Our Top Movers in Charlotte

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You Move Me Charlotte
Our Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Furniture assembly
Pro Bullet Local moves
Con Bullet Interstate moves
Gentle Giant Moving Company
Our Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Pro Bullet Interstate moves
Pro Bullet International moves
Road Haugs Moving & Storage
Our Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Storage services
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Pro Bullet Interstate moves

The best long-distance movers in Charlotte

Move.org researched over a dozen nationwide moving companies. These professional moving companies are our top picks. If you’re outside of North Carolina, we recommend these movers.
Best overall
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    Full-service moves nationally & worldwide
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    One month of free storage
Best for up-front pricing
americanvanlines
American Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    Residential, corporate, & military relocation
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    Flat-rate pricing & price matching
Best for customer service
allied
Allied Van Lines
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
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    Personalized customer assistance
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    One of the largest moving networks
Best for customization
northamerican
North American Van Lines
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
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    Great coverage and reliable claims process
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    Quality corporate relocation
Best moving containers
upack
U-Pack
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
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    1 container size
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    Long-distance service only

Local professional movers in Charlotte

If you’re moving to a new home in Charlotte or somewhere else in North Carolina, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Company
Customer Rating
Services
Phone
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You Move Me Charlotte
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Furniture assembly and disassembly
- Local moves
800-926-3900
Gentle Giant Moving Company
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- International moves
800-442-6863
Road Haugs Moving & Storage
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
704-492-5311
Hornet Moving
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
704-620-2154
Bellhop Moving
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
704-307-4417
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What to know about moving in Charlotte

What’s the cost of living in Charlotte?

The average resident of Charlotte, North Carolina pays $1,627 a month in living costs with $1,030 going to rent and the rest divided between food, utilities, and gas for their car.1 This (barely) puts Charlotte on the cheaper end of our rankings of cities with the cheapest living costs.

It’s worth noting that these costs are per person, so families in Charlotte pay much more to live in Queen City.

Can you live on minimum wage in Charlotte?

Despite its relatively low living costs, Charlotte is actually one of the least livable cities for minimum wage earners. This is because the city hasn’t raised its minimum wage above the federally mandated $7.25 an hour, something which all the best cities for minimum wage earners have done.

We’ve found that a Charlotte resident making minimum wage would have to work roughly 150 hours every month simply to pay rent.2 When you factor in other necessary costs like food and utilities, it becomes clear that Charlotte isn’t an affordable option if you haven’t landed a moderately well-paying job.

How much do homes cost in Charlotte?

The median home value in the Charlotte metro area is $200,000,3 which isn’t terribly high considering the size of its population. Many cities with half or less as many people have much higher home values, so if you want to live in a big city, you could do worse than Charlotte.

Still, there are plenty of other large cities where homes go for much cheaper on average. If you’re looking to buy your first home and searching for an affordable city, read our list of the best cities for first-time homebuyers.

How long does a local move take?

On average, local moves out of studio apartments or single bedroom homes take 2–3 hours, moves out of 3-bedroom homes take 4–6 hours, and moves from 5-bedroom homes take 7+ hours.4

However, these are just averages, not predictions. The amount of time your local move will take depends on a lot of factors:

  • The size of your home or apartment
  • How many movers are in your crew
  • The amount of stuff you have
  • How much packing you do before moving day
  • How many stairs your movers have to climb
  • How close your movers can park
  • How long any extra services take

Because of how unique these factors are for every move, it’s difficult to predict exactly how long any move will take without knowing the specifics.

Still, since local moves are often billed by the hour, it’s important to make time estimates when you budget. This handy resource from 2 Brothers Moving & Delivery can help you approximate how long your move will take.

Sources

  1. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living,” September 30, 2021. Accessed February 10, 2022.
  2. Joe Roberts, “The Least and Most Affordable Big Cities for Minimum Wage Earners,” June 18, 2021. Accessed February 10, 2022.
  3. Joe Roberts, “The Best Metros and Towns for First-Time Homeowners,” January 25, 2021. Accessed February 10, 2022.
  4. Adam Sweet, “How Long Does it Take to Move?” Accessed February 10, 2022.
Joe Roberts
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Joe Roberts
Joe Roberts is a professional writer with a degree in writing studies and over four years of copywriting experience. He previously worked at Overstock.com, where he wrote about furniture, home decor, and moving. Joe has moved all over Utah, so he knows his way around a moving truck—and he spends his time (and money) expanding his personal library so it will be even heavier next time he moves.