City Spotlight

City Spotlight: Charlotte


Charlotte is home to a variety of family attractions, breathtaking views, culinary wonders, and cultural treasures. See for yourself why Charlotte, also known as Queen City, is the third fastest growing major city in the United States with Meritage Homes’ Marketing Manager Ashley Manwaring-Mang.

Q: What is a popular food choice you would find at your city’s block party?

A: World-class Southern-style BBQ ribs, chicken, and brisket with a great blend of BBQ sauce on each.

Q: Which Meritage Homes community is best if homeowners want to live near downtown?

A: Just minutes from Lake Wylie and offering an old-world ambiance with lantern-lit streets, Montreux is the community to live in if you are looking to move near downtown Charlotte. Montreux is a luxurious community of new energy-efficient homes offering four-sided brick executive-style homes and two-car garages with options for three-car garages available.

Q: For those families who love to stay active, what are some great outdoor activities near your city?

A: Spending time outdoors is fun and easy in Charlotte. Some of our favorite things to do include: boating and water skiing on the Catawba River, Lake Wylie or Lake Norman; mountain-biking; enjoying running trails; kayaking, canoeing, and whitewater rafting at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Other thrill-seeking favorites include Carowinds amusement park; exploring nature at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, McDowell Nature Center & Preserve or Freedom Park; catching a Knights game at the BB&T Ballpark; and touring the Historic Latta Plantation.

Q: Where’s the best local hot spot to grab a great cup of coffee?

A: Local residents really enjoy Amelies Bakery located at 2424 North Davidson Street, Charlotte.

Q: What is your city best known for?

A: Along with its rich history, Charlotte is home to NASCAR, the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and live performances at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.

Q: For those families who want to be near hiking trails, parks, and baseball fields, which Meritage Home community is best for them?

A: There are many new communities with close proximity to outdoor recreational trails, parks, and baseball fields, including Montreux, Arbor Way, Riverchase, Palm Tree Cove, and Olde Blakeney to name a few.

Q: What’s the funkiest fact or reason you enjoy your city?

A: Fun facts about Charlotte:

  1. Downtown is called Uptown.
  2. The U.S. National Whitewater Center is located in Charlotte.
  3. NASCAR is the main sport and one of the biggest attractions.
  4. Home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.
  5. Carolina Renaissance Festival is among the largest of all renaissance fairs in the nation, with an average attendance of 160,000.

Interested in becoming a Charlottean? Check out our list of available Meritage Homes.