York County

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Learn about the county and its relationship to the region.

Articles about York County

  • Providence Road and I-485. Photo Nancy Pierce

    What they said about Charlotte’s outerbelt

    Charlotte leaders have been talking about the outerbelt, Interstate 485, for decades. While most residents were concerned primarily with what it would mean for drive times, planners and others spent time contemplating the highway's effect on the area's growth. A sampling of comments over the years.
  • St. Johns Forest subdivision on N.C. 84 in Union County touts the county's low taxes and "good schools." Photo: Nancy Pierce

    Some suburbs facing the dilemma of high growth vs. low taxes

    In cities and counties surrounding Charlotte, tensions are swirling over rapid residential growth and – especially – how to pay for it. Can their low tax rates support urban services new residents want? (Explore interactive maps.)
  • Large homes along Lake Norman in Mecklenburg County town of Cornelius. Image: Bing Maps

    No 'small house' trend in region; houses keep growing

    Since the 2008 housing crash, there’s been talk of Americans downsizing and Millennials rejecting large houses. But recent U.S. Census data show that in the Charlotte area, homes only got bigger after 2000.
  • Charlotte's center city. Image: Bing Maps

    Has Charlotte metro income really declined?

    Recently the site FiveThirtyEight.com reported that of the largest U.S. metros, only Charlotte’s median income, “experienced a statistically significant decline” in 2013. What’s going on?