The Top 5 Things to Know if You’re Moving to Charlotte

Welcome to the Queen City, the biggest city in North Carolina and a unique blend of Southern charm and metropolitan living. Here in Charlotte, the population has been consistently booming for the past twenty years—in fact, it’s almost doubled since the 1990s!

So what makes Charlotte so popular? The Charlotte Home Links Team is here to help you break down the best parts of life in the city and make your relocation process quick and easy.

It’s One of the Best Places to Live…

A bike leaning up against a pole in a park.

Every year, Charlotte ranks among the top of the list for Best Places to Live in the US. Most recently, the city came in 20th according to U.S. News, joining the ranks of two other North Carolina areas in the top 25, Raleigh/Durham and Asheville.

Charlotte also snagged a few other top spots according to Niche, including ranking in the top 50 for Most Diverse Cities in America, Best Cities to Buy a House, Best Cities to Raise a Family, and Best Cities for Young Professionals.

…Full of Unique Neighborhoods,


Even though Charlotte is just one city, the neighborhoods around here offer their own pockets of unique living. Suburbs surrounded by country clubs, communities tucked in the artistic districts downtown, neighborhoods with historic buildings on every corner—you can find it all within city limits.

Not sure which neighborhood is best for you? No worries—we’ve got you covered. Check out our in-depth guides to each neighborhood around the city. An added bonus: we even recently wrote a post detailing our top picks for neighborhoods to buy a home in!

Some of the Best Food in the State,

A fancy plate of scallops.

If you’re a foodie, then you’ll feel right at home in Charlotte. From five-star, award-winning restaurants to local gems that have been around for decades, there’s a variety of flavors, atmospheres, and culinary styles scattered throughout the city.

Looking for a fancy night out at the top spots in the city? Then you’ll have to try the pasta at Kindred, the scallops at The Fig Tree, and the paella at Aix en Provence. For a more casual experience, check out the hidden gems like Pinky’s Westside Grill, Bar-B-Q King, and Little Village Grill.

An Active Arts & Culture Scene,

Paintings in an art museum.

It might come as a surprise, but Charlotte actually has a pretty strong reputation for its arts and culture scene. The city is full of unique museums and music venues, from local art galleries to giant arenas.

Some of the can’t-miss museums in every category include the Bechtler Museum of Art, the Charlotte Museum of History, the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, one of the many Discovery Place museums, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Want to catch a show or listen to some world-class music? See what’s on the schedule at The Fillmore, the PNC Music Pavilion, or the Bojangles’ Coliseum.

& A Wide Selection of Homes.

A house.

What sort of property are you looking for? A high-rise condo in the heart of the city? A historic brick estate in one of the country club neighborhoods? Or a ranch-style with plenty of character and a great location for commuting? You’ll find it all in Charlotte, in a wide variety of prices and locations!

Want to get your search started? Use our specialized search tool, and you can narrow down your options based on specific features, neighborhoods, price points, and more! Find a place you really like? Give us a call, and we’ll set up a private showing for you to see it in person.

Make Your Move to Charlotte with Our Team

No matter what stage of the home-buying process you’re in, our team is here to help. Take some time to explore our buying resources, learn a little more about the area, and let us know if you have any questions. Ready to get started? Just give us a call!

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