When people are considering moving to Charlotte, NC. one of the biggest questions I get is how is the weather down there as compared to other parts of the country. Now, coming from the Northeast where I was born and raised anything short of a foot of snow for me was considered a dusting of snow and no big deal. But there are some traits and logistically where Charlotte NC. area is located makes this a surprisingly good location.
I hear a lot of people say it is not close to the beach and that there is no snow or mountains to go skiing or snow tubing in. Well the one thing I learned when I moved here and pass on to everyone looking to move to the Charlotte, NC. area is that we are centrally located between some of the great beaches the south has to offer and some great mountain areas.
Because of the location of Charlotte, NC. it takes about 3 1/2 hours to get to the beach. The ideal destination being the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina. With many avenues to take going in traffic is never really a concern and makes for a great weekend getaway or a day trip.
Now if you want to head three hours north you can venture into the Smokey Mountains and parts of the Appalachian Trail. Some of the most beautiful scenery to take in during the fall and spring time is up there as well as some great skiing and snow tubing places. In fact one year we went up in the morning and snow tubed for a few hours and came home and I was in shorts and a t shirt washing my car that afternoon. That is the beauty of Charlotte, NC. I can go either North or South and get the best of all seasons without the hassle.
Charlotte NC., in my opinion celebrated three seasons. Fall, spring and summer. Winter is really not a real winter here. We can go from day or two in the teens or twenties to sixties or seventies overnight...Snow is a rare thing. In fact this year snow storm was really the first in a couple of years and when (or if) it does snow we generally see it melt away by the next day. It also helps that the average year round temperature in Charlotte, NC. Hovers around 70 degrees.
In addition to its location because of where we are situated inland Hurricane season is nonexistent for us. Also the mountains to our west generally protect us from the real bad weather that comes that way. And we are far enough north of the ocean that Georgia and other areas minimize any real storms we get.
Because of its location and easy drive distance to the mountains or the ocean Charlotte has become a popular destination for people looking to avoid the weather extremes other parts of the country get but still close enough to go to the oceans or mountains when they want to....
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