Millennials Top Choice to Live and Play
According to Business Insider, Charlotte is the top city in America that “Millennials are flocking to in droves.” And who can blame them? The Queen City and its neighbor to the north—Lake Norman—offers an enviable lifestyle by any standard.
Our professional sports teams—Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, and Charlotte Knights—are a big draw as well as our bustling nightlife complete with nationally known restaurants. Fahrenheit chef Rocco Whalen never disappoints and its location on the 21st Floor of the Skye Condos affords an unparalleled view of the city. The oysters at Sea Level are always fresh, and the newly opened Fin & Fino is quickly becoming a favorite for seafood and a well-crafted cocktail. Want more of low-key dinner? Plenty to choose from there. Check out Tupelo Honey, the Seventh Street Public Market, Lincoln’s Haberdashery, or even one of the many ubiquitous food trucks.
We also have a thriving craft beer scene. I’d start with The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, NoDa Brewing Company, or Ass Clown Brewing Company. If you’re a coffee connoisseur, Charlotte has you covered with some of the best. Try Trade & Lore, which was rated by Architectural Digest as the most beautiful coffee shop in Charlotte, or Coco and the Director, which is in Uptown. (Get the Kronut. Trust me on this one.)
But maybe the biggest draw to this area is its number of high-paying jobs. After all, you’ll need to be able to afford that ticket to the Blumenthal to see Hamilton or that pricey cup of coffee. Financial services (including Bank of America and Wells Fargo), insurance, healthcare (including Atrium Health and Novant Health) are the biggest employers, followed by manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and retail, among others.
There’s even more good news for millennials. Charlotte and the Lake Norman area have housing for every budget—from condos with all the amenities in Uptown and Davidson to starter homes in the greater Charlotte area. And that’s where I can help. Let’s get started.