Yorkshire is a residential neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, that lies directly on the state's border with South Carolina. Yorkshire has an western boundary at Steel Creek Road, an eastern border at Carowind Road and a northern boundary at Tryon Road. The neighborhood is approximately 13 miles southwest of downtown Charlotte. From Yorkshire, Charlotte averages as 25-minute commute by car. Public transportation by bus is also available.

Yorkshire has many neighborhood amenities including a Super​ Target, Home Depot and Best Buy. The CK Rivergate Shopping Center features a wide array of stores and eateries, including men's and women's apparel outlets, numerous health and wellness facilities, barbers, a sporting goods store and a bookshop. The neighborhood is also home to several churches and seminaries. 

There are many local attractions in the area surrounding Yorkshire. The McDowell Nature Center and Preserve boasts over 1,000 acres of untarnished forests and waterways. The preserve is complete with numerous campsites, a boat launch, hiking trails, a picnic area, fishing holes and a boat launch. Other nearby amenities include Ramblewood Park, Quail Hollow Country Club and Arysley Grand Cinemas.  

Silverwood is a residential neighborhood approximately 10 miles east of downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. The majority of Silverwood lies between East W.T. Harris Boulevard and Interstate 485, north of Albemarle Road. Other major motorways in the area include Pence Road and Robinson Church Road. From Silverwood, downtown Charlotte averages a 20-minute commute by car. Limited public transportation by bus is also available. 

Silverwood is home to several community churches and the Charlotte Memorial Gardens. The neighborhood is also home to Deerpond Plantation, a large venue for weddings and special events. The area has a Walmart, grocery store and recycling center as well.

Silverwood holds the Charles T. Meyers Golf Course, a public amenity perfect for golfers of all ages and skill levels.The surrounding area of Silverwood boasts a wide range of amenities. Silverwood is within close driving distance of Reedy Creek Park, Charlotte Country Club and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Reedy Creek Park is an expansive recreational green space complete with athletic fields, picnic shelters, a basketball court, an 18-hole disc-golf course, a fishing pier, a community garden, miles of hiking trails and a nature center. Charlotte Country Club boasts a golf course and tennis facilities. 

Provincetowne is a residential neighborhood approximately 20 miles due south of Charlotte, North Carolina. The neighborhood was formed in the 1980s and began as a community of contemporary homes with larger plots of land than most Charlotte suburbs offered. Now Provincetowne is an established community with a wide range of amenities. Provincetowne lies just south of Interstate 485 and expands southward to the intersection of Marvin Road and Sixmile Creek, only a few miles away from the state border between North and South Carolina. Other major motorways include Rea Road and Ballantyne Commons Parkway. From Provincetowne, downtown Charlotte averages a half-hour commute by car. Public bus transportation is also available. 

Provincetowne is home to numerous restaurants and eateries. The neighborhood also holds a Petsmart, Best Buy, Target and boutique butcherie. Provincetowne has a YMCA branch. Blakeney Shopping Center is a local outdoor mall complete with men's and women's fashion outlets, electronics stores, bookshops and specialty health facilities. 

The area surrounding Provincetowne offers several golf courses and recreational green spaces, including the Golf Club at Ballantyne, a public PGA-championship course. Other nearby parks include Elon Park and Recreation Center, and Big Rock Nature Preserve. A large movie theater sits within close driving distance to Provincetowne. 

Prosperity Church Road is a residential neighborhood located approximately 10 miles northeast of downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. The Prosperity Church Road neighborhood lies north of the intersection of Mallard Creek Road and Hubbard Road. The area then expands to form a northern boundary at Johnston Oehler Road. Other major motorways include North Carolina Highway 24 and Prosperity Church Road. Downtown Charlotte averages a 20-minute commute by car from the neighborhood. Public bus transportation is also available.

Prosperity Church Road is home to apartment complexes, churches, steakhouses, restaurants and coffee shops. The neighborhood also has a cigar emporium, DJ music pool, and a YMCA. The area also has a number of local recreational facilities, including Mallard Creek Community Park and The Tradition Golf Club. Mallard Creek Community Park features soccer fields, softball diamonds, picnic shelters, a playground and a concession stand. The Tradition Golf Club provides a challenging par-72 course lined with trees, as well as a clubhouse with dining options and a pro shop. 

Charlotte Motor Speedway, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Concord Mills Mall and Highland Creek Golf Club are all within driving distance from the Prosperity Church Road neighborhood. 

Highland Creek is one of North Carolina's largest residential neighborhoods, and it's located just outside of Charlotte. The area lies approximately 18 miles north of the city and surrounds Highland Creek Golf Club. The neighborhood spans across  two counties and boasts a population of nearly 14,000 people. Major nearby motorways include Highland Creek Parkway, Eastfield Road, Mallard Creek Road and the Jeff Gordon Expressway. From Highland Creek, downtown Charlotte averages a 25-minute commute by car. Public bus transportation is also available.

The Highland Creek Golf Club is the center of the community. It is a championship 18-hole course with five lakes. Several other prominent golf courses are in the area as well. The neighborhood also has five community pools and six public tennis courts. Furthermore, Highland Creek has two clubhouses that are open to the community for special events and a sports club complete with a fitness center.

Highland Creek is approximately 10 miles from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Many residents in the neighborhood work at the nearby university. Other amenities in the surrounding area include the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord Mills Mall and Concord Regional Airport. 

The Windsor Park neighborhood of Charlotte is conveniently located 15 minutes from Uptown. Comprised of residential buildings from the 1960s, the area has attracted young couples and singles who want to do a little home improvement. Residents also have access to the streetcar line, making inter-city travel easy. 

Located on an 8-acre wooded property, the Charlotte Museum of History is a local favorite for daytime activity. The campus is also home to the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, which is the oldest surviving house in the county. Built in 1774, the home still rests on its original spot. Visitors can go inside or explore the grounds to experience a reproduction of a log kitchen, barn and reconstructed two-story springhouse.

Kilborne Park is a great place for a relaxing day outside. Have a picnic with friends or play sports on the expansive lawn. 

There's no shortage of quality southern cooking in Windsor Park. Whether you're looking for homemade fried chicken or barbeque straight off the grill, there's something to satisfy your appetite. The King's Kitchen is a nonprofit restaurant featuring locally sourced food. The restaurant employs people who are at risk – homeless and rehab graduates – and all proceeds go to feed the hungry in Charlotte. The call to service displayed by The King's Kitchen is a reflection of the heart of the Windsor community

Charlotte is North Carolina's largest city. It's best known for its mix of cosmopolitan flavor and charming Southern hospitality. Charlotte is also a major player in the financial industry – most people are surprised to learn that it's the second largest financial center in the U.S. after New York City. If you're looking for apartments in Charlotte, here's what you need to know:

The basics
The average rent in Charlotte is $840 per month across all rental types, while a one-bedroom rental averages $740 per month and a two-bedroom apartment costs an average of $885. Charlotte also has a pretty high vacancy rate – about 5 percent – which means it's a renters' market and you might be able to bargain on your rental price.

When you're ready to move, you should get a Right of Way Use Permit, which is free of charge and available through the Charlotte Department of Transportation. There's really no bad time to move in Charlotte – it has a temperate climate, unlike the Deep South, so summers aren't blazing hot.

Having a car in Charlotte is a must, but luckily, parking is readily available and inexpensive. Also, commute times are generally pretty short compared to other major cities.

The neighborhoods
Charlotte proper is spread out, with around 700,000 people in 297 square miles. Here are some of the top neighborhoods for young professionals:

  • Center City: If you want to live right downtown, Charlotte's Center City has four distinct wards, all of which are a bit pricier than other neighborhood options. One of the best for housing is the First Ward, called the "Garden District," which has everything from studios and lofts to single-family homes with rooftop patios and cozy porches. Third Ward is also a hip neighborhood for young people. It has high-rises and townhomes, and it's right in the middle of all the best entertainment and dining.
  • South End: This former industrial neighborhood southwest of downtown now boasts apartments and lofts in renovated mills and factories. It's a bustling destination for entertainment and shopping.
  • NoDa: North Davidson – the Art District – is northeast of the city center and brimming with galleries, music venues, theaters and hip condos and apartments.
  • Elizabeth: This neighborhood is southeast of downtown and has many charming historic homes and large old trees. It's idyllic and also close to the city center. Most major hospitals are located here.

Insider tips
Charlotte is named after Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III of Britain, and it's still often called the Queen's City by locals. Also, be prepared to be enchanted by locals' geniality – "Well bless your heart!" is a common refrain here.