Charlotte, NC is your Next Career Move: Here’s Why

AV Industry: Look No Further

Between the idyllic Atlantic coastal plain and the epic chain of the Appalachian Mountains lies the Queen City. As one of the 25 largest cities in America, Charlotte is home to NASCAR, undisputed BBQ, and access to some of the best outdoor experiences that the east coast has to offer. Welcome to Charlotte. 

What is Charlotte’s Cost of Living Like?

The city of Charlotte is known for its affordability. Monthly expenses average at $2,150.16 for those that make the Queen City their home, which is far less than that of Nashville. This affordable average consists of rent for a one bedroom apartment, utilities, internet, gasoline, and food. Looking for somewhere bigger than a one bedroom apartment? No problem. Charlotte boasts a housing expense percentage that is 14% lower than the national average. Median home prices come in at $296,685 while median rents come in at $929.39 a month. Saving on groceries and transportation costs is easy in Charlotte with grocery prices that are 6% lower than the national average and gas costs that are 3% lower than the national average. If savings sound good to you then you may want to consider Charlotte for your next AV career move. 

What to Do in Charlotte: There’s Something for Everyone

Still need more reasons to move to Charlotte besides the great cost of living? If you enjoy an active lifestyle, culture, food, and sports then you’re in luck. Charlotte has it all. The sport culture should seal the deal. From the Panthers to the Hornets to the frenzy surrounding NASCAR there is plenty to keep the sports lover entertained. Make a day out of going to a ball game or catching a race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Once you’ve worn yourself out, treat yourself to some southern cuisine. Brunch, barbecue, fried chicken, and pimento cheese are Charlotte staples. Head over to Jon G’s Barbecue for a classic North Carolina BBQ dining experience where you’ll find perfect pulled pork and mouth watering ribs. The BBQ is phenomenal in Charlotte town but don’t leave the fried chicken behind. It doesn’t get more homegrown than Price’s Chicken Coop. This cash only eatery specializes in serving the kind of classic southern fried chicken that will have you coming back for more. Ready to explore the great outdoors? You can easily spend a whole day in the U.S. National Whitewater Center where you can throw on a wetsuit and canoe your way through the same whitewater river that Olympic athletes train on. Less of a whitewater rafting person and more of a leisurely golfer? Linville, NC may be a three hour drive away but if you’re looking to play a Donald Ross original golf course then it’s well worth the trip. You can make a weekend out of it by taking in the scenic views along the Blue Ridge Parkway, staying at the historic yet laid back Eseeola Lodge, and fly fishing along the great beats that the high country has to offer. Once you’re back in Charlotte, take advantage of all the culture that the city has to offer. Charlotte has it all for the art lover thanks to the Mint Museum and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. With a city feel and the backdrop of the Appalachian mountains, what’s not to love? 

Are you interested in making a career change or do you want a fresh start in a new city? If Charlotte, North Carolina seems like the perfect fit for you, we have job opportunities available to you right now. At HD Staffing, finding your next career opportunity is our priority. HD Staffing boasts over 50 years of combined custom electronic integration and construction staffing experience. This experience allows us to better understand the needs of both our client companies and the candidates we work with. Give us a call today at 702-666-8288 or send us an email at to find your next AV job.

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