Living in Charlotte

Charlotte is North Carolina's largest metropolitan area. Named in 1762 in honor of the British Queen "Charlotte Sophia", the city lies in Mecklenburg county.


Night Life

Charlotte Night Life
Tour Charlotte area bars, night clubs, pubs, bars and breweries here.

Recommendations from our Graduate Life Fellows
Our GLF's have pulled together a list of fun things to do in Charlotte.  View this Google map for a list/location of places you shouldn't miss.

Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing is Charlotte's local newsletter. Here you will find restaurant, bar, and night time hot spot reviews, as well as classified ads and news.

Epicenter Charlotte
If you're looking for a "metropolitan" experience, visit the Epicenter in uptown Charlotte for shopping, bars, restaurants, and bowling.

NODA - Historic Arts District
For restaurants, bars, live entertainment, shopping, and the gallery crawl, visit Charlotte's Historic Arts District!

Charlotte's Got a Lot
Known as the "International Gateway to the South", Charlotte combines southern hospitality, diverse culture, and a cosmopolitan energy.

Charlotte Culture Guide
Listing of local cultural events.


Specific Destinations

NASCAR Hall of Fame
A full-throttle experience for auto racing fans.

Discovery Place
Discovery Place is an interactive science and technology museum that also has an IMAX theater.

Theme Park - Carowinds
Visit the Carowinds Theme Park for 13 roller coasters, water rides,and more.

U.S. National Whitewater Center
Looking for outdoor fun for everyone? Visit the U.S. National Whitewater Center where you will find hiking, whitewater rafting, an adventure course (ropes), climbing, and more!


Activities with the Kids

Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
For information about Charlotte area schools grades k-12.

Child Care Facilities
Looking for childcare facilities near campus?  This list will help you get started.
The listing of child care facilities on this site is a service to local child care operators and UNC Charlotte students, faculty, and staff. UNC Charlotte cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of such information. Inclusion of any child care facility on this website does not constitute, and shall not be construed or reported as (1) an endorsement or approval by UNC Charlotte, or (2) a warranty or representation by UNC Charlotte as to the quality, safety or other features of such child care facility and/or its owners or management agent(s). UNC Charlotte expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise with regard to such child care facility. All prospective clients are encouraged to exercise their own good judgment when evaluating a prospective child care facility.

Kids in Charlotte
Family resources including information about parks, schools, family restaurants, and other family related activities.


Housing and Transportation

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Find resources and information to help you and your family get settled in your new hometown.

City of Charlotte Mecklenburg County
Learn more about Charlotte neighborhoods, schools and services in the county.

Housing & Residence Life
A limited number of apartment spaces have been set aside for specifically for graduate students.

Off Campus Housing
Need a place to rent or sublet? Search University of North Carolina Charlotte's official off-campus housing database. Simply click, register, and find what place best fits you.

NC Rail
Information on train travel in the Carolinas including passenger trains running between Charlotte and Raleigh.