Thinking about moving to North Carolina? We’ve got you covered with things to know! We love building in the best places to live in North Carolina and have been a part of the community since the early 1980s when we built our first apartment home community. Today it is home to five of our apartment home communities, HHHunt Homes of Raleigh, twelve Spring Arbor Senior Living communities, and our CEO, Buck Hunt.
We’re proud of our long history in the “Tar Heel State” and would love to share some of the best reasons to consider moving to North Carolina. Keep reading or check out our video to glimpse into this wonderful location.
In case you didn’t know, North Carolina’s economy is booming! Home to 12 Fortune 500 companies including Bank of America, Duke Energy, Lowe’s, North Carolina has one of the lowest unemployment rates driven by its vast diversification and business-friendly climate.
North Carolina has a thriving tech industry with the Research Triangle Park, also known as “RTP” in the “Triangle,” which is the nickname for the region of Raleigh, NC. In fact, Apple recently announced that they would be building their East Coast hub in the RTP adding 3,000 new jobs in “machine learning, artificial intelligence, software engineering, and other cutting-edge fields.”
Everywhere you look in North Carolina, job opportunities are growing.
Great Quality of Life
From beautiful sandy beaches to the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina offers something for everyone. The state’s low cost of living, top ranked K-12 schools, and access to amazing healthcare means that residents have access to everything they need to grow their families. The educational opportunities are great including top universities like Duke University and North Carolina State University. Couple these features with a vibrant arts and culture scene and you have a winning combination.
There are plenty of historical attractions and museums to be found in the state including the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina State Capitol. You can also check out the North Carolina Museum of Art which features over 40 galleries and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences which is the largest of its kind in the Southeastern U.S. The North Carolina museum system is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, and is often referred to as the Smithsonian of the South. Established in 1936 as North Carolina’s first art museum, The Mint Museum in Charlotte is a leading, innovative cultural institution and museum of international art and design. If you enjoy the performing arts, then the North Carolina Symphony is sure to please.
North Carolina is for outdoor adventurers. From mountain biking and zip lining to fishing or enjoying hiking trails and camping under the stars, the unique geographic diversity means that you can find something you love. Residents can enjoy the N.C Fly Fishing Trail in Jackson County, scale a mountain at Hanging Rock State Park, or catch the waves at sandy beaches like Wrightsville Beach. One of the best things about living in North Carolina is that everything is a relatively short drive away. Depending on where you live, most destinations across the state are only a 2–3-hour drive which means plenty of options for weekend adventures.
At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters and we hope that you consider North Carolina for your next home. Whether you are interested in apartment homes, new homes, master-planned communities, or senior living communities, we have you covered in the best places to live in North Carolina including Cary, Charlotte, Durham, Raleigh and Wilmington.