The Charlotte weather is very attractive to both northern and southern transplants. Our winters are milder than New Englandâ€™s and our summers are not quite as oppressive as The Everglades. Jobs in Charlotte are starting to pick up again and once again, the Queen City is seeing an influx of new residents.
If youâ€™ve just landed a job here and plan to relocate, be aware that real estate in Charlotte, NC is hard to buy. Why? Itâ€™s hard to choose where to buyÂ Charlotte property; there are so many great areas to live!
Moving across town is not anyoneâ€™s favorite activity, and moving cross-country or from another state can be even more daunting.Â If youâ€™re prepared with the simplest of steps, relocating to Charlotte, North Carolina can be exciting and pulled off smoothly.
Obviously, your first step should be to contact a Charlotte Realtor. Youâ€™ll need someone who is experienced and knows the Charlotte areaâ€™s many pockets of places to live. Chances are, youâ€™ve already become familiar with at least one Charlotte metro neighborhood where youâ€™ve either stayed with friends or family, or youâ€™ve rented a Charlotte hotel room and youâ€™ve been able to get out and explore that immediate area on foot. My advice to you is â€“ take a cue from our Australian friends and go on a walk about! Really take the time to look around at where you could spend the next several years of your life. Besides, walking is good for you!
Finding a home where you can keep walking is even better. Really, wouldnâ€™t it be nice to keep the car parked in the drive way on the weekends? Well, Uptown Charlotte is not the only area conducive to a walking lifestyle. In South Charlotte, Ballantyne,Â Matthews, Ardrey Kell, and the Prommenade at Providence are all spots where shopping, dining, and a measure of local Charlotte entertainment can be found. When you travel to the north side of our fair city you will find several options as well. Some of the Charlotte condos for sale in University City are located at a very nice boardwalk area where a diverse range of clothing and knick-knack stores (Old Navy, Talbots, and TJ Maxx are just a few) in addition to great selections for dining experiences are waiting for you to stroll into. There is even a paddle boat rental dock for exploring the small lake (pond) that the boardwalk borders. The Charlotte job market in University city looks great as well.
Here is a excerpt from the Charlotte Business Journal:Â That kind of response is what has prompted University City Partners to launch a branding effort for the area, which is home to more than 150,000 residents, 74,000 jobs and contributes more than $8.4 billion annually to the regional economy, according to a recent study.
If thatâ€™s not enough of a water lifestyle for you, and you are in the market for Lake Norman waterfront real estate, youâ€™ll discover Birkdale Village where a movie theater, restaurants, and stores are all clustered in a quaint neighborhood thatâ€™s nice to walk around in. There are Charlotte condos for sale at Birkdale Village and in the Lake Norman area that have very close access to water, and theyâ€™re reasonably priced.
Naturally, walking is not the only way youâ€™re going to get around. We have a great public transportation system in Charlotte that can get you just about anywhere by bus or train. However, when youâ€™re relocating to a new city, the best way to really explore what might be a significant real estate investment is by getting out and walking. Life goes by too fast in a car; thereâ€™s no telling what you might miss.