Best Places To Live In North Carolina 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Biltmore Forest, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,459
85
  • Davidson, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,492
85
  • Apex, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,631
85
  • Pinehurst, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,052
85
  • Cary, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 146,041
84
  • Jamestown, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,549
83
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,319
83
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,379
83
  • Fletcher, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,320
82
  • Black Mountain, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,977
82
  • Cornelius, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,246
82
  • Huntersville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,279
82
  • Matthews, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,677
82
  • Clayton, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,274
82
  • Morrisville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,728
82
  • Waxhaw, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,878
82
  • Concord, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 82,266
82
  • Gibsonville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,565
82
  • Holly Springs, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,339
81
  • Carrboro, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,337
81
  • Brevard, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,651
81
  • Tryon, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,681
81
  • Trent Woods, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,210
81
  • Winterville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,424
81
  • Royal Pines, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,124
81
  • Stallings, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,185
81
  • Mebane, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,509
81
  • Mooresville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,466
81
  • Elon, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,516
80
  • Duck, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 497
80
  • Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,246
80
  • Knightdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,692
80
  • Harrisburg, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,549
80
  • Havelock, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,850
80
  • Weddington, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,906
80
  • Ogden, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,653
80
  • Hudson, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,744
80
  • Rougemont, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 876
80
  • Ocracoke, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 556
80
  • Greensboro, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 276,225
80
  • Bermuda Run, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,532
80
  • Pittsboro, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,912
80
  • Oak Ridge, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,435
80
  • Bayshore, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,390
80
  • Mount Holly, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,815
80
  • Archdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,322
80
  • Cedar Point, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,480
80
  • Rutherfordton, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,208
80
  • Laurel Park, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,696
80
  • Lake Junaluska, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,472
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 9,750,405 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.