Originally Posted by bdolo42
I'm a 25 yr old single male. I am thinking of moving to NC. I work in financial services/investments. I've heard that Raleigh and Charlotte would be the best for a single, young professional. I'm trying to figure out where would be the best area for me. Are specific areas (Charlotte seems to be broken up in to lots of sub sections) for someone like myself. I'm looking for a place I can find a job, somewhat cheap housing, and nightlife that consists of people around my age. Thanks.
The area around Lake Norman just north (under 20 miles) of Charlotte is a young person's paradise. If you look for housing in Huntersville or Cornelius you will be at the heart of it all. Those would be exits 25 and 28 respectively on Interstate 77.
There are plenty of bars, restaurants, shopping and lots of life on the water in that area. Housing is also reasonably priced there.
Our youngest daughter also 27 graduated from UNC Charlotte and stayed in the area. They love it. It is rapidly developing with lots of people from all areas of the states. I doubt there is any young person who would not love the area. It is a very young area with lots of people getting together for parties and fun.
Traffic can be bad on I77 but it is no worse than I40 between Raleigh and Chapel Hill.
The trade off is that you are farther from the beach in Charlotte but closer to the mountains.
I don't know how the financial sector jobs are, but Charlotte has a big financial community.
Good luck, if you end visiting at exit 28, try Big Bitz
for lunch, Cookhouse
for breakfast, or Mac's Bar & Grille for some great barbecue