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Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the eastern portion of the state and nestled by rolling hills and the Great Smoky Mountains on the western portion of the state, North Carolina is filled with beautiful scenery and a compelling landscape that makes the state phenomenal for most any lifestyle. But, the pristine beauty the state offers only begins to describe the appeal it has. Thriving industries, low cost-of-living, and a thriving agricultural sector are among the highlights of the state.
The education system in North Carolina is superb, with options like the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and UNC Wilmington among the top colleges. About 34,000 students attend one of the state’s 17 universities each year.
The state borders South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia, which draws in more residents. More than 9.9 million people call North Carolina home, making it the 9th most popular U.S. state. Raleigh, the state capital, ranks as one of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the United States.