2017 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North CarolinaAbout this List

Explore the best suburbs to raise a family based on public schools, crime rates, cost of living, and family-friendly amenities. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other data sources. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Huntersville

    • Suburb of Charlotte, NC
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    13 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina

    Niche User: I live in a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina, called Huntersville. When I was a little over a year old, my parents moved my entire family because my dad got a job in Charlotte. In 1999, the population of Huntersville was a little under 20,000 people. It's been 17 years since we have moved here, and the expanding wheat fields next to my neighborhood have evolved into shopping centers that bring countless numbers of shoppers from other suburbs around Charlotte. The population has skyrocketed to over 50,000. Huntersville has become a town that many people have heard of now, with new, trendy restaurants ranging from high-end sushi restaurants to rustic burger bars. Huntersville is conveniently located about twenty minutes from the city, with many employees, like my dad, commuting on the bus system to work every day. Just past Charlotte is Carowinds, an amusement park that brings countless tourists to my area from all over the country. Charlotte is a growing city, with plenty of jobs opening every day. The Bank of America headquarters is located in Charlotte, which opens up many jobs that place hopeful employees in Charlotte's suburbs. Also, there are a few shopping malls in the area, including one outdoor mall called Birkdale located in the heart of Huntersville.
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