Best Places To Live In North Carolina 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Davidson, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,492
86
  • Cary, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 146,041
85
  • Biltmore Forest, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,459
85
  • Apex, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,631
84
  • Fletcher, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,320
84
  • Pinehurst, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,052
84
  • Jamestown, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,549
84
  • Oak Ridge, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,435
84
  • Tryon, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,681
83
  • Cornelius, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,246
83
  • Morrisville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,728
83
  • Black Mountain, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,977
83
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,319
82
  • Matthews, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,677
82
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,379
82
  • Carrboro, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,337
82
  • Holly Springs, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,339
81
  • Clayton, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,274
81
  • Huntersville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,279
81
  • Gibsonville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,565
81
  • Moyock, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,390
81
  • Lake Junaluska, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,472
81
  • Archdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,322
81
  • Southport, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,032
81
  • Bryson City, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,585
81
  • Elon, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,516
81
  • Stedman, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,134
81
  • Duck, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 497
81
  • Bermuda Run, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,532
81
  • Clemmons, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,101
81
  • West Marion, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,503
80
  • Harrisburg, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,549
80
  • Brevard, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,651
80
  • Summerfield, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,477
80
  • Trent Woods, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,210
80
  • Mint Hill, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,934
80
  • Blowing Rock, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,175
80
  • Youngsville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,366
80
  • Advance, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,145
80
  • Knightdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,692
80
  • Marvin, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,806
80
  • Valdese, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,468
80
  • Laurel Park, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,696
80
  • Havelock, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,850
80
  • Rutherford College, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,092
80
  • Dana, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,466
80
  • Flat Rock, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,181
80
  • Hudson, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,744
80
  • Waxhaw, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,878
80
  • Saxapahaw, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,329
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.