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Charlotte Ranks FIFTH in the Best Places to Live in the US (2024-2025)

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Charlotte Ranks FIFTH in the Best Places to Live in the US (2024-2025)


Exciting news for Charlotte! According to US News & World Report, our beloved city has been ranked #5 in the Best Places to Live in the U.S. for 2024-2025.


The city's tourism slogan proudly declares that “Charlotte’s Got a Lot!” The numbers definitely confirm this, showcasing Charlotte's impressive scores in various key categories: job market (#22), desirability (# 26), quality of life (# 34), and value (# 43).

Just ten years ago, finding a true Charlotte native was uncommon. Now, thanks to consistent positive net migration, a new generation of born-and-bred Charlotteans is rising, poised to continue the city's royal legacy.


Here are the top 6 cities:

  1. Naples, FL
  2. Boise, Idaho
  3. Colorado Springs, CO
  4. Greenville, SC
  5. Charlotte, NC
  6. Raleigh, NC


Charlotte’s Stats:

Population: 862,609
Median Home Price: $359,446
Median Household Income: $88,791

Demonstrating how wonderful living in the Carolinas is, NC had 4 cities in the top 25 and South Carolina had 2 cities. Come visit us in the Carolinas - we’d love to have you!


© Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | Savvy + Company | SavvyBroker@me.com | Charlotte Ranks FIFTH in the Best Places to Live in the US (2024-2025)


Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Debe and wow 5th , I was hoping to see Denver in there but at least Colorado Springs made it in there.  Have a great Holiday!


May 23, 2024 08:08 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

We also love Colorado Springs, Will Hamm - my brother attended the Air Force Academy and we were there for several events, both before and after his graduation. That part of the country is simply breathtaking!

May 24, 2024 06:58 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Debe - surveys like this or any subject are always interesting.  Finding the "best" of anything is certainly subjective (and I think each of us can agree on that).  Congratulations to Charlotte, Charlotteans and visitors to the area who can discover many sorts of things themselves.  Finding an ideal place to reside can be a dream come true.  

May 23, 2024 08:11 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Agreed, Michael Jacobs! It's definitely subjective; one who loves coastal living would not select a 4-season city such as Charlotte, for sure. And, thank you for the congratulations - we certainly do love living here and think we should be #1! 

May 24, 2024 07:00 AM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Wow, very cool!!!

May 23, 2024 08:15 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Thanks, Michael Elliott! We love the accolades as well!

May 24, 2024 07:01 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

This is great news for Charlote, Thanks for sharing, make it a great Thursday and enjoy your upcoming Holiday weekend!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

May 23, 2024 08:45 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Thank you and you as well, Bill Salvatore - East Valley!

May 24, 2024 07:01 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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Debe,
Charlotte does have a lot. It has YOU!  ❤️

This gives me an idea for a post to put on my To Do list about Wenatchee.

May 23, 2024 09:29 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

❤️❤️❤️ Thank you, Carol Williams! And, Wenatchee has YOU - the first thing on it's list! 

May 24, 2024 07:02 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debe I don't think I have heard anyone say anything negative about Charlotte, so I am not surprise it is towards the top of the list.

May 23, 2024 09:34 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

We are a melting pot here, George Souto! There are many reasons besides those cited in the article that would even bump us up to #1! 

May 24, 2024 07:03 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I believe each of the top 5 are very deserving of their positions Debe Maxwell, CRS . Congratulations!

May 23, 2024 12:03 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Interesting also is 4 of 5 are in Red States

May 23, 2024 12:12 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Thank you, Bob "RealMan" Timm - and I had not noticed that. Very interesting! 

May 24, 2024 07:04 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

I think more people are considering the Carolinas as a place to retire, moving back from the south after too many hurricanes and heat.

May 23, 2024 12:20 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

We do have a lot of half-backs who move to FL and can't take the heat! They return ½ way between their northern hometowns and FL to NC/SC, Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543. Of course, we love welcoming them!

May 24, 2024 07:05 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Debe,

Claiming the #5 spot for the best place to live is very exciting for Charlotte! I'm not surprised at all!! Congratulations!!!

May 23, 2024 01:47 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Thank you, Dorie Dillard Austin TX! It truly is a wonderful place to live, work, worship & play!

May 24, 2024 07:05 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

There certainly is a lot to love about living in Charlotte and I definitely need to eventually visit the area!

May 24, 2024 04:30 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Yes you do, Brian England! Can't wait for your visit! 

May 24, 2024 07:06 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

I have been only once at the Charlotte Airport, a long time ago, but was very impressed with it, and especially with the friendliness and sincerity of the people I met at a store there. They treated me as if I was a regular customer that will be stopping at their place for years to come, and not like an air passenger who may never stop by again.

May 27, 2024 02:24 PM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Charlette is definitely on our list to visit, haven't been there yet :(

Thanks for sharing Debe!

May 29, 2024 12:18 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debe Maxwell, CRS - You are a great advocate for Charlotte, NC! 

Charlotte, that name alone sounds charming. I think of wrap-around porches and good neighbors too. Hush! Hush! Sweet Charlotte is no secret. Through all your marketing, you show prospective buyers why Charlotte is a good choice. 

Jun 01, 2024 06:21 AM