Moving from Dallas, TX, to Charlotte, NC

Moving to the largest city in North Carolina

Dallas is a big city with a population of over 1.3 million residents. And while Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina, it is smaller than Dallas, with a population of 874,579, according to the 2020 US Census. But don’t worry! Moving to a smaller city doesn’t mean skimping on opportunities. Charlotte’s metro area of almost 2.7 million people offers a vibrant community for newcomers.

Convenient location and climate for outdoor enthusiasts

Charlotte is home to hundreds of acres of parks and nature conservatories, including Freedom Park, Wing Haven and the McDowell Nature Center and Preserve. The city also has a wonderful location near the beach (20 miles from Lake Norman and 176 miles from the Atlantic Ocean) and the mountains (190 miles from the Great Smokey Mountains) for weekend getaways and day trips. The city’s mild climate, with annual average temperatures falling between 33 and 89 degrees, makes it a perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors.

Working in Charlotte

The Charlotte region has a thriving job market, with a reasonable cost of living and unemployment rates below the national average. Atrium Health and Novant Health offer opportunities in the healthcare sector, while multiple government entities and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system also offer jobs there. Other large employers include Bank of America, Duke Energy, Honeywell, Lowe's, Nucor, Sonic Automotive and Truist Financial.

Thriving culture awaits you

With all the annual festivals and special events in Charlotte, including the Carolina Renaissance Festival and the Heroes Convention, there’s always something interesting to do. Here are some other fun places for year-round entertainment:

Ready to make your move to Charlotte?

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