All you need to know about Charlotte

Charlotte is a city in North Carolina, USA. It’s situated in America’s Piedmont region and serves as the county seat of Mecklenburg County. It has a population of over 730,000 and a total surface area of 305.4 square miles. The main language spoken is English the main currency used is the US Dollar.  Charlotte’s fast-growing metropolitan area has made the city an increasingly attractive destination for business travel professionals seeking quality furnished accommodation such as serviced apartments and corporate housing.

The history of Charlotte can be traced back to the 16th century, with the arrival of Catawba Native Americas to the area. Scots-Irish Presbyterians were next to follow and occupied much of the region, followed by German immigrants in the lead up to the America Revolutionary War. These various populations had a role to play in making Charlotte the business travel hub that it is today and paved the way for future accommodation including corporate housing.

In 1768, Charlotte was incorporated as a city and went by the name Charlotte Town. The topography of the area was updated to include a new grid pattern boasting various new trading paths, designed to include commerce and business travel to the city.

At the start of the 20th century, Charlotte was North Carolina’s biggest city and a major hub for railroads and cotton processing. Following the First World War I, Charlotte’s population has grown considerably, and, with that, the city has come to be known for its banking industry.

Today, Charlotte is a major financial centre, and a hotbed for culture, commerce and art. Its futuristic skyscrapers are matched by great boutiques and restaurants, which make the city a uniquely trendy business travel destination. Top attractions include the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Carolinas Aviation Museum and Discovery Place. Other sights worth seeing are Freedom Park and the Hendrick Motorsports Museum. With a stay in a SilverDoor serviced apartment, business travellers enjoy easy access to all of Charlotte’s hotspots and a promise of high-quality corporate housing.

Charlotte enjoys a central location between various major population centres in America and is connected by the following two interstate highways: I-77 and I-85. It boasts a comprehensive rapid transit system, made up of buses, streetcars and a light rail service, and is also easily walked around. The main airport in Charlotte is Charlotte Douglas International Airport. We offer serviced apartments and corporate housing close to all such transport links, providing easy access to the city’s main airport.

Add the finishing touches to your business travel experience in Charlotte with a stay in a SilverDoor serviced apartment.