Relocating to North Carolina
North Carolina Ranks 9th on the List of Largest States in the United States
And it is projected to continue to grow! With an affordable cost of living, ample career opportunities, and a sweet Southern vibe you will easily fall in love with Carolina! Love the beach or the mountains? North Carolina is the place for you!
4 Reasons to Live in North Carolina
Geography: 3 Regions
- Coastal Plain
20 Largest Cities in NC
North Carolina is known for having a mild climate and all four seasons.
Temperatures fluctuate depending on the season, but in the peak of Summer it can reach over 100 degrees and in the Winter on average can reach in the low 30’s. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, boating, tubing and kayaking. Take a scenic drive in the iconic Blue Ridge Mountains or head to the beaches, there’s much to explore!
NC Has 10 Major Airports
- Asheville Regional Airport
- Concord Regional Airport
- Piedmont Triad International Airport
- Albert J. Ellis Airport
- Raleigh–Durham International Airport
- Charlotte/Douglas International Airport
- Fayetteville Regional Airport
- Pitt–Greenville Airport
- Coastal Carolina Regional Airport
- Wilmington International Airport
Cost of Living in Top 10 Cities
According to AreaVibes, the overall cost of living index for the state is 95, five points below the national average of 100.
Residents also pay less taxes than many other states – at least where property taxes are concerned. The state has a property tax rate below the national average.
Economy + Job Market
The state has one of the healthiest economies in the country – not to mention, a highly educated and skilled workforce. North Carolina ranked 29th based on the 2019 state economy ranking.
- Business and Financial Services
- Corporate Headquarters
- Food Processing and Manufacturing
- Aerospace and Defense
- Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals
- Energy (Nuclear, Cleantech, and Smart Grids)
- Plastics and Chemicals
- Information Technology
- Automotive, Truck as well as Heavy Machinery
- The University of North Carolina located at Chapel Hill
- House of Raeford Farms Inc.
- Sylvan Learning Center located in Fayetteville
- Charter Communications
- Smithfield Foods
- Back of America Corp.
- Merrill Lynch & Co.
- Queens University of Charlotte
- Duke Children’s Hospital
- Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital
- Cape Fear Valley Medical Center
- Rex Health Care, Inc.
- Wells Fargo Bank
- Wake Forest Baptist Health
- East Carolina University
- Duke Energy Corp.
- Novant Health Forsyth Med Center
- WakeMed Health & Hospitals
- Comprehensive Cancer Center
Hospitals and Medical
- Duke University- DURHAM
- University of North Carolina- CHAPEL HILL
- Vidant Medical Center- GREENVILLE
- UNC Rex Hospital- RALEIGH
- Wake Forest Baptist Medical- CENTER - WINSTON SALEM
- Mission Hospital- ASHEVILLE
- First Health Moore Regional Hospital- PINEHURST
- Duke Regional Hospital- DURHAM
- WakeMed Health & Hospitals- RALEIGH
- WakeMed Cary Hospital- CARY
- Carolinas Medical Center- CHARLOTTE
- Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital- GREENSBORO
- Carolinas Healthcare System Pineville- CHARLOTTE
- CarolinaEast Medical Center- NEW BERN
- New Hanover Regional Medical Center- WILMINGTON
Retiring to NC
The cost of living in NC for retirees is 3.7% lower than the national average and Social Security income is no longer taxed in North Carolina. Other taxes in NC are generally low and that makes the state a place to settle down for retirees. (taken from https://www.movingapt.com/moving-to-north-carolina/)