Welcome to North Carolina

North Carolina invites you to spend some time exploring. Crisscrossed by major highways and with the second largest ferry system in the country, virtually all of the state is easy to get to. But the most interesting parts of the Tarheel State are found off the beaten track.

Asheville, NC

Divided into three major regions, the western part of North Carolina is high country. Though it is framed by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is not a typical mountain town. It is a modern, artistic community with more than its share of galleries, yet the city manages to retain its historic charm. Big towns, villages and hamlets are scattered throughout the area, so it is possible to head west and get away from it all.

Raleigh, NC

The Piedmont of North Carolina is among the fastest growing places in the state. Charlotte, also known as the Queen City, is a delightful blend of tree-lined avenues and soaring skyscrapers. The Raleigh/Durham area, the Research Triangle, is home to Duke University, the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University.

Charlotte, NC

And then there is the coast. Florida might have more miles of beach and South Carolina’s Grand Strand might be visible from the space station, but North Carolina offers the Outer Banks and the Cape Fear Coast, where pirates once plundered and strong ships were sentenced to the bottom of the sea by swirling storms. Today, the North Carolina shore is quiet, and, except perhaps during the summer months, it is a great place for long strolls as the sun rises above the endless waves. Although some of North Carolina’s islands are remote, most of them are reachable by bridge. Not so Ocracoke; the only way to get there is by air or ferry. Farther south, Bald Head Island is a community without traffic’s noise and congestion; all you hear is the steady hum of golf carts passing by.

North Carolina Real Estate Franchise

Wilmington, NC

It’s clear to see why North Carolina is one of the most popular destinations in the Southeast for visitors and for people seeking a new permanent home.