*NEW REPORT* See our updated list for 2016 at http://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-north-carolina-2016/ An affordable cost of living, vibrant economic areas, and moderate climate are a few of the reasons two of North Carolina’s largest cities, Charlotte and Raleigh, are expected to grow faster than any other U.S. cities of similar size over the next 15 years.
25 best things to do in CLT Charlotte (North Carolina), nicknamed the Queen City in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz who had become the Queen of England several years before the city’s inception, draws in its many tourists by showcasing the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which celebrates auto racing through interactive exhibit
Breweries in Asheville, NC ... but wait, there's more, this list from July, 2015 has continued to grow! AVL currently has 27 breweries and 8 more likely coming in the near future (2017?), with an overall local total of about 60 breweries, adding in the close-in surrounding counties and WNC area ... Truly a Beer City USA and region for the eastern half of the country! (Also: add 2 more great Hard-Cider producers).
Ride of a Lifetime: the 300 mile loop starting and ending at Waynesville, North Carolina, (“K” on the map) near Maggie Valley. This route takes you on some of the most beautiful, twisty roads in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, including the infamous Tail of the Dragon (300-curves in 11 miles) and Moonshiner 28.
10 Most Charming Cities in NC. #5 Beaufort. We love visiting: island hop to Cape Lookout Nat'l Seashore, take the double decker bus tour of the town, tour the old village, visit the old graveyard & ghostwalk, lots of cute shops and restaurants, Atlantic Beach and Fort Macon State Park nearby.