Best Places To Live In North Carolina 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • 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
84
  • Pinehurst, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,000
84
  • Holly Springs, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,663
84
  • Cornelius, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,818
83
  • Trent Woods, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,165
83
  • Northchase, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,360
82
  • Waxhaw, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,743
82
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 57,088
82
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,889
82
  • Matthews, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,516
82
  • Morrisville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,566
82
  • Royal Pines, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,493
82
  • Black Mountain, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,885
82
  • Biltmore Forest, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,433
82
  • Gibsonville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,377
82
  • Fletcher, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,089
82
  • Huntersville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,656
82
  • Clayton, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,078
82
  • Stallings, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,638
81
  • Barker Ten Mile, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,045
81
  • Concord, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 79,171
81
  • Havelock, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,670
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.