Charlotte’s been making lots of news lately…made national news yesterday with the changes at the DNC Convention. Thought I’d just capture a few of the news items from a half full perspective:
Thanks to the Charlotte Observer for the headlines – click on the headline to read the full stories.
“Charlotte home prices increased for the second month in a row, fueling hopes that the local housing market is seeing the beginnings of a recovery. “We’re in for a nice, steady, slow, methodical recovery,” said Pat Riley, president and chief operating officer of real estate firm Allen Tate.
He said factors have continued to coalesce and spur growth, including rising
If Charlotte commercial real estate developers had locker rooms…this Charlotte Observer’s Vue Charlotte sells at auction for $103 million would be posted on every locker room bulletin board in town. Hmm…maybe they do have locker rooms…I know they got playas?
No longer that confused “CH” city or Atlanta’s read haired stepchild, Charlotte has arrived! The US census (yeah the big one) reports that Charlotte was the fastest growing metropolitan area by far up 64.6% since 2000…the wonderfully weird (we love) Austin TX came in a distant second at 51% – take that TEXAS!
The Charlotte Observer reports …
- No urban area with 1 million or more people grew faster in the century’s first decade than the Charlotte urban area, new U.S. Census Bureau data show. Charlotte’s urban area grew 64.6 percent, to 1.25 million people, from 2000 to 2010.
- On average, Mecklenburg County’s population grew roughly 25,000 a year from 2006-10, chamber reports show. “They don’t think they can find