
Other Charlotte, NC Factoids
Charlotte gets its name from a British Queen named Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. That’s where the nickname The Queen City comes from.
Charlotte, NC may be the spot where the famous Carolina style of barbecue debuted. Historical evidence points to North Carolina’s first barbecue restaurant opening in the late 1800s.
While a gold rush might be more associated with California, the first actual gold rush to happen in the United States took place in Charlotte. The Carolina Gold Rush started in 1799 when a 12-year-old boy found a golden nugget, leading to the Reed Gold Mine.
The 11th President of the United States, James K. Polk, was born just ten miles south of Charlotte in Pineville. You can still visit his family’s cabin today.
Do you like pimento cheese? Then you’ll love Charlotte, NC. The city lays claim to the title of Pimento Cheese Capital of the World.
Charlotte, NC has a historic Dairy Queen. Along Wilkinson Boulevard you’ll find North Carolina’s oldest Dairy Queen, which has actually been designated as a historic landmark.
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