Charlotte, NC Places to Visit (A-I)

Allison Woods    2106 Turnsburg Highway    Statesville, NC 28625    704-872-1930    www.allison-woods.org   Andrew Jackson State Park    196 Andrew Jackson Park Road    Lancaster, SC 29720    803-285-3344    www.southcarolinaparks.com  Anne Springs Close Greenway    250 Dairy Barn Lane    Fort Mill, SC 29715    803-548-7252   www.leroysprings.com/Greenway .html Backing Up Classics    4545 Concord Parkway S.    Concord, NC 28027    704-788-9500    www.backingupclassics.com Bank Of America Stadium    800 S. Mint Street    Charlotte, NC 28202    704-358-7538    www.panthers.com/stadium Billy Graham Library    4330 Westmont Drive   Charlotte, NC    704-401-3200    www.billygraham.org/BGLibrary
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 Broad River Greenway    Riverside Drive    Boiling Springs, NC    704-434-0040    www.broadrivergreenway.com 
Carolina Raptor Center    600 Sample Road    Huntersville, NC 28078    704-875-6521    www.carolinaraptorcenter.org Catawba Cultural Center    1536 Tom Steven Road    Rock Hill, SC  29731    803-328-2427    www.ccppcrafts.com Catawba Queen Riverboat Queen’s Landing    1459 River Highway    Mooresville, NC 28117    704-663-2628    www.queenslanding.com Charlotte Museum Of History/ Hezekiah Alexander Homesite    3500 Shamrock Drive    Charlotte, NC 28215    704-568-1774    www.charlottemuseum.org  
Charlotte Trolley And Museum    2104 South Boulevard    Charlotte, NC 28203    704-375-0850    www.charlottetrolley.org  Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens    6500 S. New Hope Road    Belmont, NC 28012    704-825-4490    www.dsbg.org Discovery Place/IMAX Theater    301 S. Tryon Street    Charlotte, NC 28202    704-372-6261    www.discoveryplace.org Energy Explorium At McGuire    13339 Hagers Ferry Road    Huntersville, NC 28078    704-875-5600    www.dukepower.com/EE Gaston County Museum Of Art & History    131 W. Main Street     Dallas, NC 28034     704-922-7681    www.gastoncountymuseum.org Historic Brattonsville    1444 Brattonsville Road    McConnells, SC 29726    803-684-2327    www.chmuseum.org/ourmuseums/hb Historic Downtown Statesville    111 Depot Lane    Statesville, NC 28677    704-878-3480    www.visitstatesville.com Historic Latta Plantation    5225 Sample Road    Huntersville, NC 28078    704-875-2312    www.lattaplantation.org Historic Rosedale    3427 N. Tryon Street    Charlotte, NC 28206    704-335-0325    www.historicrosedale.org Iredell Museum Of Arts & Heritage    1335 Museum Road    Statesville, NC 28625    704-873-4734    www.iredellmuseums.org Lee Ann Miller Team Logo w/Tate              704-896-5141 Office www.LeeAnnMiller.com

Charlotte, NC Places to Visit (J-Z)

Jesse Helms Center    3910 U.S. 74 E.    Wingate, NC 28174    704-233-1776    www.jessehelmscenter.org    Knights Castle – Charlotte Knights Baseball     2280 Deerfield Drive    Fort Mill, SC 29715    704-36-HOMER    www.charlotteknights.com Lake Norman State Park    159 Inland Sea Lane    Troutman, NC 28166    704-528-6350    http://ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/ lano/Main.php Lancaster/Chester Railroad Museum    512 S. Main Street    Lancaster, SC 29721    803-286-2102   www.landcrailroad.com/museum.html Lansford Canal State Park    2051 Park Drive     Catawba, NC 29704     803-789-5800    www.southcarolinaparks.com Lincoln County Museum of History    Lincoln Cultural Center    403 E. Main Street    Lincolnton, NC 28092    704-732-9055    www.lincolncultrualcenter.org Lowes Motor Speedway     5555 Concord Parkway S.    Concord, NC 28027    704-455-3200    www.lowesmotorspeedway.com Mc Dowell Nature Center    15222 York Road    Charlotte, NC 28278    704-588-5224    www.parkandrec.com Museum of the Alphabet    JAARS Center    6409 Davis Road    Waxhaw, NC 28173    704-843-6000    www.jaars.org/museum/alphabet Museum Of The Waxhaws/ Andrew Jackson Memorial    8215 Waxhaw Highway    Waxhaw, NC 28173    704-843-1832    www.museumofthewaxhaws.com Museum Of York County    4621 Mount Gallant Road    Rock Hill, SC 29732    803-329-2121    www.chmuseums.org/ourmuseums/myco N.C. Auto Racing Hall Of Fame    119 Knob Hill Road    Mooresville, NC 28117    704-663-5331    www.ncarhof.com NASCAR Hall Of Fame    500 S. Brevard Street    Charlotte, NC    1-800-231-4636    www.nascarhalloffame.com Nature Museum    1658 Sterling Road    Charlotte, NC 28209    704-372-6261    www.discoveryplace.org North Carolina Transportation Museum    411 S. Salisbury Avenue   Spencer, NC 28159    704-636-2889    www.nctrans.org Paramount’s Carowinds    I-77 at Carowinds Boulevard    Avenue Of The Carolinas    Charlotte, NC 28273    704-588-2600     www.carowinds.com  Queen City Tours    3125 Eastway Drive    Charlotte, NC 28205    704-566-0104    www.queencitytours.com Ray’s Splash Planet    215 N. Sycamore Street    Charlotte, NC  28202    704-432-4729    www.rayssplashplanet.com Reed Gold Mine    9621 Reed Mine Road    Midland, NC 28107    704-721-4653 (GOLD)    www.nchistoricsites.org/reed/reed.htm Ribbon Walk Botanical Forest    4601 Nevin Road    Charlotte, NC 28269    704-599-2600    www.charmeck.org Schiele Museum Of Natural History    1500 E. Garrison Boulevard    Gastonia, NC 28054    704-866-6900    www.schielemuseum.org Time Warner Cable Arena    333 East Trade Street    Charlotte, NC 28202    704-688-9000    www.timewarnercablearena.com UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens    9201 University City Blvd    Charlotte, NC 28223    704-687-2364    http://gardens.uncc.edu US National Whitewater Rafting            Center    820 Hawfield Road    Charlotte, NC    704-391-3900    www.usnwc.org Verizon Wireless Amphitheater    707 Pavilion Boulevard     Charlotte, NC 28262     704-549-5555    www.verizionwirelessamphitheater.com/     charlotte Visit Charlotte    330 S. Tryon Street    Charlotte, NC 28202    704-334-2282    www.visitcharlotte.com Wing Haven Gardens & Bird Sanctuary    248 Ridgewood Avenue    Charlotte, NC 28209    704-331-0664    www.winghavengardens.com             Lee Ann Miller Team Logo w/Tate                                      

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Charlotte, NC- Center City

For people who like being in the center of things, Uptown Charlotte is increasingly becoming a coveted address. That’s where nearly 10,000 Charlotteans now liveand work. Uptown’s population is expected to triple in the next decade. New residential/mixed-use developments include EpiCentre, Courtside, 230 Tryon, Millennium Square, The Vue, Avenue, Trademark and The Park. Charlotte addresses were originally divided into four wards created by the intersection of Trade and Tryon streets; each known for its unique qualities.

The Uptown Wards

In the northwest quadrant of Uptown, Fourth Ward is known for colorful Victorian houses, elegant new townhomes and the charming Fourth Ward Park. It is one of Charlotte’s most affluent neighborhoods. In nearby Third Ward, flanked by Bank of America Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers NFL team, you’ll find Gateway Village with five blocks of offices, stores, apartments and condominiums. Johnson & Wales University operates its five-story, 145,000-square-foot culinary arts academic center here too. Climbing 21 stories in Second Ward, The Park condominiums will become one of the city’s tallest residential structures at 275 feet, and will include a rooftop park featuring gardens, a walking trail, a swimming pool and a breathtaking view of the Charlotte skyline. The remaining quadrant of the center city, First Ward, is booming with a mix of new housing that appeals to a variety of incomes. The new Charlotte Arena has led to a surge of development including Courtside, a 17-story condominium high-rise with 7,500 square feet of retail and restaurant space on the street level. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is also planning a campus in First Ward; among the courses of study offered will be business, architecture, social services and the humanities. Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management has also announced its plans to move Uptown.

Places to See

Uptown is the acknowledged center of the city’s cultural life. It’s the home of the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, the McColl Center for Visual Art, Discovery Place science museum, the Levine Museum of the New South, Spirit Square Center for the Arts & Education, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library and several private galleries. It’s also the site of ImaginOn, a new, ambitious joint project of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte and the library. Spanning an entire city block, ImaginOn covers 100,000 square feet and includes performance spaces, library areas, a technology center, classrooms and a teen center. The Charlotte Trolley runs daily between Atherton Mill in South End and Ninth Street in Uptown, and is used by tourists and Uptown workers alike. Uptown residents enjoy the convenience of walking to restaurants, clubs and even the supermarket. The groceries at Reid’s Fine Foods in Seventh Street Station, a colorful parking garage, are augmented in summer by an outdoor farmers market.

Recreation

You could get your exercise just by walking around to see all the new construction. But, for those craving more vigorous exercise, Gateway Village offers a YMCA where joggers regularly set out for early-morning runs. The Center City’s broad array of activities has something for nearly any taste. And its mix of housingold, new, spacious or compactsuits nearly any lifestyle. If you want to experience city life to the fullest, Center City may be the place for you. For people who like being in the center of things, Uptown Charlotte is increasingly becoming a coveted address. That’s where nearly 10,000 Charlotteans now liveand work. Uptown’s population is expected to triple in the next decade. New residential/mixed-use developments include EpiCentre, Courtside, 230 Tryon, Millennium Square, The Vue, Avenue, Trademark and The Park. Charlotte addresses were originally divided into four wards created by the intersection of Trade and Tryon streets; each known for its unique qualities.                                                                     team-logo

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Charlotte, NC- Historic Charlotte

Charlotte’s oldest and most scenic neighborhoods form a crescent around the Center City. These “streetcar suburbs” date back to before the turn of the century and feature homes ranging from tiny bungalows to grand Georgian mansions, with new construction sprinkled throughout. Dilworth, Charlotte’s oldest suburb, was developed in the 1890s. A “front porch” community, Dilworth’s homes are primarily lovingly restored bungalows of the Craftsman style. A stroll down its avenues will take you back in time. East Boulevard, at Dilworth’s center, is lined with local restaurants and businesses. Freedom Park, well known for its annual arts festival, “Festival in The Park”, is at the eastern end of the boulevard. Carolinas Medical Center, a 777-bed teaching hospital and the region’s only Level-1 trauma center, sits a block off East Boulevard. One of Charlotte’s hottest communities, South End, is on Dilworth’s western edge. Its refurbished textile mills provide interesting venues for restaurants, shops and office lofts, making it a trendy locale. New residential options complement the booming commercial development. The Charlotte Trolley is a popular ride with Carolina Panther fans who walk to Bank of America Stadium from the Stonewall Street stop. In 2004, the trolley will transport riders from South End through uptown, as it did 100 years ago. Myers Park is the neighborhood of choice for those who value tradition over trend. The one-time “country” neighborhood is now a mere five minutes’ drive from downtown Charlotte. But the setting remains idyllic, as even the largest of its classic homes are dwarfed by towering willow oaks. Among the older, traditional houses, you’ll find a number of newer mansions and infill projects. Myers Park homes carry a steep price tag due to the neighborhood’s unwavering desirability. Queens College, a small liberal arts school, has been a member of the Myers Park community since 1914, when it moved to its Selwyn Avenue campus. The college offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Eastover community emerged shortly after Myers Park and features majestic homes set back from winding streets on expansive lawns. Like Myers Park, Eastover’s original homes are interspersed with grandiose new homes. In 1936, the Mint Museum of Art opened in Eastover in the building that once housed Charlotte’s original U.S. Mint. However, the museum may leave Eastover for the Center City in a few years Elizabeth is an historic community where residents enjoy an urban lifestyle. In this designated historic district with strict renovation guidelines, the architecturally diverse homes still have much of their original character and charm. The compact neighborhood includes several popular restaurants and shops. The intersection of Randolph Road and Caswell Avenue is a medical crossroads. Presbyterian Hospital, Presbyterian Orthopedic Hospital, Mercy Hospital and numerous medical offices are located at or near the intersection. The main campus of Central Piedmont Community College, the state’s largest community college, is also in Elizabeth. Another neighborhood popular among young professionals who want to live in the shadows of uptown is Chantilly. Chantilly features beautiful narrow streets with charming cottages. Though not yet as expensive as Elizabeth and Dilworth, prices are climbing rapidly. Chantilly’s neighbor, Plaza-Midwood, traces its development back to 1903 and boasts a diverse population and variety of home styles. This is one of Charlotte’s few historic neighborhoods where you still find small, affordable homes around the corner from expensive, stately residences. Central Avenue and The Plaza are the community’s main arteries. Central Avenue is enjoying a rebirth, with new restaurants and entertainment venues that make it a popular evening destination. Along The Plaza, a traditional boulevard, you’ll find elegant old homes, including the historic Van Landingham Estate. Nearby, grand homes dating back to 1920 line Country Club’s quiet, curving streets. The small community is named for its centerpiece, Charlotte Country Club, the city’s oldest country club. Head out North Davidson Street to 35th Street to reach Historic North Davidson, known for its funky galleries, colorful “shotgun” homes and popular apartments in the renovated Johnston Mill. “NoDa” is a regular destination for gallery crawls, drawing people from all over town.                                                                                                                     704-896-5141 Office                                                     www.LeeAnnMiller.com                                                          Allen Tate Company