With a population of over 775,000 residents set over 297.7 square miles, Charlotte, North Carolina is the largest city in the state, but it's also one of the most beautiful. If you're looking to buy a home, the city is certainly an excellent option, and one in which you won't regret living.
From affordable home prices and numerous activities to advanced education and fantastic food, there are so many reasons to make Charlotte your new home.
Charlotte is where you go when you want great home prices while getting your money's worth when it comes to things to do outside your front door. The median home sales price is approximately $198,000 with the average listing price for a home at $308,086. You're going to pay around $127 on average per square foot. There are thousands of homes on the market, so you have plenty of options from which to choose whether you're looking for a small or large abode. Some of the more affordable neighborhoods in Charlotte include Belmont, Wilmore, Selwyn Park, and Barclay Downs.
If you're interested in advancing your education, Charlotte is where you want to be. There are numerous schools from which to choose, including University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte, The Art Institute of Charlotte, Carolinas College of Health Sciences, Carolina School of Law, Mercy School of Nursing, Carolina School of Broadcast Training, and Regency Beauty Institute – Charlotte. Whatever your interest, chances are you can find a school for it in Charlotte.
Whether you're heading out into Charlotte with family, friends, a date, or even by yourself, you'll never be bored. There's so much to do regardless of what your budget is. Some of the fantastic activities to consider include visiting Carolinas Aviation Museum, Carowinds amusement park, Ray's Splash Planet, Victory Lane Indoor Karting Center, Charlotte Nature Museum, Lazy 5 Ranch, Opera Carolina, and EpiCentre. There truly is something for everyone.
While the home prices, education, and attractions are important when it comes to moving to a new town, let's be serious, it should have some amazing food as well, and you won't be disappointed in what Charlotte has to offer. Some restaurants that are a must-visit are Pike's Old Fashioned Soda Shop and Fine Diner, Mac's Speed Shop BBQ, The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, Soul Gastrolounge, The Lodge: A Sportsman's Grill, Alexander Michael's, and New Zealand Cafe. Don't forget your appetite!
With everything that Charlotte has to offer, how could you not love it? Happy house hunting!
About the author: Lauren Romano is a Realty Biz News contributing writer.