Top 10 Things We Love About North Carolina


Temperate Climate supports comfortable living and a culture that focuses on outdoor activities.  The four season climate delivers beautiful fall colors and spring flowers.


Affordable Housing, with prices below the national average


Affordable Cost of Living, below the United States average, based on housing costs, tax rates, insurance costs and energy costs.


Vibrant Economy, bolstered by economic diversity and top workforce talent, attracted to the area by quality of life.


Regional Beauty within the state, including the Coastal Plain with its famous beaches, the Piedmont area, and the Highlands area featuring the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Natural and Cultural Heritage is of great interest, from destinations such as the Blue Ridge Parkway and grand Biltmore House in the mountains to lighthouses and Wright Brothers sand dunes on the coast.


Carolina Style Barbeque, and a national reputation for restaurants specializing in fresh locally sourced food.


High Quality Health Care that offers top rated medical services and the expertise of leading health professionals at Duke University, Wake Forest University and University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.


Tax Benefits, including no state income tax on social security income, special tax benefits to retired military and those who receive a government pension, and a 65+ property tax exclusion (the greater of $25,000 or 50% of the assessed value of the home).


Southern Hospitality is incomparable, and the people exude a high level of politeness, respect and courtesy.