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Charlotte – Getting Around the City Real Estate

As with most major cities, traffic congestion haunts key access points in and out of the downtown area, especially during rush hour. While Charlotte has public transportation, including a light rail, it’s not the only option. Cars are still the most popular mode of transportation because many of the largest employers are located in the heart of the city. It’s a good idea to test-drive your commute time between your desired neighborhood and workplace before landing on a specific spot. The average commute time in Charlotte is 26 minutes.







If you want to get around the city without a car, Charlotte has several options. Charlotte Area Transportation Service (CATS) provides both bus routes throughout the city and a shuttle to the airport. Commuters can also take the Lynx Light Rail, the city’s high-speed rail system.

Charlotte also has bicycles available for rent all through the city. Depending on your need, you can either rent them daily or buy an annual pass through B-Cycle, one of the largest urban bike sharing systems in the Southeast.