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December 23, 2014

Guest post: Charlotte's Exciting Growth.

     This post is sponsored by The VUE

     I have only been home from college for about a week and a half, but I am already missing my sweet city of Charlotte so much! It is crazy to me how quickly I both fell in love with the Queens City, and also made it home. One of my favorite things about Charlotte is its fun Uptown area. (In Charlotte, Uptown is where the skyscrapers and many cultural attractions are- in many other cities this would be called downtown. I guess Charlotte just likes to be different!) Anyways, what makes Uptown so great is that it is very safe and clean compared to the downtown areas of many other large cities. I always feel very comfortable going into the Uptown area with my college friends for lunch or dinner in the city at a favorite restaurant, or a fun night out on the town. I also love doing my blog pictures there when I get the chance to as y'all know! :-)

     Anyways, enjoy this guest post sponsored by one of Uptown Charlotte's premiere living communities, The VUE, which will highlight even more wonderful things about both Uptown and Charlotte in general. (I actually know some people from my college who live in The VUE- it's a beautiful building!) 

Charlotte’s Exciting Growth

As the second-fastest growing city in the country, and the fastest on the East Coast, Charlotte is an exciting place to live and work. As younger populations move out of rural areas and into the cities, Charlotte continues to grow and expand, offering a friendly business climate, thriving nightlife and diverse cultural scene. A quick look at all that Charlotte offers shows that there's little to dislike about the growing city.

Sports, Arts and a Fun into the Night

What makes Charlotte such a fun city? For many it is the many different things to do. Whether you are a sports enthusiast, love the arts or want to party into the night, you will find that Charlotte makes it possible.

For those who love active sports, or love to watch their favorite teams play, Charlotte does not disappoint. When the Hornets season starts, the city rallies behind their NBA team. It's not uncommon to see people on the streets of Charlotte with Hornets jerseys or hats as they cheer on their favorite players.

Of course, you may prefer a more active sports experience, and Charlotte offers this as well. For those, the U.S. National Whitewater Center may be a place to visit. With facilities for all types of water sports, as well as ropes courses, zip lines, canopy tours and mountain bike trails, the USNWC provides active Charlotte residents a facility to pursue their favorite activities.

Charlotte is also known as a city that values art. From the Levine Center for the Arts to the NC Blumenthal Performing Arts center's live performances, you will find artistic expressions and venues, as well as local artists and galleries, for every taste.

When the sun sets, Charlotte comes alive with an active nightlife that keeps residents entertained well into the early morning hours. Bars, clubs, lounges and live music venues and even bowling allies keep residents entertained throughout the night. You will be able to find a venue to match almost every taste and budget.

Charlotte's Growth Continues Despite Economy

With all that Charlotte has to offer, it's no wonder the city has grown consistently over the past decade, even during the heart of the economic downturn. As the city moves forward into the future, this growth is expected to continue. Those who make the move to charlotte can enjoy the ride! 

This article was contributed by The VUE, which is one of the most desired places to live in uptown Charlotte because of their upscale amenities, luxury apartments, and ideal location to Charlotte’s active nightlife.

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. Charlotte is definitely on my list of cities to visit, it's the perfect amount of city and rustic outer areas!

    xoxo, SS

  2. Crayyy- I just put Charlotte and Charleston on my Must Go list for 2015! Great post, I'm even more excited to visit now! Merry Christmas, beautiful!

    Diary of a Debutante


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