Posted by: Steve Lappin Broker/Realtors ABR | June 9, 2016


Charlotte Was Just Ranked One Of The Best Places To Live In America by US News & World Report

The Queen City is now officially one of the top 20 cities to live in the USA, according to the U.S. News & World Report. Our official rank was #15, beating out Atlanta at #61, Tampa at #42, Honolulu at #26, Nashville at #22, and even Charleston at #19.

The publication analysed the top 100 most populous cities in America, by comparing each one’s quality of life, value, job market, desirability and net migration. Charlotte achieved an overall score of 6.9 out of 10 (the #1 city on the list, Denver, only scored a 7.8).

The report comments that, “Charlotte has become a place filled with new restaurants to try and events that attract people from all over. It’s a standalone destination city now, no longer living in the shadow of Atlanta or Charleston, South Carolina.”

World’s Largest eSports Center Coming To Charlotte??

Charlotte-based venture capitol firm SierraMaya360 just signed a 7-figure deal with top ESL Team EnVyUs, and are now working to move their headquarters to Charlotte and build the world’s largest eSports training facility right here in the Queen City.

ESports is the fastest growing spectator sport in the world – it’s now projected to hit 1 billion viewers by the end of 2016 (1/7th of the world’s population). “The numbers are ridiculous, it’s going to be the 4th most watched sport in the world by the end of the year,” commented Jeff Brokaw, an associate with SierraMaya360.

Most of the eSports teams are now located in LA or South Korea. Team EnVyUs’ new Charlotte headquarters and training facility will be the first major eSports facility on the East Coast and the biggest and most high-tech facility in the world. “Currently, the largest facility is in LA at about 15,000 square feet – ours will be way bigger and will feature far more high-tech features – think of it like the Silicon Valley of eSports.” Jeff commented.

He also told us that once the training facility is built, it will draw in top eSports players from around the world, and would allow for a major ESL tournament to come to Charlotte on an annual basis. “We’ve already had talks with the Time Warner Cable Arena and we’re confident we could sell it out.”

The ESL currently holds tournaments all over the world, ranging in size from 20,000-100,000 people, with ticket prices ranging from $45 to well over $4,000 for some VIP seats. The tournaments usually last 3 days and bring in millions of dollars in revenue for the host city – similar to the CIAA Tournament or NASCAR’s Speed Week.

20th Century Fox Is Now Filming in Mooresville

Downtown Mooresville is now being flooded with actors, extras, and film production crews for the making of 20th Century Fox’s new series called “Shots Fired“.

The new show stars Richard Dreyfuss, Helen Hunt, and Stephen Moyer. It explores the aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small southern town, drawing inspiration from the recent police shootings and the Black Lives Matter movement.

They started filming this week on Broad Street and will continue through Saturday morning.


As always, The Charlotte By The Lake Team is ready and waiting to help you with all of your Real Estate Needs.Contact us anytime at
704-380-1213 or visit our website at


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: