Is Goldsboro Your NC Coast Best Place To Live?


Today we continue to move eastward to NC Coast best place to live Goldsboro about an hour southeast of the Coastal North Carolina Best Places To LivePiedmont NC best place to live of  Raleigh.

This NC Coast best place to live is yet another area in a long line of historic railroad towns.

Holy Cow!  Can you believe we’ve made it to week six of our tour?

The tour of the North Carolina and South Carolina best places to live best cities and towns.

Best places to relocate or retire with populations between 30,000 and 50,000 people.

So far we’ve been all over the Piedmont region of North Carolina. From All American and North Carolina best places to live city of Hickory in the east.

Over to the “peak of good living” and another Piedmont North Carolina best places to live of Apex in the west. And a lot of best places to live in the Carolinas in between.

The city of Goldsboro NC has a long and storied history.

From its beginnings as an Inn at the crossroad of the Wilmington and Weldon railroad line and New Bern road.  To its current status as home of the U.S. Air Force’s 4th Fighter Wing at nearby Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

Depending on who you talk to, you might hear stories of how barbecue was invented in this NC Coast best place to live.

Or the time Andy Griffith taught a high school drama class here before making it big as an actor.

However…what stands out for me in this NC Coast best place to live is the laid back small town atmosphere and classic downtown.

Like Apex NC, Goldsboro’s downtown is a wonderful collection of historic buildings surrounded by neighborhoods.  It’s where you can find everything from classic Victorian style homes to something more contemporary.

And its very clear that the people who live in Goldsboro NC have a lot of pride in their community.  And the residents definitely consider it their NC Coast best place to live.

The community of Goldsboro NC is invested in doing the kind of planning, zoning and renovation that have clearly enhanced the quality of life here.

Herman Park in the center of town was so wonderful and relaxing I didn’t want to leave but there is so much to do here.

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A well developed arts and cultural community, Goldsboro has museums and theater and all types of festivals.  Not to mention a summer music series called Center Street Jams every summer downtown.

If you enjoy the outdoors, Goldsboro sits right on the Neuse River and Neuse River State Park.  Its famed cliffs is not far south of town.

Goldsboro is also very close to North Carolina golf country and offers a number of local courses of all shapes and sizes for those wanting to hit the links.

There are several things that put Goldsboro on our list NC Coast best place to live.  And many of them will be familiar to you if you’ve been following us the last several weeks.

A big reason Goldsboro is on my NC Coast best place to live list is location, location, location!

Goldsboro NC is located near the crossing of several major interstates (I-40, I-95 and I-70) meaning good access to all points north, south, and west.

Goldsboro is also close to Raleigh NC and the Research Triangle area meaning you enjoy all the services and amenities of the big city without actually having to live there.

Living in Goldsboro NC, you also enjoy the economic benefits of living so close to one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation.

Compared to many neighboring communities Goldsboro NC has:

  • very affordable housing market
  • low cost of living
  • great sense of community
  • commitment to civic improvement
  • access to several major centers of higher learning

And although the summer can be pretty hot, year round the weather really isn’t all that bad either.

Needless to say…it has a lot going for it.

Is there any wonder why it’s on my list of the best places to retire or relocate in North Carolina?

As I’ve already mentioned, Goldsboro NC has a lot of history, a welcome small town atmosphere but more importantly a lot of affordable housing options.

From single-family homes to townhouses and apartments, even undeveloped land waiting to be built upon, Goldsboro has something for everyone.

For those of you predisposed to renting, the average cost of rent in Goldsboro NC starts at around $443 a month and rental options consist primarily of single-family homes and apartments.

Last but not least, the median property tax in Goldsboro is a little less than $1300 per year.

Take a closer look at Goldsboro NC.  I think you will agree it is one of the best cities or towns you’ll find with populations between 30,000 and 50,000 in North Carolina.

For all of you bugging me (just kidding…I’m glad to hear from you) about why we haven’t made it to South Carolina yet all I can say is come back next week!

And remember to check out our NC Best Places page for more information about other best places to relocate or retire.

Bye-bye and have a great week!

See You next week!

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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.

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