Moving from Buffalo, NY, to Charlotte, NC
Are You Moving from Buffalo, NY, to Charlotte, NC?
Charlotte, the Queen City and largest city in North Carolina, is bordered by the Catawba River and three man-made lakes, which serve to enhance the city’s natural beauty. Charlotte offers Southern hospitality, the second-largest banking center in the country, the opportunity to watch major league sports teams in action, and the recreational benefits of living near the ocean and the mountains. The city’s mass transit system provides light rail, trolleys, express shuttles, and bus service to make getting to and from work easy; and you will work in Charlotte. Unlike Buffalo, Charlotte has experienced remarkable economic growth over the last decade and continues to enjoy a diverse and expanding economic base.
What Can Charlotte offer that Buffalo Can't?
More than you can imagine! The information below will help you realize why becoming a Charlottean could be the best move you’ve ever made.
- Climate – Like Buffalo, Charlotte offers four distinct seasons, minus the headaches of frequent snow. Charlotte winters are generally short and cool, with only about five inches of snow per season. Rainfall amounts are average and consistent throughout the year. Summers are near-perfect with bright, sunny skies and comfortably warm temperatures. Spring is breathtaking, with the city awash in bright, colorful blooms. Autumn brings the same crisp cool air and brilliant fall foliage you’ve grown to love about Buffalo.
- Education – You will find a wealth of educational opportunities for your children in Charlotte, including public, private, charter and parochial schools. An estimated 132,000 students are taught in the 21 high schools, 32 middle schools, and 94 elementary schools that comprise Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools (CMS). CMS has won top honors for 4th grade math in the NAEP Awards, and several CMS high schools have been recognized as being among the 100 best in the United States. Charlotte is home to a number of notable universities and colleges such as Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte School of Law, Johnson & Wales University, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
- Entertainment – Despite receiving less than six inches of snow most winters, Charlotte is conveniently located near great ski resorts in the Banner Elk/Boone area. The sports enthusiast in your family will never be at a loss for a sporting event to watch or a team to follow. Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers of theNFL, the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The whole family will want to visit Carowinds amusement park and the U.S. National Whitewater Center, home to the world’s largest man-made whitewater river and all kinds of water and land activities. A number of museums and performing arts venues are available for the culture buff. Charlotte restaurants range from don’t miss hole-in-the-wall joints with fried pickles, to French-inspired fine dining, or “farm-to-fork” fare that might be the freshest food you’ve ever eaten.
- Economy – Though Charlotte is known as a major U.S. financial center, manufacturing, healthcare and the energy industry are key components of the business community. The Charlotte Region has a major base of energy-oriented organizations and has become known as “Charlotte USA – The New Energy Capital.”The number of Fortune 500 companies and major corporations headquartered in the Charlotte metropolitan area is impressive and diverse.
Welcome to Fabulous Charlotte!
The economy and climate alone are reasons enough to consider a move from Buffalo to Charlotte. Add to that the friendly, “can-do” spirit for which Charlotte is known, and you will wonder why you waited so long to make “the Queen City” your castle.
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