Highly affordable with an even higher quality of life.
Say no to the rat race. And yes to having it all. This is the rare place where you can enjoy small town hospitality and big city culture. Our international airport brings the world to your front door … but our local restauranteurs and retailers will never forget a friendly face.
10 Reasons You & Your Employees Will Love CLT
Charlotte is one of the fastest-growing cities in America, with an estimated 100 people moving to the city every day. That means more talent, an expanding economy with a business-first mentality, and a superior lifestyle.
With a cost of living 5% lower than the national average, Charlotte is one of the most affordable large cities in the country meaning their salaries will simply stretch further in the Queen City.
Charlotte has more than 35 locally owned craft breweries, cideries, seltzeries, and distilleries that offer more than just taprooms to connect with friends - many host fitness classes, live music, and trivia nights each week.
Cold, rainy days? Not here. We experience 226 days of sunshine annually and 4 distinct seasons (though winters are mild). Charlotte was ranked the #1 city for people looking for affordable places to live with great weather.
(Property Shark, 2022)
Speaking of affordability, your employees will be able to buy a home - in the city limits. WIth an average home price of $350,000 and a variety of neighborhoods with character and charm, home ownership can become a reality.
Outdoor activities abound - from one of the best greenway trail systems in the southeast to the U.S. National Whitewater Center, a 1,300-acre oasis on the Catawba River with paddleboarding, rafting, climbing wall, 30 miles of biking trails, music festivals and more.
The Queen City is a great place to live, but it’s also a great city to travel from. Getaways to Atlantic coast beaches, North Carolina lakes, and Appalachian Mountains are mere hours away. CLT Douglas airport departs 700 flights daily, making it easy and convenient to travel to one of 150 domestic and international nonstop destinations.
Though commute times are only around 25 minutes here, Charlotte offers numerous public transit options. The light rail’s blue line connects our main business districts from the north to the south, and we’re laying the groundwork for a new line that will connect east to west at the airport.
Where your millennial workforce goes, their family and friends will follow. And they’re all going to Charlotte. In fact, the Queen City was listed as the number one destination for “baby chasers,” or parents who are looking to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
(Meyers Research, 2019)
Family-friendly and even more pet-friendly, Charlotteans can bring their fur children to one of the 150 restaurants and bars that allow dogs. Dog-owners frequent Skiptown, a large indoor/outdoor dog park (more like dog oasis) and bar, while cat lovers can find several cat cafes around the city.
Professionals love living in Charlotte because it is a place where they can create a successful lifestyle, no matter what that looks like for them. A place with a strong career trajectory? Check. An affordable place to raise a family? Check. A City committed to promoting economic growth and maintaining affordability? Check. It’s all right here in the Queen City.
Get loud for the home team.
Charlotte is one of the most exciting sports cities in the U.S. We’re home to major leagues, minor leagues, the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and PGA Tour events.
Expand your mind.
Our melting pot of cultures and status as one of the East Coast’s premier cities lends Charlotte a vibrant mix of festivals, arts, and events. Charlotte has dozens of museums celebrating creative minds, as well theaters, an opera, ballet and symphony offering hundreds of shows per year.
Taste the extraordinary.
Whether you crave international ingredients, modern cuisine or comfort food that reminds you of home, you’ll get your fill in Charlotte. From food halls and markets to the finest, award-winning dining rooms and latest culinary concepts, talented chefs are at the helm, keeping us hungry for more.
Enjoy the great outdoors.
Consistently ranked in the top 20 U.S. cities for an active lifestyle, Charlotte offers world-class amenities in the city, plus plenty of ways to get outside. Our dog-friendly greenway winds throughout the city. Meanwhile, the U.S. Whitewater Center is just a 20 minute drive away for adventure-seekers. In two-to-three hours, you could be at one of the many iconic North or South Carolina beaches or enjoying the peaks and valleys of the Appalachian Mountains.
Explore the Neighborhood.
Charlotte offers a wide range of livable, walkable, character-driven neighborhoods. Soak in the cultural arts hubs of NoDa and Plaza Midwood or revel in the nightlife in South End. Marvel at the tree-line streets and magnificent homes of Myers Park, enjoy diverse neighborhoods like Steele Creek and FreeMore West, or check out family-friendly living in suburbs like South Park, Ballantyne, and University City.See our Residential Neighborhood Guide