I may be a little biased, but to me, the QC is the greatest city in the world.
We have the perfect climate, pro sports without big-city prices and traffic, a growing number of art galleries and museums, tons of concerts, parades, and festivals, amazing food, interesting people, and plenty of nature.
Here are the top 5 reasons to be thankful to live in Charlotte;
1 Lake Norman
Lazy days spent with your favorite people, doing nothing more than floating around and enjoying the sunshine.
Whether you boated and tubed, or just hung up an Eno in a shady tree on the shore, nothing compares to a sunny day on Lake Norman;
Video of Lake Norman
2 The Sports
In the past few years, the fan bases of the Panthers, Hornets, Knights, Checkers, and even Roller Girls have been growing like crazy. Our basketball team recently regained the Hornets name by popular demand, the Panthers having their best year ever last year, and the new Knights stadium is now officially the nicest minor league baseball field in America – what’s not to love?
Charlotte not only has the fastest growing fan base – our fans are also some of the coolest people in the world;
3 The City
When I was still living in New York, I stopped in Uptown Charlotte on random trip down south. After about 15 minutes of walking around the cleanest city streets I’d ever seen – I fell in love. When I moved here, I quickly discovered that half the people I met had similar experiences.
Start walking through the city streets, and you’re bound to stumble on some incredible coffee shops (Smelly Cat, Not Just Coffee, Mugs, etc), someone selling hand-crafted jewelry, or some local art. You’ll constantly be surrounded by welcoming people, fresh local music, and unbelievably good food.
4 The Growth
Charlotte’s massive growth spurt over the last few decades has allowed for an unparalleled entrepreneurial environment. Our city has seen businesses start from nothing and grow into billion-dollar empires (Bank of America, Red Ventures, Duke Energy).
From construction companies, to tech start-ups, to restaurant franchises – our growth has truly become contagious;
5 The Community
Charlotte has the perfect balance of Carolina natives and transplants from all over the world (although most still come from NY, Ohio, or Florida). This has caused the development of a truly welcoming spirit – most Charlotteans really do love their neighbors and are always open to meeting new people.
We also have one of the largest number of charities (per capita) of anywhere in America;
Charlotte Ranked As 2020’s 6th Best Large Real-Estate Market
With mortgage rates hitting record lows but consumers struggling financially due to COVID-19, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2020’s Best Real-Estate Markets.
To determine the most attractive real-estate markets in the U.S., the site compared 300 cities across 24 key metrics. The data set ranges from median home-price appreciation to home sales turnover rate to job growth.
Health of Charlotte’s Real-Estate Market (1=Best; 150=Avg.):
144th – % of Homes with Negative Equity
93rd – Avg. Days Until Sale
154th – Median Home-Price Appreciation
35th – Job Growth Rate
66th – Foreclosure Rate
88th – Home Price as % of Income
22nd – Population Growth Rate
Charlotte ranked as the 6th best large city in the nation.