The city of Charlotte is located in the southwestern portion of North Carolina. The largest metropolitan area in the state, Charlotte is government seat for Mecklenburg County as well as a financial hub, with a number of banks calling the city home. Because of its economy and living conditions, Charlotte has become a prime relocation destination. If thinking of moving to the 17th largest metropolitan area in the U.S., here are a few things to consider.
Charlotte features short, mild winters and warm, sometimes humid, summers. The city averages around three inches of precipitation each month, with the heaviest taking place in late summer. Winter storms feature freezing rain and sleet more than snow, resulting in more down trees and power lines during this period of time.
Almost 200 neighborhoods comprise the Charlotte metropolitan area. Radiating from the center of the city known as Uptown, these areas vary between mixed high-rise apartments and businesses to tree-lined streets filled with single family homes. Some of the more prominent neighborhoods in Charlotte include the internationally diverse Plaza-Midwood, the arts and entertainment district known as NoDa (North Davidson), and the older, single-family home area named Myers Park.
The Charlotte metropolitan area is home to numerous parks and recreation areas for families to enjoy. The most well-known of these are Park Road Park – the 120 acre urban area featuring a lake, playgrounds, and various sports fields, and the new Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a linear park featuring areas of wetland preservation as well as city entertainment such as dining and shopping.
As with most cities, the closer to Charlotte’s Uptown area the more expensive it will be to live. If choosing to stay inside the city’s beltway, expect to pay anywhere from the mid $200,000 to the mid $400,000 for a home. The further into Charlotte’s suburbs, the less expensive it becomes. In addition, homes in the outer suburbs may feature more space. Refer to sites like trulia.com for more information on housing costs.
If you are considering moving to uptown Charlotte, NC, and are looking for an apartment, contact a leasing specialist at Catalyst today!