Discover Something New at Home in Charlotte

City center sculpture
Alamy

Charlotte may always be known for big banks and NASCAR but, as celebrities like Claire Danes and Damian Lewis have discovered while filming the Showtime drama Homeland around town, there is more to this Carolina city than cash and cars.

Countless new shops, restaurants and condos have opened up, the UNCC debuted its new football stadium this spring and BB&T Ballpark in Uptown is starting to take shape (the Charlotte Knights will take the field in 2014).

A bit of bad news: The Penguin has filed for Chapter 11 so order fried pickles and PBR while you can!