Best Places To Live In North Carolina 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Biltmore Forest, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,433
85
  • Davidson, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,903
85
  • Apex, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,589
85
  • Cary, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 136,627
85
  • Jamestown, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,422
85
  • Pinehurst, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,000
83
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,889
83
  • Cornelius, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,818
83
  • Clayton, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,078
83
  • Gibsonville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,377
82
  • Huntersville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,656
82
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 57,088
82
  • Black Mountain, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,885
82
  • Matthews, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,516
82
  • Fletcher, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,089
82
  • Morrisville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,566
82
  • Concord, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 79,171
82
  • Waxhaw, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,743
82
  • Holly Springs, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,663
82
  • Trent Woods, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,165
82
  • Royal Pines, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,493
82
  • Tryon, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,680
81
  • Elon, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,354
81
  • Winterville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,117
81
  • Harrisburg, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,360
81
  • Bermuda Run, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,836
81
  • Mebane, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,502
81
  • Duck, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 449
81
  • Brevard, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,566
81
  • Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,143
81
  • Carrboro, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,702
81
  • Knightdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,567
81
  • Rougemont, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 730
81
  • Rutherfordton, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,215
81
  • Havelock, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,670
81
  • Belmont, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,156
81
  • Archdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,205
81
  • Oak Ridge, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,202
81
  • Weddington, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,577
81
  • Northchase, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,360
81
  • Stallings, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,638
81
  • Laurel Park, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,652
80
  • Southport, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,887
80
  • Myrtle Grove, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,652
80
  • Ogden, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,688
80
  • Garner, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,784
80
  • Kure Beach, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,876
80
  • Mooresville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,462
80
  • Mount Holly, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,506
80
  • Bryson City, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,701
AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in North Carolina for 2016 using our Livability Score. The Livability Score for each city in North Carolina is calculated out of 100 from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. North Carolina has a population of 9,544,249 and a population density of 181.1 people per square mile. The capital city is Raleigh and the largest city in North Carolina is Charlotte. To filter the results, use the dropdown options to sort by population or category.