5 Great Charlotte Suburbs To Live In
While Charlotte, NC is often rated one of the best places to live in the US, city living isn’t for everyone. Some people thrive in the hustle and bustle, but others would rather call somewhere more low key home, as long as the city is within easy reach.
Well, as luck would have it, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a suburb within commutable distance of the Queen City. Whether you’re craving a greater sense of community, peace and quiet, cleaner air or simply want more space for your family to spread out, here are five great Charlotte suburbs you can live in.
1. Davidson, NC
Located a quick 39 minute drive away from Charlotte, Davidson is far from the hustle and bustle but still close enough that you can enjoy the perks of big city living, including the nightlife and events. Home to Davidson College, Davidson truly has it all: a close-knit, friendly community, great shopping, excellent restaurants and year-round artistic and community events. It’s also located on Lake Norman, so you can enjoy a host of outdoor activities or simply lay back and take in the breathtaking views.
When it comes to housing, Davidson has a great range of options, too. From condos in the center of town to large homes on private lots, there’s probably something to suit your family’s needs and your budget.
Located down the road from Davidson, a mere half-hour drive away from Charlotte city center, Cornelius is another quaint lakeside town to consider. Ideal for young families, it was ranked the 5th best suburb for Millennials in North Carolina in 2016.
Cornelius is especially great if you love exploring the great outdoors. Enjoy a spot of fishing, go boating over Lake Norman, or hike the scenic trails of Jetton Park. Housing options are varied too. From upscale waterfront condos, mid-century family homes or brand new builds in quiet neighbourhoods, you just need to take your pick.
Huntersville is just over 14 miles north of Charlotte. A mere 20-minute drive away, it also boasts an excellent connection to the city center by bus.
While it still has a small town feel, Huntersville has grown considerably during the past few years. This means you’ll find no shortage of trendy restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues. With that being said, it’s not too far from Lake Norman, either, so can enjoy countless outdoor activities or even purchase a home with lakeside views.
Voted one of the top school districts in the Charlotte area for 2016/17 and the district with the best public schools in South Carolina, Fort Mill is an easy 26 minute drive south-west of Charlotte city center. The area boasts a wide range of new builds, but you’ll also find some really charming period properties dating back to the 1920s.
When it comes to community spirit, Fort Mill doesn’t disappoint, either. People are as friendly as you’d expect; and you’ll get countless opportunities to mingle with your new neighbors at the various family-friendly community events held throughout the year.
5. Tega Cay, SC
Located on scenic Lake Wylie in South Carolina, Tega Cay is just under 21 miles away from Charlotte. A relatively young town (the median age is currently 41), it was voted one of the top places to raise a family in South Carolina in 2016.
Tega Cay’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the state. It also forms part of the Fort Mill school district – one of the top school districts in Charlotte for 2016/17. Housing is a mix of new construction, affordable condos and family homes on private lots.
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