Quality of Life
Within the cities and towns of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership region, you will discover an unparalleled quality of life - places with a friendly neighbor-to-neighbor feel, small enough to be charming and personable, yet large enough to offer the sophistication of the arts, the excitement of sports and recreation, and the security of quality health care and excellent educational opportunities.
COST OF LIVING
The living here isn't just easy, it's affordable as well. The cost of living in the Carolinas Gateway Partnership area is estimated at 81.8% of the national average. Below average costs prevail for housing, utilities and health care items. (Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index, 1st Quarter, 2015)
North Carolina's Sun Belt climate offers moderate temperatures accentuated by four distinct seasons that provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Winter weather rarely interferes with business operations, and ample rainfall provides abundant water resources.
Average summer temperature: 82.3 degrees F.
Average winter temperature: 42.6 degrees F.
Mean annual temperature: 61.9 degrees F.
Annual rainfall: 46 inches
Percent of possible sunshine: 75 percent
National Climatic Data Center
Nearest Major Cities (100,000+ population):
Raleigh, NC 60 miles
Cary, NC 68 miles
Fayetteville, NC 95 miles
Winston-Salem, NC 163 miles
Durham, NC 69 miles
Greensboro, NC 135 miles
Charlotte, NC 220 miles
Richmond, VA 125 miles
Norfolk, VA 120 miles