Charlotte, North Carolina is America's 17th largest city. It is a city that's constantly growing and booming with economic prosperity. Charlotte is a banking capital, a professional sport hub and a real estate market worth investing in. Residents and neighbors find many reasons to call Charlotte home. If you are new to the Queen City or thinking about relocating to Charlotte, we are here to make the transition easier for you. At Showcase Realty, our Charlotte real estate agents can help you find your dream home in Charlotte or its surrounding areas.
Charlotte is home to the second largest public school district in North Carolina. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools provide academic support and instruction to more than 146,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade in 168 schools throughout Mecklenburg County. The school system grows by approximately 2,500 new students annually and is one of the largest employers in Mecklenburg County. Receiving national recognition almost every year, the school system is constantly awarded for its academic excellence and innovation.
Aside from the area's public school system, there are several private and charter schools as well as opportunities for higher education. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte School of Law and Central Piedmont Community College are a few of the options for greater learning in the Charlotte area.Several well respected businesses share roots in Charlotte.
Bank of America, Duke Energy, Family Dollar, Bojangles and Belk are just a few of the big businesses that got their start in the Queen City. Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and the second largest banking center in the country. The city is responsible for producing 30 percent of the state's GDP.
In 2016, Forbes, partnered with Statista, ranked 500 of the biggest companies in America and three Charlotte companies were mentioned among the best employers. Nucor Steel was the highest ranked Charlotte business, coming in at No. 26. Duke Energy was ranked at No. 141 and Ingersoll Rand came in at No. 222, according to Forbes rankings.
US News ranked Charlotte at Number 14 as 'One Of The Best Places To Live in America for 2017'. The report stated that, "Charlotte has become a place filled with new restaurants to try and events to attract people from all over." To read the full report here, click here.
Transportation accessibility adds to Charlotte's long list of benefits. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the sixth busiest airport in the world, offering more than 140 nonstop destinations worldwide. Charlotte is able to connect passengers to different parts of the country and the world, with more than 700 departures and landings each day. The network of highways in the Metropolitan Charlotte area link the city to countless travel spots from coast to coast.The activities seem to be endless in Charlotte and its surrounding areas. With more than 50 golf courses, three lakes nearby and theaters hosting Broadway productions, Charlotte has something to offer everyone. The city is home to the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets and Charlotte Knights. You can unwind at a local sporting event or experience fine dining at one of Charlotte's trendy restaurants uptown.
The Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord metropolitan area has been repeatedly mentioned among the best real estate markets in the country. The Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord area has an average home price of $220,758, a 22% three-year home price growth forecast, 5.5% population growth and 3.6% job growth, Realtor.com confirmed. Because of Charlotte's increasingly growing economy and affordable housing, the Queen City is an important real estate market to watch. Realty Times described the Carolinas as “affordable investments and a growing market.” Over 25 percent of Charlotte households make at least $100,000 a year, a much higher ratio than the rest of North Carolina's.
Showcase Realty provides top real estate services to Charlotte and its surrounding areas. To find more information on specific communities around Charlotte, click here.
Whether you are buying or sell your Charlotte home, Showcase Realty is here to help. At Showcase Realty, we want you to know that we have a vested interest in helping you get the best possible home, a home that you will love and enjoy for years to come. You will not have to worry or second guess about the home's value, environment, inner workings or process of purchase when you work with our top real estate agents. If you decide you don't like your home when purchased through us, we will sell it for free.*
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