Charlotte named Best Place to Live
Posted on 16 May 2008 by Justin Ritchie
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“Charlotte’s diversity of housing options and home affordability were two of the reasons users nominated the city, Nickerson said. The city’s strong economy, boosted largely by the banking industry, was another selling point.
The same qualities that appeal to visitors have made Charlotte one of the Southeast’s premier places to live. More than 500,000 people reside within our borders, approximately 1.3 million within the metro area, and 6 million within a 100-mile radius. We’re home to 292 of the top Fortune 500 companies and more than 340 foreign firms. Financial experts know us as the nation’s second largest banking center (next to New York City), with more than $362 billion in banking assets. The nation’s fifth largest urban region, Charlotte and environs have attracted more and more people who want to become part of our team.”
The 2008 Top 100 Places to Live list marks the second year in a row that a North Carolina city has had the honor of holding the number one spot. Asheville was #1 in 2007 and comes in at number seven this year. Runner up to Charlotte on this year’s list is San Antonio.
Read more at Yahoo! Finance. Thanks for the tip, Tyler!