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What's the best advice for living in Charlotte? Here's what viewers say, via WCNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It's no secret that Charlotte's growing quickly. A short drive around the Queen City uncovers numerous construction sites across Charlotte and it's impossible to ignore all those cranes towering overhead.

A new study from the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance found an average of 113 people are moving to the Charlotte area daily. Now, not all of them are moving into Charlotte, with several metro counties seeing rapid growth. Areas like Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Rowan and Stanly counties have seen increased growth, as have counties across the border in neighboring South Carolina.


 

Southern Hospitality

Charlotte is viewed by many as a city of transplants but we take great pride in having manners. One viewer said their advice is to be polite, whether it's on the road or running into strangers while out and about.

"Folks here are very friendly and polite," Linda B. wrote. "Do the same!"

Grandma was right. It doesn't cost anything to be nice.

"It's a great city of nice people," Larry Sprinkle said. "It's always been a generous city. I remember when I first came here it was a medium-sized town, now it's a major city and getting larger every day."


Be patient with the traffic

Growing pains are evident in the Charlotte region. If your commute puts you on Interstate 77, I-85 or I-485, you might want to bang your head on the steering wheel. When things get sideways on Charlotte highways, it can get really bad.

There are public transit options, but the expansion of the light rail and other services is still several years away, even by the friendliest of projections. In the meantime, a short drive to the office is recommended if you can afford it.


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