New Ranking: 7 communities in Charlotte area best places to live in NC

- A new ranking names several communities in the Charlotte area as some of the best places to live in North Carolina.

Niche just released their new 2016 Best Places to Live rankings. Making the top 25 are seven locations in the greater-Charlotte area

These new rankings explore cities, towns, and suburbs to find the best places to live in the U.S. based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. Our team of data scientists analyzed data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other sources to calculate these rankings.

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Here's a first look at the 2016 Best Places to Live in North Carolina:

#9: Davidson, NC

#10: Cornelius, NC

#11: Charlotte, NC

#12: Huntersville, NC

#15: Matthews, NC

#19: Indian Trail, NC

#23: Stallings, NC

Check out the full list of the 2016 Best Places to Live in North Carolina and America.

More information about how Niche calculates their rankings and where their data comes from

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