US News Ranks Charlotte One Of The Best Places To Live In America For 2019

The Queen City is now ranked among the top 20 best places to live in America, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report. This year, our official rank was #20, two spots higher than our 2018 #22 ranking.

We beat out Dallas at #21, Greenville, SC at #22, and Portland, ME at #23, Charleston at #45, Tampa at #56, and Atlanta at #56.
The publication analyzed the top 100 most populous cities in America, by comparing each one’s quality of life, value, job market, desirability and net migration. This year, Charlotte achieved an overall score of 7.0 out of 10 (for comparison, the #1 city on the list, Austin, TX only scored a 7.6).

They came to Charlotte’s total score of 7.0 by weighting each category as follows:

Job Market Score – 6.9 out of 10
Value Score – 7.5 out of 10
Quality of Life Score – 6.5 out of 10
Desirability Score – 6.6 out of 10
Net Migration – 8 out of 10

The report noted that, “Charlotte has become a place filled with new restaurants to try and events that attract people from all over. It’s a standalone destination area now, no longer living in the shadow of Atlanta or Charleston, South Carolina. Though Charlotte has evolved significantly in the past decade, the transformation is only continuing, as evidenced by the numerous construction cranes across the skyline.”

North Carolina Ranked as Having America’s 12th Cheap Car Insurance

With average annual car insurance premiums on the rise, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2019 report on the States with the Cheapest & Most Expensive Car Insurance.

To determine the cheapest car insurance options in North Carolina and the U.S. overall, WalletHub obtained 206,974 quotes across 47 states.

North Carolina’s Ranked 12th in the nation for Cheap Car Insurance, with the following companies ranking as the cheapest in our state:




Liberty Mutual

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Cornelius Was Ranked One Of The Best Lake Towns In America

MSN compiled a list of what they consider to be the 11 best lake towns in the US.

The list includes many legendary locations, such as; Lake Tahoe, Lake Placid, Grand Lake in Colorado, and of course, “one of the most beautiful lakes in North Carolina, Lake Norman”.
They ranked the town of Cornelius, which includes the prestigious Peninsula, and Mecklenburg County’s first beach, as the #4 best lake town in the country.

MSN praises Cornelius’ proximity to Charlotte and abundant amenities, “For city slickers, Cornelius, North Carolina, is the perfect town to enjoy lake living without sacrificing big city amenities. Located only half an hour from the bustle of Charlotte, Cornelius borders one of the most beautiful lakes in North Carolina, Lake Norman. While you’re there, check out Jetton Park, a beautiful 104-acre park on the lake, or enjoy a cold beer at one of the many local breweries in the area. You’ll definitely want to raise a glass at A-s Clown Brewing Company, which is known for its wacky brews like Hibiscus Rose Petal and Star Fruit Tart.”

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