When considering a move to North Carolina, keep in mind the lifestyle you prefer. For those looking for a laid-back, comfortable environment, scenic vistas, and relaxed evenings, renting a house in one of the many picturesque mountain towns is perfect. If you prefer more nightlife, the cities of Raleigh and Charlotte both offer fast-paced urban living with affordable rents.
Peaceful and Dynamic
You may want to live on the coast and enjoy exploring the numerous islands and beaches along the Atlantic shoreline. And, of course, there is no reason why you can’t have all three!
With the western portion of the state occupied by the scenic Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains, the wonderful coastline to the east, and fertile lowlands and foothills in between, North Carolina is a nature lover’s paradise. The state is home to some of the best hiking trails and fall colors in the country as well as great fishing in mountain lakes and even some historical pirate tours on the coast. The Raleigh-Durham area and Charlotte are the two main urban centers of the state where you can enjoy city life without the hassles of overcrowding and high prices.
You’ll find houses for rent in North Carolina in many sizes and styles. You can expect a great yard, mild weather and a low cost of living throughout the state. In duplexes, townhouses, and homes alike, your next-door neighbors will, no doubt, offer the charm of famous Southern hospitality. No matter what type of home you choose to rent (condo, townhouse or otherwise) be sure to read your lease agreement thoroughly. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development recommends getting a written lease rather than an oral one.
Higher Elevation, Higher Education
If you’re relocating with your family, North Carolina has several great in-state universities, including Duke, North Carolina University and Appalachian State. Each of these schools has its own rich tradition, spectacularly pretty campus and exciting lifestyle to take part in, even if you aren’t a student. Appalachian State, for example, is in the small mountain town of Boone. Living here will offer you and your children affordable housing, breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and interesting events, dining and culture of the nearby university.
So, what are you waiting for? The collegiate and congenial atmosphere of North Carolina is perfect for any new resident, allowing you to quickly feel right at home. On top of that, you can enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes in America just by looking out the window.