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My oh my, it has been rough out there for first-time homebuyers. It is 100% a seller’s market, but we are not shutting down buying in 2022. You can definitely find some great deals if you stick to it. Buying a house is a BIG commitment. Before you make the real estate purchase in North Carolina, you might want to look at this list for 2022. Thanks to Niche.com, there is a whole list of great places to live in North Carolina.

How did Niche.com come up with this list? The Best Places to Buy a House ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the housing and community of an area. This grade takes into account key factors of a location’s housing market, including home values, taxes, crime rates, and quality of local schools, in an attempt to measure the quality and stability of an area’s real estate market. Learn where our data comes from. From their list, we listed the best 25 places to buy a house in North Carolina for 2022. Our list goes from the bottom to the top. Check it out below and happy moving.

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  • 25. Bermuda Run

    According to Niche.com, this place was named the number one spot to live in Davie County. They received an overall grade of A. Bermuda Run is a suburb of Winston-Salem with a population of 2,666. The median home value is $264,300
    with a median rent of $641. You can see more here.

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  • 24. Quail Hollow

    Right in Charlotte our very own Quail Hollow was ranked the number nine best place to buy a house in Charlotte, North Carolina. They received an overall A+ rating. The population is 3,797 in Quail Hollow and rent is around $1,300. It offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Median Home Value is $303,944. If you have kids, the public schools in Quail Hollow are highly rated. You can see more in this neighborhood here.

  • 23. Valdese

    According to Niche.com, Valdese has a population of 4,410. Valdese is located in Burke County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. It received a ranking of A-. Living in Valdese offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. The median home value is $118,700 with rent of $552 per month. Many retirees live in Valdese and residents tend to be conservative. You can see more about moving and buying a home in this area here.

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  • 22. Fruitland

    Want to live in the mountain area? Fruitland was named the number two best place to buy a house in the Asheville area. They received an overall A- rating. Fruitland is a suburb with a population of 2,373. Fruitland is in Henderson County and offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. The median home value is $88,700
    and the median rent is $591. You can see more on buying a house in this area here.

  • 21. Cary

    This area has always been my favorite. There are so many things to do! Cary, which has a population of 166,268 according to Niche.com, is a suburb of Raleigh. They received an A+. The median home value is $356,400 with a median rent of $1,246. Wake County is home to Cary, one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Most residents own their homes in Cary, which provides residents with a dense suburban atmosphere. Many parks, restaurants, and coffee shops can be found in Cary. You can see more on buying in this area here.

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  • 20. Provincetowne

    Provincetowne is a neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina with a population of 24,651. Provincetowne is in Mecklenburg County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. It has a median home value of $331,328 and a median rent of $1,737. It received an A+ rating. You can see more in this area here.

  • 19. Boiling Springs

    This area received an overall A rating. Niche.com says it has a population of 4,565. Boiling Springs is in Cleveland County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. The median home value is $183,600 and the median rent is $635 per month. You can see more on buying a home in this area here.

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  • 18. Marvin

    Marvin is a suburb of Charlotte with a population of 6,553. It received an overall A+ rating. Marvin is in Union County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Marvin offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. It is a bit price with a median home value of $677,800. The median rent is $3,364 per month. You can see more on buying a home in this area here.

  • 17. Oak Ridge

    Oak Ridge is a suburb of Greensboro with a population of 6,901. Oak Ridge is in Guilford County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. The public schools in this area are highly rated. The median home value is $383,300. For rent, the median is $2,059. They received an A+ rating. You can see more on buying a home in Oak Ridge here.

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  • 16. Harrisburg

    Harrisburg is a suburb of Charlotte with a population of 15,806. Harrisburg is in Cabarrus County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. I love this area! The median home value is $288,900 and the median rent is $1,634. You can see more on buying a home in this area here.

  • 15. Hembstead

    Hembstead received an A+ overall. Hembstead is a neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina with a population of 4,373. Hembstead is in Mecklenburg County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. According to Niche.com, this area has a median home value of $522,581 which is a bit higher and the median rent is $1,249. You can see more on buying a house in this area here.

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  • 14. Chantilly

    This area received an overall A+. Chantilly is a neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina with a population of 1,667. Chantilly is in Mecklenburg County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. The median home value is $422,100 with the median rent pulling in at $1,548. In Chantilly, there are a lot of pubs, restaurants, and parks. Many families and young specialists live in Chantilly and residents tend to lean conservative. You can see more on buying a home in this area here.

  • 13. Apex

    Apex received an A+. Apex is a suburb of Raleigh with a population of 51,370. Apex is in Wake County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. The median home value is $327,800 with a median rent of $1,380. Living in Apex offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. You can see more on buying a home in this area here.

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  • 12. Piper Glen Estates

    According to Niche.com, the rating is an A+. Piper Glen Estates is a neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina with a population of 8,061. Piper Glen Estates is in Mecklenburg County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. The median home value is $419,292 with the rent being a median of $1,885 per month. You can see more on buying a house in this area here.

  • 11. Morrisville

    Morrisville is a suburb of Raleigh with a population of 26,280. Morrisville is in Wake County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. One of my friends just got a home here! Living in Morrisville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. The median house value is $331,800 with the median rent at $1,398. You can see more on buying a home in this area here.Biking in the Park

  • 10. Advance

    Advance is a suburb of Winston-Salem with a population of 1,158. I never heard of this area before but it looks lovely. Advance is in Davie County. It has a median home value of $245,000. The rent pricing is not currently available. You can see more on buying a home in this area here.

  • 9. Hemby Bridge

    The overall rating is an A-. Hemby Bridge is a suburb of Charlotte with a population of 1,978. Hemby Bridge is in Union County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Hemby Bridge offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. The median home value is $144,200 with a median rent of $1,016. You can see more about buying a home in this area here.

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  • 8. Providence Plantation

    This area received an A+ rating. Providence Plantation is a neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina with a population of 11,976. Providence Plantation is in Mecklenburg County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Providence Plantation offers residents a sparse urban feel and most residents own their homes. The median home value is $416,498 with the median rent being $1,863. You can see more on buying a home in this area here.

  • 7. Plaza Hills

    The overall grade is an A according to Niche.com. Plaza Hills is a neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina with a population of 2,301. They have an average median home value of $412,380 and a median rent of $2,215 per month. You can see more on buying a home in this area here.Cheapest Homes Charlotte

  • 6. Olde Providence South

    This area received an A+. Olde Providence South is a neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina with a population of 5,054. Olde Providence South is in Mecklenburg County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Olde Providence South offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. It has a median home value of $501,878 which is on the higher side. The rent median is $1,150. You can see more on buying a home in this area here.

  • 5. Lewisville

    Prefer a more historic area? Lewisville is a suburb of Winston-Salem with a population of 13,861. Lewisville is in Forsyth County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Lewisville offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. It has a median home value of $195,400 and a rent median of $863. You can see more about buying a home in this area here.

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  • 4. Bent Creek

    Bent Creek received an overall A-. This is a suburb with a population of 1,666. Bent Creek is in Buncombe County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Bent Creek offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. It has a median home value of  $245,900 with a rent median of $1,158. You can see more about buying a home in this area here.

  • 3. Mountain View

    Mountain View is a with a population of 3,701. It received an overall A-. Mountain View is in Catawba County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Mountain View offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. It has a median home value of $119,500 and a rent median of $1,047. You can see more on buying a home in this area here.

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  • 2. Providence Crossing

    Providence Crossing received an overall A+ rating. Providence Crossing is a neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina with a population of 11,903. Providence Crossing is in Mecklenburg County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. The median home value is $413,767 and the median rent is $1,628. You can see more about this area and buy a home here.

  • 1. Stokesdale

    Taking the number one spot is the one and only Stokesdale. They received an overall A. Stokesdale is a suburb of Greensboro with a population of 5,396. Stokesdale is in Guilford County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Stokesdale offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Stokesdale and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Stokesdale are highly rated. The median home value is $205,400 and the median rent is $895. You can see more about buying a home in this area here.

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