Explore the Benefits of Moving to North Carolina

The allure of the Tar Heel State goes far beyond its famous barbecue and college basketball rivalries. For prospective homebuyers, the benefits of moving to North Carolina can have a significant impact on both your quality of life and your moving budget. 

In this post, we'll explore some of the top reasons why moving to North Carolina could be a smart decision for you and your family. We'll also share about how you can partner with McKee Homes to build your dream home in this beautiful state!

Affordable Cost of Living

Did you know that the cost of living in North Carolina is about 4% lower than the average U.S. city? This is particularly impactful when it comes to the largest line item in most budgets: housing costs. 

Low Housing Costs

With a median home sale price as of 2023 that is 6.33% below the national average, the financial accessibility of owning your own home here is hard to ignore. 

Interested in building your own home so you don't have to compromise on your dream? Building a home in North Carolina could be even more economical than purchasing an existing home, with building costs totaling approximately $363,011 and a median single-family home listing price of $395,000 — indicating a significant opportunity for savings. In many states, this gap in savings is much smaller or even non-existent. 

Reasonable Taxes

The state's moderate income tax rate and low property taxes makes North Carolina an appealing choice if you want to stretch your dollar further.

Being one of the top states for business, North Carolina not only provides a sound investment but also extends tax exemptions and incentives

For retirees, the state looks even more attractive with exemptions on all Social Security retirement benefits from income taxes. 

Thriving Job Market

Looking for a career change or better income potential? Residents of North Carolina will find no shortage of employment opportunities! 

The state is projected to add more than 302,000 new jobs by 2028 with several industries poised for expansion:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • Construction

So if you're looking for a new job or want to advance your career, North Carolina is a great place to take that next step.

Quality Education System

For families with children or those planning for the future, North Carolina's education system is another major draw. 

The state is home to a high-performing public school system. North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, located right in Durham, NC, is recognized by Niche.com as #1 in Best Public High Schools in the state and #2 Best Public Schools in the whole country!

With top-ranked universities like Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, students have access to excellent higher education opportunities as well. 

Outdoor Recreation and Natural Beauty

Love nature? One of the top reasons to move to North Carolina is to be surrounded by its stunning natural beauty. 

The state is bookended by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains and the serene Atlantic beaches. Miles of hiking and biking trails await, as well as numerous lakes and rivers perfect for water sports and fishing.

And if you prefer to stay closer to home, North Carolina has a wealth of national and state parks for all your outdoor adventures.

Homes for Sale in North Carolina

As you can see, the benefits of moving to North Carolina are numerous! For those considering this leap, McKee Homes offers a collection of homes throughout the state that cater to various lifestyles and budgets. 

McKee Homes' signature communities in Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Wilmington (including Jacksonville), and the Triangle region offer a wide range of floor plans that can be personalized to your preferences. 

Our new homes in North Carolina are designed to suit every stage of life, from spacious half-acre lots perfect for those who cherish privacy to luxurious golf course homes, low-maintenance townhomes, and even active adult communities.

Join the many who’ve found their slice of the American Dream right here, in North Carolina. Contact McKee Homes today to start your journey towards owning a new home in this wonderful state! Book an appointment to visit one of our communities today!

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McKee Homes very own Julie Russo at the Fayetteville HBA Inaugural for Professional Women in Construction!

McKee Homes is proud to have Women in Construction! We strive to support and empower these Women everyday and they truly make a difference to Team McKee.

McKee Homes thanks all women in construction for all of their hard work and making a difference to construction as a whole!
Join us next weekend on Saturday, March 16th for our St. Patricks Day Design Studio Event!

This event is happening at both our Wilmington and Raleigh Design Centers from 11am - 1pm

Take part in a Shamrock Scavenger Hunt and find your pot of gold in savings!!!

4208 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh NC
2164 Britton Rd. Suite 1 Leland, NC 

Can't wait to see you all there!
Join us this weekend!!! Saturday, February 10th at 11am!

Come out to our Raleigh and Wilmington Design Studios for our Valentines Event!

Explore and see what our design studio has to offer and design your dream home!

Enjoy Champagne and Sweets Bar!

Raleigh Design Studio: 
4208 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27605
(First Floor of Captrust Building)

Wilmington Design Studio:
2164 Britton Rd, Suite 1
Leland, NC 28451

See you there!
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Check out our Quick Move-Ins! You and your furry friends can also enjoy this beautiful new dog park 

Highridge in Fuquay-Varina, NC!
Reach out to onlinesales@mckeehomesnc.com or 
(910) 672 -7491 and schedule a tour today!