Best Places to Live In North Carolina 2017

Where are the best places to live in North Carolina? Well, that depends who you ask of course! MONEY Magazine identified 100 communities that they felt represented a healthy economy, affordable homes, and a high quality of life.

Best Places to Live in North Carolina

Here’s what they found in North Carolina:

Best Place No. 38 Concord, North Carolina

Concord is located just 25 miles outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. What makes Concord stand out is their modest home sale prices and a median income above the state average. Residents in this area tend to find jobs working in the government or health card industry.

In Concord you can find a bustling downtown area including:

  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Historic Buildings
  • 2 Live Theatres
  • Gourmet Chocolatier
  • Community Events

While Concord is not an area we cover, if you’re looking to move to Concord, please let us know and we can refer you to someone that believes in the same level of service as we do! If you’re moving from Concord, let us show you around! There are lots of similarities between the Concord/Charlotte area and the Triangle! We can also provide you with a relocation package to get you started!

Best Place No. 76 Knightdale, North Carolina

Knightdale is a great place for new beginnings and a great place to live! Knigthdale has a lot going for it like:

  • Being one of the fastest-growing communities in the Triangle metro region.
  • Median age (30.8) is the youngest in Wake County.
  • Just nine miles from the heart of downtown Raleigh and a short drive to Research Triangle Park, Knightdale is close to everything.
  • As of 2010, Knightdale had 356 business establishments and appreciates small businesses!


Check out a message from James Roberson, the Knigthdale Mayor. You can find more information about Knightdale on their website HERE.

Best Place No. 90 Morrisville, North Carolina

Located in Wake County, Morrisville is a wonderful town of just 18,500 residents that offers a high quality of life.

This community gives residents the chance to enjoy easy access to the big city amenities of Raleigh, while still preserving that cozy, small-town vibe.

What’s more, Morrisville is part of the Research Triangle Park, giving residents easy access to some top notch job opportunities within RTP.

If you’ve been looking for a place to settle down, then you should definitely consider checking out Morrisville.

Best North Carolina Recreation


You can view the full list of the Best Places to Live in America for 2017 by MONEY Magazine HERE.

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