Best reasons to live in Charlotte

The most populous city in North Carolina, the third fastest growing major city in the US, Charlotte is the best place to experience living near beautiful places.

Listed as one of the Top 25 Tech Cities by job-posting volume and job-posting growth, the No. 1 reason to move to Charlotte is employment.

1. Employment

With 670 preschools, 229 elementary schools, 116 middle schools, and 82 high schools, Charlotte schools are ranked above average for some of the area's top-ranked schools.

2. Schools

3. Rafting

4. Hiking

5. Dining

6. Music

7. Ballet

8. Visual Arts

9. NASCAR

10. Sports

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