The city of Charlotte, North Carolina is about 83 miles South of Greensboro traveling on I-85 or I-77. It is also about 130 miles West of Fayetteville in the South Western part of the state with I-485 circling most of Charlotte. Before renting an apartment in Charlotte, your first visit may have been via the Charlotte Douglas International Airport just West of the downtown area.
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) operates light rail transit, historical trolleys, express shuttles, and bus service serving Charlotte and its immediate suburbs. Residents of Charlotte apartments can also catch one of three Amtrak routes for trips outside the city.
The economy is Charlotte is let by several large financial institutions including Bank of America and Wells Fargo. Some other large employers you may work for living in Charlotte apartments include Duke Energy, Family Dollar and Goodrich Corporation.
The city has two professional sports teams. The Carolina Panthers of the National Football league and the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association. Charlotte is also home to several large shopping malls including Northlake Mall, Carolina Place Mall and South Park Mall all in reach of many Charlotte apartments.
Top places in Charlotte
Here are our thoughts on some top places we think you won't want to miss while living in a Charlotte apartment:
The NASCAR Hall of Fame
Richard Petty Driving Experience is a hands on experience with professional race cars.
Carowinds is a 100-acre amusement park with a Ferris wheel, roller coasters, special effects shows, and a water park.
UNC-Charlotte Botanical Gardens - a two-story rain forest many rare species of plants and flowers
Levine Museum of the New South is an interactive exhibit Cotton Fields to Scrapers which details the history of Charlotte.
The U.S. National Whitewater Center man-made rapids that are open to the public year round.
Reasons to live in Charlotte
Here are some reasons you may want to rent an apartment in Charlotte:
There are lots of golf courses including Larkhaven and TPC Piper Glen
The city has it's own international airport making it easy to fly anywhere in the world
Many large employers have a presence in the city
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Johnson & Wales University
A post office in Charlotte is located at 310 East Trade Street. The phone number is 704-358-0096.
Average Rent in Charlotte, NC
The following chart shows the average rent for an apartment in Charlotte, NC and nearby cities: