141 reviews
  1. City in North Carolina
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$170,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$902
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      375
      264
    • Murder
      5
      5
    • Rape
      25
      37
    • Robbery
      185
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      704
      575
    • Theft
      2,664
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      199
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $53,274
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    21%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      13%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      28%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      28%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      19%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      12%
      14%

    Charlotte Reviews

    141 reviews
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    Charlotte is a thriving metropolis full of many fun things to do as well as a great university to attend( UNC Charlotte). I've been living in Charlotte for about five months now and it's been an adjustment compared to where my home is back in Asheboro. If your a student looking a university with a diverse setting both academically and socially, this is the university for you. UNC Charlotte offers many fascinating and rewarding fields that raise excitement and curiosity in regards to what a student may want to perceive as a career. As for the city in general I cannot speak for everyone, but the nightlife and variety of activities and places to go are numerous and filled with fun!
    Charlotte is a large city filled with many shopping centers and good restaurants and bars. Since I'm Asian, I particularly love those Vietnamese restaurants. They make some of the best food I've ever had. Oh, and also those Vietnamese sandwich called Banh Mi, they are awesome and way better than here in Greensboro and High Point in North Carolina. Charlotte also has Carowinds and I enjoyed it a lot. Also, Charlotte has a huge mall! The one I went to was called SouthPark. I was walking around for about 2 hours and I still didn't cover the whole mall! Overall, its open landscape and spacious parks are beautiful to look at, especially in the spring and summer. It has a lot of trees as well, which can look really pretty with breezy winds. Whenever I feel like I just want to live in that place after visiting, I know that it is one of the best places to live.
    I live 2 and one half miles past UNCC along 49 away from town in the Halton Park Apartments. I felt very safe during the riots that happened a while back because I was on the opposite side of UNCC away from N Tryon. It is nice for a college student because it is not too rambunctious here. We are just far away enough from the school to not be that popular to hang around. So far my experience has been pretty good. I have access to a Harris Teter and some fast food restaurants are not far. Local cuisine is not the best here though. You need to drive a bit further toward town to get that, Except for a fantastic Indian Restaurant called Passage to India. They are wonderful and the aroma of curry hangs around their place....yum! I would give my area an overall 4 out of 6.