Charlotte, NC. always has been a popular destination for a
lot of people. With it's location in the southern center of the state Charlotte
is well positioned geographically in the state and has easy access to other
areas along the eastern seaboard.
However; Forbes magazine just looked at the largest 52 metro cities in terms of population in 2000 and now to see where people are migrating to and away from. Not surprisingly the south dominated the market. But Charlotte, NC. was the fifth fastest growing city among them. Charlotte has seen an incredible growth of 32.8% since 2000. That is an incredible rate of growth.
Part of it makes sense to. Most people are migrating to cities and areas for various reasons. Number one seems to be jobs. Charlotte is the second largest banking center in the United States behind New York City. being home to bank of America and now Wells Fargo has strengthened our position in the banking center. But we are also diversified as we are home to Duke energy. Which is the largest energy provider in the United States. We also have numerous colleges and universities in the Charlotte area to help feed our technology base.
Weather is another great factor and one that we considered when moving from the north here. We are a few hours away from snow (but generally do not get any) and a couple of hours away from the beach. Matter of fact, a friend of mine went snow tubing with his family last Sunday morning and that afternoon was washing his car in balmy 70 degree weather outside his house.
last but best of all the housing market in the Charlotte area is affordable to a vast majority of people int eh Charlotte area...Unlike other parts of the country Charlotte is blessed with a housing market that makes owning a home a real possibility here.....
Considering all the facts and the benefits of Charlotte it is no wonder that Forbes magazine found us to be one of the five fastest growing cities in the United States this week....