Best Places To Live Around The Research Triangle In NC – Zebulon, NC
Yes, that’s right, it’s our last week in the Triangle but boy has it been a fun ride and I hope you've learned that some of the best places in North Carolina and South Carolina to relocate or retire to are that small unassuming town outside a busy, booming big city.
We heading roughly 10 miles east of Wendell, NC (last weeks best place to live) to a town whose namesake was a famous Civil War Governor and US Senator from North Carolina, Zebulon, NC, population 4,433.
If you were wondering…
The famous North Carolina politician was Zebulon B. Vance.
However, what originally put Zebulon, NC on the map, literally, was the extension of the railroad east from Raleigh, NC.
The extension shortly turned Zebulon into a center for agricultural goods especially tobacco and cotton. The legacy of which can still be seen in Zebulon’s classic downtown business district.
Zebulon, NC bills itself as the “Town of Friendly People” and I have to concur.
The people I have met in Zebulon are friendly, neighborly and they really care about their community.
Most of all the residents like the fact that even with increased change and growth, they have been able to maintain Zebulon’s comforting small town feel.
Speaking of change, you can see signs of all sorts of newer manufacturing facilities like the GlaxoSmithKline plant which is a major employer but did you know Zebulon’s latest claim to fame is almost a throwback to another era…a growing coat making industry.
How cool is that?
Almost as cool as the local median home value is a little below $100,000 which in my book means another kind of change – the kind you keep in your pocket.
Well that’s all for now from the North Carolina Research Triangle but it was definitely a good run.
Keep sending your questions and comments and I'll see you next week when we look at….
well, I'm not sure yet where we’ll be next week but I do know that we’ll be talking about how to find your best place to retire or relocate in North Carolina and South Carolina. Okay…I do know we'll be heading Southeast and I did promise all you South Carolina lovers we'd be heading to SC next.
Take care and have a great week!
Thanks again for all the great questions, ideas and suggestions.
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