North Carolina State Flag flying in the wind at Fort Macon.

Where in North Carolina are the best places to live? That’s an opinion. While I would not survive in a small town, others love peacefulness and a close knit community. I need a million things to do, and most of them indoors. So while a large city like Charlotte is the best for me, it’s not for everyone. But like any opinion people like to throw theirs around. And one publication has done just that for the last nine years. This list was crafted by Livability editors and data scientists to create their annual ranking of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America.

But if they do it every year how much can it change? Well, every year their editors conduct exclusive studies and surveys and adjust the algorithm. 2022’s list was created by looking at over 2,300 cities and how they ranked on 50 data points in 8 different categories.

Livscore Categores:

  • Amenities
  • Economy
  • Demographics
  • Housing
  • Social and Civic Capital
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Transportion and Infrastructure
  • Remote Readiness

Two North Carolina cities made the top 20 list of best places to live, with some others landing in the top 100. Read on to see which ones and be sure to weigh in with your opinions on social media! You can read the full study here if interested!