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3 Things You’ll Love about Living in Charlotte  

Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina, one that continues to flourish and is often cited as one of the best places in the nation to live.

The Queen City is made up of 19 neighborhoods, each with a distinct feel to it. The Fourth Ward is a mix of gorgeous Victorians and new construction, Ballantyne is an upscale neighborhood, and Dilworth is a historic neighborhood whose streets are lined with mature oaks, restaurants, and coffee shops.

When you’re looking at Charlotte houses for sale you’ll notice there’s much to do in the area. If you’re one for afternoon shopping trips, weekend sporting events, or family outings on any given day, there’s something going on.

The city’s cost of living is 1% below the national average and the median home price is $178,000. The weather is mild and the people are friendly – and there’s still more to love about the city.

Job Opportunity

Charlotte has experienced a 2.7% increase in job growth over the last year. It’s home to more than 10 Fortune 1000 companies and is ranked ninth in the country for job openings.

The banking industry is strong here with the corporate headquarters of both Bank of America and Wachovia in town.

Manufacturing of items such as paper products, electrical equipment, heavy equipment, textiles, packaging products, and snack foods are also strong sectors.

Health industry employers include Atrium Health, a not-for-profit-business with approximately 60,000 employees throughout its 900 care locations and 40 hospitals in both North and South Carolina, and Novant Health, which has over 28,000 workers in professional positions.

Amazon has an office here and Lowe’s is headquartered just outside the city.

Cultural Diversity

Charlotte was ranked as the 9th most diverse large city in America in 2021. The suburbs and areas outside of the main hub of Charlotte are a patchwork of ethnicities, with Asian and Hispanic communities growing exponentially over the past several years.

Nearly 50% of residents are white while about 35% are black and 14% are Latino. Mecklenburg County and surrounding areas saw a rise in Hispanic residents over the last decade. That population surge was higher than for non-Hispanic whites and black people.

Sports Upon Sports

Sports enthusiasts are sure to find a team here. The city’s two professional teams are the NBA’s Hornets and the NFL’s Panthers. For baseball fans there’s the minor league Charlotte Knights, hockey enthusiasts will want to catch the Charlotte Checkers on the ice, and soccer lovers will kick back with the Charlotte Independence.

NASCAR fans will find a home here, where the Hendrick Motorsports Complex, Charlotte Motor Speedway, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame are located.

On the flip side, if you want to participate in sports or outdoor activities, there’s much to do. Some of the best recreation spots to visit are the US National Whitewater Center, Lake Norman, and Lake Wylie for any water activity needs. There’s 35 miles of greenways and plenty of spots for hiking, biking, and cycling

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