Some might say wherever there’s a college basketball team, a NASCAR track, a sunny beach, a snowy mountain, great BBQ, or a hoppy crafted beer. When you stumble upon all, you might feel like you’ve won the North Carolina Lottery.
And, yes, it’s possible.
The Tar Heel state takes eight hours to drive from the Outer Banks on its East Coast to the Blue Ridge Mountains on its Western border. You’ll never hear a North Carolinian say that they’re bored. The eight hour trek unravels the state’s rich history around every Tar Heel corner. The Outer Banks has pirate lore and shipwrecks, battles were lost and won in the Piedmont’s backyard, and ancient Cherokee stories continue to be told around ceremonial fires in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Craft beer, BBQ, and NASCAR aside, North Carolina has a lot to offer and it is no surprise that the Tar Heel State is the 28th most expensive and the 9th most populous in the U.S. Currently 38% of North Carolinians are college-educated and with top colleges and universities like Duke and UNC, that percentage is sure to increase. Major metropolitan cities like Raleigh, Durham, and Charlotte are crushing the tech industry and local business is booming.
So, grab a BBQ sammie, a pint of your favorite craft beer and read on to discover how we determined the best cities in North Carolina.
The 10 Best Places To Live In North Carolina For 2020:
We wish every Tar Heel city could be in the top ten: they’re all deserving.
But what city is the best place to live in North Carolina for 2020? Well according to the US Census and FBI data we crunched, Davidson is the best place to live in North Carolina if you care about home values, low crime, and a high quality of life.
It’s not a surprise that Davidson takes the cake. What Davidson does not have by way of mountains and beaches, it does make up for with its beautiful neighborhoods, gold star schools, and sweet Carolina BBQ.
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Davidson, NC What a week in town. So proud to live here. The College has so many things going on. Davidson Ice House has a wine dinner. Live music everywhere. Sleeping Beauty. Best of all the Farmers’ Market is back this week. See you there!
Davidson, NC Davidson Film Club, Live Music, Trivia, Wildcats sports, The Steve Sandberg Quartet. Davidson is happening this week! No Farmers’ Market this week – see you at the next Farmers’ Market the 25th.
Davidson, NC Help us welcome Smokey J’s BBQ to their new Davidson location at 1827 Shearers Road. They moved from their Broad Street – Mooresville, NC location and will serve up their awesome BBQ Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
They offer take-out only, but will have delivery options coming soon.
They specialize in BBQ pork, chicken, brisket and ribs. All the homemade sides you’d expect including mac and cheese, baked beans, green beans, coleslaw, potato salad and Banana pudding. Yum.
Open Thursdays 11am – 2pm for lunch & 4:30-8pm for dinner
Fridays 11am – 2pm for lunch & 4:30-8pm for dinner