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Places With The Best Housing In North Carolina 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score73
  • Marvin, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,056
75
  • Weddington, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,254
77
  • Davidson, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,076
74
  • Porters Neck, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,052
82
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,005
  • There is no better place to live in the triangle. Honestly. The school system is second to none, the food culture is outstanding, there is a ton of stuff to do, and the people are mostly accepting of all
79
  • Summerfield, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,758
80
  • Oak Ridge, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,617
75
  • Wesley Chapel, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,217
82
  • Cary, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 155,822
  • The I Love Kickboxing gym in Cary NC is amazing!!! The trainers are skilled, motivating, and make me feel like even I can do it!!! The other gym members are a great community of support as well. I am
72
  • Lake Norman of Catawba, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,918
85
  • Morrisville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,600
76
  • Carrboro, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,867
84
  • Apex, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 43,893
  • For me, living in Apex, North Carolina and working as a research assistant is a quite compatible combination. Many find Apex neighborhoods to each be best areas in the city. I have a small house near
79
  • Waxhaw, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,398
76
  • Ogden, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,909
83
  • Pinehurst, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,522
81
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,472
70
  • Rolesville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,583
78
  • Huntersville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,701
  • Huntersville Limousine Service is a reliable name in #Kannapolis for providing exceptional #limousineservice from the years of inception. We have friendly, experienced and courteous staffs and
84
  • Cornelius, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,426
84
  • Holly Springs, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,126
80
  • Carolina Beach, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,048
68
  • Harrisburg, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,500
65
  • Southern Pines, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,258
  • We lived in Southern Pines for two years and really loved it there. There are a ton of outdoor hiking trails and parks that are used frequently. They allow dogs at all of these places and even have one
73
  • Myrtle Grove, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,872
83
  • Matthews, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,054
  • Developed in 2006, the Village of Saint Andrews (McKee Road) in Matthews, NC is a vibrant community with a managed and a resident-approved balanced operating budget. The Village of Saint Andrews has a
79
  • Stallings, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,759
69
  • Oak Island, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,359
  • Area vibes had Oak Island, NC rated A+ for crime and then recently changed it to C. I was shocked, because Oak Island is so safe! I contacted the sheriff and he said nothing has changed to cause the
78
  • Mint Hill, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,024
74
  • Mills River, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,990
74
  • Stokesdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,278
77
  • Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,722
76
  • Raleigh, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 441,326
  • I found Raleigh and vicinity to be attractive and full of potential. Of course there are negatives to any place and the people shouting negativity in the reviews below are the typical parasitic,
81
  • Clemmons, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,536
67
  • Leland, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,023
62
  • Kill Devil Hills, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,948
75
  • Mooresville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,387
77
  • Lewisville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,356
68
  • Wilmington, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 113,724
  • Beachtown - lots of single women looking for good men. Dating sites filled with men with swinging Mentality. Very few cultured men-lots of posers!! Southerners still cautious and Clicky! Very few
70
  • Unionville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,397
76
  • Elon, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,781
73
  • Boone, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,241
75
  • Hillsborough, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,428
73
  • Indian Trail, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,357
69
  • Asheville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 87,531
  • Please read this review in its entirety. My family and I have lived in Asheville for a number of years as transplants from Charlotte. There are a lot of good things we enjoy about Asheville NC: the
79
  • Fletcher, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,547
69
  • Black Mountain, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,168
73
  • Knightdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,787
70
  • Durham, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 251,761
  • I don't know what all the hub bub is about but I personally feel Durham is over rated. First off the amenities here are limited. Looking at the list on this site they listed the children's museum
71
  • Murraysville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,843

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in North Carolina. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in North Carolina to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in North Carolina as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in North Carolina, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.