The City of Charlotte is the heart of North Carolina's largest metropolitan area and the country's second largest financial center. Such financial giants as Bank of America and Wells Fargo are headquartered here. It is nicknamed the Queen City in honor of Great Britain's Queen Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The City of Charlotte and the seven counties surrounding Mecklenburg County offer a wide range of home choices: from timeless Georgian Colonial-style to English Tudor homes, luxe townhomes and condominiums in the city, to luxurious country estate homes and contemporary homes in prestigious golfing communities. Surrounded by grand oak trees and sidewalks that line the residential streets, Premier Sotheby's International Realty's Charlotte office is ideally located in Dilworth, one of Charlotte's oldest and most scenic neighborhoods. Charlotte is a diverse community with visual art museums and galleries, a vibrant nightlife scene with live music venues, an epicurean-laced restaurant scene, and a slew of award-winning craft brewery's, along with a host of professional performing art venues including Broadway productions, the Charlotte Symphony, Opera Carolina and Charlotte Ballet. For sports enthusiasts, Charlotte is the home of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFC), the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the NASCAR Hall of Fame and its big brother: the Charlotte Motor Speedway.