Moving from the Big Apple to a TBA city in North Carolina

Hey yall,

I have been in the Big Apple for 2 years post completion of my undergraduate degree and its time to find a cheap cost of living!!!!! With 2 years of rotational finance experience(project management and financial analysis) im seeking an investment analyst role(sitting for CFA level 1 in December 2018).
Does anyone have 1st had perspective on the finance scene in North Carolina (i.e Charlotte)?

Talk soon,