Is Moving to Charlotte Right for You?
The pros and cons of living in Charlotte, North Carolina is a big topic these days. Why? During our current crisis, people in New York and New Jersey especially are trying to get out of town! And I understand that. Having lived in the Midwest most of my life and seeing folks moving to Florida and other warm places, I thought, "Hey, I want to go, too!". That was not only to escape the snow and harsh winters but to have an opportunity elsewhere. And you may know my story if you subscribe to my Roger Holloway YouTube channel, but my move was a bit further south, all the way to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Then on to Charlotte in 2011. So, the fact that you landed on this real estate site, may mean that moving to Charlotte could be right for you! But, hey, you need to get to know the area, right?
Reasons Why People are Moving to Charlotte
And another reason folks my age are wondering "Is moving to Charlotte right for me", is the issue of retirement. Where do I want to live out my years? Where are the best retirement communities? Well, if you've been paying attention, Florida is way too hot and Charlotte, North Carolina is just right! Here in the greater Charlotte metro area, we have a number of 55+ places with more on the way. And unlike good ole' Florida, we have four distinct seasons, but they're much milder than you were used to up north. I love that! Each season brings a fresh vibe, yet having them without all the snow and ice is a pleasure. We may have a snow event or two a year, but typically here today and gone tomorrow.
Things to Know Before Relocating to Charlotte
It would be my pleasure to help you get all the information you need before buying your "forever home" in the Charlotte area. And, oh by way, that includes several great suburbs just across the NC - SC state line in Fort Mill and Indian Land, South Carolina. So, if you'll scroll down, you'll discover current listings of new homes for sale in the $300,000 - 400,000 - 500,000 price range.
My YouTube channel uses the term "Relocating to Charlotte Made Easy" and I'm finding that to be true. So check out my playlist of happy clients who think I just might be the best REALTOR® in Charlotte. Well, at least, I was best for them, right? It's funny about Jack the Real Estate Dog, too. People ask if he's a therapy dog. Oh, yes, he provided much-needed therapy for my clients who are spending half a million bucks on a new home! So, the question when you call me is whether or not you want Jack, my real estate Goldendoodle to come along.
Using Reviews to Find the Best Moving Companies
So, if you're moving to Charlotte North Carolina, here's what you need to know. You've been doing your research on finding the right home, and that's where I come in. Yet, finding the right moving company can certainly make a difference, as well. I came across a consumer advocacy site that has done some in-depth research on moving companies and provided a valuable resource called "Best Moving Companies Based on In-Depth Reviews". Their reviews, for instance, note the difference between Unpakt or U-Pack. I'm wondering if Six Sisters Stuff saw it when they chose U-Pack and shot this popular YouTube video "MOVING DAY! Why I Move With U-Pack EVERY TIME!"
ConsumersAdvocate.org does the research and in-depth reviews then offer this free information because they may earn a commission if you click or make a purchase from their site.
Why should I move to Charlotte NC?
So, why should I move to Charlotte NC? Perhaps all I can do is share my personal experience with you rather than trying to sell you something. All summed up in my popular vlog post "7 Reasons to Move to Charlotte NC and Why I Did". I'd love to hear your story. You might be surprised that I always answer my phone, and if I can't get to it, I get right back to folks. Why? My wife's retired, but she loves a man who works! And hey, to make that lovely lady proud, I'm still at it! Plus, I get to take Jack the Real Estate Dog with me most days. Sweet, huh? I'm not really sure what happy things you can expect when moving to Charlotte, but I have blogged about that, too.