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Is Charlotte A Good Place To Retire?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteSee how retirement-friendly Charlotte is, based on cost of living, crime rate, health care and more.

When it comes to your eventual retirement destination, you might be leaning towards a city based on its amount of sunlight and quality of golf courses. And while both of those things are certainly important, there are plenty of other factors to consider once you're off that 9-to-5 schedule. ranked the top 50 U.S. cities for retirement based on things like cost of living, crime rate, and public transportation, along with and the overall well-being of seniors, as measured by the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. And as it turns out, the places that offer seniors the best standard of living aren't all the cities you'd expect.

See how Charlotte fared overall below, then dive into the in-depth report here on

Charlotte ranked #13 based on the following criteria:

  • Cost of Living: Very Low
  • Crime Rate: Low
  • Health Care Quality: Average
  • Percentage Of People Over 65 Years Old: Below Average
  • Public Transportation: Poor
  • Taxes: Average
  • Things To Do: Below Average
  • Weather: Average
  • Well Being: Good

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Charlotte is Among the Best Cities in America to Live

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteNorth Carolina’s two largest cities are among the best cities in America to live.

In an analysis of nearly 600 U.S. cities with populations of more than 65,000, finance website 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data in nine major categories: crime, demography, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure and leisure.

Raleigh was ranked No. 10 in America. Charlotte was No. 26.

“North Carolina has one of the largest brain gains – more college graduates are staying in the state than leaving – in the country. This has contributed to high educational attainment in cities across the state. In Raleigh, 50.8 percent of adults have at least a bachelor’s degree, far more than the 31.3 percent national share.”

Charlotte was listed with a population of 842,029, a median home value of 201,500, a poverty rate of 13.4 percent and a bachelor’s degree rate of 44.1 percent.

“Charlotte is one of two cities in North Carolina with populations expanding at a near nation-leading pace and (is) among the 50 best places to live,” according to the website. “Charlotte’s population increased by 24.7 percent over the past 10 years, more than three times the U.S. growth rate and the most of any city in North Carolina other than Raleigh or Cary.”

“Charlotte’s rapid growth is largely supported by a prosperous economy. North Carolina was one of the first states to allow banks to operate multiple branches within a single state, a regulation that led to banks rapidly expanding throughout Charlotte and the surrounding region. Today, Charlotte is home to the headquarters of Bank of America and the East Coast operations of Wells Fargo. Financial services is one of many sectors leading employment growth in the city, which was more than double the U.S. employment growth rate from 2014 to 2016. Charlotte is also home to numerous entertainment amenities, including an NFL team, an NBA team and the Carowinds amusement park.”

The website used census data, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, Bureau of Labor statistics, school test score data, Department of Education statistics, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services data and more to determine the rankings.

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Charlotte, NC: One of the Best Cities For Singles In North Carolina 2018

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteWe used science and data to determine which cities in North Carolina have the best set up for singles: no kids, no old people, and a lot to do. Are you trying to find love in North Carolina?

Either way, we’ve got you covered here. At least, we’ll point you in the right direction – which is why you came here in the first place, right?

According to the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans who have remained single (not married) is growing. That means, people are dating a lot longer than they used to.

There are many reasons for that, including financial and cultural. And, we suspect smartphones and social media has a lot to do with it, too. After all, we’re all a lot more distracted these days.

If you live in North Carolina, there’s a pretty good chance there are a lot of singles in your area. The Tar Heel State ranks in the top 10 when it comes to number of people over the age of 18 who aren’t married, or in a serious relationship. That’s great news for people looking for their match.

So, where are the best cities for singles in North Carolina? We’ve got the answers here.

These are the best cities for singles in North Carolina. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:

  • #3. Charlotte, NC

If you live in or really close to one of these cities, and you’re single, you should probably get out more often. And stop staring at your phone. Just sayin’.

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Living in Charlotte, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Charlotte is a diverse, fun, exciting and evolving city. Are you considering moving here?

  • Ranks #4 in most diverse cities in NC
  • Ranks #11 in the Best cities for singles in NC

It's also a great city for both retirees and recent graduates, for entrepreneurs and families.

Here is a video of timelapse footage from around Charlotte

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Charlotte, NC: Retirement is Affordable, Healthcare is Excellent, and Life is Good

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 02, 2018
  • Retirement is something to think about years before you get there.
  • Choosing the best place to retire in the US means weighing affordability, quality of life, activities, and healthcare.
  • WalletHub ranked the best US cities to live in retirement.
  • Many of the top cities are in states with warm weather.

Auston Woods Apartments in CharlotteDeciding where to live in retirement may be one of the last major financial decisions you'll make, and picking the right spot is important.

WalletHub set out to put worried minds at ease. The site used available data for the 150 largest US cities to find the best and worst places to lay your hat. We already looked at the worst cities for retirement, so let's take a look at the opposite: the best urban areas to live in your post-working life.

How people spend time when they don't have to go to the office every day tends to be a little different. Many dream of hours full of painting and golf, but there are more practical considerations to keep in mind too.

Along with the weather and nearby museums and tennis courts, reliable, accessible healthcare and affordable housing are important benchmarks when determining where to live in retirement.

WalletHub found that the cities below offered a great quality of life, good healthcare, and plentiful activities — all at an affordable cost.

WalletHub scored each city based on affordability, activities, quality of life, and healthcare. The four categories were weighted equally, and each city was given a total score and then ranked, with the highest overall score designating the best city. WalletHub used data for only the city, not the surrounding metro area.

We've included the total score (out of a possible 100), with a higher score denoting a better place to live, as well as its ranking out of 150 cities for each of the four categories, with a lower number being better.

46. Charlotte, NC

Total score (out of 100): 50.55

Rankings (out of 150 cities):

  • Affordability: 59
  • Activities: 92
  • Quality of life: 55
  • Healthcare: 40

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