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Ready to Relocate?

Considering relocating? There are many reasons people choose to relocate including a job change, a climate change to warmer weather, or perhaps to be closer to family.

Thinking of moving to the Carolinas? You are certainly not alone. 

North & South Carolina’s charm, climate, diversity, and job opportunities have drawn more people to move to the Tar Heel & Palmetto states than ever before.

It is estimated that three out of every four new residents are moving in from other states and countries.

Upon inspection, it’s pretty easy to see why so many people are moving to the Carolinas. While the Carolinas maybe known for their beautiful beaches and mountains, both states are filled with culture, innovation, and job opportunities. There are many employment possibilities if you work in research or higher education, but banking, manufacturing and other industries are also thriving. 

According to the results of United Van Lines’ 2020 Annual National Movers Study both North and South Carolina are in the top ten states with the highest percentage of inbound migration for both retirement and cost of living. 

If you're not already familiar with the Charlotte Metro (Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan and Union Counties in North Carolina and Chester, Lancaster and York Counties in South Carolina!  Contact us today and let's discuss your move to the Carolinas) area and are thinking of moving to the area, it can be a little daunting, I'm sure. Where is the best place to live in Charlotte Metro Area? What are best neighborhoods? Where are the best schools? What local communities are trending? Hopefully, the following information will help you understand the different areas so that you can then dig in a bit further and go from there. Z3 Carolinas love to help so do not hesitate to reach out!

Mecklenburg County is at the heart of the region and is the county that Charlotte and several other popular suburbs are part of 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.

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