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-Diverse economy
-Educated population


-Crime rates
-Growth and sprawl
-Long commutes

What Bert Has To Say About Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia 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 Monroe

    The unemployment rate in Monroe is 4.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Monroe jobs have Increased by 3.52 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Monroe's cost of living is 8.30% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Monroe's population is 34,623 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 114.69 percent.
    Average Commute time is 34 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Monroe is $136,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.74 percent.
    Monroe public schools spend $8,083 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16 students per teacher in Monroe.

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re: crap hole - 9/18/2010
Actually I grew up here and have lived here a long time. I have also lived many other places. The crime rate here is bad but no where near other places. It's a very... (read more)
crap hole
never live here....this place is a dump. there is no segregation between poverty and middle class. crime rates are through the roof!! never felt secure in my house... (read more)
Relocating to VA or NC
Which would be better, Monroe/Charlotte, NC or Glen Allen/Richmond, VA? I am relocating to either area, any info. I would appreciate.... (read more)
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