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The vibrant metropolitan area of Charlotte is made up of 16 counties, including four in South Carolina, with the city of Charlotte, North Carolina at its center. Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina, and has approximately 200 unique Neighborhood Statistical Areas, as determined by the city's planning division. Located in the heart of the Southeast United States, Charlotte is easily accessible to both the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Appalachian Mountains to the west. The city's unique location and diverse population make it a wonderful spot to enjoy culture, art, sports, and history, all with access to the mountains and the waterfront lifestyle so many people find desirable.
With a deep commitment to preserving the community's past, Charlotte has become a leader in North Carolina's historic preservation movement, designating many of the town's neighborhoods as historic districts. Originally named "Charlotte Town", the area was incorporated in 1768. Nicknamed the Queen City, Charlotte is named in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who had become queen consort of Great Britain, wife of King George III, the year before the founding of the city.
Today, Charlotte is known as one of the finest cultural and financial hubs in the United States, with a warm and friendly southern atmosphere. A downtown renaissance has occurred with numerous Fortune 500 corporate locations, restaurants and bars, sporting venues, and galleries lining the streets. Charlotte's location is ideal with nearly 60 percent of the country's population living within a two-hour flight of Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Charlotte has many types of real estate options including urban condos and townhomes, opulent lake front estates, charming bungalows in historic neighborhoods, modern country club communities, and master planned suburban centers.