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Here is an article I came across on CharlotteStories that listed the best cities in America to live in today. Out of 49 others, Charlotte is the only major city that was included. If you need more proof why, keep on reading.
We were officially ranked as the 26th best city in America, but given the fact that we are the only major city featured on the list, you could say that we’re ranked as the #1 best major city in America (most cities on the list have a population of under 100,000 – the only other large cities were #30 Lexington, KY and #10 Raleigh, NC)
According to the official report, “24/7 Wall St. considered roughly 590 cities the U.S. Census Bureau reported as having populations of more than 65,000 in 2016. Only the top performing city in each county was considered in our ranking. Data were collected in nine major categories: crime, demography, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure, and leisure.”
The Top 5 on the list include three small cities from Colorado, one from Georgia and one from Indiana, all will populations of less than 120,000.
Here’s what they had to say about the #26 city, Charlotte, NC:
“> Population: 842,029
> Median home value: $201,500
> Poverty rate: 13.4%
> Pct. with at least a bachelor’s degree: 44.1% (top 25%)
Charlotte is one of two cities in North Carolina with populations expanding at a near nation-leading pace and are among the 50 best places to live. Charlotte’s population increased by 24.7% over the past 10 years, more than three times the U.S. growth rate and the most of any city in North Carolina other than Raleigh or Cary.
Charlotte’s rapid growth is largely supported by a prosperous economy. North Carolina was one of the first states to allow banks to operate multiple branches within a single state, a regulation that led to banks rapidly expanding throughout Charlotte and the surrounding region. Today, Charlotte is home to the headquarters of Bank of America and the East Coast operations of Wells Fargo. Financial services is one of many sectors leading employment growth in the city, which was more than double the U.S. employment growth rate from 2014 to 2016. Charlotte is also home to numerous entertainment amenities including an NFL team, an NBA team, and the Carowinds amusement park.”
To read more about Charlotte, go here: Charlotte Ranked One of America’s Best Cities to Live In
I came across this article on how Charlotte is one of the hipster markets in the country. Just how did Banktown become a ‘hipster’ city, you ask? Well, with the aid of Yelp reviews and the number of ‘hipster’ businesses per area, see how our beloved city fared in this article by CharlotteStories:
The list analyses the highest concentrations of ‘hipster’ businesses for home buyers looking to embrace indie culture, using the number of times the word ‘hipster’ is mentioned in each city’s Yelp reviews, and how many ‘hipster-type’ business per capita are in each city.
It may not be a surprise that Charlotte is now one of the most hipster markets in America, given our growing coffee scene, thriving craft breweries, hardcore disc-golf community, and our massive annual hippie festival, but what may be surprising is how high we ranked.
Charlotte came in at #15, ranking higher than Denver, Fresno, CA, and even Ashville.
We were given an overall hipster score of 93.6 and Asheville was given an 83.6 – even Greensboro made the list at #43, scoring a 79.5.
Realtor.com® and Yelp’s Hottest Hipster Markets:
|1||Columbus, Ohio (43202)||90.1||99.8|
|3||San Diego, Calif. (92104)||95.6||93.7|
|4||Fort Wayne, Ind. (46802)||88.2||95.7|
|5||Rochester, N.Y. (14620)||92.5||92.8|
|6||San Francisco (94117)||84.3||96.0|
|7||Long Beach, Calif. (90814)||93.2||90.7|
|8||Louisville, Ky. (40217)||97.5||87.8|
|9||Grand Rapids, Mich. (49506)||88.8||92.4|
|10||Colorado Springs, Colo. (80903)||86.8||92.9|
|11||Royal Oak, Mich (48067)||77.6||98.2|
|12||Oklahoma City, Okla. (73103)||94.9||87.8|
|13||Milwaukee, Wis. (53207)||96.4||85.6|
|14||St. Louis (63143)||75.9||96.9|
|15||Charlotte, N.C. (28205)||93.6||85.9|
|17||Riverside, Calif. (92501)||88.6||87.0|
|19||Eugene, Ore. (97402)||82.0||90.5|
|20||Tampa, Fla. (33603)||99.5||80.1|
|21||Omaha, Neb. (68104)||91.7||85.0|
|22||Fresno, Calif. (93728)||84.5||88.4|
|23||Asheville, N.C. (28806)||83.6||88.7|
|24||Arlington, Mass. (02474)||68.2||97.5|
|26||Boise, Idaho (83702)||89.1||85.2|
|27||Lawrence, Kan. (66044)||91.8||82.6|
|28||Santa Rosa, Calif. (95401)||68.6||95.8|
|29||Fargo, N.D. (58102)||89.3||82.7|
|30||Santa Clara, Calif. (95051)||65.7||94.5|
|31||Chico, Calif. (95928)||71.2||90.8|
|32||Richmond, Va. (23220)||94.1||77.9|
|33||Orlando, Fla. (32803)||94.5||77.4|
|34||Buffalo, N.Y. (14222)||83.8||83.0|
|35||Salt Lake City, Utah (84105)||85.6||80.8|
|36||Lancaster, Pa. (17603)||85.2||80.5|
|37||Ann Arbor, Mich. (48104)||80.4||83.1|
|38||Vancouver, Wash. (98660)||78.1||84.1|
|39||Gilbert, Ariz. (85234)||71.9||87.4|
|40||Akron, Ohio (44303)||98.5||73.1|
|41||Memphis, Tenn. (38104)||81.8||80.5|
|42||Sacramento, Calif. (94819)||53.1||97.1|
|43||Greensboro, N.C. (27403)||79.5||81.7|
|44||Santa Cruz, Calif. (95060)||60.6||92.6|
|45||Birmingham, Ala. (35222)||90.2||75.8|
|46||Tulsa, Okla. (74120)||87.9||76.4|
|47||Indianapolis, Ind. (46205)||95.3||72.6|
|48||Provo, Utah (84601)||82.3||78.9|
|49||Nashville, Tenn. (37204)||81.1||79.3|
|50||Alexandria, Va. (22301)||72.6||83.8|
Read more about this article here: //www.charlottestories.com/charlotte-ranked-one-hottest-hipster-markets-america-higher-asheville/
According to a report by the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies, they foresee home improvement projects to increase by 2% annually through 2025, due to a more stable economy and an increase in home valuations. In 2015 alone, remodels done by homeowners as well as renters hit a record high of $340 billion!
As millennials continue dominating the overall population in the U.S., it is expected that they along with the next largest population, the baby boomers, will together be the ones to update their living spaces to accommodate their ever-changing needs.
In North Carolina, many millennial homebuyers choose affordable homes for sale in places like Raleigh or Charlotte, with the intention of doing at least one home improvement project – everything from landscaping, to upgrading the master bathroom or kitchen, and adding on rooms.
Among these many types of remodeling projects, 56% of them will be upgrades to baby boomers’ existing homes to ensure their safety and accessibility, while millennials will have more of an interest in the latest innovations in technology and energy efficiency for appliances and systems that will help them save money while making their lives easier.
Remodeling in Markets with Low Cost of Living
It makes the most sense to remodel where the cost of living is low, so remodeling expenses will also be the most economical and give you the advantage when it comes to selling your home for a profit! North and South Carolina are among the states with the lowest cost of living right now. Affordable living in the South is so much easier than it is in the North and Northeast regions of the country. In fact, when totaling costs from real estate and sales taxes, as well as personal income taxes, North Carolina is 4th lowest averaged at $6,460 while South Carolina is 4th lowest at $6,480. The other states from the rankings are Tennessee 1st, Florida 2nd, and Georgia 3rd.
If you are looking at either North Carolina or South Carolina homes for sale, then here are some cost comparisons between the two states:
North Carolina averages
$1,800 spent for property taxes (with a mill rate of .009 mills) on a $200,000 home
$1,860 spent on sales tax (state sales tax is 7.75%)
$2,800 personal income tax (for $40,000 annual income) 6% over $12,750 annual income
Less expensive living in the cities of: Charlotte (29%), Wilmington (25%), and Asheville (23%)
South Carolina averages:
$2,000 spent on property taxes (with a mill rate of .25 mills) on a $20,000 home
$1,680 spent on sales tax (state sales tax is 7%)
$2,800 personal income tax (for $40,000 annual income) 7% over $13,700 annual income
Less expensive living in the cities of: Greenville (31%), Charleston (25%), and Beaufort (20%)
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Thrillist.com created the list based on idea that "The South is loaded with some incredibly gorgeous neighborhoods filled with homes that not only tell the story of the area's history, but also show off the area's personality in high style." The rankings of the Top 10 neighborhoods in the South were based on various components including history, culture, overall layout and curb appeal to result in the list of Top 10 Most Beautiful Neighborhoods In The South.
Eastover was originally the home of dairy farms and tenant farms. Since such humble beginnings, Eastover has become one of the hottest spots to live. It has undergone significant transformations, and the suburb is now a location of high lifestyle, thanks to urban designer Earle Sumner Draper.
In the early 1920's, Eastover was designed to cater to the upper class, creating a distinct buzz and an accessibility that gave residents the ability to expand and explore with ease. Today, the streets remain decorated with Georgian and Tudor revival homes on expansive lots lined with great trees, making for an air of affluence and luxury in the area.
There are also several historic structures in Eastover which have lended to the area's significance and affluent appeal, including the Mint Museum and quality school systems. Popular streets that both visitors and residents enjoy frequenting include Cherokee Road, Colville Road and Hempstead Place for their grandeur and elegance. Eastover is the definition of history, classic, uniqueness and luxury.
Thrillist further noted that while the area has become known for its affluence and interest, Eastover was once a Prohibition-era destination for the city's movers and shakers, and it is by their contributions to society that helped develop the prosperous neighborhood into one of the region's top spots to live.
Other communities on the list include:
Victorian Historic District - Savannah, Georgia
Garden District - New Orleans, Louisiana
Montrose - Houston, Texas
Cannonborough- Elliotborough - Charleston, South Carolina
Coconut Grove - Miami, Florida
Buckhead - Atlanta, Georgia
Mountain Brook - Birmingham, Alabama
Ocean Ridge - Palm Beach County, Florida
Glenview - Glenview, Kentucky
There are many reasons why Charlotte is a popular location, which many have chosen to call home. If you're looking for a new place to set roots, be sure to explore these top 10 most beautiful neighborhoods to find the perfect match for your needs!
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While booking overnight accommodations or a last-minute dinner reservation in Charlotte NC for Valentine's Day might be hard to come by, you can still check on availability from this list of romantic eats and stays as well as these Valentine's Day recommendations from OpenTable.
Otherwise, if you are looking for some last-minute Valentine's Day ideas for tomorrow in and around Charlotte, NC, there are so many other Valentine's Day specials available! From creating unique gifts, to attending events, here are 12 ways to spend your Valentine's Day in Charlotte together for a memorable experience:
1. Watch a movie at Cinemark 10. See what's playing and take advantage of their Tuesday $1.50 ticket deals all day, in between the rest of your Valentine's Day festivities. Cinemark Movies 10 is located at 9508 Northeast Court, Matthews, NC.
2. Take a walking tour of the city or visit a museum together. Depending on what interests you most, there are several walking tours in Charlotte, plus museums have their regularly-scheduled free admission days on Tuesdays, with Valentine's Day being no exception! Here's a list of participating museums.
3. Tour any of Charlotte's breweries on Valentine's Day. There are so many in the area, but this top 20 list of breweries might help narrow down the possibilities.
4. Buy orchids for your lady love or prince charming at the UNCC Botanical Gardens Valentine's Orchid Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stroll the grounds and learn all about the beauty of orchids together. The McMillan Greenhouse is located at 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC. Admission is free, and parking is available at the Botanical Gardens or at McMillan Greenhouse.
5. Attend a free wine tasting at The Bottle Shop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy Kaiken, Malbec with some meats and cheeses. The Bottle Shop is located at Charlotte Mariott City Center, 100 West Trade Street, Charlotte NC.
6. Have a brew while having some light-hearted fun for comedy night at EagleSpeak Coffee House and Bar at 7:30 p.m. EagleSpeak is located at 3907 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC. There is no cover charge to attend.
7. Take in a free theatrical performance at UNC Charlotte in Rowe Recital Hall. “Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance” starts at 7:30 p.m. and will feature chamber music and poetry that captures the essence of New York City. To make reservations today, email firstname.lastname@example.org. UNC Charlotte is located at 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte NC.
8. Go to The McLovins Valentine's Day Throwdown at the Rabbit Hole at 8 p.m. for some funky rock music that's sure to entertain. The Rabbit Hole is located at 1801 Commonwealth Avenue, Charlotte, NC. Cost of admission is $8.
9. Serenade your valentine honky-tonk style at Open Mic at Puckett's Farm Equipment at 8:30 p.m. Free to attend, have some beer and sing along to country and blues tunes. Puckett's is located at 2740 West Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte NC.
10. Play free rounds of BINGO together for prizes at Hattie's Tap & Tavern from 9-11 p.m. Hattie's is located at 2918 The Plaza, Charlotte NC.
11. Attend Sayword Tuesday at The Tavern at 9:30 p.m. It's a free poetry open mic night featuring over a dozen local talented poets and the music of DJ Daddy D. The Tavern is located at 300 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC.
12. Paint and sip wine or beer at Studio Cellar from 5-10 p.m. They offer freestyle painting, where you pay $11 for a 6x6 canvas to paint as you desire, no reservation necessary. Studio Cellar is located at 1800 Camden Road, Charlotte, NC.
Nancy Braun and the Showcase Realty team wish you a very Happy Valentine's Day!
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If you are selling your home in Charlotte, you will obviously have some high expectations when it comes to the process and end-results of your sale. Certainly, homeowners will want to sell their home for the best price possible, which reflects the value of the home as well as the market.
In addition to that, it's always a plus when homeowners are able to go through their home selling journey without any hassles to slow or halt the process. While the opportunity to sell your home quickly and at the right price may be tempting, what is even more important when you're selling your home in Charlotte is simply that you get the home sold. With the right real estate professional, you will have greater success achieving that goal.
Charlotte is a beautiful place for families, couples, and singles to work, play, or explore, making it an ideal location in which to own a home. There are many gorgeous homes available for sale in Charlotte, and a thriving economy. The city has seen a steady increase in employment, and many professionals are flocking to the area to pursue any number of career possibilities, amidst a diverse and bustling population.
Orthodontists, Internists, General, Obstetricians or Gynecologists are some of the most popular career choices in North Carolina, and these medical professionals have some of the highest-paying jobs in the State. If you are looking for a job in Charlotte or in the surrounding areas, you can read more information at Zippia The Career Expert Beta.
Charlotte is also a great city for young professionals, as proven by its ranking among the Top 5 Best Cities for Young Professionals in a Forbes survey. If you are looking for investment opportunities, you will be happy to know that Charlotte was listed as one of the Top Places for Real Estate Market Investments in the U.S. As a result, real estate professionals want you to know that if you are buying and selling in the area, you are sure to find success in the real estate market.
Still not sure if Charlotte is the place for you? Then let the rest of the city speak for itself. Aside from the great economy and market, there are lots of things to see and do in the area. Sports lovers can catch an NBA game played by the Charlotte Hornets, or stop by the NASCAR auto race track for exciting thrills and fast cars. For an adults' night out, Charlotte is home to some of the best breweries in North Carolina, while kids will love spending a day at Carowinds for endless rides, shows and endless entertainment! For all of those reasons, it's no wonder that selling your home in Charlotte should be a smooth task-with all of the great neighborhoods and surrounding areas, buyers won't be able to wait to put in an offer.
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If you, as a seller, want to sell your home without hassles and for your asking price, it's important to choose a real estate professional who can help guide you through the process. According to the National Association of Realtors' most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, in the past three years, as many as 92% of potential homebuyers have used the internet to look for homes. It has also been shown however, that of those 92% of buyers looking on the internet, 95% of them also used a real estate professional/broker. Only a mere 2% of buyers purchased their home directly from the seller.
How it tends to work, is that buyers do a lot of their home searching online; however, about 53% of them depend on a real estate professional to find the actual home they will buy, while 48% rely on them for negotiating and 60% rely on them to explain the process.
The abundance of information on the real estate market that is now available has resulted in more home buyers reaching out to real estate professionals to explain the process and make things simpler. Selling your home in Charlotte through a real estate professional is a great decision, and there has been a steady increase from 69% in 2001 for the number of buyers relying on an agent.
Selling your home in Charlotte while inventory still remains at one of its lowest levels is one of the reasons why you'll have a great chance of selling your home quickly. Seeking the aid of a real estate professional will help facilitate the process so that in the end, you will be successful in the sale of your Charlotte home!
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Are you on the lookout for fun things to do with your family this thanksgiving? We've got you covered! Check out this list of fun things to do in Raleigh, North Carolina with friends and family!
Annie Louise Wilkerson Park in North Raleigh
If your family loves the outdoors, check out Annie Louise Wilkerson Park! Enjoy an easy, 3-mile walk or hike for families on November 27, 2016 between 1:30pm and 3:00pm.
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Make this Thanksgiving fun and educational! Visit the exhibit and get interactive with the kids as they explore the a 14-foot projection of a woman's body highlighting microbes that impact human health. This is a fun, educational activity for the whole family. Check details here!
Marbles Kids Museum
Let the kids use up all of their energy exploring at the Marbles Kids Museum! On Thanksgiving weekend, kids can watch the movie Polar Express in 3-D at the Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre in downtown Raleigh.
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Let the kids use up all of their energy exploring at the Marbles Kids Museum! On Thanksgiving weekend, kids can watch the movie Polar Express in 3-D at the Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre in downtown Raleigh. Check details here!
Duke Center for the Performing Arts
The whole family can enjoy Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical which goes from Nov. 25 to Nov.27 in Raleigh.
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Hill Ridge Farms' Festival of Lights
Get outside with the family and enjoy hay rides, bonfires, train rides, light shows and more! The Festival starts on Nov. 24 and goes until Dec. 31. Sunday to Thursday open 5-9pm and Friday-Saturday open 4-10pm. Learn more here!
Help your kids learn more about celebrations around the world by taking them to the Chinese Lantern Festival in Cary! Kids will love the light displays, showing off 20 different exhibits made of thousands of LED lights from Nov. 25- Jan. 15. 6-10pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Learn more here!
Ice Raleigh Skating Rink
Enjoy festive ice skating in downtown Raleigh-fun for all ages! The rink is open from Nov. 19 to Jan.29. Check details here!
There are lots of ways to make Thanksgiving 2016 a memorable experience for the entire family! Did you just move to Raleigh, North Carolina?
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This home for rent in York SC is a must-see! The home boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a concrete driveway that allows for 2 cars in the garage and 2 in the driveway. Exterior features such as the fenced yard and porch are a great addition for entertaining and enjoying the outdoors.
For homeowners looking for schools in the area, there are quite a few local options including Pleasant Knoll Elementary School, Gold Hill Middle School and Fort Mill High School.
Fun activities near the home for rent in York SC will keep the whole family busy any day of the week. Families looking for a day outdoors can spend a day at Penland's Tree Farm, or the Windy Hill Orchard.
Art lovers will want to check out a weekday or weekend performance at The Sylvia Theater, while those looking to explore the outdoors can enjoy hiking, picnicking or relaxing at Kings Mountain State Park.
Nearby amenities are listed below:
|Grocery Store||Drug Stores||Gas Stations||Restaurants||Coffee Shops|
|Walmart Supercenter(1.56mi)||Eckerd Drug Store(1.95mi)||Kangaroo Express 3987(1.73mi)||Patriot Taphouse and Grill(.69mi)||Big Apple Bagels(1.58mi)|
|Harris Teeter(1.84mi)||Harris Teeter(1.84mi)||Sunoco(1.87mi)||Red Bowl(1.79mi)||Toast Cafe(1.77mi)|
|Publix(3.75mi)||Rite Aid(1.96mi)||QuikTrip(3.72)||Fort Mill BBQ Company(1.91mi)||Starbucks(1.78mi)|
|Food Lion(7.52mi)||CVS Pharmacy(4.15mi)||Shell(4.02mi)||Domino's Pizza(1.81mi)||Delicat Market(8.32mi)|
|Earth Fare(7.3mi)||Publix(4.28mi)||Harris Teeter(5.56mi)||De Marco's Italian Grill(1.76mi)|
For complete details on this home for rent in York SC including price, square footage and more photos, please visit 532 Red Oak Court Tega Cay, SC 29708.
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