Updated 5/26/2022

The Charlotte market is one of the fastest-growing markets in the Southeast and the United States, as a whole. The market sees 102 new people per day and has been ranked the No.1 fastest-growing tech talent market for the past two years. Known globally for its deep-rooted history of banking, the city has a variety of other thriving industries such as healthcare, professional services and technology. Charlotte is also known for its low cost of living and excellent quality of life.

Located in the southern part of North Carolina, the city’s residents are a short drive away from beautiful mountains, lakes and springs as well as a few short hours from the beautiful Carolina coast. The flexible office market continues to grow to new heights. If you are looking for a space to call home in “The Queen City”, the experts at Workthere will make it their mission to ensure a flawless, hassle-free process, leaving you more time to focus on what matters: the success and growth of your business.

The Key Features for Businesses in Charlotte Include:

  1. A low cost of living and vibrant culture makes for an excellent quality of life for anyone who calls Charlotte home. This low cost of living also translates to an extremely low cost of doing business when compared with other major markets, with a state corporate income tax of 2.5%, the lowest in the country.
  2. While Charlotte has the relaxed feel and charm of a mid-sized city, it has the connectivity and commerce offered in some of the countries most established markets. Home to the 7th busiest airport in the world, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, there are 700 daily nonstop flights to destinations around the world.
  3. Charlotte is known around the country for its extreme growth in post-recession era. In 2017 it was ranked No. 1 City for Economic Opportunity by Yelp, and North Carolina was ranked the No. 1 State for Business by Forbes.
  4. The market is known for its established finance and banking industries. Bank of America’s headquarters is located in Charlotte, where they employ over 15,000 people. Wells Fargo also has a major satellite office in the city; they employ of 24,500 people. Charlotte is home to over 10,000 licensed brokers and investments advisors.
  5. In addition to banking, the Charlotte market is home to a slew of growing healthcare companies, law firms and technology groups.


Uptown Charlotte is at the core of Charlotte’s central business district. Home to some of the city’s most high-end office towers, the Uptown area is home to many of Charlotte’s more established office tenants. The area is home to the Charlotte Convention Center, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Bank of America Stadium – home of the Carolina Panthers, the North Carolina Music Factory and much more.

Located in the center of the Charlotte market, Uptown is home to a variety of multifamily options which help to house the area’s growing young workforce. Uptown is also the most walkable neighborhood in all of Charlotte.

There is no shortage of post-work/weekend activities in the area. Uptown is home to a variety of excellent bars, restaurants and breweries, all of which do an excellent job attracting and hosting millennial talent.

The Uptown area is connected via the LYNX Blue Line (light rail) as well as the charlotte Streetcar.


SouthEnd is a popular location for much of Charlotte’s technology and creative sectors. An area that was once known as a hub for low cost residential and industrial options, is now being transformed into one of Charlotte’s hottest office markets. Many of the area’s aging warehouses are now being converted into creative office space, perfect for the creative sector companies that call SouthEnd home.

Located directly south of the Uptown core, SouthEnd is a true live/work environment. Major mixed-use developments continue to break ground in the area, making it an even more walkable neighborhood.

The area is a popular location for some of the city’s best breweries, such as Sycamore Brewery, Old Mecklenburg Brewery and Triple C Brewing. The famed Price’s Chicken Coop is also located in SouthEnd.

The SouthEnd area is connected via the LYNX Blue Line (light rail).

Plaza Midwood/Noda

The Plaza Midwood/Noda area is known for its popularity amongst technology and design companies. Like SouthEnd, Plaza Midwood/Noda was once a bustling industrial market but is now a growing creative office hub.

The Noda area is located on the northeast edge of the Charlotte CBD and serves as a forward-thinking and connected home to many Charlotte technology companies. Plaza Midwood has a popular art walk, which showcases the area’s deep artistic roots.

Helping to bolster the area’s ability to attract and retain technology talent are plenty of taverns, restaurants and breweries. Great restaurants and bars such as Haberdish, Heist Brewery, NoDa Brewing and Amélie’s Bakery line the area and provide plenty of post-work and weekend destinations.

The Plaza Midwood/Noda area is connected via the LYNX Blue Line (light rail).


SouthPark is the premier suburb in Charlotte. Known for its beautiful tree-lined neighborhoods and wealthy inhabitants, the SouthPark area is an excellent place to live, while also serving as a home to many financial services groups, law firms and banks.

The SouthPark neighborhood is located to the South of the city of charlotte. The area is a popular retail destination because of its high-end shopping mall, which includes luxury retailers such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Coach and much more.  

In addition to world-class shopping, the SouthPark area is stocked full of excellent culinary experiences. Establishments such as Cowfish, South Park Grill, Dogwood Southern Table & Bar and The Palm Upstream all provide the area's workforce and inhabitants with excellent environments for winding down.

The SouthPark area is connected via the Charlotte bus system.


The Ballantyne suburb is known for its ability to attract many of Charlotte’s office tenants who decide to take their searches outside the urban core. The area offers an unmatched work-life opportunity, and with companies such as MetLife using the area as a hub, there is plenty of demand for local retail and residential groups.

The Ballantyne area is in close proximity to both I-77 and I-485, two major connectors in Charlotte. The area is located on the southern edge of the market, making its cost of living and doing business much lower. Additionally, its location far from the city center also allows the Ballantyne area an ample amount of recreation space.

In addition to class A office parks and high-end homes, the area is also home to The Ballantyne Hotel and Golf Course, which boasts a state-of-the-art spa.

The Ballantyne area is connected via the LYNX Blue Line (light rail) as well as the Charlotte bus system.

University City

Home to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University City offers a college-town spirit just a few miles from the Charlotte city core. With such a large population of college-aged residents, the neighborhood is bustling and full of life while also serving as a hub for over 20 Fortune 500 businesses.

University City in the Northwest edge of the Charlotte market, with easy access to I-485 as well as I-85. The area is located on the southern edge of the market, making its cost of living and doing business much lower.

In addition to the university and great corporate environments, University City offers its residents an excellent quality of life with access to plenty of outdoor recreation options such as Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve, which is home to a network of trails and botanical gardens. There are also plenty of taverns and restaurants that serve the community as well. Ninety’s Sandwiches & Ice Cream, Le Kabab Grill and Flying Saucer Draught Emporium are just a few of the options in town.

The University City area is connected via the LYNX Blue Line (light rail) as well as the Charlotte bus system.

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