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Best Places To Live In Charlotte, NC

  • Charlotte, NC
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 808,834
  • Sorry to be a Debbie Downer, but I have lived all over the country and in the Ballantyne area of South Charlotte for the past year. This is a high end area that was rated well with low crime. I was super…[read more]


Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Cornelius, NC
  • 18.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,426
  • This is one of the most beautiful areas in not just North Carolina, but all of the South. Many people think of hoop dresses, plantations, columns, and forest pavilions when they think of Southern…[read more]
  • Sharon Woods, Charlotte, NC
  • 5.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,427
  • Matthews, NC
  • 9.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 30,054
  • Nice community, good hospital, doctors & schools. Lots of retail which is handy; however, that brings in more crime. City is becoming overbuilt and noisy. Lots of speeding and loud vehicles on 51 and…[read more]
  • Lake Park, NC
  • 14 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,678
  • Stallings, NC
  • 11.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,759
  • Stallings has beautiful scenery of natural wildlife, trees, and parks. I feel like it is a mix of country and city living in one. It is one of the best suburbs because it is close to everything, has nice…[read more]
  • Oxford Hunt, Charlotte, NC
  • 7.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,753
  • This is one of the nicer areas within Charlotte that is affordable for all. We have only lived here two months now. I walk to the shops with the dog on a daily basis as they are less then a mile away,…[read more]
  • Providence Park, Charlotte, NC
  • 3.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,559
  • Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC
  • 11.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,310
  • Ballantyne West, Charlotte, NC
  • 11.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,318
  • Huntersville, NC
  • 13.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 51,701
  • Huntersville Limousine Service is a reliable name in #Kannapolis for providing exceptional #limousineservice from the years of inception. We have friendly, experienced and courteous staffs and…[read more]
  • Chantilly, Charlotte, NC
  • 1.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,503
  • Davidson, NC
  • 19.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,076
  • Davidson, NC is a beautiful city that rests against Lake Norman. It's along Highway 77 and has a lot of amazing places to eat and shop. A lot of the cities I choose for working remotely need to have…[read more]
  • Waxhaw, NC
  • 19.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,398
  • Waxhaw, NC is beautiful railroad town with graceful greenery. I could talk all day about the taxes, businesses, traffic, or weather in the area, but if you want to know about the gentle and serene scenes…[read more]
  • Foxcroft, Charlotte, NC
  • 3.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,426
  • Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC
  • 5.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,538
  • Johnston Rd-McAlpine, Charlotte, NC
  • 9.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,173
  • Indian Trail, NC
  • 14 miles away (City)
  • Population: 36,357
  • I have lived in Indian Trail for about two years. It's a town that is on the outskirts of Matthews. For the most part, it's a nice area to live without a lot of trouble. One of the things that I like…[read more]
  • Tega Cay, SC
  • 15.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,026
  • Beverly Woods, Charlotte, NC
  • 5.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,482
  • Sardis Forest, Charlotte, NC
  • 7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,527
  • Olde Providence South, Charlotte, NC
  • 7.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,131
  • Governor's Square, Charlotte, NC
  • 4.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,561
  • Sardis Woods, Charlotte, NC
  • 6.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,227
  • Southside Park, Charlotte, NC
  • 2.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,169
  • Provincetowne, Charlotte, NC
  • 11.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,160
  • Mint Hill, NC
  • 10.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 25,024
  • Downtown Mint Hill is slow growing. It does need a bit of local growth. If Mint Hill can keep out Big Box, hire a designer that knows how to build a small (full of unique character) downtown and does…[read more]
  • Providence Plantation, Charlotte, NC
  • 9.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,067
  • Fort Mill, SC
  • 15.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,181
  • I have lived in Fort Mill, SC for 5 years. I recently moved to The Greens Luxury apartments. Within the first month there my on-site storage unit was broken into and valuable possessions were stolen.…[read more]
  • Marshbrooke, Charlotte, NC
  • 7.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 15,856
  • Yorkshire, Charlotte, NC
  • 11.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,123
  • Park Crossing, Charlotte, NC
  • 7.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,874
  • Concord, NC
  • 19.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 85,753
  • There are many reasons why people enjoy calling Concord NC their home. I have lived in Concord, NC my entire life and think that it is one of the best places out there to reside in. This place has a lot…[read more]
  • Touchstone Village-Elm Lane, Charlotte, NC
  • 8.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,498
  • Cotswold, Charlotte, NC
  • 2.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,747
  • Whiteoak, Charlotte, NC
  • 9.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,612
  • York Road, Charlotte, NC
  • 3.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 222
  • Hembstead, Charlotte, NC
  • 8.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,813
  • Wendover-Sedgewood, Charlotte, NC
  • 2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,032
  • Freedom Park, Charlotte, NC
  • 1.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,621
  • Myers Park, Charlotte, NC
  • 1.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,526
  • Carmel, Charlotte, NC
  • 7.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,330
  • Prosperity Church Road, Charlotte, NC
  • 9.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 19,698
  • Harrisburg, NC
  • 12.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,500
  • I experienced a remarkable lifestyle while living in Harrisburg North Carolina. The city is an enclave of Cabarrus County. Harrisburg is close to Charlotte North Carolina. The city has a great department…[read more]
  • Highland Creek, Charlotte, NC
  • 12.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 13,107
  • Commonwealth, Charlotte, NC
  • 1.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 684
  • Plaza Midwood, Charlotte, NC
  • 2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,548
  • Oakview Terrace, Charlotte, NC
  • 4.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,389
  • Wessex Square, Charlotte, NC
  • 6.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,754
  • Lowell, NC
  • 15.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,616
  • Cramerton, NC
  • 13.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,292

Charlotte, NC: Queen City

Charlotte, North Carolina is the most populous city in that state, along with being the seat for Mecklenburg County. More than two million people call the Charlotte metropolitan area home. Demographically, it is a rather diverse city, especially with the thousands of transplants who have migrated there from all over the country, and even all over the world. This has turned Charlotte into a city where southern traditions and other cultures exist side by side.

The cost of living in Charlotte is just below the national average in a variety of areas, including housing, utilities, and healthcare. Most home and rental prices are lower than the national average. For those moving to the city for employment purposes, Charlotte is a center for banking, energy oriented businesses, foodstuffs, and transportation oriented companies. It is also the home to several Fortune 500 company headquarters. Charlotte has been listed by Forbes magazine as a top place for business and career in the country. It is also one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. For those raising families, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system has won awards for academic excellence.

If you are looking to escape states with severe winters, Charlotte, North Carolina is the place to be. Winters are very mild, with only a few dozen nights a year where the temperature falls below freezing. Snow can fall in Charlotte, but not in large amounts. Summers are hot and humid. It does rain quite a bit in Charlotte, but there are also plenty of sunny days.

Charlotte has an extensive public transportation system. The city runs a light rail system, express shuttles, buses, even historic trolleys. If you have to travel around the country on business, there is Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, the 11th busiest airport in the nation.

There is plenty to enjoy in a city the size of Charlotte. Sports fans can attend games of the NFL's Carolina Panthers, the NBA's Charlotte Hornets, minor league baseball's Charlotte Knights, NASCAR, and three pro soccer teams. There are plenty of places to walk in the 20-mile Little Sugar Creek Greenway. Museums are a plenty in Charlotte, along with both big and small venues for concerts and plays. Unique attractions and landmarks include Darby Acres Farm and the Rosedale Plantation. The city also puts on numerous festivals and fairs during the year.

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