North Carolina is home to some of nature's best, including gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains and you can't forget the stunning Biltmore Estate. Cities like Charlotte and Asheville are growing rapidly, and the prices are increasing right along with it. The well-rounded Southern state is becoming a Millennial hub, but if we are being honest, our generation isn't loaded with cash (yet). These cheap places to live in North Carolina have lots to offer.
There are so many things to do in North Carolina, especially in the hipster town of Asheville and Charlotte's growing nightlife scene. You won't be too far from these NC cities but there's lots to do and see in these super affordable towns too.
So if you're planning to make the big move, check out this list to see if any of these spots are a good fit for you and your budget.
How Much? You can rent a super nice one-bedroom apartment for as low as $450
Where: Southeast corner of Orange County
Why You Should Go: Chapel Hill's median annual salary, ($65,373) is higher than the U.S. average. Explore fun mixed-use communities like 140 West Franklin, parks, the botanical garden and over 95 bars and restaurants downtown.
How Much? This one-bedroom with a private balcony ranges from only $475-$534 for month. Can't beat it.
Where: Southern North Carolina coast
Why You Should Go: This is a coastal city with beaches. Need we say more? You can also discover stellar landmarks like the Airlie Gardens, the historic battle ship and browse through downtown right by the river.
How Much? You can get a three-bedroom apartment for as low as $459 per person.
Where: Eight miles West of Raleigh
Why You Should Go: Hangout by the water at Lake Johnson, visit the gorgeous Sri Venkateswara Temple and hit up the wineries and breweries in this quaint NC town near Raleigh that offers easy access to both beaches and mountains. If you're in town for the holidays, check out this amazing Chinese Lantern Festival.
How Much? Rally up your friends for Raleigh because this four-bed, four-bath apartment is only $559 per person. There is tons of student living for even cheaper.
Where: The seat of Wake County
Why You Should Go: North Carolina's capital is chock full of entertainment at the stunning downtown, breweries, food halls and much more. Nature has a lot to offer here too, including Yates Mill County Park. Sports and live music are huge here too.
How Much? This cute two-bedroom apartment is only $424 per person!
Where: 14 miles West of Raleigh
Why You Should Go: Access to Jordan Lake, plenty of breweries, an adorable farmers market and antique shops makes this city a peaceful place to find your zen.
How Much? This super cool industrial building has three-bedroom apartments availabe for only $323 each. Like what?
Where: 18 miles North of Raleigh
Why You Should Go: Discover the vastly beautiful Falls Lake, Forest Ridge Park and the variety of parks to truly take advantage of this small town with lots of natural beauty. Eat and drink your way through the adorable and historical downtown area.