The Queen City is officially one of the top 20 cities to live in the USA, according to the U.S. News & World Report. Our official rank was #15, beating out Atlanta at #61, Tampa at #42, Honolulu at #26, Nashville at #22, and even Charleston at #19.
The publication analysed the top 100 most populous cities in America, by comparing each one’s quality of life, value, job market, desirability and net migration. Charlotte achieved an overall score of 6.9 out of 10 (the #1 city on the list, Denver, only scored a 7.8).
The came to the total score for each city by weighting each category as follows:
Job Market Index – 20 percent
Value Index – 25 percent
Quality of Life Index – 30 percent
Desirability Index – 15 percent
Net Migration – 10 percent
The report comments that, “Charlotte has become a place filled with new restaurants to try and events that attract people from all over. It’s a standalone destination city now, no longer living in the shadow of Atlanta or Charleston, South Carolina.”
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