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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#: 3043932
MLS#: 3043932
7969 Shady Oak Trail
Charlotte, NC  28210
Year Built: 1973
Giving Tree Realty Giving Tree Realty
$17,300
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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MLS#: 702937
MLS#: 702937
1211 E Commerce Ave
High Point, NC  27260
Year Built: 1961
Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS
$19,999
4 Bed, 2 Bath
1,344 SqFt
0.13 Acres
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MLS#: 680859
MLS#: 680859
315 W Kearns Avenue
High Point, NC  27260
Year Built: 1954
Spradley Realty Spradley Realty
$27,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,120 SqFt
0.22 Acres
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MLS#: 680860
MLS#: 680860
1413 Furlough Avenue
High Point, NC  27260
Year Built: 1965
Spradley Realty Spradley Realty
$27,900
4 Bed, 2 Bath
1,323 SqFt
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 719512
MLS#: 719512
350 Vista Circle
Winston Salem, NC  27106
Year Built: 1985
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
$28,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
975 SqFt
0.10 Acres
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MLS#: 722944
MLS#: 722944
3611 Rocklane Dr.
Archdale, NC  27263
Year Built: 1960
WESTCHESTER REALTY WESTCHESTER REALTY
$35,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,680 SqFt
0.35 Acres
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MLS#: 717972
MLS#: 717972
205 Wiley
Greensboro, NC  27406
Year Built: 1926
RE/MAX OF GREENSBORO RE/MAX OF GREENSBORO
$35,000
4 Bed, 2 Bath
1,209 SqFt
0.15 Acres
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MLS#: 696163
MLS#: 696163
625 Grace
Burlington, NC  27217
Year Built: 1950
WESTCHESTER REALTY WESTCHESTER REALTY
$36,300
5 Bed, 2 Bath
2,028 SqFt
0.19 Acres
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MLS#: 720692
MLS#: 720692
309 Timberline Dr
Winston Salem, NC  27101
Year Built: 1980, 1 Car Garage
Cooper Realty Cooper Realty
$37,500
2 Bed, 2 Bath
900 SqFt
0.02 Acres
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MLS#: 719555
MLS#: 719555
3007 Holden
Greensboro, NC  27407
Year Built: 1984
TEAM TRIAD REALTY, INC. TEAM TRIAD REALTY, INC.
$38,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,055 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 722244
MLS#: 722244
1552 Lovett
Greensboro, NC  27403
Year Built: 1947
Allen Tate, REALTORS Allen Tate, REALTORS
$39,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
1,268 SqFt
0.21 Acres
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MLS#: 2045450
MLS#: 2045450
7516 Pebblestone Drive 2
Charlotte, NC  28212
Year Built: 1985
Keller Williams University City Keller Williams University City
$39,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
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MLS#: 720489
MLS#: 720489
3808 Sunnycrest
Greensboro, NC  27405
Year Built: 1937
LEWIS & CLARK, REALTORS LEWIS & CLARK, REALTORS
$39,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,400 SqFt
0.27 Acres
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MLS#: 715702
MLS#: 715702
523 James
Burlington, NC  27217
Year Built: 1950
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
$39,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,372 SqFt
0.50 Acres
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MLS#: 701194
MLS#: 701194
318 Mar Don Hills CT.
Winston Salem, NC  27104
Year Built: 1987
RE/MAX Realty Consultants RE/MAX Realty Consultants
$40,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,054 SqFt
0.10 Acres
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MLS#: 709023
MLS#: 709023
2601 Fore
Greensboro, NC  27407
Year Built: 1986
Keller Williams of Greensboro Keller Williams of Greensboro
$40,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,080 SqFt
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MLS#: 2208730
MLS#: 2208730
4731 The Plaza None
Charlotte, NC  28215
Year Built: 1966
Wilkinson ERA Wilkinson ERA
$40,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
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MLS#: 2208732
MLS#: 2208732
4733 The Plaza None
Charlotte, NC  28215
Year Built: 1966
Wilkinson ERA Wilkinson ERA
$40,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
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MLS#: 2102041
MLS#: 2102041
8119 Tremaine Court 1
Charlotte, NC  28227
Year Built: 1987
RE/MAX Executive Realty RE/MAX Executive Realty
$40,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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MLS#: 1911909
MLS#: 1911909
100 Browning Lane
Rocky Mount, NC  27804
Year Built: 1989
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$44,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
940 SqFt
0.19 Acres
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MLS#: 700925
MLS#: 700925
1606 West
High Point, NC  27260
Year Built: 1933
People 1st Realty People 1st Realty
$44,900
1 Bed, 1 Bath
1,020 SqFt
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 706847
MLS#: 706847
413 Saint John
Burlington, NC  27217
Year Built: 1950
RE/MAX OF GREENSBORO RE/MAX OF GREENSBORO
$45,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,407 SqFt
0.18 Acres
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MLS#: 697800
MLS#: 697800
2711 Reynolds Park
Winston Salem, NC  27107
Year Built: 1973
Mundy Realty Inc. Mundy Realty Inc.
$47,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,372 SqFt
0.02 Acres
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MLS#: 3018537
MLS#: 3018537
7114 Quail Meadow Lane
Charlotte, NC  28210
Year Built: 1972
My Townhome My Townhome
$48,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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MLS#: 2190856
MLS#: 2190856
2700 Eastport Road
Charlotte, NC  28205
Year Built: 1966
First Charlotte Properties First Charlotte Properties
$48,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
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MLS#: 3000804
MLS#: 3000804
6004 Winged Elm Court
Charlotte, NC  28212
Year Built: 1985
Atlantic Residential Realty Atlantic Residential Realty
$49,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
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MLS#: 718651
MLS#: 718651
3207 Twin Brooks
Greensboro, NC  27407
Year Built: 1984
The Real Estate Hotline The Real Estate Hotline
$49,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
886 SqFt
0.11 Acres
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MLS#: 721751
MLS#: 721751
314 Meadow
High Point, NC  27262
Year Built: 1953
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
$49,900
1 Bed, 1 Bath
1,350 SqFt
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MLS#: 671173
MLS#: 671173
1609 Windsong
Winston Salem, NC  27127
Year Built: 1983
Discovery Realty, Inc. Discovery Realty, Inc.
$49,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
830 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 696720
MLS#: 696720
1005 Robin Hood
High Point, NC  27262
Year Built: 1968
Ed Price & Associates Ed Price & Associates
$50,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,156 SqFt
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MLS#: 705736
MLS#: 705736
1704 Hamilton Street
High Point, NC  27262
Year Built: 1976
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
$50,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,336 SqFt
0.02 Acres
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MLS#: 709557
MLS#: 709557
123 Silhouette Dr
Greensboro, NC  27405
Year Built: 2008
TRIAD HOMES REALTY, INC. TRIAD HOMES REALTY, INC.
$51,300
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,158 SqFt
0.02 Acres
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MLS#: 699924
MLS#: 699924
209 Duke St
Thomasville, NC  27360
Year Built: 1941
Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS
$51,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,890 SqFt
0.60 Acres
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MLS#: 716508
MLS#: 716508
4725 Tower
Greensboro, NC  27410
Year Built: 1968
Re/Max Realty Consultants Re/Max Realty Consultants
$52,500
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,096 SqFt
0.05 Acres
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MLS#: 722078
MLS#: 722078
5303 Delta
Winston Salem, NC  27104
Year Built: 1974
WESTCHESTER REALTY WESTCHESTER REALTY
$52,650
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,560 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 711200
MLS#: 711200
1323 Hillside Dr
Eden, NC  27288
Year Built: 1998
TRIAD HOMES REALTY, INC. TRIAD HOMES REALTY, INC.
$53,460
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,110 SqFt
0.10 Acres
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MLS#: 722172
MLS#: 722172
1810 Guyer
High Point, NC  27265
Year Built: 1983
Ed Price & Associates Ed Price & Associates
$53,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
845 SqFt
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MLS#: 694067
MLS#: 694067
3225 Cypress Park
Greensboro, NC  27407
Year Built: 1987
Spradley Realty Spradley Realty
$54,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,041 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 3039246
MLS#: 3039246
4806 Spring Lake Drive
Charlotte, NC  28212
Year Built: 1981
Coldwell Banker United Coldwell Banker United
$54,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
6.68 Acres
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MLS#: 2174589
MLS#: 2174589
250 Nixon Road
Belmont, NC  28012
Year Built: 1971
Prudential Carolinas Realty Prudential Carolinas Realty
$54,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
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MLS#: 721716
MLS#: 721716
203 Purvis
Archdale, NC  27263
Year Built: 1970
Ed Price & Associates - Archdale Ed Price & Associates - Archdale
$55,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,182 SqFt
0.40 Acres
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MLS#: 683038
MLS#: 683038
109 Turnwood Lane
Winston Salem, NC  27104
Year Built: 1978
RE/MAX Realty Consultants RE/MAX Realty Consultants
$55,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,024 SqFt
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MLS#: 718880
MLS#: 718880
1001 Tipton
High Point, NC  27262
Year Built: 1950
Ed Price & Associates - Archdale Ed Price & Associates - Archdale
$56,000
4 Bed, 2 Bath
1,792 SqFt
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 722133
MLS#: 722133
246 Hampton
Asheboro, NC  27203
Year Built: 1997
CENTRAL CAROLINA REALTY & DEV. CENTRAL CAROLINA REALTY & DEV.
$56,000
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,022 SqFt
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MLS#: 1964265
MLS#: 1964265
4270 LAKE RIDGE Drive
Raleigh, NC  27604
Year Built: 1975
Rainbow Choice Realty Rainbow Choice Realty
$57,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,240 SqFt
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MLS#: 3042780
MLS#: 3042780
149 24th Street NW
Hickory, NC  28601
Year Built: 2000
Weichert, Realtors-Team Metro Weichert, Realtors-Team Metro
$57,500
2 Bed, 2 Bath
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 685132
MLS#: 685132
1121 Glendale
Greensboro, NC  27406
Year Built: 1983
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty
$57,500
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,116 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: G472633
MLS#: G472633
1528 W Davis
Burlington, NC  27215
Year Built: 1937, Basement, 1 Car Garage
COLDWELL BANKER TRIAD, REALTORS COLDWELL BANKER TRIAD, REALTORS
$57,669
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,242 SqFt
0.24 Acres
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MLS#: 717997
MLS#: 717997
1709 Beaucrest Avenue
High Point, NC  27265
Year Built: 1985
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
$57,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,028 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 700174
MLS#: 700174
432 Bingham
Greensboro, NC  27401
Year Built: 2011
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Yost & Little Realty Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Yost & Little Realty
$59,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
838 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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$200K-$299K 362
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$400K-$699K 58
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