At Global Alliance, we take the “Worldwide” in our company name very seriously. We pride ourselves in offering premium limousine services to our clientele not only in our home base of Toronto but around the globe. Through our sophisticated network of trusted worldwide affiliates, Global Alliance can provide professional chauffeured services in hundreds of international cities. We will discuss many of the major worldwide destinations served via our affiliate network on this blog. Today, we head south to the growing North Carolina city of Charlotte.
Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina, with around 2.5 million inhabitants in the wider metro area, which ranks the urban area as the 22nd largest in the United States. Charlotte is also the third fastest-growing city in the country in recent studies. Sometimes referred to as Queen City, Charlotte was named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of Great Britain when the first English settlement in the area was founded in the middle of the 18th Century. Charlotte proved a tenacious defender of liberty and independence during the Revolutionary War, when British General Cornwallis, frustrated by its resistance to his forces’ attacks, dubbed it “a hornet’s nest of rebellion” (which gave the city and its NBA franchise, the Charlotte Hornets, a mutual nickname).
Charlotte grew through the 19th Century on the back of multiple gold rushes (it was the largest producer of gold in the U.S. until the better-known mid-century strikes out west), railroad building, and cotton processing. In the later 20th Century, Charlotte became the second largest banking centre on the American eastern seaboard as headquarters of Bank of America, Well Fargo, and other financial institutions.
Modern Charlotte is a dynamic and diverse metropolis. Its Center City is also known as Uptown and is focused on Independence Square (often simply called The Square) at the intersection of Trade and Tryon, near the site of two old gold mine sites. Charlotte has many popular green spaces, the most notable of which are Freedom Park and the new Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a waterside promenade similar to San Antonio’s River Walk.
Known as the City of Churches, Charlotte is an important centre of Protestant churches in the American Southeast and is home to hundreds of church structures, many of them historic. In addition to the aforementioned Hornets, Charlotte is also home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and a key centre of American motorsports, including NASCAR. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the city’s main air transport hub, and is the sixth busiest airport in the United States.
Please feel free to contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in Charlotte, North Carolina.