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CHARLOTTE HAS YOUR COLLEGE CLOSE TO HOME August 10, 2015

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Charlotte is a favorite destination for families looking for beautiful, safe neighborhoods, and great private and public schools. People who move to Charlotte fall in love with the area and usually STAY in Charlotte. Soon, finding great neighborhood schools evolves into finding a great college. In addition to the many Universities throughout North and South Carolina, Charlotte can accommodate your growing family needs by offering many college opportunities in, or just minutes from, the Queen City!

Queens University regally rests within the Charlotte city limit at 1900 Selwyn Avenue in the historic Myers Park neighborhood. Founded in 1857 as the Charlotte Female Institute, Queens College became Queens University after its many graduate programs led to its reclassification in 2002. Today, Queens University of Charlotte has approximately 2,700 students studying liberal arts, sciences and professional studies. There is a 10:1 student-faculty ratio that boasts a welcoming Southern hospitality. Students are required to live on campus in one of eight coed residence halls until reaching senior status.

The University of North Carolina Charlotte was established as a four-year, state-supported college in 1965 and in 1992 was authorized to offer programs leading to doctoral degrees. The University currently offers 90 bachelor’s degrees, 63 master’s degrees and 21 doctoral programs. Enrollment is now over 27,000 and UNC-Charlotte is the largest public institution in the Charlotte region. The 49ers can now boast a Division I football team!

Johnson and Wales University is a private, nonprofit NEASC-accredited school nestled in Uptown Charlotte. The JWU Charlotte Campus opened in fall 2004. JWU has approximately 16,000 students with over 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in culinary arts, business, arts and sciences, technology and education. The College of Culinary Arts and the School of Technology are offered as 2-year associate degrees.

The Charlotte School of Law has the convenience of an Uptown location. The school offers a Juris Doctor degree (JD) and JD/MBA degrees and is partnered with the University of North Carolina Charlotte. The Charlotte School of Law was established in 2006, has 1,591 students and is fully accredited by the American Bar Association.

Johnson C Smith University is a private, historically black college founded in 1867. This four-year liberal arts university has more than 1,400 students, 23 fields of study and 15 NCAA Division sports teams. Johnson C Smith University is located in North West Charlotte, near Uptown, at 100Beatties Ford Road.

Kings College is a small, for-profit career college offering associate degrees and diplomas. Located in the Elizabeth neighborhood, just south of Uptown Charlotte, this accredited college is the choice for those seeking short-term, career focused programs.

Wingate University, founded in 1896, is located in Wingate, North Carolina, about 50 minutes from Charlotte. Wingate University has more than 3,000 students and offers 35 undergraduate majors, 5 graduate degrees and 3 doctorate degrees. Wingate student athletes compete in 22NCAA Division II sports.

Belmont Abbey College is a small, (1,700 students), Catholic Benedictine, Liberal Arts College. All students are welcome regardless of religious affiliation. Belmont Abbey is on the National Register of Historic Places and is located 10 miles west of Charlotte. Belmont Abbey offers B.S. and B.A. degrees in 13 different areas. Belmont Abbey has a beautiful, serene campus and is considered one of the top Catholic Colleges for faithfulness and affordability.

Winthrop University is located in Rock Hill, S.C., 20 minutes south of Charlotte. Winthrop University was founded in 1886 and has 4,974 undergraduate students and 1,050 graduate students. This inviting college campus is in the National Register of Historic places and its Southern charm includes wooden porch swings throughout campus. Winthrop offers men’s and women’s sports, and participates in the NCAA at the Division I level as a member of the Big South Conference.

Davidson College is another local historic college, just 19 miles north of Charlotte, in the town of Davidson. Founded in 1837, Davidson has 1,950 students. Davidson offers baccalaureates in 27 majors, 17 minors and Interdisciplinary Studies. Steph Curry, 2015 NBA Most Valuable Player and two-time NBA All Star is a Davidson College Alum.

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) is located in Uptown Charlotte and is the largest community college in North Carolina. Founded in 1963, the college has six satellite campuses and more than 70,000 students. This two-year college is often a springboard for students into the university of their choice. CPCC offers over 100 degree, diploma and certificate programs. Students can earn associates degrees and certificates in 20 different fields.

The Queen City is graced with superb neighborhoods, family friendly parks, great social and professional opportunities, a thriving music and art scene AND brimming with local college choices! There’s a college within driving distance for all Charlotteans seeking localized higher education!

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CHARLOTTE CELEBRATES WITH FALL FESTIVALS September 7, 2013

 

 

Yiasou Greek Festival celebrates Greek heritage in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte is whispering fall with hints of yellow and red in the trees, a sprinkling of crisp mornings and FALL FESTIVALS popping up throughout the Carolinas!

Fall Festivals are a wonderful way to explore Charlotte’s International community! A fun Charlotte tradition for many families is to start the Fall Festival line up with the Yiasou Greek Festival!

The Yiasou (Hello and Goodbye in Greek) Greek Festival has been a cultural event in Charlotte since 1978. Yummy Greek cuisine and pastries are a tantalizing must-have at the festival! Start with a delicious plate of spanakopita, and do not leave without extra baklava for friends to enjoy later! Cultural exhibits, entertainment, shopping and wine tasting will transport to Greece without the cost of a plane ticket! The Greek Festival runs September 5-September 8.

The 19th Annual Festival of India will be held in Uptown Charlotte, September 14-15. The festival will have entertainment from classical Indian to modern Bollywood dance. Art, crafts and cuisine representing the various regions of India will intrigue visitors and satisfy palates! Children’s activities will be offered. Why not take home a bit of beautiful, exotic India with you by getting a henna tattoo!

Charlotte’s very own UNCC will host its annual International Festival on September 28. The festival will have representation of over 50 nations!  Each booth offers a wonderful adventure into foreign lands! Featuring arts, crafts, traditional dress and food from participating countries, the International Festival is an educational and fun way to explore other countries!

Celebrate Charlotte’s Latin American community by attending the Latin American Festival held in Southpark’s Symphony Park on October 13th! Mexican pop stars Julieta Venegas and Uruguayan rockers No Te Va Gustar will be performing! Tickle your taste buds with Latin American cuisine and enjoy folkloric dance performances. Local artisans and live visual art performances will be offered.

Charlotte celebrates its very passionate canine community of various heritages and backgrounds with a fall festival that Woofs It Up!

The 5th Annual Woofstock will be held on Saturday, September 14th at Amos’ Southend. Dane of Ruff Love, and Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue both team up for this doggie lovin event! Vendors, music, food, drink and an opportunity to bring home a new family member from the adoptable dogs is a great way for the family to celebrate all things canine!

The artistic community of Charlotte will once more be celebrated at Festival In The Park! Festival In The Park has been a Charlotte tradition for 49 years! The Festival will be held at beautiful Freedom Park’s scenic lake. There will be over 180 artists and crafts people at this years festival, all offering a story to go with that “couldn’t resist” beautiful piece of art! Carvers, potters, painters and sculptors offer their wares and often give demonstrations of how they created their art. Local schools have art exhibits celebrating student art. The band shell offers free entertainment, with over a thousand entertainers performing throughout the weekend! This is a great family festival with many children’s activities and food available for purchase. The Festival will be Friday, September 20- Sunday, September 21.

Chili is an American tradition with varying tales of origin.No matter where the chili pepper came from, chili is a tradition in the fall and expert chili chefs and tasters will enjoy the 4th Annual Dilworth/Southend Chili Cookoff on October 27! Bring the family to this chili festival and enjoy live music from local bands, raffle, games including a corn hole tournament, and , of course, CHILI! Local restaurants and local cooking teams will provide the delicious variety of chili. The tasting begins at 11:00! http://www.dsechilicookoff.com

Celebrate Queen City diversity, art and culture at one of the many family-friendly fall festivals offered in the Charlotte area!

 

 

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CHARLOTTE ERUPTING IN SPRING BEAUTY April 13, 2013

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CHARLOTTE GARDENS ERUPTING IN SPRING BEAUTY

Charlotte is a city of beauty! The Queen City’s famous canopies of trees, well-kept parks and manicured neighborhoods are the visual feast for all visitors and locals. Charlotte’s mild climate allows it to keep it prettiness throughout the year, but Charlotte in the spring time will leave you breathless with its dazzling display!

Visitors and locals can enjoy the visual feast a Charlotte Spring brings by simply meandering through any of its many gorgeous neighborhoods in South Charlotte. Charlotte also offers a spring time choir of magnificent colors singing in gardens of loveliness.

UNC Charlotte has a charming campus, new football team, great 49er basketball, offers top-notch undergraduate and graduate programs AND is home of the UNC Botanical Gardens. The gardens and greenhouse are open to public. The mission of the garden is to “promote the knowledge and appreciation of plants for educational, environmental and aesthetic purposes.” There are plenty staff to answer questions about the best plants for the Charlotte area climate and your home. Take a relaxing stroll through the cheerful gardens and explore UNC Charlotte’s handsome campus.

The Royal Gardens is tucked away in the darling Elizabeth neighborhood. You could easily miss the Gardens center because appears to be just one of the many charming houses in Elizabeth on 7th avenue. People consider the center a place to have a wonderful conversation and peaceful stroll! The Gardens offers plants for sale and wonderful Southern hospitality. A bubbling brook, pretty  plants, statues and fountains provide a fairy like ethereal atmosphere to enjoy a beautiful spring day in Charlotte.

The McGill Rose Garden is located in First Ward’s Garden District and North Davidson’s Historic Arts District (NoDa). The garden rivals the beauty of any English garden, with the heavenly scent and magnificent colors that are unique to over 1,000 roses. The Rose Garden offers educational programs, a meditation garden for Hospice, hosts special occasions and is open to the public. The Garden has free admission and is appreciative of donations for tours.

Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary has been an important part of the beautiful Charlotte landscape since 1927. Designated as a Historic Site by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Landmarks Commission, the gardens has over three acres of formal gardens and woodland areas all created with loving care to encourage wildlife. The nursery offers favorite perennials, as well as rare and unusual plants for sale, along with an educational story about your plants needs from one of the passionate staff. Enjoy free programs offered at the garden, but be sure to allow yourself the time to enjoy the one hour walk through gorgeous gardens! Wing Haven is located in the regal Myers Park neighborhood.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens  was established in 1991 as a gift from Daniel Jonathan Stowe of nearly 400 acres designated as one of the world’s best botanical gardens. Winding paths, fountains, statues, lawns and an indoor orchid conservatory are just a few of the many delights Daniel Stowe offers. This is a great destination for visitors, families, groups and picnickers! Daniel Stowe is located in Belmont and is easily accessible from Interstate 85.

Homeowners on Charlotte’s beautiful Southside searching for their own personal gardening needs can find lawn and garden supplies at several popular locations.

Southern Styles Nursery and Garden is located at the corner of Rea and Colony roads in Charlotte’s bustling Southside. Experts are available and eager to help you with your gardening needs.

Pike Nurseries, in the  elegant Ballantyne area, gets high marks for customer service and variety. Walking through the darling front store with its garden accessories into the outdoor garden center prepares you for a terrific retail  experience. The staff is knowledgeable and quick to guide you to the specific plants you are seeking. Be sure to sign up as a member to keep track of your requests and get a speedy refund, if needed.

Growers Outlet in sweet, quiet Pineville is a plant lover’s maze of greenery! Make sure to wear your outdoor shoes for an outdoor maze of  mud and endless plant varieties. Grab a large pushcart and maneuver through the endless varieties of trees, plants, shrubs, flowers and garden supplies.

Blackhawk Garden Center in Park Road Shopping Center is a plant lover’s  paradise! The center is filled with plants, fountains, and smiling people. The teams of people available are all experts on plant care and are very happy to discuss any and all garden and lawn topics.

Charlotte is a city of pretty! New here or moving here soon? Enjoy our spectacular Queen City spring by letting one of our great agents help you navigate through our many nonpareil neighborhoods or get going in one of our glorious gardens!  704.541.2500

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