Chances are, if you ask people what they think of Charlotte, reviews are favorable. It's a great place. Not too big, not too small.
But, the latest Wallethub study however, finds Charlotte isn't quite up to par with neighboring Raleigh.
Raleigh is ranked No. 2 as the "Best Large City to Live In." Charlotte, comes in at No.19. But, Garner, right down the road, is a wonderful option if you are looking for a smaller-style town.
The study compares US cities in terms of livability, education, health, and economic growth and tax rates.
The two North Carolina cities are also ranked among the fastest growing cities in the US by Forbes magazine. Once again, Raleigh outranks Charlotte in terms of growth.
In Raleigh, colleges, and universities are all around. UNCC is growing, and uptown is too. You get a feel of a major city.