Best Places To Live In North Carolina 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Davidson, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,492
87
  • Biltmore Forest, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,459
87
  • Cary, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 146,041
85
  • Pinehurst, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,052
85
  • Jamestown, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,549
85
  • Fletcher, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,320
85
  • Oak Ridge, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,435
85
  • Apex, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,631
84
  • Morrisville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,728
84
  • Tryon, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,681
84
  • Cornelius, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,246
84
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,319
84
  • Black Mountain, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,977
84
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,379
83
  • Matthews, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,677
83
  • Bermuda Run, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,532
83
  • Manteo, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,472
83
  • Clayton, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,274
83
  • Carrboro, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,337
82
  • Southport, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,032
82
  • Clemmons, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,101
82
  • Holly Springs, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,339
82
  • Lake Junaluska, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,472
82
  • Bryson City, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,585
82
  • Moyock, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,390
82
  • Harrisburg, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,549
82
  • Huntersville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,279
82
  • Stedman, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,134
82
  • Royal Pines, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,124
82
  • Brevard, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,651
81
  • West Marion, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,503
81
  • Havelock, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,850
81
  • Valdese, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,468
81
  • Trent Woods, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,210
81
  • Summerfield, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,477
81
  • Archdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,322
81
  • Youngsville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,366
81
  • Mint Hill, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,934
81
  • Wendell, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,085
81
  • Dana, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,466
81
  • Marvin, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,806
81
  • Rutherford College, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,092
81
  • Porters Neck, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,476
80
  • Stallings, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,185
80
  • Saxapahaw, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,329
80
  • Advance, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,145
80
  • Blowing Rock, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,175
80
  • Rockwell, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,801
80
  • Blue Clay Farms, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11
80
  • Boiling Springs, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,619
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.