Best Cities In North Carolina

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The Top Ten

1 Charlotte

Charlotte metro is BY FAR the best place to live in NC. It is beautiful and diverse, both by population and by geography. Raleigh is truly an ugly area - a maze of pine trees. Also, Raleigh's downtown can best be described as "Mayberry with a dome." It is a metro made up of suburbs - no urban core to speak of. Charlotte, in contrast, has a nice uptown area that feels much more urban - it's no New York, but the best you'll find in the nation's 9th largest state. Note: the worst areas to live in NC are east of I-95 and west of I-77. Period!

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Charlotte is really beautiful - Cartoonfan202

great hotels and landmarks - cubsfan25

2 Raleigh

North Raleigh is amazing, safe, family oriented, and the schools are amazing. Southeast Raleigh is a ghetto. Midtown Raleigh has some nightlife and outdoor mall. Southwest Raleigh has the vibrant Glenwood and Crabtree areas

I went to Raleigh on a field trip in 4th grade. - Cartoonfan202

good city, the hurricanes suck though - bruinsfan

3 Greensboro

Home to the northern nighthawks who won four state titles in five years along with a perfect season in football

I live here and I love it

You gotta love Greensboro, not too empty, not too crowded, it's just perfect. I love it here. So wouldyou

4 Nags Head
5 Linville

Best mountains and waterfalls -

6 Wrightsville Beach
7 Wilmington
8 Asheville
9 Winston-Salem

Lol this is where WNRW Was - NESSquid

10 Chapel Hill

The Contenders

11 Winterville

I live in Winterville and it is the s! $#! It's got conveniently located stores and there's a beautiful daffodil field

12 Greenville
13 Boone
14 Durham

Revitalizing downtown area and providing so many opportunities for fun things to do - DPAC, Durham Bulls Field, Southpoint Mall, etc... - Lexi3Times

15 Concord

Concord Mills, people. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

16 Cary
17 Taylorsville
18 Kinston

Great place! Nice people

19 Hope Mills
20 Lumberton

We have the best everything (including southern and country accent)

21 Duck
22 Emerald Isle
23 Orcacoke
24 Carolina Beach
25 Cornelius
26 Mooresville
27 Roxboro
28 Garner
29 Lexington
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