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Pros

-Diverse economy
-Educated population
-Entertainment

Cons

-Crime rates
-Growth and sprawl
-Long commutes


What Bert Has To Say About Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord Metro Area


Charlotte is a modern urban and financial center grown up dramatically from its previous agricultural and regional banking roots. Today the city is reputedly the headquarters for more banks than any city outside New York, and is the home to such financial heavyweights as BankAmerica and Wachovia, as well as Lowe’s (home improvement retail) and specialty steel maker Nucor. A diverse commercial and industrial economy has developed around the financial industry. Downtown is a mix of contemporary skyscraper architecture and a number of well-preserved 19th-century neighborhoods.


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Quick Facts About Charlotte


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Charlotte is 5.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Charlotte jobs have Increased by 1.85 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Charlotte's cost of living is 5.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Charlotte's population is 740,931 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 29.79 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Charlotte is $141,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.40 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Charlotte public schools spend $9,752 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Charlotte.

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Comments


re: Thinking of moving - 4/9/2015
Public schools in Charlotte are in decline. Good teachers are leaving for better paying jobs elsewhere, even being recruited by other states because so many want to... (read more)
re: Our view point - 3/15/2015
Hey Paul. I am writing because I see u are from Castaic. My wife and I are thinking of relocating to the Lake Norman area (Denver, Huntersville, etc) . I was... (read more)
How is Charlotte for Retirees?
My husband and I retired to the Charlotte area (Huntersville) from the San Francisco baby area in 2007. We are both from New York but left NY for the bay area in 1974. ... (read more)
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