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Invest in Charlotte, Named One of the “Best Places to Live in America”

Are you looking to make a move and not sure where to go? Or maybe you’re already interested in Charlotte, but are wanting to invest in a property instead of buy a permanent home? Well, you’re in luck.

Last week, Niche released their official ranking of the Best Places to Live in America in 2019, and a few neighborhoods in Charlotte found their way to the top. If you need a few ideas for a place to call home, here are your best options.

2019 Best Places to Live

The Charlotte skyline.

The 2019 Best Places to Live ranking considers a variety of factors when deciding rankings. Cost of living, higher education rate, housing and public schools grade, diversity grade, and crime and safety are some of the top criteria evaluated. Overall, fifteen different statistics are considered before final decisions are made.

The top rankings went to neighborhoods in places like Arlington, Palo Alto, and Tampa, but Charlotte came away with three different neighborhoods in the top 100, beating out over 11,000 other contenders.

City Center

Downtown Charlotte.

Including parts of Uptown, Biddleville and the Gold District, the strengths of “City Center” were easy commutes, health and fitness, nightlife, and family life. As far as weaknesses go, it ranked the lowest in public school and cost of living, receiving a B and a B-, respectively.

While Niche’s “City Center” is made up of a few different Charlotte neighborhoods, each one in the mix is a great place to call home.


A cafe in Charlotte.

Coming in at #35, Dilworth ranked the highest in categories like health and fitness, nightlife, and family life, while its lowest rankings were in diversity and cost of living, scoring a B for the former and C+ for the latter.

Even though Dilworth is in the city, it offers a more suburban feel than other neighborhoods, which could be a good indicator of how real estate trends may be changing. If you’re looking to buy in the area, there’s never been a better time to find a home in the suburbs.

Sharon Woods

A bike leaning against a railing.

Located in South Charlotte, Sharon Woods was the final Charlotte neighborhood, coming in just under #100 at #91. The neighborhood was ranked highly for factors like health and fitness, cost of living, and family life. As far as weaknesses go, it didn’t score anything lower than a B+ in any category.

Since Sharon Woods is even farther out of the city, it goes to show even more so that buyers are trending towards the outskirts. Not only is property more affordable, but you don’t have to deal with the negatives of the city—like traffic and noise—nearly as often.

Suburbs of Charlotte

In addition to the highly ranked neighborhoods, the City of Charlotte also did well in the rankings, coming in at #35 for the Best Cities in the Country, ranking highly in diversity, outdoor activities, family life, and jobs.

With the city growing in popularity and recognition, we’ll likely be seeing a boom in the local real estate market, as well. If you’re considering making a move to somewhere around Charlotte, take a look at a few of the best suburbs outside of the hustle and bustle. With buyers trending towards quieter areas, there’s no better time than now to buy in these towns.

Invest in Charlotte

Are you ready to get started on your real estate journey in Charlotte? Whether you’re buying, selling, or investing, I’m happy to use my years of experience and professional skills to lead you to real estate success.

If you’re ready to get started or have any questions, don’t hesitate to give me a call today!

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