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Places With The Best Housing In North Carolina 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score75
  • Marvin, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,056
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  • Weddington, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,254
  • Living in Weddington, NC for the last several years has been an absolute delight! The main theme of the town is community. People are hospitable, and you can always run into a friend or two during Food
87
  • Davidson, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,076
  • Davidson, NC is a beautiful city that rests against Lake Norman. It's along Highway 77 and has a lot of amazing places to eat and shop. A lot of the cities I choose for working remotely need to have
80
  • Porters Neck, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,052
83
  • 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
81
  • Summerfield, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,758
  • I was raised in Greensboro, N.C., with friends living in Summerfield. When I got married, I decided to raise my family in Summerfield. There is not much shopping in the area, but Greensboro is just
83
  • Oak Ridge, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,617
79
  • Wesley Chapel, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,217
87
  • 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
73
  • Lake Norman of Catawba, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,918
87
  • Morrisville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,600
  • The city wraps in in the loving arms of charming, beautiful Southern architecture and trees that offer shade for a peaceful walk almost any time of the year. Summers can get a bit hot, but it's not
84
  • Carrboro, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,867
  • Carrboro has everything I've ever wanted in a small town, but with access to nice cities all around. First, understand Carrboro itself. Living in Carrboro, NC is one of the most charming ways to enjoy
86
  • 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
83
  • Waxhaw, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,398
  • Waxhaw, NC is beautiful railroad town with graceful greenery. I could talk all day about the taxes, businesses, traffic, or weather in the area, but if you want to know about the gentle and serene scenes
84
  • Ogden, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,909
87
  • Pinehurst, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,522
  • My plan is to retire in Pinehurst, N.C., in the next few years. I love the area. Golf is my favorite hobby and living in Pinehurst is like living in a large gated community. The cost of living here is
83
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,472
  • There is so much to say about this beautiful place! I was born and raised in Wake Forest, NC and growing up here was so much fun. It has a home town feel and everyone is very friendly. Everyone looked
71
  • Rolesville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,583
81
  • 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
85
  • Cornelius, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,426
  • This is one of the most beautiful areas in not just North Carolina, but all of the South. Many people think of hoop dresses, plantations, columns, and forest pavilions when they think of Southern
86
  • Holly Springs, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,126
  • For the past 4 years, I have enjoyed my time living in Holly Springs, North Carolina a clean and excellent community in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina. Holly Springs is a multicultural suburb
82
  • Carolina Beach, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,048
77
  • Harrisburg, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,500
  • I experienced a remarkable lifestyle while living in Harrisburg North Carolina. The city is an enclave of Cabarrus County. Harrisburg is close to Charlotte North Carolina. The city has a great department
74
  • 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
78
  • 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
84
  • Stallings, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,759
  • Stallings has beautiful scenery of natural wildlife, trees, and parks. I feel like it is a mix of country and city living in one. It is one of the best suburbs because it is close to everything, has nice
71
  • 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
79
  • Mint Hill, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,024
  • Mint Hill was a nice place to live if you like living in a small town, but it's difficult there to really find a great job because of its size. I was living in Mint Hill for a bit but decided to move
77
  • Mills River, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,990
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  • Stokesdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,278
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  • Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,722
  • Living here in Fuquay-Varina reminds me of an old storybook country living survival guide. Never heard of one? Well, here goes. I will take the time to explain to you how living in a city such as this
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  • 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,
82
  • Clemmons, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,536
  • I moved to a small town in NC called Clemmons about 10 years ago. My daughter's father lived there at the time, and I wanted them to be closer to each other. I've had opportunities to move, but Clemmons
72
  • Leland, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,023
  • My hometown of Leland, North Carolina gave me wonderful memories during the years that I lived there. It is a small town, situated near the South Carolina and North Carolina border. Being that it lies
67
  • Kill Devil Hills, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,948
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  • Mooresville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,387
  • I lived in Mooresville for about six months before leaving to go to college. The small trailer park I lived in was loud and obnoxious. However, there are a few nicer homes in the city limits as well as
79
  • Lewisville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,356
  • Living in Lewisville, North Carolina has been great for my family and I. I work in Winston Salem and it is an easy commute to work most of the time. This is a small town with some historic areas you can
80
  • Elon, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,781
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  • Unionville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,397
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  • 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
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  • Boone, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,241
  • I love living in Boone. There is so much to do that you never have to be bored. From fun hiking trails to the Daniel Boone Native Gardens, we never have a shortage of things to do. The only downside that
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  • Hillsborough, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,428
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  • Indian Trail, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,357
  • I have lived in Indian Trail for about two years. It's a town that is on the outskirts of Matthews. For the most part, it's a nice area to live without a lot of trouble. One of the things that I like
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  • Asheville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 87,531
  • We’ve lived in Asheville for almost 30 years. Unlike many people who just move to a town without any connections, we’ve had many strong connections through work, school, sports, etc. Asheville has a lot
83
  • Fletcher, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,547
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  • Black Mountain, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,168
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  • Knightdale, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,787
  • Knightdale, North Carolina is a great place to live! I've spent the last 24 years here and plan on spending the rest of my life as a resident of this town. We have so many different things to do, are
71
  • 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
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  • Murraysville, NC
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,843
  • Located near Wilmington, Murraysville is a town that sees a lot of traffic on the roads. It's a main thoroughfare for people who are trying to get to the coastal area in this part of North Carolina. The

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.