North Carolina City One Of The Most Desirable Places To Live
When considering or thinking about a desirable place to live, it often depends on what you’re looking for. For example, some folks live quiet, rural living so a city isn’t the best place for them. For other people, the hustle and bustle of a big city is more their speed. According to a new study, a city in North Carolina is one of the most desirable spots to live.
According to a study by Empower, the top desired city to live in for American workers is Denver, CO. Although I’ve only been there once, I get it. It’s a gorgeous place and even with the snow, it’s not too difficult to get around. A very pretty place! San Diego, CA is second on the list and wow! Again, I’ve only been there once but if I won the lottery, I’d move there in a second! The beaches are stunning, and the food is amazing! New York, NY is third on the list. I’ve been there numerous times but I’m not sure I’d want to live there. So much to do, so many delicious restaurants, and the vibe is cool. When I was younger, I wanted to live there. Now, I think it’s a bit too big for me.
The Queen City ranked 4th on the most desirable cities to live in for working adults according to WSOC. Living in Charlotte and Gastonia most of my life, there’s no dispute that the area is growing rapidly. And if you drive in commuter traffic, you have seen the difference in the last 10 years. Outlying areas of Charlotte, like Belmont, Lake Norman, and Monroe are seeing a lot of growth too. It’s less expensive to live outside of Charlotte than in the city. Despite insanely growing rental prices, the surrounding areas of Charlotte are still more affordable than living in Charlotte.
What Did The Study Consider
When looking at the most affordable U.S. cities for people still in their working years, the study collected data on home prices, average income, cost of living, and employment rates across 113 cities. They then scored each city based on their stats and created a ranking from most to least affordable.
Not only did Empower look at desirable cities for working adults, but they also looked at spots for adults who are retired or planning to retire soon. Charlotte came in 3rd in that category. Of all the 113 cities considered in the study, Charlotte also placed 17th for affordability. Sioux Falls, SD was 1st on the list for affordability. Guessing many folks aren’t moving there since it’s so cold! Hence, making it more affordable.
You can check out all of the details of the study and see all the different categories here.