09 Mar See How Charlotte Fared In ‘Best Places To Live In NC’ List
CHARLOTTE, NC — What’s the best place to live in North Carolina? That depends on who you ask. According to a new set of rankings released by the neighborhood data site Niche.com, several of the best place to live in North Carolina in 2018 are in the Queen City metro area.
Niche.com took several factors into consideration to arrive at the rankings, such as: the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, diversity, nightlife, walkability, weather, employment statistics and access to amenities.
Researchers gave the Raleigh-metro area town Morrisville, which has a population of 22,600, an A+ in public schools; A+ in good for families; A in housing; A in diversity; and a B in both crime and safety, and nightlife.Cary and Apex — also in the Raleigh area, were ranked 2nd and 3rd in the state, according to Niche.
In the Charlotte-metro area, Davidson ranked highest at 4th in the state. The town, which has a population of 12,076, received an A+ in good for families; A for jobs and public schools, and A- for housing, commute and health and fitness. Other Charlotte area towns making the top 20 include Cornelius, Matthews, Huntersville Marvin, Weddington and Waxhaw.
Charlotte, which has a population of just under 1 million, was ranked 18th in the Tar Heel state, and received an A+ for its diversity. It also scored highly in good for families, outdoor activities, health and fitness and nightlife. It scored a C, it’s lowest grade, in the category of crime and safety.
The median home value in Charlotte is $178,000, which is lower than the national average of $184,700, Niche said.
Said a current resident: "I grew up in Charlotte, it was the perfect mix between a small town feel and being in a big city. There are so many different things to do, there is a different area for anyones interests."
According to Niche.com, these are the Top 20 best places to live in North Carolina:
Morrisville Cary Apex Davidson Chapel Hill Carrboro Holly Springs Marvin Raleigh Cornelius Wake Forest Matthews Huntersville Clemmons Waxhaw Weddington Biltmore Forest Charlotte Fearrington Village Knightdale
>> See the full list here.
Niche.com "rigorously analyze dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, and neighborhood in the U.S." Niche has over 100 million reviews and poll responses. Click here to read more about Niche’s grading process.
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