North And South Carolina In Top 10 Of Most Moved-To States

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3 Studies Show North & South Carolina And Charlotte Are Most Moved To Areas 


North and South Carolina remain among the 10 most "moved-to" states in the nation during 2018, ranking #8 for North Carolina and #6 for South Carolina according to United Van Lines’ 42nd Annual National Movers Study. North Carolina has remained steady in the #8 slot, while South Carolina has moved up from the #7 spot in 2017. 


Charlotte NC Here We ComCharlotte, North Carolina has been a major beneficiary of this migration to North Carolina and areas of South Carolina bordering the state line. Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and now the 2nd largest city in the Southeast (after Jacksonsville, Florida). Namely:



US News & World Report  ranked Charlotte, North Carolina in as one of The 25 Best Places people are moving to in 2018 and ranked Charlotte as #22 as a Best Place To Live in 2018.


Meantime, USA Today ranked the Charlotte region #11 in 2018 as one of the fastest growth areas in terms of population/migrations growth.


How Many Americans Move Each Year & Why

Did you know every year, some 40 million Americans (that's about 14% of the U.S. population) move at least once? While many of those moves are by younger people relocating within cities, it's the trends of Americans moving to warmer climates, more affordable areas, and better job opportunities that have largely determined migration patterns in recent decades.


No wonder both North and South Carolina and the Charlotte region have seen so much growth in recent years... they offer warmer climate, affordable life-style, and excellent job opportunities (Charlotte, especially, has been a magnet for significant job growth, attracting many major headquarters relocations.)


Charlotte, NC: 3rd Fastest Growing Major U.S. City


Moving to CharlotteAs the Charlotte Business Journal reported in 2018, the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia region saw a 13.9% increase in population from 2010 to 2017. Charlotte is one of 53 U.S. metro areas with a population of more than  than 1 million. Only six other metro areas posted faster growth rates during the past seven years. And according to World Population ReviewCharlotte is currently the third fastest-growing major U.S. city. If Charlotte's population growth continues along the same vein, its population is set to surge by 47% from 2010 to 2030, growing from 1.87 million to about 2.74 million in just 20 years.


A study by LawnStarter projects that North Carolina and South Carolina population of the 10-county Charlotte region will grow to approximately 3 million by 2030, up almost 24% from 2014. Their analysis also showed that Mecklenburg County, where Charlotte is located, is projected to lead the 10-county with a 2014-30 growth rate of 33.9%, followed by York County, SC at 30.7%and Cabarrus County, NC, at 23.4%.


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Moving your family to another town or state is, no doubt, a significant event in anyone's life. Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage have helped hundreds of Charlotte area newcomers relocate to the Charlotte metro area. We are relocation specialists and for 20 years, we've helped clients in all stages of life begin their new lives in places like Charlotte, Matthews, Mint Hill, Waxhaw, Weddington, Marvin, Indian Trail in North Carolina and to Fort Mill, Lake Wylie, Tega Cay, Rock Hill and Indian Land in South Carolina. 


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When you arrive to visit Charlotte, we'll be ready to introduce you to the neighborhoods and homes that interest you most. We'll discuss schools, subdivisions, commuting, lifestyle options, local market conditions... anything that is important to you. After 20+ years of serving relocating clients in the Charlotte metro area, we know it inside and out and our goal is to make your transition and move to Charlotte as seamless and smooth as possible.


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Comments (28)

Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Anyone relocating to your area should call you to be their agent. You are the expert

Jan 07, 2019 04:31 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is positive information to share. Many Maryland residents have moved to the Carolinas.

Jan 07, 2019 05:27 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Dorie - there you have it. It is all about job growth in a business friendly state!

Jan 07, 2019 06:02 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I just spoke to my friend that lives in Monroe and he certainly enjoys the area!  I hope that I will get to visit the area one day!

Jan 07, 2019 06:07 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Nina.  This is good news for Charlotte and for your business.

Jan 07, 2019 06:22 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, lots of very positive information about NC and Charlotte.  You should be seeing many relo buyers.

Jan 07, 2019 06:24 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England I hope to see you come visit the Charlotte area one day soon, as well, Brian.

Jan 07, 2019 06:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Gita Bantwal thanks, Gita. Trust your Monday has gotten off to a great start.

Jan 07, 2019 06:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Roy Kelley hi Roy... i'm not surprised... from what I understand taxes are somewhat high in Maryland.

Jan 07, 2019 06:55 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Gabe Sanders good morning, Gabe... buyers will be better for my business when sellers decide to list... we are still suffering from thinventory.

Jan 07, 2019 06:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... relocating buyers to the Carolinas are getting a bit of stiker shock these days regardless of how affordable our housing is overall.

Jan 07, 2019 06:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Grant Schneider hi Grant... the Charlotte region and neighboring SC have been very aggressive in attracting new businesses to the area.

Jan 07, 2019 06:57 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Wow, Nina.  It sounds like all roads lead to Charlotte.  

Jan 07, 2019 09:09 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Carol Williams hi Carol... here in Charlotte we sure like to think that all roads lead to the Queen City!

Jan 07, 2019 10:14 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I can see why so many people are discovering North and South Carolina and are so adaptable to people moving there. Thank you Nina Hollander 

Jan 07, 2019 12:16 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS hi Paul... at the end of the day, there could be a whole worse places to live than the Carolinas!

Jan 07, 2019 01:26 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Nina Hollander, clearly, Charlotte NC is one of the most desirable areas to move to in the US. There are so many good reasons to choose the Carolinas.

Jan 07, 2019 02:18 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Beth Atalay hi Beth... life in the Carolinas is good... and we've also just been named a top 5 city to retire in, as well. 

Jan 07, 2019 02:42 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Nina

I have seen several reports, including the United Van Lines one. Good news I'd say in terms of your economy and the housing market!!


Jan 07, 2019 07:56 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Jeff Dowler, CRS hi Jeff... it is good news for our economy. From a housing standpoint, I consider it a mixed blessing... so long as we are experiencing thinventory, all the demand is only driving up prices and driving out buyers who are in a more modest price range.

Jan 08, 2019 04:12 AM