Learn about the county and its relationship to the region
Introduction: Located along the eastern edge of the Charlotte region, Anson feels like a world apart from its bustling neighbors to the west. Rolling agricultural land, sprinkled with rural hamlets like...
In the Carolinas, only Charlotte’s metro area tops 2 million people. Raleigh is roughly half Charlotte’s size at 1.2 million. These two metros have pulled away from the pack of the other Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the Carolinas; no others top 1 million in population. Ten years ago, the metros in the two states were surprisingly different.
If I didn't have natural places to visit – trails to hike, rivers to kayak, mountains to climb, the sound of total quiet deep in the woods and of running brooks and streams – my life would be far less full.