Moving from Nashville, TN, to Charlotte, NC
Moving to the largest city in North Carolina
Moving from Nashville to Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina, is a journey of just over 400 miles. It’s also the start of a great adventure that cuts your driving time to the nearest ocean in half. If you’ve ever dreamed of a beach vacation road trip, the Atlantic Ocean is less than 4 hours away from Charlotte!
The city’s population was just under 875,000 in the 2020 U.S. Census, with around 2.8 million residents in the metropolitan area (much larger than Nashville’s metro area of 2 million).
Expect a similar climate in the Queen City
Summer average high temperatures in Nashville and Charlotte are around 90 degrees, and winter lows are just below freezing in these subtropical climate zone cities. Charlotte gets a bit less average rainfall, with 43 inches annually, compared to Nashville’s 49 inches. Snowfall in Charlotte tops out at around 2 inches per year, half as much as Nashville’s annual average.
Like Nashville, Charlotte is known for sunshine, averaging 218 sunny days per year, perfect for exploring one of the many parks and nature attractions near the city.
Working and learning in Charlotte
Charlotte is the second-largest banking hub in the U.S., behind New York City, with the Bank of America based in the region. But banking isn’t the only hot job market in the city. There is also a strong healthcare industry and many Fortune 500 companies based in the region, including Duke Energy, Honeywell International, Lowe’s, Sonic Automotive and Truist Financial. Plus, the cost of living in Charlotte is slightly lower than in Nashville, so your salary will go a bit further.
You’ll find over 200 public and private schools to serve K-12 students in Charlotte and 10 colleges and universities for adult learners.
There are so many wonderful things to see and do in Charlotte that we couldn’t possibly list them all. Here are a few highlights:
- Bank of America Stadium
- Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
- Carowinds Amusement Park
- Discovery Place Science
- Levine Museum of the New South
- McDowell Nature Center and Preserve
- NASCAR Hall of Fame
U-Pack can help with your move to Charlotte
U-Pack® has nationwide service centers and more than 25 years of experience. With locations near Nashville and Charlotte, we have what it takes to help with your long-distance move. We’re a DIY-moving service where you handle packing, loading and unloading, and then we drive your belongings.