In addition to 65,000 new residents a year, Charlotte is attracting talented home builders and developers that are creating wonderful neighborhoods in all price ranges throughout the area. Charlotte's gleaming skyline anchors an eclectic collection of neighborhoods that stretch from the County, each providing a unique and vibrant living experience. The area's three lakes, Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake and Lake Wylie, appeal to Charlotteans who appreciate the joys of waterfront living. Many of Charlotte's top builders are creating neighborhoods that showcase the natural beauty of the lakes, offer a level of privacy and provide resort-like amenities. To the north of Charlotte, and surrounding Lake Norman, are the towns of Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville. Each community is undergoing tremendous growth thanks to small town charm with easy access to uptown Charlotte. The race to be the next hot area in Charlotte pits the Western edge of Mecklenburg County, from Mountain Island Lake south to Lake Wylie, against areas east of Charlotte, like desirable Mint Hill and its larger lots. Both areas feature expanses of open land mixed with compact neighborhoods that promote a sense of community. Home to some to the region's most desirable and established neighborhoods, South Charlotte blends historic homes and streets with new, visionary developments including luxury townhomes and custom in-fill homes. The towns of South Park and Ballantyne remain hot areas for new homes and the area's top retail offerings. Closer in to the city center are Charlotte's historic neighborhoods. These streetcar suburbs form a crescent around the city and feature homes ranging from small bungalows to impressive Georgian mansion, with new construction mixedin throughout. Just as Charlotte's location offers residents the benefits of both the mountains and the ocean, it also offers the best of all worlds in weather. This makes the city's weather one of its strongest assets, attracting visitors and new residents alike. The year is filled with days which invite you outside to enjoy the clear blue sky and bright sun, the perfect backdrop to Charlotte's beautifully landscaped neighborhoods, commercial areas, parks and lakes. The area's climate can best be described as moderate, pleasant and sunny. Forget about the winter blues of our northern neighbors or the stifling summer heat of our southern friends. In Charlotte, the weather entices you outside all year. Special Acknowledgment to the new informative website from the Charlotte Home Builders Association....www.CharlotteBetweenTheLines.com A great source of information on Charlotte real estate, and news that home buyers and sellers can use. According to the United Van Lines 2007 Migration Study of nearly 213,000 moves, North Carolina attracted a bigger share of newcomers and had fewer residents leave than any other state. More than 61.6% of North Carolina's interstate moves were inbound. Economic and job growth, lower costs of living, temperate climate and a better quality of life were cited among factors for the increase. Nevada ranked second for the most inbound moves from other states, with 59.4% inbound. South Carolina also ranked high, with 57.8% inbound. Michigan was the top state losing residents, with 67.8 percent of the state's interstate moves as outbound.