If moving to Charlotte has crossed your mind, read our Q&A with Meritage’s regional marketing director, Katie Suggs, as she reveals local hot spots and the perks of living in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Q: What popular food choice would you find at a local Charlotte block party?
A: Charlotte is home to world-class southern style BBQ, ranging from ribs to chicken and even brisket. Make sure to top your plate off with homemade BBQ sauce.
Q: Which Meritage Homes community is best if homeowners want to live near downtown?
A: Montreux is the best community for those looking for the downtown lifestyle. The community is located off of Rhone Valley Drive and holds a stunning collection of luxury, executive-style homes. You’ll enjoy the Southern charm with lantern-lit streets.
Q: What are some great outdoor activities for families that are near Charlotte?
A: Charlotte offers very mild weather, allowing residents to enjoy outdoor activities almost all year! For families who want to do it all, the U.S. National Whitewater Center offers both land and water activities. Another way to take in the beautiful scenery of Charlotte is the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. With over 380 acres, nature trails and educational programs, there’s sure to be something that your family will enjoy.
Q: Where’s the best local spot to grab a cup of joe?
A: Amelies Bakery is the best place for coffee here in Charlotte. They use locally roasted coffee beans and strive for a simple, delicious brew. Their French style pastries are a delicious added bonus!
Q: What is Charlotte best known for?
A: Charlotte is most notably home to NASCAR, however, we are also home to the Carolina Panthers and the Charlotte Hornets. If you prefer art to sports, Charlotte also features the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center for musicals and live performances.
Q: If hiking trails, parks and baseball fields are important factors for families looking to move to Charlotte, which Meritage Home community is best for them?
A: There are many new Meritage Homes communities with close proximity to outdoor recreational trails, parks and baseball fields. Arbor Way offers a variety of outdoor activities, as well as easy access to Uptown. If you’re interested in lakeside living, Palm Tree Cove is a must-see community. Nestled in a heavily wooded area, this community offers easy access to the Allison Creek boat ramp and day dock.
Q: If homeowners haven’t been to Charlotte and are considering moving to the area, where should they tour to get a taste of the lifestyle?
A: Checking out downtown, which in Charlotte is actually referred to as “Uptown,” is a great way to get a feel for the lifestyle, culture and history. It’s a historic part of Charlotte that blends the old with the new beautifully.
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