Fifteen miles from Charlotte, yet worlds away, Belmont is an oasis, a bit of rural tranquility within one of America's fastest-growing metro areas. In Belmont, you can have access to the booming economy-- including a strong banking industry-- and cultural amenities of Charlotte, but retreat to Belmont at the end of the day.
What makes Belmont truly unique are its two leading institutions: Belmont Abbey College, and its namesake Belmont Abbey. The "life of the mind" informs many aspects of life in Belmont as a whole. As you might imagine, Belmont Abbey College is an offshoot of Belmont Abbey itself, a Benedictine monastery. As you might imagine, life at Belmont Abbey College is a little different-- and probably much quieter-- than most universities, making the College and the Abbey the perfect neighbors. The campus is on the National Register of Historic Places, so consider a walk-through when you first move to town, for an introduction to the beauty of the area. The basilica is recognized by the Vatican.
Another beautiful place is the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, and it's one place in the Belmont area you'll want to return to again and again. At 400 acres, there is certainly plenty to explore. Don't miss the Orchid Conservatory, though. You may even want to bring your family along: this new, stunningly beautiful exhibit can't fail to earn rave reviews even from a black thumb. The best time of year to visit the garden might be the holidays, when the grounds light up for the event Holiday Lights at the Garden.
Another local favorite is the Belmont Drive-In. If you thought the era of the drive-in was over, let a visit to this classic movie "theatre" prove you wrong. For more fun, simply head downtown. You can always find something worthwhile there, whether it's dinner out with your significant other, shopping with friends, or just a cup of coffee before work.
When you cross the Catawba River, more entertainment options open up. The US National Whitewater Center is located in the area. Whatever your level of kayaking skill, you could benefit from a visit to this training facility. Even the US Olympic Team in whitewater slalom trains here. That information could be intimidating-- or it could strike you as a challenge, to succeed on the same waters as US Olympians.
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