According to U.S. News & World Report, Charlotte is rated among the 20 “Best Places to live in the USA.” We all already knew that, of course. But it’s nice to receive some confirmation that our lovely city is as good as we think!
Ranking No. 15, the Queen City is as a mix of “old-fashioned Southern charm and high-energy cosmopolitan bustle.” On top of that, the melting pot of transplants that make it an “easy city to break into.”
Charlotte is “a standalone destination city now, no longer living in the shadow of Atlanta, or Charleston, S.C.,” says the report. Although Charlotte has significantly evolved in the past decade. This transformation is still continuing as demonstrated by the many construction cranes across the skyline.
Charlotte Rated Highly for its Comfort
You’ll probably hear the word “manageable” used to describe Charlotte. While this undersells the city’s strengths, it also shows one of its biggest: the downsides of living here are small.
“Its climate is more manageable than Florida’s and its housing prices and living expenses are more manageable than New York City” stated in the report. So, you can take your family out to eat deprived of spending a fortune, and on the weekends, free events are easy to find.
To accumulate the introductory rankings, U.S. News & World Report analyzed the 100 most populated cities across the nation, ensuring an area has good value, is a desirable place to live and has a high quality of life. The findings, which the company released Wednesday, intend to help readers make informed decisions when deciding where to settle down.
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Labor and U.S. News’ internal resources were used in the report, which considered criteria such as job market, quality of life, value, desirability and net migration.