Carrboro, NC – Around The Research Triangle Best Places To Live In NC
Hello again and welcome back to The Carolina Report.
As you know, when we finished visiting Best Place To Live Raleigh, NC in the Research Triangle, I had a lot of good feedback and several of you while you liked the idea of living in a big metropolitan area you really wanted to hear more about some of the smaller communities in and around the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area and to that I say, “Bravo”!
As we’ve hit on time and time again, smaller towns outside of larger cities offer you a number of advantages when you’re looking for your best place to retire or relocate in North Carolina or South Carolina.
So far, we've talked about two of the advantages to smaller communities;
- They are generally less expensive places to live so your money will go farther and the other
- Smaller communities offer a quieter, slower paced style of life that is attractive to most anyone
Today I’ll add another small advantage that goes hand and hand with the last which is…
Smaller towns offer a better sense of community; the sense that you are truly connected to a place and the people who you call your neighbors.
Today's Best Place to Relocate or Retire in North Carolina is another perfect example of a place with a very strong sense of community but before we talk about that, remember…
Since Raleigh, the Best Places To Live around the Research Triangle in North Carolina that we've visited are:
Okay, so let’s start by heading only five minutes west of Award Winning Chapel Hill, NC to the “Paris of the Piedmont” a.k.a. Carrboro, NC, population 19,582.
Carrboro, NC was once your typical sleepy little mill town that was also home to lower income UNC (University of North Carolina) workers that in recent years has transformed itself into a vibrant progressive community proud of its economic and cultural diversity.
Being close to Chapel Hill, Carrboro definitely has attracted its fair share of free-spirits and creative types and needless to say it’s a safe, cosmopolitan place but also a place where people value community and helping others.
They say the local Saturday Farmers market in Carrboro is one of the best in the nation. And believe me Carrboro, NC is a great place to get to know your neighbors while getting some of the best local produce you can find anywhere.
Downtown Carrboro is a nice mix of old and new with some really wonderful little restaurants and cool shops.
Carrboro also has a very active arts and culture community and there is always something going on. You'll find small gallery exhibitions to large outdoor arts and music festivals on and everything in between.
Young families will also appreciate the Carrboro/Chapel Hill public school system which is one of the best in North Carolina and nearby educational opportunities for all ages in general are outstanding.
In terms of housing, Carrboro, North Carolina has something for every budget and a median home value of around $175,000.
That's it for today! I'll see you next week as we continue our journey around the Research Triangle to the Best Places To Relocate Or Retire in North Carolina.
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