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Get to know SouthPark

Considered part of South Charlotte, the bustling neighborhood of SouthPark lies just six miles below Uptown. It was historically part of a 3,000-acre farm owned by former North Carolina governor Cameron Morrison, evolving over the course of several generations to become what is today the Queen City’s second-largest business district—over 40,000 people work here, and some 18,000 call it home. The community’s central landmark is the two million-square-foot SouthPark Mall, one of the southeast’s oldest and largest (and among America’s most profitable) indoor shopping centers. You’ll also find a wide variety of less-corporate boutiques and restaurants, mingling with a mix of office parks and those of the recreational variety. SouthPark also encompasses a handful of other defined, well-known neighborhoods, including Barclay Downs, Foxcroft, gated Morrocroft Estates, Beverly Woods, Old Foxcroft, and Deering Oaks.

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Living in Charlotte

The Charlotte area was the site of America’s first gold rush, prompted in 1799 when 12-year-old Conrad Reed found a whopper of a nugget playing in a Cabarrus County creek. Today, people are drawn here by other lodes: booming commerce, vibrant culture, and a subtropical climate that’s palpably milder than just a state or two north. Greater Charlotte represents the fourth-largest metropolitan region in the Southeast and one of the fastest-growing in the entire country. Nearly three million make their home in the 16 counties surrounding the “Queen City,” located in both North and South Carolina—they’ve gained nearly 20% of their collective population over the past decade alone. Countless companies across all industries maintain headquarters, if not a substantial presence, in Charlotte’s thriving urban core, most notably the finance, technology, and higher education sectors. And while “Metrolina” is all well inland, water-borne recreation thrives on Lake Norman, the largest manmade lake in the state, and throughout the Catawba River basin.