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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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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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MLS#: 718487
MLS#: 718487
1600 Harrison Ave
Winston Salem, NC  27105
Year Built: 1941
Cooper Realty Cooper Realty
$22,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,600 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 701858
MLS#: 701858
183 Monday Avenue
Mount Airy, NC  27030
Year Built: 1956, 1 Car Garage
Beamer and Kirkman Realty LLC Beamer and Kirkman Realty LLC
$22,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,156 SqFt
1.18 Acres
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MLS#: 1960392
MLS#: 1960392
239 Jones Chapel Road
Norlina, NC  27563
Year Built: 1988
Triangle North Realty Triangle North Realty
$22,500
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,278 SqFt
1.63 Acres
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MLS#: 1955971
MLS#: 1955971
110 Wanna Drive
Louisburg, NC  27549
Year Built: 2002
Wieland Properties, Inc. Wieland Properties, Inc.
$22,500
1 Bed, 1 Bath
208 SqFt
0.28 Acres
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MLS#: 1897347
MLS#: 1897347
165 Eagle Drive
Louisburg, NC  27549
Year Built: 1998
Pineridge Realty & Development Pineridge Realty & Development
$22,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
240 SqFt
0.15 Acres
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MLS#: 1900099
MLS#: 1900099
111 S Elizabeth Street
Henderson, NC  27536
Year Built: 1959
Tegarris Associates Realty Tegarris Associates Realty
$22,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
810 SqFt
0.21 Acres
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MLS#: 3028942
MLS#: 3028942
383 7TH Street NW
Taylorsville, NC  28681
Year Built: 1955, 2 Car Garage
Coldwell Banker United Coldwell Banker United
$22,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.40 Acres
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MLS#: 3030237
MLS#: 3030237
174 Buckhead Road
Harmony, NC  28634
Year Built: 1984
Coldwell Banker United Coldwell Banker United
$22,500
2 Bed, 2 Bath
0.75 Acres
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MLS#: 712173
MLS#: 712173
940 Ferndale
Winston Salem, NC  27107
Year Built: 1949
Terri Bias and Associates Terri Bias and Associates
$22,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
575 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 718034
MLS#: 718034
234 Styers Road
Winston Salem, NC  27105
Year Built: 1951, 1 Car Garage
Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate
$22,899
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,186 SqFt
0.51 Acres
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MLS#: 709053
MLS#: 709053
1804 Shady Mount Avenue
Winston Salem, NC  27105
Year Built: 1942
Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate
$22,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,434 SqFt
0.26 Acres
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MLS#: 694216
MLS#: 694216
305 Burtner St.
Greensboro, NC  27406
Year Built: 1928, 1 Car Garage
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
$22,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,200 SqFt
0.23 Acres
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MLS#: 1962530
MLS#: 1962530
154 W Williams Street
Angier, NC  27501
Year Built: 1945
Craig Matthews Realty, Inc. Craig Matthews Realty, Inc.
$23,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
824 SqFt
0.12 Acres
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MLS#: 3023545
MLS#: 3023545
60 Huntley Heights Road
Wadesboro, NC  28170
Year Built: 1948
Town Realty, LLC Town Realty, LLC
$23,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.19 Acres
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MLS#: 682169
MLS#: 682169
902 Stockard
Burlington, NC  27217
Year Built: 1950
Allen Tate North Elm Allen Tate North Elm
$23,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
859 SqFt
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 3023894
MLS#: 3023894
320 S Merritt Avenue
Salisbury, NC  28144
Year Built: 1956
Craven & Company Realtors Craven & Company Realtors
$23,500
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.20 Acres
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MLS#: 3023876
MLS#: 3023876
728 Glenn Street
Lincolnton, NC  28092
Year Built: 1930
Char Realty Group Char Realty Group
$23,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.28 Acres
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MLS#: 718356
MLS#: 718356
1116 Avalon
Greensboro, NC  27401
Year Built: 1953
RE/MAX OF GREENSBORO RE/MAX OF GREENSBORO
$23,580
2 Bed, 1 Bath
750 SqFt
1.23 Acres
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MLS#: 3010620
MLS#: 3010620
1614 Cole Street
Gastonia, NC  28054
Year Built: 1940
Keller Williams Lake Norman Keller Williams Lake Norman
$23,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 1950581
MLS#: 1950581
5550 Tungsten Mine Road
Bullock, NC  27507
Year Built: 1970
Triangle North Realty Triangle North Realty
$23,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
992 SqFt
1.00 Acres
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MLS#: 1806666
MLS#: 1806666
908 Water Street
Henderson, NC  27536
Year Built: 1950
C-21 Hancock Properties C-21 Hancock Properties
$23,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
812 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 643428
MLS#: 643428
301 Hay St.
High Point, NC  27260
Year Built: 1938
Craven-Johnson-Pollock, Inc. Craven-Johnson-Pollock, Inc.
$23,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
720 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 700666
MLS#: 700666
402 Whittington
Greensboro, NC  27406
Year Built: 1923
People 1st Realty People 1st Realty
$23,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
971 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 3026500
MLS#: 3026500
309 Oregon Street
Charlotte, NC  28208
Year Built: 1953
Advantage Realty & Mgmt Co. Advantage Realty & Mgmt Co.
$23,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.18 Acres
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MLS#: 598683
MLS#: 598683
2820 Pelham
Winston Salem, NC  27106
Year Built: 1967

$23,900
2 Bed
960 SqFt
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MLS#: 717890
MLS#: 717890
4739 Potato House
Wilson, NC  27893
Year Built: 1922, 2 Car Garage
Housepad LLP Housepad LLP
$23,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,988 SqFt
1.11 Acres
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MLS#: 718858
MLS#: 718858
2368 Montrose Ave
Winston Salem, NC  27105
Year Built: 1940, 1 Car Garage
Allen Tate, REALTORS Allen Tate, REALTORS
$23,900
5 Bed, 2 Bath
1,770 SqFt
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 2132548
MLS#: 2132548
507 Vance Avenue
Salisbury, NC  28144
Year Built: 1925
William R. Kennedy Realty, Inc William R. Kennedy Realty, Inc
$24,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.08 Acres
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MLS#: 3022180
MLS#: 3022180
206 Myron Place
Salisbury, NC  28144
Year Built: 1962
Benham Real Estate Group, Inc. Benham Real Estate Group, Inc.
$24,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 593873
MLS#: 593873
3909 Pioneer
Greensboro, NC  27404
Year Built: 1969
Eagle Homes & Investments Eagle Homes & Investments
$24,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,080 SqFt
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MLS#: 718722
MLS#: 718722
1129 Ada Ave
Winston Salem, NC  27105
Year Built: 1941, 1 Car Garage
TRIAD HOMES REALTY, INC. TRIAD HOMES REALTY, INC.
$24,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,005 SqFt
0.36 Acres
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MLS#: 714499
MLS#: 714499
367 Kings Ridge
Randleman, NC  27317
Year Built: 1987
LAMBETH-OSBORNE REALTY LAMBETH-OSBORNE REALTY
$24,300
1 Bed, 1 Bath
648 SqFt
0.46 Acres
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MLS#: 1845826
MLS#: 1845826
111 HOPI Drive
Louisburg, NC  27549
Year Built: 1980
Parler Properties, LLC Parler Properties, LLC
$24,500
2 Bed, 2 Bath
450 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 718529
MLS#: 718529
2009 Martin Luther King Jr
Greensboro, NC  27406
Year Built: 1930
RE/MAX OF GREENSBORO RE/MAX OF GREENSBORO
$24,500
4 Bed, 2 Bath
1,844 SqFt
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 716358
MLS#: 716358
3220 Swaim Road
Winston Salem, NC  27107
Year Built: 1988
Ogburn Properties Ogburn Properties
$24,500
2 Bed, 2 Bath
924 SqFt
1.18 Acres
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MLS#: 701273
MLS#: 701273
234 Jamestowne Drive
Mocksville, NC  27028
Year Built: 1989
Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate
$24,700
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,868 SqFt
1.26 Acres
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MLS#: 713957
MLS#: 713957
210 E Whittington
Greensboro, NC  27406
Year Built: 1916
Spradley Realty Spradley Realty
$24,750
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,003 SqFt
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 2211283
MLS#: 2211283
1200 Main Street
Salisbury, NC  28144
Year Built: 1918, Basement
Apple House Realty Inc. Apple House Realty Inc.
$24,777
2 Bed, 2 Bath
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 1969524
MLS#: 1969524
12601 W Hanes Avenue
Middlesex, NC  27557
Year Built: 1907, 2 Car Garage
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$24,900
4 Bed, 2 Bath
1,694 SqFt
0.46 Acres
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MLS#: 1960169
MLS#: 1960169
2040 W Green Street
Franklinton, NC  27525
Year Built: 1987
Triangle North Realty Triangle North Realty
$24,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,296 SqFt
3.02 Acres
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MLS#: 3014126
MLS#: 3014126
37722 Us Hwy 52 Highway
New London, NC  28127
Year Built: 1948
Whitley Realty, Inc. Whitley Realty, Inc.
$24,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.22 Acres
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MLS#: 3028239
MLS#: 3028239
614 Maple Avenue E
Gastonia, NC  28052
Year Built: 1930
Benham Real Estate Group, Inc. Benham Real Estate Group, Inc.
$24,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.20 Acres
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MLS#: 2195972
MLS#: 2195972
301 11th Street
Spencer, NC  28159
Year Built: 1954, Basement, 1 Car Garage
Home Realty and Mortgage LLC Home Realty and Mortgage LLC
$24,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.67 Acres
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MLS#: 1941308
MLS#: 1941308
107 E Second Street
Princeton, NC  27569
Year Built: 1922
Carolina Realty Co. Carolina Realty Co.
$24,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,200 SqFt
0.09 Acres
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MLS#: 1962218
MLS#: 1962218
104 E Richardson Street
Selma, NC  27576
Year Built: 1914
Carolina Realty Co. Carolina Realty Co.
$24,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,000 SqFt
0.13 Acres
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MLS#: 3016055
MLS#: 3016055
604 Austin Street
Albemarle, NC  28001
Year Built: 1915
RE/MAX Town & Country RE/MAX Town & Country
$24,900
1 Bed, 1 Bath
0.32 Acres
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MLS#: 3028969
MLS#: 3028969
1630 W Park Avenue
Albemarle, NC  28001
Year Built: 1942, Basement
RE/MAX Town & Country RE/MAX Town & Country
$24,900
4 Bed, 2 Bath
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 3026368
MLS#: 3026368
935 White Rock Avenue
Salisbury, NC  28146
Year Built: 1967, 1 Car Garage
RE/MAX Leading Edge RE/MAX Leading Edge
$24,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.50 Acres
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MLS#: 998290
MLS#: 998290
218 Young Avenue
Concord, NC  28025
Year Built: 1930
RE/MAX Leading Edge RE/MAX Leading Edge
$24,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.19 Acres
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Under $100K 6,191
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$200K-$299K 6,546
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