It's hard to tell the beauty of a town when you spend most of the time on the ground...but when that rare opportunity comes along to view your town from above, it's easy to see how attractive your surroundings really are.

Check out the pictures of Charlotte in the photo gallery above, taken from a drone video. Quite impressive.

You'll see mostly downtown shots and some great ones of the Court House.

If you're from Charlotte - or nearby - pass this along to others!

AND BY THE WAY.....if anyone reading this is NOT from around here, it's pronounced "shar-LOT"...not "SHAR-lit"!