Relocating to Charlotte North Carolina

The Susan Johnson Team understands how difficult and stressful it can be to relocate to another area.  It's hard enough to leave friends and family and move across the country, without having to find out about relocation information too. If you are considering a move to Charlotte | Lake Norman North Carolina, then we hope that this page will give you a window on the lifestyle of this great area and what it has to offer.

Climate:

Charlotte | Lake Norman NC has a wonderful subtropical climate with moderate winter temperatures, maybe two or three snow days, enough to bring out the child in you. This Piedmont region has the most most beautiful Fall season, with the trees shedding their leaves in beautiful colors of burgundy, reds, orange, yellows and browns. The reflections of the trees off the lakes around this area are so enchanting. The Summer daytime temperatures can be really hot and humid, but if you are indoors or in the pool during the hottest part of the day, it's really easy to cope. The warm, balmy evenings are always magic in the Summer with fireflies and chirping cicadas.  Spring and Fall it's easy to plan a cook out or picnic and be sure the weather is perfect for the occasion. Rainfall is spread fairly evenly through out the year.  Most people in this area appreciate the mild climate combined with the change of seasons.

Education:

North Carolina boasts some of the top schools, colleges and universities in the Country.  Many families relocate to this region for this reason alone. The Universities are well known for their medicine and technology programs. There is a good mix of private and public schools and universities.  View this link to the schools and universities reports

Lifestyle:
The Charlotte | Lake Norman area offers the most incredible lifestyle. If you enjoy water sports, camping, walking and fishing, then Lake Norman and Lake Wylie are a quick 25 minute commute from the City of Charlotte. Jetton Park in Cornelius has wonderful setup walking pathways and its a wonderful way to expend energy with your 4 legged friends. There are many, many more parks, recreation and play parks in and around the area.  The restaurant scene in this area is also booming with hip, urban fare and good ole Southern staples.  With all the local Museums, Parks, Gardens, Fairground events, local festivals and community events, there is always something to do.

Things to Do:
If you enjoy the arts then you will love the Charlotte | Lake Norman area. There are many museums and art galleries, theaters, writing studios, quirky book shops and superb performing arts theaters. The area lends itself to a great cultural history experiences and it's all wrapped together in this vibrant bustling City. If you enjoy dining, then eat at restaurants boasting cuisine to suit every palate. There are sports stadiums with every conceivable sport being played. Joyful (and not so joyful) sport camaraderie in every corner of this city, such diversity, that you would just be drawn into this wonderful mecca in a moment, finding yourself a team to support, grabbing your hat, jacket and paraphenalia and off to a local game in no time at all! Summer concerts in the park, movies in the park, wine festivals, cheese festivals - just so much to do!

Work Opportunities:
The Charlotte area boasts jobs in Banking, IT, Pharmaceuticals, Research, Universities, Medical Health and Hospitals, Government Jobs, and loads of service industry opportunities - it was one of few Cities less affected by the loss of jobs in the downturn in the economy and it has over the years been known as one of the top ten cities to live in in the USA. Take a look at the list of Charlotte Job Opportunities by following this link.

The People:
With the many universities and international companies in the area, the local population is diverse and ever changing.  Whichever neighborhood you choose to live in, you will soon find a common denominator and friendships will be formed. If you open your door, people will pour into your home and your heart and if your door is closed, you have your privacy. Whichever you choose, you will find those people here. Church communities, Book Clubs, Hiking Friends, Birding groups, Cycling mates, Boat people, Sports fanatics, Party goers, Camping friends, Kiddie playgroups, Moms and Tots, Dads and more.. it's a fantastic mix of friendly Southern charm mixed with a worldly multi-cultural vibe.  

On that note - We welcome you to North Carolina and welcome your questions and your thoughts.