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Wake County Named Niche’s #1 Best County to Live in North Carolina

Niche’s recent report analyzed all 100 counties in North Carolina and found that Wake County checked all of the right boxes! The county was named the #1 best county to live in in North Carolina based on 10 factors showing that the county boasts a strong higher education rate that pairs well with a low cost of living. Real estate costs, low crime rates, and diversity efforts outrank neighboring counties resulting in a higher reported quality of life. Other important indicators that were used to determine final rankings were public education, jobs, and recreation. The county received an A+ cumulative score for all categories. Read more here.  


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