North CarolinaWith charming historical towns, kind weather, fabulous shopping, and spectacular golf, North Carolina’s southern hospitality and distinct regions make for a unique experience. The temperate climate of moderate rainfall and snow, next to warm summers, cause North Carolina to become enjoyable all year.
Three geographic sections can be distinguished from North Carolina’s 53,819 square miles (139,390 square kilometers). Forty-five percent of the state is the coastal plain of the East, while the middle thirty-five percent is part of the Piedmont region, and the third region includes the Appalachian Mountains and foothills. The coastal areas of North Carolina include 300 miles of barrier island beaches.
Beyond its recognition as an excellent place to shop and golf it is also home to a number of major military bases. Bases include, Army’s Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, the Camp Lejeune Marine Base in Jacksonville, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, and the Coast Guard’s Air Station Elizabeth City. The state is one of the most military-friendly states in the country with a long history of honoring and supporting service members and their families. Visitors are welcome to experience the history and honor of the men and women in uniform by walking the decks of a retired World War II battleship or even skydiving at the same indoor wind tunnel where soldiers from Fort Bragg train. The North Carolina Scenic Byways provide opportunities for travelers to experience history, geography, and culture while raising awareness for the protection and preservation of North Carolina treasures.
The population of 9,656,401 shares their home with a number of major sports teams including the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats, and the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes. Additionally, North Carolinian college basketball is known for their excellent and highly competitive teams. NASCAR also has deep routes in North Carolina’s red clay and there are race shops and tracks (including the venerable Lowe’s Motor Speedway) all over the state.
The Village of Pinehurst situated in the Sandhills of North Carolina boasts world-renowned golf facilities and New England charm. With its tranquil atmosphere, Pinehurst has become a top location to live or visit. The famous Four-Diamond Pinehurst Resort operates eight different golf courses and a spa. As the venue of major golf tournaments and championships for years, Pinehurst Resort has been selected for the U.S. Open Golf Championships three times.
Charlotte is North Carolina’s largest city and metropolitan area offering plenty of museums, performing arts venues, and sports. It has become the largest banking center of America outside of New York. Additionally many wonderful luxury homes and estates can be found both near the city and in the surrounding areas such as Rock Hill, Concord and Waxhaw.
From its cultural offerings, to spectacular golf provisions and beautiful coastal areas, North Carolina is recognized throughout the nation and world. Its offerings in luxury sport and living are sure to be appreciated.