The word is getting out about Charlotte. The city is so alluring (for so many reasons), folks from all over want to move here, and are doing so … in droves! If you are one of them, WELCOME! We’ve got a list of resources to help you get settled in.
You are in good company. An annual report on in-migration from the five national moving companies- Allied, Atlas, North American, United Van lines, and U-Haul — ranks North Carolina among the fastest-growing states.
More people moved to Charlotte in 2022 than most other Southern cities, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Their study ranked Charlotte 15th among the nation’s fastest-growing cities by percentage and 5th in numeric growth.
It isn’t uncommon for one of our agents to get a call from a buyer interested in moving to Charlotte, maybe never having been to Charlotte and certainly not knowing the lay of the land or the first thing about services or fun stuff to really grow into our fair city.
Visiting websites is always the best way to get started with relocation. It’s free and you don’t have to travel far. These sites are also great for reference once people have made the move.
WHERE ARE WE?
We know it’s a little old school, but you gotta have a map of Charlotte. Anyone who knows and loves Charlotte knows it’s not easy to learn how to get around. I mean you can find yourself at the corner of Queens and Queens Or turn from The Plaza onto The Plaza. A good ol’ paper map is a critical tool in learning how Charlotte is laid out, just for reference. Knowing in general how the city is laid out and what areas are N, S, E, and West of the City will be very helpful in learning how to navigate and getting to know how to get around.
AAA will mail you a map for free.
The city of Charlotte’s website is excellent. Everything from paying your water bill to pet adoption is on this site, and lots of important services in between like trash collection information and transit schedules. This site is critical once you move here and provides great information before moving to Charlotte. There are also job listings posted on the site.
Plus, you can learn about our CharMeck 311 phone system. Call 704-336-7600 from your smartphone or home phone and talk to a live person about things like water, sewer, power, animal control, and other city services. They are always patient, knowledgeable and helpful.
For all that are safety conscious and want to learn more about crime statistics in areas of Charlotte, you can download the yearly crime statistics report to see the trends.
Charlotte area Chamber of Commerce is a great resource for a few reasons.
- They have a link on their site “Development near me”. When you click on this image it will take you to a page where you can type in your preferred address and learn what development plans are happening nearby. This is important due to the rapid pace at which Charlotte is developing.
- CACC also provides a free city guide that has a lot of information about businesses and just fun things to do. You can have this publication mailed to your home or business for free or enjoy it online.
Geoportal is a fast and easy way to look up specific information about your exact location, especially schools.
FUN AND ENTERTAINING
Axios is a fun and free source of information. It’s a great way to find out about new spots, trends, and neighborhood happenings around Charlotte.
Our own Cassee Cunningham has a fabulous neighborhood, lifestyle and commentary blog that really captures the personality of Charlotte in small easy-to-read doses.
The more research our relocating clients do on their own, the more we can make use of their “boots on the ground time” while they are here in Charlotte looking for homes. Let us know what you are looking for!