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What to Know Before Deciding to Move to Concord, NC

A unique city with plenty to offer, Concord, NC is found in Cabarrus County. It was founded in 1796 and has become the home of some of the best tourist destinations in the Greater Charlotte Area, such as Concord Mills and the NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The location of Concord is found about 20 miles from Charlotte. This provides residents with easy access to the city without the need to live directly downtown. If you're considering moving to Concord, NC, here are a few things you should know first.

Plenty of Dining

Concord is filled with great options for dining. If you love to eat out, you'll find something great for any meal of the day here. Carm's Cafe is a popular spot serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while Punchy's Diner offers a 1950's atmosphere.

Those seeking the true southern food will love the Smoke Pit. Italian food is found here, as well, with Gianni's Trattoria providing fine Italian cuisine. Along with the many great restaurants, Concord is also home to several good trucks.

Excellent Events

Concord offers a Historic Downtown area and it's filled with events year-round. From live music to art walks to farmer's markets, there's always something going on in the downtown area. Small Business Saturdays are held every single month and plenty of annual events are also a part of the city's downtown area.

Plenty of Outdoor Fun

Starting with Frank Liske Park, you'll find plenty to do outside in Concord. This park covers 238 acres and provides fields for softball and soccer. You'll also find volleyball courts here, along with trails, picnic shelters, a refurbished barn and silo, and paddle boarding.

Along with the park, residents get to enjoy easy access to the Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium....

Top 15 Charlotte Neighborhoods For 2019

Charlotte is a very popular place for those looking to relocate to a new city. In fact, about 109 people moved to Charlotte every day throughout 2017 and that number has stayed rather consistent throughout 2018.

Now, with 2019 here, it's important to understand which Charlotte neighborhoods are the best choices. Whether you're relocating from another city or state, or you're just looking to relocate within Charlotte, the top neighborhoods may have changed since you last looked them up. Here's a quick look at the top 15 Charlotte neighborhoods to consider when shopping for your next home.


Found on the top of just about every neighborhood list for Charlotte, Plaza-Midwood is a vibrant spot with plenty to offer. It's not far from Uptown, making it a very popular location. In addition, the neighborhood is filled with art galleries, restaurants and it's home to the Charlotte Country Club.


Known as the first streetcar suburb of Charlotte, Dilworth has been very popular for those relocating to the Charlotte area. It's filled with history and plenty of things to do. The location also makes it easy to enjoy most of what Charlotte has to offer.


Also known as Center City and Downtown Charlotte, Uptown offers the top employers and plenty of commercial buildings throughout. It's also the home of the sports teams in Charlotte including the Panthers (NFL) and Hornets (NBA).

Those choosing Uptown will also enjoy plenty of restaurants, entertainment options, and shopping throughout. It's a popular spot and many come from other neighborhoods to play in the Uptown area.


One of the larger neighborhoods on the list,...