Newcomers Guide

Whether you're new to Charlotte, just visiting the Queen City, or have lived here for many years there are few things we think you need to know.

Charlotte's Newcomers GuideLet's Face It: People from all over the world have poured into this city, remaking it in the process.

Maximum Impact: Charlotte is increasingly shaped by newcomers who step in and instantly make indelible marks on the city. Look for these six people to step up in the coming months and years

Homes Away from Home: New to town? Searching for a taste of home? Find it at one of these nineteen restaurants. View the restaurants on an interactive Map

The New, New Suburbs: Outside I-485, an entirely new city is developing. It's close to Charlotte, it's related to Charlotte, but it's not really Charlotte at all.

Culture Blend: Not everyone moves here because they want to. These three families ended up in Charlotte through no choice of their own. They've each injected a little of their culture into the city, and Charlotte has returned the favor

Continue the Conversation:  The families portrayed on the previous three pages are included in a multipart, yearlong project recently launched by Levine Museum of the New South.

Newcomer Photo Gallery: Visit our photo gallery to see a variety of newcomers and read their views on Charlotte. Then tell us what you think. Upload your photo to the gallery and tell us the following info in the caption: your name, where you're from, when you moved here, and what you think the future holds for Charlotte. You can also send your photo and info to




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