6 Tips for Relocating to Charlotte
Everything from navigating through the city to Queen City culture, use this article as your resource guide for relocating to Charlotte
Whether you are packing up and relocating to Charlotte right away or you are just in the early stages of house shopping, this Charlotte-area Realtor Estate agent is here for you! My name is Danielle Edwards and I am a Charlotte, NC Realtor with RE/MAX Executive, the number one RE/MAX in the Carolinas. Preparing to relocate is stressful enough. I’ve done some research on relocating to the Queen City… so you don’t have to!
Know your school districts.
Oftentimes, the best neighborhoods are near the best public schools. Charlotte is a huge city, and if you plan on staying in the same home as your children grow up, be sure you’re looking at neighborhoods in school districts with a great reputation before relocating to Charlotte. Check out our list of the top rated high schools in Charlotte, and what neighborhoods surround them.
Test-drive your commute.
Charlotte is full of interstates. If you’re heading North on I-77 on the way to work, your 15 mile commute may take an hour. If you’re heading South at the same time, your ride will be smooth and traffic-free. The same is true for the inner and outer loops of I-485, I-85, and even smaller roads such as Highway 160. If you already have a job lined up in the area, take a ride during rush hour from your prospective neighborhoods to your job site. If you will be working in uptown Charlotte, make sure you’re comfortable with the commute before your first day. The random one-way roads uptown can be tricky if you’re not used to them.
Subscribe to the Charlotte Agenda.
This online publication is great for newcomers that are relocating to Charlotte. The writers highlight popular restaurants and neighborhoods, and keep readers up-to-date on what’s in the works for the Queen City. Once you get settled in, this will be a great resource in figuring out where to explore. You are sure to fall in love with the many beautiful sights and unique breweries, parks, boutiques, and other small businesses that Charlotte has to offer! They also list multiple job openings a day, for those of you who are still on the job hunt.
Are you a workout fanatic? Purchase Class Pass.
This smartphone app is $79 per month. But, if you love working out it will be worth it. Charlotte is home to a large amount of local, family owned or private gyms. Maybe you are a yogi but don’t know which studio is best for you. The app lets you choose from almost ANY gym in Charlotte, view their schedule, and reserve a class. The only fee you pay is for the app itself. This means you have access to every gym in Charlotte until you find the one that’s right for you. Some of these gyms cost over $200 a month for a membership, so $79 is a great deal.
Know your neighborhoods.
It seems like Charlotte is home to a handful of “mini-towns.” You’ll hear all kinds of names for different areas here. The truth is, there are a ton of unique neighborhoods around the city and each one has it’s own character. While one area may be home to many college students, another may be home to many young professionals or families, so it’s important to get a good idea of what you can expect from each of these communities so you’ll be an expert before relocating to Charlotte! Some of these areas include: Elizabeth, South End, Lower South End, NoDa, South Park, Steele Creek, and Dilworth. To learn more about each neighborhood, check out this helpful website.
Utilize the RE/MAX Relocation Guide.
You can request a Relocation Guide online, which is a great resource for information on the business environment, schools, homes, events, and attractions in and around Charlotte.
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