My Favorite Towns In North Carolina Best Places To Live


North Carolina Best Places To LiveSo what setting, geography, and lifestyle have to be present to make North Carolina Best Places your Best Place to live?!

Today I’m going to share with you some of my North Carolina Best Places To Live based purely on setting, geography, and lifestyle.

I’m a mountain man myself.

I grew up near the ocean and I’m tired of the hot sun and flat scrubby coastal land of the northeast and southeast.

So for me, the North Carolina Best Places To Live are in the mountains.   An amazing and refreshing magnificent change.

But I’ll still tell you about some incredible Coastal North Carolina best places to live for those of you who still want to be on the water.  And don’t forget those pure, crystal clear, cold as ice mountain lakes.

So off to the Mountains…I love the North Carolina Best Places to live around Asheville, Waynesville, Cashiers, and Chimney Rock.

Asheville NC has only about 80,000 people, but it’s very hip with plenty of services, a major hospital and airport.

Waynesville NC has about 30,000 people in the greater area.  And if you love living at severe angles on the side of a mountain with incredible long mountain views, Waynesville NC is for you.

Visit Chimney Rock south of Asheville NC, hike the trails and enjoy the hawks, vistas, and views of Lake Lure. Check out the waterfalls at Graveyard Fields off the Blue Ridge Parkway and take a dip in some crisp, clear, mountain springs.

If your North Carolina Best Places means you really want to be in the mountains, where you’ll even get some snow, go to Boone NC,Banner Elk NC, or Blowing Rock NC.

These towns are a bit smaller, but they’re quaint, charming, and the area is breathtaking!

If you’re interested in continuing your education, you’ll also find an active college life there.

My favorite Lake towns are found on the shores of Lake Norman just north of Charlotte NC.

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Both Salisbury and Kannapolis are  a bit further east.  However, I feel they offer North Carolina Best Places small town living at its best because you get the best of both worlds.

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You get to be  close enough to Charlotte NC (which is an exciting city), but take advantage of the small town lifestyle of living just far enough away from it!  Also, you’ll get a lot more for your money in these areas.

Now we move to the North Carolina Coast for all you salty dogs!

I know everyone talks about Wilmington NC, and yes it is very attractive, but  I love the area of New Bern NC which is about 40 minutes from the Atlantic and right off the Pamlico Sound.

And have you checked out for your North Carolina best places to live, the towns of Edenton NC and Elizabeth City NC on the Albemarle Sound?

The threats of hurricanes are less and the people are downright the friendliest I’ve ever met.

Next week, I’ll continue my picks of Best Places to live in South Carolina when I focus on all the great places in South Carolina!

Have a great one…

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Robert Bencivenga is a professional site locator and location analyst for major corporations. Robert researches the growth of NC and SC to find the Best Places to Retire or Relocate that are still affordable.

Robert Does Not Sell Real Estate!
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