Charlotte, NC

Charlotte UptownCharlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina and the seat of Mecklenburg County. As the 19th-largest city in the United States, Charlotte is also the largest city on the Eastern Seaboard between Philadelphia and Jacksonville. In 2007, Charlotte's population was estimated to be 671,588. A resident of Charlotte is referred to as a Charlottean.

Nicknamed the Queen City, Charlotte (as well as the county containing it) is named in honor of the German Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg, who had become queen consort of British King George III the year before the city's founding. A second nickname derives from later in the 18th century. During the American Revolutionary War, British commander General Cornwallis occupied the city but was driven out soon afterwards by hostile residents, prompting him to write that Charlotte was "a hornet's nest of rebellion," leading to another city nickname: The Hornet's Nest. This is also reason for the city's former NBA team the Charlotte Hornets.

In 2007, the Charlotte metropolitan area had an estimated population of 1,897,034. The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a wider thirteen-county labor market region or combined statistical area that has an estimated population (as of 2007) of 2,277,074. In 2008, Charlotte was chosen the "Best Place to Live in America" by in its annual ranking, based on factors including employment opportunities, crime rates, and housing Feedback affordability. It was also named #8 of the 100 "Best Places to Live and Launch" by - cities picked for their vibrant lifestyles and opportunities for new businesses. 

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Charlotte Observer

Charlotte - Mecklenburg County

Charlotte Chamber 

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