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The pandemic didn’t stop people from moving to Charlotte

Axios Charlotte

2021-03-25 16:36:51

When offices closed a year ago, local real estate agents expected relocations to slow down during the pandemic. That didn’t happen.

Why it matters: A steady number of relocations to Charlotte in 2020 had less to do with new jobs and careers than simply quality of life.

  • The real estate experts I talked to said many new residents continued to stream in from New York, New Jersey, Chicago, California and Texas, many of them seeking a balance between city life and suburbia.

The State of play: Dickens Mitchener helped more than 600 families relocate to Charlotte in 2020. Most were from out of state. And another 190 are potentially relocating soon, the brokerage’s relocation specialist, Catharine Pappas, said.

The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance looked at the number of people who changed their location to Charlotte on LinkedIn. From March 2020 until now, 21,000 people changed their location to Charlotte and 14,500 people change their profile from Charlotte to somewhere else. We’ve had 6,500 new w

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