As noted by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, the Queen City is many things to many people: Southern mecca, major financial center, major-league sports town.
Against that backdrop, Charlotte comes in at No. 56 on LawnStarter’s 2015 Quality of Life Index for America’s largest cities. The index is based on six quality-of-life factors analyzed by LawnStarter and borrowed from The Economist -- GDP (economic output) per capita, average life expectancy, divorce rate, unemployment rate, geographic location (latitude) and male-female income equality. The Economist considers these factors to be good barometers for quality of life.
For Charlotte, GDP per capita and divorce rate are the top categories on our index.
“With a population of more than 2.4 million, metropolitan Charlotte offers all of the advantages and amenities of a major urban area with a small-town feel,” says Bob Morgan, president and CEO of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. “Our cost of living is one of the lowest in the country for cities of its size, we have a vibrant cultural arts scene, fantastic professional sports offerings, renowned K-12 and higher education institutions as well as a favorable climate complete with four seasons. When you package all of that and more together, it is easy to see why people choose Charlotte.”
For a full copy of the report's methodology and analysis, please email LawnStarter's Chief Economic Research Analyst, Ryan Farley, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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