Moving from Charlotte, NC to Orlando, FL

Relocating from the Queen City to the City Beautiful

If you’re moving from Charlotte, NC, and want another busy southern city to call home, Orlando, FL, is a great choice. Named in honor of Queen Charlotte of Great Britain and Ireland, Charlotte was officially incorporated in 1768. Although “the City Beautiful” Orlando is younger by more than 100 years (town incorporated 1875, city 1885), it has plenty to offer new residents in its large metropolitan area with many similarities to life in Charlotte.

How the populations differ between cities

It’s true that Charlotte’s population of 874,579* is almost triple that of the city of Orlando’s 307,573*. But the population density is higher within the city limits of Orlando since it occupies nearly one-third of the land space in Charlotte. Plus, when you figure the metropolitan areas of the two cities, you’ll find similar populations, with each area boasting over 2.5 million residents. 

*According to the 2020 U.S. Census. 

Enjoy similar weather during the summers

Don’t forget to pack sunscreen for quality time outdoors near your new Florida home! If you love being outside during warm summers in Charlotte, you’ll appreciate the season in Orlando. Both cities experience hot summers with plenty of sunshine and average temperatures hovering just under 100 degrees. If North Carolina winters were a bit too chilly, Florida experiences much milder temperatures that time of year, with lows rarely dipping below 39 degrees.

Get your thrills in Orlando

If you’re worried about missing Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte, you’ll find plenty to do once you reach your destination. Known as the Theme Park Capital of the World, the Orlando area is home to 7 of North America's ten most popular amusement attractions. These include: 

  • Aquatica Water Park 
  • Discovery Cove 
  • Fun Spot Orlando 
  • Kissimmee 
  • SeaWorld Orlando 
  • Universal Orlando 
  • Walt Disney World 

U-Pack can get your things to Orlando

U-Pack® is a self-moving service where you do the packing, loading and unloading, and we handle all the driving. Our service centers near Charlotte and Orlando are ready to help with your move. Get your free online quote today or call us at 844-362-5303844-594-3077.