Ultimate Guide for Moving to Charlotte [And Making the World a Better Place]

Make The World Better by Moving to Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina is the place where you are going to create a new home for yourself and your family. Whatever the reason may be for your decision to move, this guide for moving to Charlotte will help you through it and you'll discover your own set of pros and cons. 

First things first

Fun facts

Before moving to Charlotte, you will want to find out a bit about the city. You need to know what to expect from the place you are going to be calling home.

Charlotte is home to a population of around 900,000 people with an average age of just under 35. Approximately 52,5% of the population own their homes. The median property value is just under $231,000 and a vast majority of Charlotte’s residents pay over $3000 in tax every year. With the wide range of properties on offer, you should have no problems finding or building the right home for yourself, especially if you hire the services of a Buyer’s Agent.

The city is home to some high-quality educational institutions including the University of North Carolina. 

As far as the job market is concerned, the finance and insurance, health care, and retail industries dominate the market.

Life in Charlotte is pleasant. The city represents a real mix of cultures and identities, but the general feel is one of a welcoming, vibrant and kind city. This is just one of the reasons many folks want to move to Charlotte, NC.

The natural characteristics of the state along with its geographical position mean that both beaches and mountains are nearby, and outdoor enthusiasts should have no problem finding plenty of activities to engage in. 

The most popular neighborhoods in Charlotte, North Carolina

Myers Park – This is one of Charlotte's oldest neighborhoods. Packed with history, it is bound to leave an impression on you. The older homes can be grand with mansions not uncommon in the area. Myers Park is one of the more upmarket neighborhoods in the city. If this sounds like something you would enjoy after moving to Charlotte, consider moving in this area with some help from a reliable moving company. 

Dillworth – Right next to Myers Park is another charming neighborhood if you plan on moving to Charlotte. It is amongst the more upmarket neighborhoods and it is easy to understand why. This is a historic neighborhood, located close to town. There are many streets lined with trees and greenery which offer great walkability. It offers a real feeling of community too, making it a great place to live.

Plaza Midwood – This is one of Charlotte’s most liked neighborhoods. It is the very definition of a hip and cool neighborhood. The neighborhood itself has great walkability which is probably one of the reasons for its popularity. You can find anything from small cottages to modern housing here and it all blends together.

Madison Park – is another one of the older neighborhoods in Charlotte. It is characterized by a mix of architectural styles, some old and some modern. Many of the streets in the neighborhood are lined with trees or greenery which gives it a pleasant feel. Home prices vary but are lower than in Myers Park in general.

Berewick – Berewick is a neighborhood located in the southwest part of Charlotte. It is a very popular neighborhood both amongst current and new residents of the city. One of the main reasons for this is that properties with great value for money can be purchased here. 

Guide for moving to Charlotte

Alright, now that you know the basics about this welcoming, vibrant city. It’s time to get down to the details of organizing your move if you end up moving to Charlotte.

Create a moving checklist

For starters, you need to create a moving checklist. This list needs to include all of the tasks that need to be completed prior to your move. These include setting a budget for your move, planning the date of your move, going through your belongings, and choosing which of them you are going to take with you. 

Set a budget that you can afford

Set a budget for your move that you can realistically afford and stick to it. There is no point in setting an unrealistic budget for your move that is higher than what you can afford. The only thing this will lead to is a tougher move and a life in your new place of residence that begins with debt. This is not what anybody wants.

Set a date for your move

Keep in mind that, for example, most moving companies are busiest in the spring and summer months. This means their rates for those periods are higher too. If you are not in a rush, consider moving to Charlotte during the colder months. You can save quite a bit of money this way.

Decide on which items you are taking with you

Going through your belongings and deciding exactly which items you are going to take with you is a really tough task, but it is also a crucial step in ensuring your move is successful. Take your time and put aside any items that you don’t really need or use anymore. You can donate these items or try to sell them. This could help raise money to fund your relocation to Charlotte. 

Consider all your moving options

There are several different options available to you for completing your move. Depending on your budget and time constraints you should consider whether to carry out the move yourself, whether to use portable containers or whether to hire a professional moving company. Each of these options has its benefits.

Moving your belongings yourself is perhaps the cheapest option. However, it will require a lot of effort on your behalf and you will need to get your friends and family involved too.

Using portable containers is a good idea if you have the time and energy required to complete a move this way. It will require that you pack your belongings, load, and unload the containers yourself. This might sound like a demanding task. It is, but it will help you save some money on your move too. So if finances are an issue, this might be a good option for you.

Hiring professional movers for long-distance moving to Charlotte NC is the easiest option. It will require the least amount of work on your behalf and will ensure that your move is carried out efficiently and professionally. Before choosing a moving company, check out the reviews of potential candidates online. After that, get cost estimates from your favored candidates. Finally, make a decision only once you have compared all the services and prices on offer.

It’s time to relax

There is no need to make your move more complicated than it needs to be. You have your basic info about the city, you have an overview of some of the most popular neighborhoods and you have a general breakdown of the moving process. If you follow the tips given in this guide, moving to Charlotte should be as stress-free as possible. You will soon have the time to put your feet up and relax in your new home.

This guide for moving to Charlotte (pros and cons) was written by REALTOR® Roger Holloway of ProStead Realty & Betty White of State To State Move.

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