Quality of Life
Charlotte means many things to many people — Southern hospitality, the second-largest banking center in the country, a city of trees, home of major-league sports teams, a "can-do" city filled with big dreams and friendly neighbors.
Charlotte is home to 775,202 people; Mecklenburg County, where Charlotte is located, totals 969,031. Still more people reside nearby. With 7.4 million residents within 100 miles, Charlotte lies at the heart of a region that is the sixth largest urban area in the United States.