Here are some of the reasons I enjoy living in our area. North Carolina has a generally mild climate, with abundant and well distributed rainfall. The state's congenial climate, miles of beaches, and beautiful mountains attract large numbers of visitors. Chief among tourist attractions are the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Great Smoky Mts. National Park.
Charlotte is about a two hour drive to the NC mountains, and four hours to the beaches of South Carolina. Perfect for a long weekend getaway. Plan on 7-8 hours if you head toward Cape Hatteras and the Outer Banks at the NC coast. It's definitely worth a visit.
Nicknamed the "Queen City" in honor of the British Queen "Charlotte Sophia" the Charlotte metro area has an estimated population of 1,675,000. It is one of the fastest growing areas in the South. The region offers a very attractive, affordable lifestyle. Residents referred to as "Charlotteans", enjoy good wages that are well above the national average. Currently the average household earns $58,862 per year. Housing costs are affordable with the average two bedroom two bath apartment renting for $950 a month and the average cost of a house is $185,192. A strong economic environment coupled with an affordable cost of living makes Charlotte an exciting relocation option!
The real estate market offers a diverse style of homes and communities. Historic inner city neighborhoods such as Dilworth and Myers Park, or "hip hoods" like NoDa(North Davidson Arts District)and Plaza Midwood.
Surburban living abounds in the towns of Matthews, Pineville, Mint Hill, Indian Trail and Waxhaw, located south of Charlotte, or Huntersville, Cornelius on the north end, and Concord, or Harrisburg north-east of the city. For those who enjoy lake living, check out Lake Norman, which includes: Cornelius, Mooresville, Davidson, Denver, and Sherrills Ford, or Lake Wylie including Tega Cay, Fort Mill and Rock Hill, or the Mountain Island Lake area.
This once sleepy little town has awakened and is roaring into the 21st Century while still maintaining it's southern charm.
Susan & hubby, Randy at a lovely B&B getaway.