US News and World Report recently released the top 20 places to live in the US, based on the value of homes, have a strong job market and a high quality of life. Five cities in NC made the list with Charlotte, NC landing at #20.
Austin, TX topped the list as the best place to live in the US and also ranked #11 in Best Places to Retire. Raleigh & Durham, NC both came in at #10 on the list. They are known as part of the Research Triangle in NC and are home to several universities. The job market continues to grow in the area and also boasts a high quality of life. The cities landed at #28 on the Best Places to Retire list.
Charlotte, NC landed at #20 on the Best Places to Live list. The Queen City has grown out of the shadow of Atlanta and is now its own destination. Charlotte has been known for the banking industry but is quickly becoming a haven for tech companies as well. The bustling restaurant industry has brought culinary sophistication to the region. The old Southern charm is still here, but more and more people are moving to the area making it a diverse population. You no longer feel like an outsider as most people are transplants in the city. Charlotte was ranked #32 in Best Places to Retire.
Charlotte is also dedicated to adding more green space to the area in the next 4 years. There are currently 49 miles of greenways in the area and the plan is to increase that by 31 miles across the county. The city is also trying to build its own “Central Park” just outside of uptown. Charlotte Agenda has a great overview of this exciting project here.
Are you interested in moving to the Charlotte, NC area? Contact our Relocation Director, Catherine Pappas at (704) 661-2402 to get connected with an experienced agent.