What You Need to Know About Moving to North Carolina

What You Need to Know About Moving to North Carolina

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North Carolina, also known as the Tar Heel State, boasts some of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country. Charlotte and Raleigh are both booming with growth in a variety of sectors. Yet North Carolina is also attracting retirees looking for a milder climate. If you are considering a move to this area we have compiled a list of things you need to know.

The diverse geography provides both mountains and beaches, and everything in between. Rolling hilly landscape is the norm in much of the Tar Heel State. It ensures that there is pretty much something for everyone.

College sports are taken very seriously in North Carolina. The UNC Tar Heels and the Duke Blue Devils are fierce rivals. When the ACC is going on, it takes attention away from everything else every year.

Professional sports are also big in North Carolina, as it is home to the NFL's Carolina Panthers and the NBA's Charlotte Hornets. NC has also bred major hockey fans especially since the Hurricanes won the Stanley Cup in 2006.

Food typical to North Carolina includes barbeque ' both Eastern and Lexington style, pig picking, hot dogs and hamburgers all the way, collard greens, hot sauce and sweet tea.

There are abundant cultural opportunities like a vibrant live music scene, festivals, incredible art, and a must-see state fair.

Outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, visiting the Mile High Swinging bridge, golfing, and just sightseeing on the Blue Ridge Parkway are just some of the things that make for a quality lifestyle in NC.

The well-known Outer Banks area makes for the ideal vacation destination close to home.

The state is rich in history from the Civil War, Revolutionary War and more.

Asheville is an incredible mountain town, renowned for craft beer, culture and the Biltmore Estate.

There is an abundance of colleges and universities in North Carolina, making accessibility to higher education easy.

North Carolina is known for its warm summers, beautiful autumns, and mild winters. The state typically gets a little snow each winter, but in general is ill-prepared to deal with it, therefore snow days are common if a few flakes fall.

The cost of living in North Carolina is very affordable. Housing is reasonable and job opportunities in the Triangle area are abundant. In addition, taxes tend to be lower than in most areas.

North Carolinians are known for their hospitality and friendliness, so that should help to make the transition an easy one.

Your choice in home services like phone, TV and high speed Internet providers varies throughout North Carolina. Rural parts of the state have fewer options and often a significant difference in service quality. However, there are companies who specialize in providing such services anywhere in the state. Before your move, use an online search tool to provide you with information about the home services available at your new address.

Find out all you can about your new home state and town before you make your big more.

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