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Discovering and Moving to North Carolina

Moving to North Carolina

History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of North Carolina

Bordered by Virginia at the north, the Atlantic Ocean in the east, South Carolina at the south, Georgia at the southwest, and Tennessee at the west, North Carolina has a prosperous history as being one of the Thirteen Colonies initially and a home to the very first of the English colonies in the North Americas.

North Carolina is growing fast as state which is drawing new inhabitants and businesses in record numbers with its attractive living costs and affordable property taxes, together with its sunny and warm coastal beaches and the scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains

The large influx of inhabitants coming from out-of-state has also understandably annoyed the long standing tradition of Southern warm hospitality revealed by the majority of North Carolinians. On the other side of the coin, people transplanted from larger metro areas, may find that weekend socials mainly revolve around backyard barbecues, with a noticeable shortage of cultural and art activities compared to bigger cities and towns up and down the Atlantic seaboard.

Main industries which make up its sundry economic base includes banking, agriculture, manufacturing, technology, science, and hi-tech with over 60 major employers calling Research Triangle Park located in Durham home, the biggest such hub in America. Although North Carolina's quality of life and affordable housing and have lately become a huge draw, the professional hi-tech and corporate sector has the largest promise for people seeking to work or live here. Otherwise, North Carolina employment mostly comes down to low-paying jobs at Lowes and Walmart, the two biggest employers in the state.

English colonists, sent by Sir Walter Raleigh, unsuccessfully attempted to settle Roanoke Island in 1585 and 1587. Virginia Dare, born there in 1587, was the first child of English parentage born in America.

During the American Revolution, there was relatively little fighting within the state, but many North Carolinians saw action elsewhere. Despite considerable pro-Union, antislavery sentiment, North Carolina joined the Confederacy during the Civil War.


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