North Carolina relocation resources
We have helped many people relocate to North Carolina and have put together a guide to help you. You will find state information, moving companies, Realtors, school information, motor vehicle, and drivers license information to get your license changed.
Home to the twin basketball powerhouses, Duke and NC State, North Carolina's economy benefits from Research Triangle Park, which sits between Raleigh and Durham. RTP is a high tech mecca for computers, lasers, nano-technology, military and government projects and telecommunications. Surprisingly, North Carolina is an entertainment powerhouse, being third largest film production state in the country. Many of the films that we have enjoyed over the years were produced in NC such as -- Green Mile, Bull Durham, Blue Velvet, Cape Fear, The Crow and The Color Purple. Of course, Shallow Hal, starring the crazy Jack Black and angelic Gwyneth Paltrow, was filmed in NC and enjoyed a brief cameo by that self help giant, Tony Robbins whose hands are as big as a bunch of bananas. Of course, tobacco continues to be a major agricultural product of North Carolina with RJ Reynold's headquarters in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The State of North Carolina website is the #1 resource for you to acquaint yourself with your new homestate. Employment, recreation, education, health care and more are offered free of charge.
Here are some helpful tips and reminders everyone should take.
The United postal service allows you to change your address online. It is easy to use and helps make sure no mail gets lost in the transition.
Choose a moving company from an informed perspective. Vanlines.com has done a great job at finding a company easy. They have put a list of moving companies in North Carolina allowing you to get a free quote.
The state of North Carolina Department of Safety has made learning the requirements and changing your license easy.
Here is a resource where you can view all the cities of North Carolina real estate online making it easy to make an informed decision.
Being able to compare schools in North Carolina and class room sizes really matter when you are a parent. Great Schools.net helps parents choose schools based on criteria like test scores, teacher/student ratios, achievement, dollar allocation and more.
North Carolina Home Price Appreciation (Average Annual Rate)
North Carolina Vs. National Average
1 Year North Carolina 6.3% National Average 8.6%
3 Years North Carolina 5.3% National Average 7.4%
5 Years North Carolina 5.2% National Average 6.1%
10 Years North Carolina 4.5% National Average 4.3%
10 Largest Cities in North Carolina:
1. Charlotte 540,828
2. Raleigh 276,093
3. Greensboro 223,891
4. Durham 187,035
5. Winston-Salem 185,776
6. Fayetteville 121,015
7. Cary 94,536
8. High Point 85,839
9. Wilmington 75,838
10. Asheville 68,889