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In 1768, Charlotte, N.C. was officially established as a city. The four “wards” in uptown were created in 1770. The wards were defined by the crossing of Trade and Tryon streets. The 11th President of the United States, James Polk was born in Mecklenburg County in 1795.
Charlotte’s rich history and many attractions make this city thrive. You’ll never have to worry about finding something to do in your free time.
Charlotte Memorial Hospital was incorporated in 1938 and by 1992 it was known as Carolinas Medical Center (CMC). It’s the largest research hospital in the region and was appointed as an “Academic Medical Center Teaching Hospital” by the state.
Charlotte Motor Speedway held the first World 600 on June 19, 1960. In 1992 lights were installed to host night races. The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, the Coca-Cola 600 and the Bank of America 500 are all held at the speedway annually.
Lake Norman was established in 1962 and is now North Carolina’s largest man-made lake. Surrounding the 520 mile shoreline are the towns of Cornelius, Huntersville and Davidson. From boating activities to shopping around the area, Lake Norman has it all.
Carowinds Theme Park opened in 1973 and continues to be a major attraction of Charlotte today. In 2000, the haunted Halloween attraction, Scarowinds opened for the first time welcoming people who love a sense of thrill. In 2015, the park debuted their newest roller coaster Fury 325 – the tallest and fastest traditional roller coaster in the world.
Two of the nation’s top banks are headquartered in Charlotte, Bank of America and east-coast operations of Wells Fargo, making it the second-largest banking center in the U.S. behind New York City. Bank of America is the country’s first coast-to-coast bank.
In 1992 NationsBank Corporate Center opens, now known as the Bank of America tower. The 60 story skyscraper cost $150 million and is the tallest building in the Carolinas. The top of the building resembles a multi-tiered tiara, which is where the nickname “Queen City” derives from, since it resembles Queen Charlotte’s crown – the Queen of England for 60 years.
In 1993, the National Football League announced Charlotte as the new home of the Carolina Panthers. Bank of America stadium opened in 1996 and is the headquarters for the Carolina Panthers. The stadium includes practice fields, training facilities and administrative offices.
Other area attractions include SouthPark Mall, The U.S. National Whitewater Center, PNC Music Pavilion and much more! Whether you’re looking for a city-living experience or a suburb area, Charlotte has plenty of communities to make sure you find the perfect location for your next home!
I would like to thank you very much for your efforts to improve the appearance of 4501 Monroe Road. I know there was some “red tape” to overcome, but it certainly was worth the wait and is very much appreciated! The Woodberry Forest Neighborhood Association thanks you as well.
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