Saxapahaw, NC – Around The Research Triangle Best Places To Live In NC
However, after spending some time here and speaking with the residents, it's not so difficult and it's no wonder this is a best place to live in North Carolina.
In January 2012 in the Travel section of the New York Times, the Headline read…"Saxapahaw, N.C., Middle of Somewhere, Becomes a Draw"
You guessed it…today we're in Saxapahaw, North Carolina population 1531.
An old North Carolina cotton mill village about twenty-five miles west of Chapel Hill, NC that has gone from hard times to becoming one of the new best places in North Carolina.
Although things looked bad for Saxapahaw when the Mill closed in 1996, local investors with serious ties and commitment to the community quickly jumped in and created a place where the old and new meet in a spectacular way.
What was once a lifeline for the town quickly was transformed to continue it's tradition.
The old Mill soon was divided up into:
- Community Centers
The Old Mill remained the lifeblood of the community.
If you've considered Chapel Hill or Asheville North Carolina as a possible best place for you to relocate or retire, you'll quickly learn that its no coincidence that people have started referring to Saxapahaw, NC as “ West Chapel Hill” or “Mini-Asheville.”
The median housing price is around $150,000 which given its location to the Research Triangle is very reasonable.
When you're there be sure to check out the Saxapahaw General Store and the Paper Hand Puppet Intervention. Both are a lot of fun and a credit to this community!
The combination of wonderfully eclectic restaurants and shops make this a wonderful best place to live in North Carolina.
Around the Research Triangle Best Places To Live In North Carolina:
Well… time to get this show back on the road.
I'll see you next week when we explore another best place to relocate or retire around the Research Triangle area in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina.
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