Charlotte ranked as third best real estate market in nation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte has been named the third most attractive real estate market in the United States, according to a report released by the Urban Land Institute and PwC.

The study said residents find the Queen City attractive because of good job growth and the development of urban centers.

As a secondary market, Charlotte also offers lower costs of living, especially in housing, as compared to primary markets like New York or Los Angeles.

Charlotte jumped from the seventh spot in 2015.

Top five cities:

  1. Dallas-Fort Worth
  2. Austin
  3. Charlotte
  4. Seattle
  5. Atlanta

In South Carolina, Charleston ranked 25th and Columbia 56th.