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Halfway between Connecticut and Florida, North Carolina offers residents and visitors the best of all environments.  Thousands of people have moved to North Carolina to attend college or take a temporary assignment only to find themselves living here 30 years later.  The moderate climate allows warm weather outdoor activities year-round, while mountain regions offer skiing and other winter activities.  Golfers, for instance, never put their clubs away in the Piedmont or Coastal regions of North Carolina.  Tennis players wear shorts and cotton shirts year-round.

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Halfway between Connecticut and Florida, North Carolina offers residents and visitors the best of all environments.  Thousands of people have moved to North Carolina to attend college or take a temporary assignment only to find themselves living here 30 years later.  The moderate climate allows warm weather outdoor activities year-round, while mountain regions offer skiing and other winter activities.  Golfers, for instance, never put their clubs away in the Piedmont or Coastal regions of North Carolina.  Tennis players wear shorts and cotton shirts year-round.
 

Outer Banks North CarolinaPopulation

North Carolina's capital is Raleigh and its biggest city is Charlotte, known primarily as the banking capital of The South.  Bank of America is headquartered in Charlotte as is BB&T.  Wachovia was headquartered in Charlotte until purchased by Wells Fargo in 2008.  It still is a major employer in Charlotte. Charlotte is the second largest banking center in The United States.

Over the last decade, North Carolina has been the fourth fastest growing state in The United States.  Its population exceeds 9,000,000 residents.  The population has grown about 14% since 2000.

North Carolina is approximately 300 miles wide, with elevations ranging from sea level to 6,684 feet in the mountains.  The vast majority of residents are less than three hours from terrific beaches and mountains, allowing extremely diverse outdoor activities and climates for everyone.
 

Grandfather Mountain North CarolinaGeographic Regions

Most people think of North Carolina as having three major regions:  The Coastal Plain, The Piedmont and The Appalachian Mountains.  The Appalachian Mountain Range includes The Great Smokey Mountains, The Blue Ridge Mountains, The Great Balsam Mountains and The Black Mountains.  The eastern most part of the state includes the historic Outer Banks, which are a narrow band of barrier islands, best known as the area where the Wright Brothers first took flight.  The mountains and the beaches of North Carolina offer majestic scenery, while the central part of North Carolina is highly populated and industrialized.

Taxes

North Carolina has a progressive income tax ranging from 6% to 8.25%.  The base state sales tax is 4.25% and all counties charge at least an additional 2.5% on sales.  Property taxes in North Carolina are assessed by counties and cities.  The three areas of property tax in North Carolina include 1) real property, 2) motor vehicle, and 3) personal property.   With total taxes in North Carolina averaging 10.5% on individuals, North Carolina's state and local tax burden is ranked 23rd highest in the nation, putting its tax burden very much in the middle for all states nationally.
 

Chimney Rock North CarolinaCommerce 

While North Carolina has  not escaped the recession, the economies of many areas in this state have been far more stable that other areas across the country.  For instance, The Milken Institute recently ranked Durham, NC as the sixth "Best Performing Large Cities" in the United States, and Raleigh-Cary as the 10th best for 2009.  Major employers like IBM in Research Triangle Park, along with the stability offered by technology start-ups and colleges and universities attribute to a robust economy in the state.  Universities like The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Duke University in Durham and North Carolina State in Raleigh are major contributors to the economy here.  Elsewhere in North Carolina, Davidson College in Charlotte; Elon University and Wake Forest in The Triad; and a wide array of private and public colleges and universities are stable resources for the state.  The continued shift of population from the northern states has also helped maintain growth in North Carolina.
 

Spectator Sports

Know largely for its great ACC college sports rivalries for decades, North Carolina now boasts major professional teams in football, hockey and basketball.  The Carolina Panthers of the NFL and the Charlotte Bobcats are in Charlotte.  The Carolina Hurricanes, who won The Stanley Cup in 2007, reside in Raleigh. 

The University of North Carolina Tarheels and the Duke Blue Devils have each recently won two NCAA national championships.  North Carolina State last won the national championship in the early 1980's.  Competition among fans in North Carolina is intense in all sports, with basketball and football being the primary drivers.  Wake Forest has had great success in basketball and football recently, as has Appalachian State, which won national football championships in NCAA Division III.
 

Public Schools

The State of North Carolina provides 70 percent of public school funding, with most of the money designated for professional salaries.  The Education Lottery was implemented in 2007 and raises funds for public education.  The remainder of funding comes from the 100 counties in North Carolina.  In 2003, the state average expenditure per pupil was $6,284.
 

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse The Arts

Universities throughout the state of North Carolina provide great depth for The Arts.  The major metro areas of North Carolina each have significant professional theaters, with Raleigh having Memorial Auditorium seating 2,000 patrons, the brand new Durham Performing Arts Center seating approximately 2,400 and The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte.

North Carolina has nine major art museums located in the major cities, plus smaller galleries and museums in cities such as Asheville, Wilmington and Greenville.


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North Carolina Homes for Sale Under $100K (6158) 

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MLS#: 3002544
MLS#: 3002544
187 Jay Stafford Lane
Taylorsville, NC  28681
Year Built: 1960
Elite Properties, Inc. Elite Properties, Inc.
$19,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.29 Acres
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MLS#: 2170928
MLS#: 2170928
709 N Avon Street
Gastonia, NC  28054
Year Built: 1958
Housepad LLC Housepad LLC
$19,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 3000657
MLS#: 3000657
312 S Long Street
Salisbury, NC  28144
Year Built: 1913
RE/MAX Leading Edge RE/MAX Leading Edge
$19,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
0.11 Acres
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MLS#: 3002923
MLS#: 3002923
1605 Martin Avenue
Gastonia, NC  28052
Year Built: 1950
Keller Williams Lake Norman Keller Williams Lake Norman
$19,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 719026
MLS#: 719026
6440 Old Wire Rd
Laurel Hill, NC  28351
Year Built: 1994
DC Realty DC Realty
$19,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
980 SqFt
0.47 Acres
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MLS#: 646529
MLS#: 646529
208 Vail Ave
High Point, NC  27260
Year Built: 1923, 2 Car Garage
Craven-Johnson-Pollock, Inc. Craven-Johnson-Pollock, Inc.
$19,900
8 Bed, 2 Bath
1,800 SqFt
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MLS#: 3004444
MLS#: 3004444
1017 Ridge Avenue
Gastonia, NC  28052
Year Built: 1944
Prudential Carolinas Realty Prudential Carolinas Realty
$19,900
4 Bed, 1 Bath
1.00 Acres
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MLS#: 3009518
MLS#: 3009518
319 Vance Street
Gastonia, NC  28052
Year Built: 1906
Prudential Carolinas Realty Prudential Carolinas Realty
$19,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.10 Acres
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MLS#: 3003083
MLS#: 3003083
1018 Catawba Street E
Lincolnton, NC  28092
Year Built: 1940
Prudential Carolinas Realty Prudential Carolinas Realty
$19,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.34 Acres
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MLS#: 2188636
MLS#: 2188636
105 Church Street
Dallas, NC  28034
Year Built: 1920
Moss Realty Moss Realty
$19,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.19 Acres
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MLS#: 3033052
MLS#: 3033052
353 Hollar Lane
Taylorsville, NC  28681
Year Built: 1953
Weichert, Realtors-Team Metro Weichert, Realtors-Team Metro
$19,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1.75 Acres
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MLS#: 592164
MLS#: 592164
3915 Colony Square
Greensboro, NC  27407
Year Built: 1969
Total Real Estate Solutions, Inc. Total Real Estate Solutions, Inc.
$19,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,080 SqFt
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MLS#: 711355
MLS#: 711355
2340 Montrose Ave.
Winston Salem, NC  27105
Year Built: 1930, 1 Car Garage
RE/MAX Realty Consultants RE/MAX Realty Consultants
$19,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
970 SqFt
0.15 Acres
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MLS#: 670578
MLS#: 670578
4792 Pike
Archdale, NC  27263
Year Built: 1981
Town & Country Town & Country
$19,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,248 SqFt
0.76 Acres
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MLS#: 663906
MLS#: 663906
828 Graham
Winston Salem, NC  27101
Year Built: 1920
Clay's Castles Real Estate Clay's Castles Real Estate
$19,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
943 SqFt
0.13 Acres
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MLS#: 715679
MLS#: 715679
600 Hastings Hill
Kernersville, NC  27284
Year Built: 1963, Basement, 1 Car Garage
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
$19,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,188 SqFt
0.48 Acres
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MLS#: 711127
MLS#: 711127
1229 Martin Luther King Jr Rd
Walnut Cove, NC  27052
Year Built: 1973, 1 Car Garage
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
$19,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,089 SqFt
0.34 Acres
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MLS#: 709899
MLS#: 709899
6113 Cain Forest Drive
Walkertown, NC  27051
Year Built: 1994
Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate
$19,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,404 SqFt
0.86 Acres
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MLS#: 718182
MLS#: 718182
203 Branch
Reidsville, NC  27320
Year Built: 1933
North Star Realty North Star Realty
$19,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,106 SqFt
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MLS#: 2200705
MLS#: 2200705
1203 Perkins Street
Gastonia, NC  28054
Year Built: 1916
Real Home Services & Solutions Real Home Services & Solutions
$20,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.29 Acres
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MLS#: 3029351
MLS#: 3029351
418 S Tradd Street
Statesville, NC  28677
Year Built: 1947
Stikeleather Realty & Auction Stikeleather Realty & Auction
$20,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
0.24 Acres
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MLS#: 1951266
MLS#: 1951266
1008 N FAYETTEVILLE Avenue
Dunn, NC  28334
Year Built: 1931
Ellis Barbour & Sons, Inc. Ellis Barbour & Sons, Inc.
$20,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
810 SqFt
0.19 Acres
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MLS#: 714265
MLS#: 714265
1606 Lincoln
Greensboro, NC  27401
Year Built: 1958, 1 Car Garage
Allen Real Estate Group, LLC Allen Real Estate Group, LLC
$20,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,025 SqFt
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MLS#: 2175878
MLS#: 2175878
4409 Sharon Chase Drive
Charlotte, NC  28215
Year Built: 1985
Keller Williams University City Keller Williams University City
$20,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
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MLS#: 2175878
MLS#: 2175878
4409 Sharon Chase Drive
Charlotte, NC  28215
Year Built: 1985
Keller Williams University City Keller Williams University City
$20,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
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MLS#: 717473
MLS#: 717473
827 Barney
Winston Salem, NC  27107
Year Built: 1920
Ed Price & Associates - Thomasville Ed Price & Associates - Thomasville
$20,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
688 SqFt
0.11 Acres
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MLS#: 698402
MLS#: 698402
513 Cross
High Point, NC  27260
Year Built: 1961
Atlantic Insurance & Realty Co. Atlantic Insurance & Realty Co.
$20,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
900 SqFt
0.50 Acres
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MLS#: 718699
MLS#: 718699
1305 Wendell
High Point, NC  27260
Year Built: 1954
WESTCHESTER REALTY WESTCHESTER REALTY
$20,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1 SqFt
0.27 Acres
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MLS#: 715239
MLS#: 715239
7004 Cain Forest
Walkertown, NC  27051
Year Built: 1980
Hickory Tree Realty Hickory Tree Realty
$20,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
924 SqFt
0.30 Acres
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MLS#: 1965993
MLS#: 1965993
702 3rd Street
Goldsboro, NC  27534
Year Built: 1958
Real Home Services and Solutions, Inc. Real Home Services and Solutions, Inc.
$20,200
2 Bed, 1 Bath
990 SqFt
0.23 Acres
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MLS#: 3023879
MLS#: 3023879
928 White Street
Lincolnton, NC  28092
Year Built: 1930
Char Realty Group Char Realty Group
$20,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.24 Acres
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MLS#: 703465
MLS#: 703465
1836 Maryland
Eden, NC  27288
Year Built: 1946
ATKINSON REAL ESTATE ATKINSON REAL ESTATE
$20,500
1 Bed, 1 Bath
672 SqFt
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MLS#: 1953794
MLS#: 1953794
610 Crowell Street
Wilson, NC  27893
Year Built: 1930
Breedlove & Associates Breedlove & Associates
$21,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
800 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 1962736
MLS#: 1962736
819 N Beckford Drive
Henderson, NC  27536
Year Built: 1960
Tegarris Associates Realty Tegarris Associates Realty
$21,000
4 Bed, 1 Bath
896 SqFt
0.31 Acres
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MLS#: 1969953
MLS#: 1969953
141 E Barbee Street
Zebulon, NC  27597
Year Built: 1909
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$21,000
4 Bed, 1 Bath
1,373 SqFt
0.25 Acres
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MLS#: 718524
MLS#: 718524
3204 Central Ave
High Point, NC  27260
Year Built: 1951
TRIAD HOMES REALTY, INC. TRIAD HOMES REALTY, INC.
$21,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,054 SqFt
0.32 Acres
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MLS#: 3021981
MLS#: 3021981
1597 Airport Rhodhiss Road
Hickory, NC  28601
Year Built: 1994
Coldwell Banker Boyd & Hassell Coldwell Banker Boyd & Hassell
$21,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1.27 Acres
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MLS#: 598280
MLS#: 598280
3919 Colony Square
Greensboro, NC  27407
Year Built: 1969
TRIAD HOMES REALTY, INC. TRIAD HOMES REALTY, INC.
$21,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,080 SqFt
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MLS#: 3023873
MLS#: 3023873
1846 Beaumont Lane
Lincolnton, NC  28092
Year Built: 1934
Char Realty Group Char Realty Group
$21,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.15 Acres
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MLS#: 699585
MLS#: 699585
208 Underhill Street
High Point, NC  27260
Year Built: 1935
Ed Price & Associates Ed Price & Associates
$21,500
3 Bed, 1 Bath
900 SqFt
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 2193520
MLS#: 2193520
111 Springtime Lane
Mooresville, NC  28115
Year Built: 1999
Benham Real Estate Group, Inc. Benham Real Estate Group, Inc.
$21,600
3 Bed, 2 Bath
0.75 Acres
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MLS#: 3034146
MLS#: 3034146
67 Love Street
Gastonia, NC  28054
Year Built: 1920
Housepad LLC Housepad LLC
$21,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 3010300
MLS#: 3010300
705 Nc 161 Hwy Highway
Bessemer City, NC  28016
Year Built: 1991
L&E Properties L&E Properties
$21,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 1966914
MLS#: 1966914
800 Fargo Street
Durham, NC  27707
Year Built: 1985
Kairos Homes Incorporated Kairos Homes Incorporated
$21,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,116 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 648196
MLS#: 648196
327 E Fifteenth
Winston Salem, NC  27105
Year Built: 1910
Home Real Estate Co. Home Real Estate Co.
$21,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,405 SqFt
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MLS#: 653378
MLS#: 653378
1620 Argonne
Winston Salem, NC  27107
Year Built: 1937
Allen Tate, REALTORS Allen Tate, REALTORS
$21,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
836 SqFt
0.28 Acres
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MLS#: 3030920
MLS#: 3030920
1715 W Davidson Avenue
Gastonia, NC  28052
Year Built: 1940
Faulcon & Associates RE Inc Faulcon & Associates RE Inc
$22,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
0.28 Acres
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MLS#: 1928010
MLS#: 1928010
117 Patterson Street
Lillington, NC  27546
Year Built: 1961
Realty World -J.E. Womble & Sons Realty Realty World -J.E. Womble & Sons Realty
$22,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
792 SqFt
0.18 Acres
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MLS#: 950724
MLS#: 950724
706 Live Oak Street
Shelby, NC  28150
Year Built: 1925
Wilson Real Estate Wilson Real Estate
$22,000
4 Bed, 1 Bath
0.23 Acres
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MLS#: 2144244
MLS#: 2144244
110 Meadowview Drive
Badin Lake, NC  28127
Year Built: 1996
Badin Lake Realty Badin Lake Realty
$22,000
1 Bath
0.20 Acres
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