Location Profile

Charlotte, North Carolina

Facility Type
Acute Care - General
Facility Location
Charlotte, North Carolina
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. A proud establishment of the community for over 100 years, the facility offers some of the best care in the region, leading to its recognition as one of the Best Hospitals in America. World-class technology, comprehensive specialty offerings, and a full range of care options set it apart from other medical providers in the area.

Community Overview

Charlotte is a large city (town) in North Carolina and one of the fastest-growing areas in the Southeast, with an estimated population of 879,720 people. Nicknamed  "the Queen City," Charlotte has repeatedly won awards for its beauty, culture, and the lifestyle it offers. In 2023, U.S. News and World Report listed the city on its list of Top 10 Best Cities in the United States. Charlotte's diverse neighborhoods offer something for everyone, each contributing to the city's unique vibe. For instance, Uptown is the area that's Charlotte's downtown, a mix of corporations and creativity. Walkable, cozy, and welcoming, the Dilworth neighborhood is where you'll find unique boutiques and galleries lining the historic streets. Art lovers can visit North Davidson Street or NoDa, Charlotte's arts and entertainment district. This former industrial space has transformed into a colorful mural-filled hamlet of Charlotte with several theaters that offer intimate performances in comedy, poetry, and other entertainment. NoDa also features Optimist Hall, a former mill reinvented into a food hall with street fare. That's just the beginning of Charlotte's neighborhoods, as there are over 10 more to enjoy. 

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Cost of Living

Charlotte's cost of living is slightly above the state average yet lower than the national average. Overall, prices depend on where you live, shop, and visit. Groceries, housing, and transportation costs tend to trend lower than the national average. The average rent for a 1-bedroom in Charlotte is $1,612, but rents vary based on location, size, and apartment features. 

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The public schools are run by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), one of the country's largest school districts. CMS offers 102 elementary schools, 44 middle schools, and 34 high schools. A high-performing school district with some of the best academic opportunities in North Carolina, CMS offers 71 magnet schools or specialized schools that emphasize topics such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), the arts, and career prep. Thanks to their innovation and excellence in teaching, CMS has 22 of its magnet schools recognized by the National Magnet Schools of America. Students within CMS also have a variety of extracurricular activities to enhance their academic life further. CMS regularly has high test scores, with almost 50% of its students proficient in math and reading. Of its high schools, U.S. News and World Report's Best U.S. High Schools includes 27 of them. There are also 16 National Blue Ribbon Schools within the district. The district's before and after school programs include options such as a free 6-week summer camp. 

Charlotte also has 78 private schools within the city limits. 

The city library system is the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library, which has 22 branch locations, including several within Charlotte. Free to use for residents, the library offers thousands of ebooks, ebooks, magazines, and audiobooks. Events and programs are also free for all.

Various youth programs in the community


Whether you want to travel across the city to various neighborhoods or just venture a few blocks, Charlotte Area Transit (CATS) has an option for you. There's a light rail line, a streetcar, more than 70 bus routes, and a bike-share system. One of the easiest ways to travel around Charlotte is the light rail, also known as the Lynx. For under $5 roundtrip, the light rail takes passengers to 26 stations located at the most exciting spots in the city for entertainment, food, and fun. There's also the CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar, which has 17 stops throughout several blocks. 

Daily Driving in Charlotte
  • The average commute in Charlotte is 24.5  minutes, which is shorter than the national average
  • 76.6% of commuters drive their own vehicle

Nearby Cities

Charlotte offers so many activities and things to see. Still, it's also close to other great North Carolina destinations. 

Greensboro, North Carolina - Drive just 1 hour 25 minutes via highway I-85 North from Charlotte, and you'll reach Greensboro. This bustling city, only 92.5 miles/148.8 KM away, is smaller than the Queen City but constantly expanding. You'll find an assortment of attractions, including the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, a national landmark offering a thorough look at the fight for racial equality within the United States. Once the site of a famous sit-in protest, the downtown museum now preserves that history with the original lunch counter, recorded narratives, photographs, and various artifacts.  Also located downtown is Miriam P. Brenner Children's Museum, where you can explore over 20 exhibits designed to educate yet entertain kids about the body, science, technology, and nature. The museum also is famous for its outdoor climbing structure with a suspended net. Take advantage of Greensboro's splendid outdoor attractions, such as the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden, Greensboro Arboretum, and the Getaway Gardens, all offering beautiful plants, shrubs, and gardens.

Albemarle, North Carolina - Located within 41 miles/65.9 KM away, Abermarle is home to Morrow Mountain State Park. You can reach it via highway NC-27 W in just over an hour.  The park features more than 5,990 acres for hiking, picnicking, and birdwatching. You may also explore your wild side with a visit to the Carolina Treetop Challenge, a high ropes obstacle course set in the forest. In addition to several more challenging routes for older kids and adults, the facility includes a kid's course for ages 6-9. If you'd rather have a night out, try the Badin Road Drive-In Theatre, which boasts 2 screens with 2 of the most recent movies each.

Durham, North Carolina - Only 2 hours away, Durham is perfect for a day trip from Charlotte. The journey via Interstate I-85 South is 145.3 miles/233.8 KM. Famous for tobacco heritage, Durham has reimagined its historic American Tobacco factory into a national historic park full of restaurants alongside several retailers. You can also see the beginning of American Tobacco at Durham's Duke Homestead, which includes the home, factory, and other buildings of the founder's family. Another interesting museum is the Museum of Life + Science, which offers 84 acres of science exploration for all ages. From watching bears up close in the wild bear habitat to a miniature train, the museum's exhibits will keep you entertained for hours. You can even dig for dinosaur bones, tackle a climbing wall or web, and tour a wetland. Durham also has a premiere arts scene, with a rotating slate of fantastic exhibits at the Nasher Museum of Art and enthralling shows at The Carolina Theatre.

Local and Nearby Attractions

Charlotte's shopping selections won't fail to impress.  Perfect for the fashion-conscious and the bargain shopper alike, the city is a popular destination for shoppers who want a diverse shopping experience. Uptown is one of the best spots, known for its boutiques, gift shops, and local providers. Not far from Uptown is SouthPark, a sprawling mall with nearly 200 specialty retailers, including Build-a-Bear, American Girl, and LEGO.  If you desire more eclectic finds, Charlotte has plenty of options, such as antique malls and kitschy vintage shops, to find decor, clothing, and housewares from times gone by. One of the most recommended spots for thrift lovers is The Sleepy Poet Antique Mall. This warehouse space features 60,000 square feet packed with antiques and vintage from nearly every era, style, and design.

One visit, and you'll see why Charlotte is crowned "the cultural mecca of the South" by USA Today. The city offers art museums and other unique cultural experiences. Start with The Mint, the first art museum in the state. The Mint consists of 2 locations, Mint Museum Randolph and Mint Museum Uptown. Mint Uptown features American and contemporary art, while the Randolph location offers artwork from Europe, Africa, and Ancient America. Uptown is part of the vibrant arts and culture campus, the Levine Center for the Arts. The campus also features the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, and the Knight Theater. It's one of the most enriching areas of Charlotte, and with all of the venues, there's always a premiere exhibit or performance to enjoy. 

Charlotte's museums contribute to the cultural tapestry present in the city. Start at the Charlotte Museum of History, which looks at the area's history and shares how the present intersects with the past. The exhibits focus on the founding of Charlotte and how many contributions of  Black, Indigenous, and immigrant communities helped create the city we see today. At the museum is the 1774 Alexander Rock House, the oldest surviving home in the county. You can explore the historic building and its gardens to learn about the home's various residents. Charlotte Discovery Place Nature offers a look at the "wild" side of Charlotte, with exhibits on nature and area wildlife, plus a butterfly pavilion. The sister museum, Discovery Place Science, is located in the Uptown neighborhood and focuses on science and technology. You'll find an IMAX theater dome, science labs, live shows, and multiple exhibits, such as an indoor rainforest. If that doesn't make your pulse race, maybe a trip to the NASCAR Hall of Fame will. Charlotte is a premiere racing city, with 75% of the NASCAR family and the only U.S. F1 team calling it home. The Hall of Fame combines a museum and hands-on activities, with tours, an iRacing NASCAR simulation, and a virtual car-building exhibit. Its High Octane Theatre broadcasts a lengthy look at NASCAR history with footage of some of the most exciting moments from NASCAR's storied 75 years. The life-size Lightning McQueen car in the Hall of Fame is of particular interest to Disney and Cars fans. 

The show must go on in Charlotte, and with so many great venues, there's plenty going on! The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center is at the heart of performing arts in the city and comprises several venues: The Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, and Stage Door Theater. The Belk, the largest, has performances of opera, Broadway shows, classical music, and the Charlotte Symphony. More plays, including family-friendly shows, may be at the Booth Playhouse and the Stage Door Theater. Both venues also regularly host comedians. Little theatergoers may love the Children's Theatre of Charlotte, a nationally-known company with at least 10 productions a year, with schedules typically full of Disney favorites and classic Broadway shows adapted for junior audiences. 

Home to Carowinds, Charlotte is a thrill lover's dream. Carowinds is an amusement park with over 400 acres of rides, family shows, and dining. As a bonus, guests of Carowinds can also access the park's waterpark, Carolina Harbor, with admission. The park also has a kid-friendly area, Camp Snoopy, themed after the beloved Peanuts characters. It has kid-sized roller coasters, drop rides, and a Snoopy playground. Also within Charlotte is Victory Lane Karting, which offers adult and youth indoor go-kart racing, an arcade, an escape room, and a bowling alley. The U.S. National Whitewater Center is undoubtedly the spot if you prefer more outdoor adventures. It offers 1,300 acres of ground to paddle, raft, and kayak along the waters. That's not all, because you can also enjoy rock climbing, mountain biking, ziplines, and a rope course. Plus, in the winter, the Center features a 24,00-square-foot ice skating rink when the channels freeze over. 

Charlotte is one of the prettiest areas in the Southeast region of the United States and showcases that beauty with hundreds of parks. A grand destination for any visitor is the Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve, which has almost 1,000 acres of forested habitat within Charlotte's Reedy Creek Park. There are 2 children's play areas, live animal exhibits, nature programs, and trails to explore.  Gardens are also plentiful within Charlotte, with brilliant blooms decorating the land throughout the McGill Rose Garden, the Charlotte Botanical Garden, and the Wing Haven Gardens. Each facility has a peaceful atmosphere, perfect for a quick respite away from the everyday bustle of the city. Charlotte's city parks have several gems, with Freedom Park being one of the best for families. The highly-rated playground will keep kids for hours, the sports fields are a great way to burn some energy. Throughout the year, the city offers live entertainment for free in Freedom Park. 

The city is synonymous with sports, as Charlotte has 7 professional teams. Fall is when you'll see the championship NFC Carolina Panthers start the football season and the NBA Charlotte Hornets take the basketball court. The sports fanaticism doesn't stop in the winter either, as the Charlotte Checkers hit the ice for some exhilarating ice hockey. Charlotte even counts a professional FC men's soccer team among its sports teams, with fans packing the stands for matches against FC teams like the LA Galaxy, Inter Miami, and Orlando City.

Religious Centers

One can find information on religious communities in the United States through:

  • Religious websites or directories: Church Finder and Church Angel
  • Social media groups or pages dedicated to a particular religion or city
  • Local community centers or mosques/temples/churches
  • Online forums or discussion groups
  • Ask for recommendations from friends or acquaintances who live in the area
  • Community event listings or local news websites


Charlotte experiences a humid subtropical climate with four seasons. The summers are hot and humid, while the winters are mild. January brings the coldest temperatures, and the warmest month is July. It does snow in Charlotte. However, the average snow amount is 3.5 inches/88.9 MM for the year. The city sees the most rain in August, with an annual rainfall average of 4.6 inches/118 MM. 

Average Charlotte Temperatures
  • Annual: 33ºF to 89ºF /0.55ºC  to 31.66ºC
  • December: Low of 36ºF/2ºC  and High of 55°F /13ºC  
  • July: Low of 71ºF/21.66ºC and High of 93ºF/33.89º C

Crime Rate

Safe for families, Charlotte has experienced a 16% decrease in crime over the last year. 

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