It seems like everyday you hear someone new is moving to our beautiful state of North Carolina. And why would they not be? North Carolina is amazing. As is Charlotte, North Carolina’s most populous city. There are many reasons why Charlotte is such a fantastic place to live in, so many reasons in fact, that it is not a surprise that Charlotte is the third fastest growing major city in the United States. Below are some of the key reasons you should move to Charlotte right now:
It Is The Economy
Charlotte has a lot to be happy about these days, that is for sure — and it legitimately starts with its economy: it is booming.
Let us start with the basics. For one, it is the third largest banking city in America after New York City and San Francisco. Much of Charlotte’s banking is tied to the acquisitions by bankers Ed Crutchfield and Hugh McColl Jr. during the 1990’s, but even to this day Charlotte employs tens of thousands in the financial services industry. Most notably, Charlotte is the headquarters for Bank of America.
Second, Indeed has ranked Charlotte the 19th top city in the U.S. for job seekers (and Raleigh the third top city), and US News has indicated that the unemployment rate in Charlotte is lower than the national average.
The Quality of Life
There are many factors to consider when thinking about a city’s quality of life. The U.S. News ranks the quality of life of a given city based on its desirability, value, job market, quality of life, and, net migration. When it comes to the city of Charlotte, the U.S. News found that Charlotte scored an overall 6.9 – 6.5 for desirability, 7.5 for value, 6.7 for job market, 6.4 for quality of life, and 6.1 for net migration, amounting to the overall ranking of 22nd.
Also, according to a recent study by Portfolio.com/bizjournals, Charlotte ranks #16 among the country’s 67 largest metropolitan areas for offering the best quality of life.
One would also have to think about the population, weather, and median age of Charlotte!
University / Young Professional Central
Speaking of median age, just think about the fact that Charlotte (and really North Carolina as a whole) is arguably the university capital of the country. The colleges and universities include, but are not limited to, Central Piedmont Community College, Johnson C. Smith University, Johnson & Wales University, Queens University of Charlotte, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
The next question is what do these myriad of universities bring? Well, college kids for one, but also jobs, restaurants, activities, outdoor festivals, fun things to do, and much more.
College students and graduates also bring efficiency and technology at a rapid rate. For instance, it is because of efficient processes that moving to Charlotte is now easier than ever (especially with great moving companies in Charlotte that make things simple).
There are endless opportunities in Charlotte, so why not move now?