Charlotte Neighborhoods - Living in Charlotte
If you're not already familiar with the Charlotte, North Carolina area and are thinking of moving to Charlotte, it can be a little daunting, I'm sure. Where is the best place to live in Charlotte? What are Charlotte's best neighborhoods? Where are the best schools in Charlotte? What Charlotte communities are trending?
Well, one of my hopes is to at least break it down for you a little bit into more digestible parts and instead of trying to recreate the wheel with my own writing, I'll be sharing some valuable links and resources from other reputable and interesting sources to help guide you through. And when you're ready for a friendly, no-pressure conversation about you and your needs, contact me. - Chad Hendrix
Charlotte, NC Counties
In the Charlotte, NC region, you have about 8 counties that are primarily where most folks reside. Mecklenburg County is at the heart of the region and is the county that Charlotte and several other popular suburbs are located in such as Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mint Hill, and Matthews. In the Lake Norman area just north of Charlotte, you have Iredell (Mooresville and Statesville) and Lincoln County (Denver). East of Charlotte, there's Cabarrus County (Concord, Kannapolis, and Harrisburg). On the south/southeast side, you have the very popular Union County (Waxhaw, Weddington, Wesley Chapel, and Marvin). Next to that and just south of Ballantyne into South Carolina, there's the quickly growing Lancaster County (Indian Land, SC). Also on the SC side is the booming York County (Fort Mill which is considered to have great schools, Tega Cay, Rock Hill, and Lake Wylie). Gaston County (Gastonia, Stanley, and the popular and quaint Belmont) is on the west side.
If you'd like to learn more about each of the counties, the UNC-Charlotte Urban Institute has an excellent website that breaks down each of them and has some really great write-ups. The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance also has a nice breakdown of the Charlotte area's counties for some additional information. Or, for some info on some of the Charlotte specific areas, you may like reading about them here.
Click on each of the counties below to be taken to a page with available homes for sale and more information.
Charlotte Suburbs and Communities
There are well over 40 establish towns or cities in the Charlotte area as well as general "areas" within the Charlotte city limits that people like to refer to (such as "Ballantyne", University area, or South Charlotte for instance). It's quite interesting in that each of them really has their own feel and characteristics. No matter what you're looking for, I know we can help you find the area meant for you. The links below will take you to more information as well as homes for sale in each of the areas in case you'd like to just start exploring or already know where you're looking. Or, you can simply call me, Chad Hendrix, at 704-737-4400 if you'd like some help narrowing your focus.
- What counties have the most commuters into Charlotte? - A map that shows data on the number of daily commuters in Mecklenburg County from surrounding counties. Union, York, Cabarrus, and Gaston lead the way...
- Charlotte Douglas Internation Airport - Some "fast facts" and a cool video.
- Charlotte Transportation Infrastructure - a nice, PDF document showing the costs and plans for some current and upcoming projects.
- Charlotte Accolades - Find out where we rank with a wide assortment of different things regarding business, innovation, growth, lifestyle, and travel.
- Mecklenburg County Economic Indicators - I hope you like data!