Pros and Cons of Living in Charlotte
Charlotte is a booming city with a lot to offer, but it can also be overwhelming. With great neighborhoods and suburbs that are diverse and close-knit, where do you start? The Charlotte Movers are here to help you move quick and efficiently.
The first thing to consider is what kind of lifestyle you want. Do you prefer a suburban area with lots of green space? Or do you like being close to downtown so that you can walk or bike everywhere?
Charlotte has an abundance of affordable housing options – whether in apartments or houses. The average list price for homes on Trulia are between $191K-$379K (either condo’s or single-family homes). Houses usually have garage spaces while condos generally have a little bit less space, but are often more affordable.
Charlotte is full of diversity, which means there are lots of different neighborhoods to choose from.
The transportation system in Charlotte has a wide variety of options for commuters including buses, streetcars and light rail lines. There’s also an extensive network of bike lanes on city streets as well as off-road trails that connect the entire metro area making it possible to live car free or with just one vehicle per household.
As expected with any big city, there can be high cost living – meaning housing prices may rise faster than wages for some people who move into the metropolitan region (although this trend is seen nationwide). But if you’re not new to buying houses, then you might expect this and be able to plan accordingly.
Other pros of living in Charlotte include having a good selection of restaurants, a growing job market and availability of medical care.
Some cons to living in Charlotte also include crime rates that are higher than many other U.S. cities and traffic congestion – especially during rush hour times from Downtown into surrounding neighborhoods like Ballantyne or South Park Crossing (depending on where you live).
Charlotte has historically had success attracting big companies with commuting options for employees because it’s easy to get around without driving anywhere as well as an affordable quality-of-life when compared to places like Silicon Valley or New York City.