Considering a move to either North Carolina or South Carolina but unsure where might be best for you? Well, this is always going to depend on you and your family’s needs. With that in mind, there are many great options that’ll likely be perfect for you and yours.
If you’ve got these states set in your mind, but aren’t sure where to start looking for your next home, here’s a few great cities everyone is sure to love.
Asheville, North Carolina
At first glance, you’ll fall in love with it’s art scene. That’ll never fade as long as you’re there but you may find yourself a little distracted by nature surrounding the city. You’ll have both the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway making Asheville hard to beat if you and your family are nature lovers above all else.
Don’t think there’s nothing to be offered if you aren’t in love with either nature of the local art scene. It’s also a perfect place for history buffs to take themselves on a self guided tour of the downtown to learn about some of Asheville’s most important residents.
Columbia, South Carolina
As one of the largest cities in South Carolina, Columbia is a great option for anyone looking for metropolitan amenities without the typical price tag you might expect. When looking at Columbia houses for sale, you’ll find it’s a more affordable place to live than many comparable cities. Now, don’t take this to mean there isn’t anything happening locally.
You’ll find plenty to do on weekends with the family. Great options include the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, the Columbia Museum of Art, and the EdVenture Children’s Museum. Beyond these examples, you’ll also find numerous parks and trails to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.
A major anchor of the area is The University of South Carolina which serves as one of the primary employers locally making Columbia a perfect area for those looking to enter the education field or enroll at the university itself.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Known as The Queen City, this a perfect option for those who can’t get enough of microbreweries and restaurants. Some must see spots are the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery for a great German inspired atmosphere and Wooden Robot if you are looking for something with a great bar menu and a real focus on their brews.
Between trips to your new favorite bars and restaurants, you’ll be able to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame or attend a Carolina Panthers game at The Bank of America Stadium. For the daring among us, there’s also Carowinds amusement park which is home to the world’s tallest coaster, Fury 325, standing at a staggering 325 feet tall.
If Charlotte seems like your style, but you’re still a little unsure, consider booking a spot on one of the many historical tours. It’s a great way to not only see the best spots of the city, but learn about where it’s been, and what better way than the past to also learn where it’s going?