Looking to buy a home? Or love sifting through Zillow looking at homes? Then you may be interested in the best zip codes to live in in North Carolina. This data comes from Niche.com. It’s based on factors like public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, as well as local amenities. Below you’ll find the top 10 best zip codes to live in in North Carolina.
The top spots and 7 of the top 10 are all congregated in the Raleigh-Durham area. And the affluent suburb of Cary was recognized more than any other city. Charlotte had two zip codes included as well. These are 28202 which is uptown Charlotte, mainly the area inside of 277. The other Charlotte zip code is 28277 which includes much of south Charlotte and Ballantyne.
- 27513 (Cary)
- 27560 (Morrisville)
- 27519 (Cary)
- 27617 (Raleigh)
- 28202 (Charlotte)
- 27511 (Apex)
- 27514 (Chapel Hill/Blackwood)
- 27518 (Cary)
- 28277 (Charlotte)
- 27408 (Greensboro)
And while each of these zip codes are great places to live they will cost you a pretty penny if you want to purchase a home. For instance in Cary in the 27513 zip code, the average home cost (according to Zillow) is $550,486. The tenth location on this list in Greensboro has an average home value of $329,408. Which is slightly more affordable.
So if you’re in the market for a new home perhaps give these neighborhoods a try. You can read the full Niche rankings here.