North Carolina Overview:
From the scenic Appalachian Mountains in the west to the sunny Outer Banks of the Atlantic Coast, North Carolina is a diverse and exciting state that features something for everyone- natural beauty, history, arts, culture and adventure. Home to over 8 million people, North Carolina has almost 600 picturesque golf courses and 3,300 miles of pristine shoreline and is ideal for those who seek oceanfront homes or condominiums on unspoiled beaches or luxury homes or lots with spectacular western North Carolina mountain views. Year 'round outdoor, recreational opportunities abound for fishing, boating, golf, tennis, hiking, skiing and equestrian pursuits.
North Carolina Real Estate:
North Carolina Mountain communities, coastal communities, equestrian communities, neo-traditional, retirement communities, gated communities, private golf course communities, active-adult communities and master planned communities abound in North Carolina and offer a perfect real estate investment for a lock-it-and-leave-it second home real estate option or retirement real estate where travelling for extended periods won't pose a safety problem for your North Carolina real estate.
North Carolina Weather:
North Carolina has a humid, sub-tropical climate, with short, mild winters and sultry summers. Heavy rainfall is experienced in the mountains and the coastal areas have a more moderate climate but are susceptible to storms and hurricanes moving up the Atlantic coast. See North Carolina temperature charts.
Regions in North Carolina:
North Carolina's Coastal Plain (sometimes subdivided into an Inner Coastal Plain and Tidewater region), North Carolina's Piedmont Plateau, North Carolina's Blue Ridge/Appalachian Mountains
North Carolina Airports:
Albert J Ellis Airport (Jacksonville), Asheville Regional Airport (Asheville), Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (Charlotte), Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (New Bern), Fayetteville Regional Airport (Fayetteville), Hickory Regional Airport (Hickory), Kinston Regional Jetport (Kinston), Moore County Airport (Pinehurst/Southern Pines), Piedmont Triad International Airport (Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point), Pitt-Greenville Airport (Greenville), Raleigh-Durham International Airport (Raleigh/Durham), Smith Reynolds Airport (Winston-Salem), Wilmington International Airport (Wilmington)
North Carolina Facts:
Population is ranked 11th in the United States; State Capital- Raleigh, North Carolina; Largest Metro Area - Charlotte; North Carolina; State Abbreviations - NC, N.C.
North Carolina Trivia:
North Carolina's Outer Banks region was selected as the site for the first English colony in the USA, but the attempt failed. Outer Banks was also where the Wright brothers made the first powered flight in 1903. So many movies have been made in and around Wilmington, North Carolina, that it has been dubbed "Hollywood East."
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