Finding the right place to live or settle down is vital to improving a person’s overall quality of life. Though many can cope with living in a city or town that doesn’t really fit their tastes, they can’t do that long term. And as more people leave one area in search for a new home, like the large exodus coming out of the Northeast, people are learning that prioritizing their own goals and feelings over work and other outside factors will ultimately make them happier. And with more people considering making the South or West their forever home, one state you should take a look at is North Carolina. Here are five reasons why you should move to the beautiful state of North Carolina.
Extravagant homes for less
First and foremost, a great reason to move to North Carolina is the fact that the housing market is more varied and, frankly, cheaper than in other states. If you’re interested in living a fun city with plenty of work opportunities, North Carolina has cities like Raleigh and Charlotte that are booming with jobs in the sciences, research and banking. However, unlike cities like San Francisco, there are outlying areas with more affordable housing that won’t force you to compromise safety or comfort. You can likely get a larger place for less. And if you want the downtown life, you can easily find a wide array of apartments, condos, townhomes and homes at prices that’ll fit your budget. You can check rental market trends in Charlotte, North Carolina to see how much apartments in the city cost nowadays.
Rooms with views
Another perk of living in North Carolina is the wide array of types of places to live. As a coastal state, North Carolina has beautiful beaches and coastal cities like Wilmington, as well as stunning mountain towns in the Appalachian and Blue Ridge mountain ranges. So, whether you’re hoping to find a beach house or log cabins for sale, you will be able to find exactly what you’re looking for in this state. You can also choose to live in the state’s major cities, suburban areas or in the rural countryside. There are views for just about every persons’ taste.
A booming industry
Aside from the beautiful, wide array of views and the booming housing market, North Carolina is also known for its burgeoning industries. If you’re someone who works in the sciences, computer technology or research, Raleigh has plenty of work opportunities in its Research Triangle Park. And if you’re big into banking and accounting, Bank of America is headquartered in Charlotte. You won’t have to worry about finding work in a state like this!
If you’re looking to go back to school for higher education or you plan to settle down and raise children in North Carolina, you’ll have a wide array of top-notch schools from which you can choose. With some of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the country (the University of North Carolina school system and Duke University), it’s no wonder people flock to this state for school or to live permanently. North Carolina’s school continually rank in U.S. News & World Reports’ lists on top schools, which means if you lived in-state you’d be paying a lower fee than someone trying to attend from out of state.
Rich art and food scene
Lastly, one of the reasons you should move to North Carolina is the art and food you can find here. Depending on your tastes, you’ll want to be entertained in some capacity in your new city or town. One way to do that is by seeing local art or trying new foods. And you haven’t truly tasted barbecue until you’ve had North Carolina’s signature styled meats.
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