Charlotte Suburb Just Ranked Among Money Magazine’s ’50 Best Places To Live in America’

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One of Charlotte’s biggest suburbs was just ranked among Money Magazine’s “50 Best Places To Live in America”.

Concord, NC, located just northeast of Charlotte, made the #24 spot on the list (Raleigh’s suburb of Morrisville, NC also made the list in the #10 spot).

To compile the list, Money Magazine ranked 1,890 locations that had at least 25,000 residents based on each location’s economy, housing market, cost of living, diversity, public education, health and safety, weather and lifestyle, and amenities.

In describing Concord, Money Magazine says:

“NASCAR fans will know Concord as the real home of the Charlotte Motor Speedway. But car racing isn’t the only thing at the 84,000-seat complex. On Wednesdays this summer, the venue hosted drive-in movie night, showing films like “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “Grease” on a 16,000-square-foot high-definition television.

Meanwhile, Concord’s historic downtown features a museum, a library, a French chocolate shop, a pottery studio and a botanical garden. The focal point of the former mill town is the Cabarrus County Courthouse. Built in 1876, the eclectic building is on the National Register of Historic Places and is now home to a 227-seat theater, art galleries and a local history museum.

Employment in Concord has grown 33% since 2010. Though the job market was dinged by the pandemic, it has been recovering relatively quickly. With a median home price of $226,000, Concord is more affordable than popular North Carolina destination Raleigh ($297,000), but with demand outpacing supply buyers need to act fast.”

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