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Reasons For Moving To Charlotte

Why should you consider moving to Charlotte? Let me count the reasons.

Charlotte Chamber

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Electrolux to add 810 jobs, doubling its Charlotte presence

Electrolux is adding 810 workers to its North American headquarters in Charlotte, roughly doubling the size of its operation here. The Swedish appliance maker also said it would invest $85 million to construct a six-story, 375,000-square-foot building adjacent to its headquarters on David Taylor Drive in the University area. Gov.

Cardinal Innovations to add 80 jobs

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions plans to add a nearly 26,000-square-foot service center in Charlotte, bringing 80 new jobs to the region within five years. The Kannapolis-based managed-care organization confirmed in August it was considering options for a new facility in North Carolina.

Reason #12 For Moving To Charlotte - Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide

Barbecue, Bar-B-Q or BBQ, as you sometimes see it spelled here in North Carolina. That's another reason for moving to Charlotte. Now, Charlotte has some good BBQ, but does not have the best barbecue in the state. Although Queen City Q is pretty tasty! See Queen City's sandwich above.

Reason #11 For Moving To Charlotte - Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide

Charlotte has long been known as a city that volunteers and gives back. This goes back to our founding by people of faith: Scots-Irish Presbyterians, German Lutherans and French Hugenots. During the Civil War, Charlotte's Jews raised $150 to help Confederate volunteers. The Hebrew Congregation maintained a tradition of charitable deeds.

Reason #10 For Moving To Charlotte - Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide

It's been said that if the Russians bombed America and Charlotte wasn't in the first wave, we'd be very angry. Well, I guess we do have a healthy sense of self-worth. From the time of the first white settlers to the region, Charlotte has been a town built on commerce, always looking for an advantage and then promoting every ...

Reason #9 For Moving To Charlotte - Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide

Charlotte is no New York, but it has an arts community envied by a number of larger cities. Since 1958, the Arts & Science Council has raised funds for the arts community and has served as a clearinghouse for cultural events. Initially, the ASC supported only eight member organizations.

Reason #8 For Moving To Charlotte - Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide

Homes. Sweet Homes. They are very affordable now in Charlotte. The national media home price is $153,800, while Charlotte's comes in at $126,600. More than 60% of our homes are between $100,000 - $300,000. You can find something in your price range. Want to live uptown in a condo?

Reason #7 For Moving To Charlotte - Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide

Charlotte is a city with both feet planted firmly in the New South, with the emphasis on "new". But we haven't forgotten our heritage of Southern hospitality. When we ask you to come "sit a while," we mean it. Just look at the Charlotte airport next time you come through town.

Reason #6 For Moving To Charlotte - Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide

Reason #6 is the great outdoors. You could leave the county for the mountains or the beach. In an hour and a half you can be near the highest peaks east of the Rockies and in a little over three hours, you can be basking on a beach.

Reason #5 For Moving To Charlotte - Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide

Reason #5 for moving to Charlotte is Excellent Healthcare. We hope you never need the expertise you'll find in Charlotte's top medical facilities. But if you do, you are in good hands. Carolinas Medical Center (CMC), part of Carolinas HealthCare System, is the largest research hospital in the region, and one of five teaching hospitals in the state.

Reason #4 For Moving To Charlotte - Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide

UNC Charlotte, Wade Bruton, photographer Lifelong Learning is reason #4 for moving to Charlotte. The hub of Charlotte's lifelong learning community is Central Piedmont Community College, or CPCC as we call it. Want to become an entrepreneur? Then, CPCC's Small Business Center is for you.

Reason #3 For Moving To Charlotte - Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide

Our low cost of living is reason #3 for moving to Charlotte. You can live well here. Compared to the top 40 metro areas in the nation, Charlotte has the 12th lowest cost of living. Charlotte is 23 percent below the national cost of living average, much of that due to Charlotte's housing costs being 18 percent lower than the national ...

Reason #2 For Moving To Charlotte - Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide

Trees - the #2 reason for moving to Charlotte. Newcomers and visitors often remark on our enviable green canopy of trees. American Forests named Charlotte one of the 10 Best Cities for Urban Forests in 2013. A drive through neighborhoods like Myers Park showcases the foresight of early 20th Century planners.

Reason #1 For Moving To Charlotte - Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide

Our four seasons is the #1 reason to move to Charlotte, according to our survey. Charlotte is known for its year-round clear, blue skies and bright sunshine. If you play golf, you'll discover you can play every month.

Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide: Harry Hoover: 9780989952316: Amazon.com: Books

I am the eighth generation of my family to live in our area and have always been a local history buff. For six years, I was a journalist covering cops, courts, government and business in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Then, I worked in Mecklenburg County government before moving into advertising and PR.

Welcome to GrowCharlotte.com

We believe that every community is centered around the supply and consumption of foods. Our vision is to create a public website that acts as a central location for people in the Charlotte area to learn more about where their food comes from, where it's available, and where they can find them.

QC Nights

things to do in Charlotte

Good To Know - Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide

Whether you are a native or a newcomer, there are some things you need to know about your home state. Today, we'll delve into North Carolina's list of official symbols. Above is the state flower: the dogwood. Our state tree is the pine. The state bird is the cardinal.

Moving To Charlotte? A Brief Primer - Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide

Based on census data, about 70 people per day move to Charlotte. From our trees to our Southern hospitality, there's a little something here that speaks to everyone. Relocating families might tell you they love the growing job market, low cost of living and four-season climate, or the range of neighborhoods from urban to rural, plus good public and private ...

Old School Meet Ups - Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide

When I was a kid, everyone came to hang out at my dad's hardware store, which has been out of business since the 1960s. That's a picture of it above, when my grandfather ran it as a grocery store. If you wanted the latest news of the neighborhood, to discuss politics or pick up some church gossip, you went to ...

Reasaons to move to Charlotte

Photos from my home, North Carolina.