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Enjoy the Beautiful North Carolina Foliage in a New Mitsubishi Vehicle

North Carolina Fall Colors | Charlotte, NC

Fall is the perfect time to rediscover the sheer joy of driving. It’s also the only time of year to enjoy the beautiful North Carolina colors on display.

Exploring the autumnal landscape usually involves road-tripping, however. So, you’ll need the right car for the job. Luckily, Mitsubishi has you covered. From the fun and efficient 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 to the luxuriously versatile Outlander SUV, there’s definitely a Mitsubishi model to suit each driver.

Due to unseasonably high temperatures at the beginning of the season, experts have pushed back peak fall color dates an average of five days throughout North Carolina. This means you still have plenty of time to plan the perfect fall color road trip and to catch the foliage at its most vibrant.

Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, peak viewing time should be during Oct. 12-25. This includes most of the Great Smoking Mountains National Park, as well as the Boone and Blowing Rock areas.

At slightly lower elevations, such as in the Pisgah National Forest, peak viewing time will be later in the month, around Oct. 24-31.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, less-elevated areas like Gatlinburg and Chimney Rock will boast later peak times. The foliage should be at its most vibrant from Oct. 31 through Nov.13.

Stop by Larry Jay Mitsubishi to test-drive a new 2019 Mitsubishi, or to service your current Mitsubishi to ensure that it’s safe and sound for your fall travels.

Get the Best Burgers in the United States at Al’s Burger Shack

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From a big, juicy patty to all the toppings that come with it, there’s nothing quite like biting into a delicious burger. Have you ever wondered, though, where you can find the best burgers in the United States? Lucky for us here at Larry Jay Mitsubishi, the best burgers in the nation can be found right in our wonderful state of North Carolina, at Al’s Burger Shack.

Located in Chapel Hill, about two hours away from us here in Charlotte, Al’s was recently awarded the title of Best Burgers in America from Food & Wine magazine and Trip Advisor. It received this award after Trip Advisor analyzed millions of user reviews and rankings. It came out on top mostly due to its signature burger — the Bobo Chili Cheeseburger — which comes toped with chili sauce, coleslaw, onion, yellow mustard, and American cheese.

Beyond its food, Al’s is worth a visit just for the atmosphere alone. Because of its location right in the heart of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s campus, this eatery has a laidback feel that is only enhanced by its shack-like décor and its super-friendly staff.

So, if you’re hankering for a delicious burger and find yourself with your time, we here at Larry Jay’s think it’s a great idea to hop in your Mitsubishi and head to Al’s.

Visit the Oldest Diner in North Carolina for a Big Dose of Nostalgia

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If you are looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon this month, you should drive to Mt. Airy and have lunch at the oldest diner in North Carolina. Snappy Lunch served its first meal on North Main Street in 1923 and has been doing it almost every day in the same spot ever since.

When the diner first opened, the town’s population was under 5,000. Today, that number has more than doubled with an estimated 10,347 residents in Mt. Airy. In addition, the area gets its fair share of tourists looking for a taste of Mayberry — the fictional town made famous by Mt. Airy’s own Andy Griffith.

Griffith used to eat at the diner as a young boy and mentioned it frequently in interviews. It even earned a mention in The Andy Griffith Show, making it a key stopping point for fans of the show.

When visiting Snappy Lunch, most people choose the house specialty, the pork chop sandwich. It is a big slab of pork, topped with coleslaw, and squeezed between two buns. It is just as big, messy, and delicious as it sounds.

The diner is opened for breakfast and lunch six days a week. Locals know that if there is still a line at closing time, the diner will stay open until it has served everyone.

For more suggestions on where to eat in the Mt. Airy region, contact us at Larry Jay Mitsubishi. We’ll be happy to recommend our favorites.

5 NC Cities Chosen as Some of the 2018 Best Places To Live

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If you want a happy life with a nice home, good jobs and schools, beautiful scenery, and a high quality of life, you might be inclined to look at the “2018 Best Places to Live” list put together by U.S. News & World Report. If you do take a look, you’ll see that this year’s list includes five North Carolina cities. We couldn’t be prouder!

 

The highest ranked North Carolina city was Raleigh-Durham, which earned a spot at 13. Charlotte was close behind as number 22, with Asheville on its tail at number 24. Winston-Salem came in at number 43 and Greensboro at number 60.

 

Some of the biggest factors that go into creating the “Best Places to Live” list include affordability and quality of life. People value finding cities where nice homes are available in a reasonable price range, but they also want areas that are filled with social events, entertainment, delicious restaurants, and lively bars. Each of these North Carolina cities has its own share of qualities that many people look for in a home community. We’re curious about what next year’s list will bring, but we feel confident that Charlotte will continue to be a cherished metropolitan area.

 

If you’re new to the area, stop by Larry Jay Mitsubishi to say hi and to browse our exciting 2018 lineup.

Is Charlotte One of the Best Places to Live in North Carolina?

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There is no denying that North Carolina is a spectacular place to live, considering its natural beauty and great people. However, not all cities and towns are the same or offer the best schools and communities. Recently, Niche.com created a list of the Best Places to Live in North Carolina based on schools, crime, and other factors. It then gave each town an overall grade between A+ and D-.

Let’s see how Charlotte faired.

  • Our beloved city was ranked a respectable #19. It earned an overall A grade and the schools got a B. Not too bad.
  • According to Niche.com, the #1 place to live in North Carolina is Morrisville. It received an A+ grade for both the overall town and its schools. Morrisville is a suburb of Raleigh.
  • Keeping close to Charlotte, the best suburb is Davidson. It ranks #12 and earned an overall A+ grade with an A for the school system.
  • This is another great Charlotte suburb and came in at #8. It has a small population with around 6,000 residents. It also earned an A+ overall grade with an A for its schools.
  • This is one of the larger Charlotte suburbs and was ranked #10.

 

Larry Jay Mitsubishi is proud to serve the city of Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Stop by our dealership to test drive the latest Mitsubishi models.