Best Places To Live In North Carolina 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Davidson, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,492
87
  • Cary, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 146,041
86
  • Biltmore Forest, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,459
86
  • Apex, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,631
85
  • Fletcher, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,320
85
  • Pinehurst, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,052
85
  • Jamestown, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,549
84
  • Oak Ridge, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,435
84
  • Tryon, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,681
84
  • Cornelius, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,246
84
  • Morrisville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,728
84
  • Black Mountain, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,977
84
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,319
83
  • Matthews, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,677
83
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,379
83
  • Carrboro, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,337
82
  • Holly Springs, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,339
82
  • Clayton, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,274
82
  • Huntersville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,279
82
  • Gibsonville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,565
82
  • Moyock, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,390
82
  • Lake Junaluska, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,472
82
  • Archdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,322
82
  • 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
81
  • 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.