Charlotte Ranks 5th Best “Location-First” For People Moving

Charlotte, NC skyline (Photo by Ricky W/Wikimedia)In a new report, Apartment List surveyed over 20,000 Apartment List users to better understand the motivation behind long-distance moves. Charlotte was found to be the 5th best location-first city for movers, behind San Diego, Portland, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.

They also found that:

  • 9% of Charlotte metro renters are location-first movers, choosing to move to Charlotte prior to searching for a job.
  • 6% of Charlotte renters are planning to settle down in the area long-term. Compared to the national average, more Charlotte renters plan on settling down in their current metro.
  • Renters in more affordable metros are more likely to plan on settling down in their current metros. Of renters surveyed living in lower rent metros, 42.4% plan on settling down in their current metro, compared to 34.3% of renters in more expensive metros.

Learn more why some renters chase jobs & others chase locations here.

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