The data site Niche.com named Charlotte area towns, including three Lake Norman towns in its ranking of 2018's best place to live in NC.
What's the best place to live in North Carolina? That depends on who you ask. According to a new set of rankings released by the neighborhood data site Niche.com, several of the best place to live in North Carolina in 2018 are in the Queen City metro area.
Niche.com took several factors into consideration to arrive at the rankings, such as: the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, diversity, nightlife, walkability, weather, employment statistics and access to amenities.
Researchers gave the Raleigh-metro area town Morrisville, which has a population of 22,600, an A+ in public schools; A+ in good for families; A in housing; A in diversity; and a B in both crime and safety, and nightlife.
In the Charlotte-metro area, Davidson ranked highest at 4th in the state.
Mooresville, which has a population of 35,387, received A- in good for families, public schools and diversity. The median home value in Mooresville is $194,500, which is higher than the national average.
Said a current resident: "I have been a resident of Mooresville for nine years now, but I feel like a tourist with all of the new things that seem to keep appearing! There is always a community event happening in Downtown Mooresville, not to mention the great food there also. I have never felt more at home and welcome, and I have never felt more safe in a town than I do in Mooresville."
Niche.com "rigorously analyze dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, and neighborhood in the U.S." Niche has over 100 million reviews and poll responses.