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Is Beaufort NC A Good Place To Live In Or Move To?

Is Beaufort NC a good place to live in? Here are some reasons why we think Beaufort is a good place to move to for families:

  • Very high performing school district.
  • An emerging job market considering the future Interstate 42 corridor project.
  • Very low crime compared to other cities in North Carolina.
  • Small town, family oriented community.
  • Centrally located to other parts of Carteret County NC.
  • Easy access to major shopping areas.
  • Proximity to area beaches and wildlife refuges.
  • Lower cost of living compared to other towns in the county.

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Family Relocation

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According to the 2020 NC State Bureau of Investigation report, Beaufort ranked in the top 50 safest cities in the state when considering violent crime.

Carteret County Schools consistently ranks in the top three performing school districts in the entire state. Additionally, Carteret Community College is a part of the two plus two program with all major universities in the state, and Duke, N.C. State, and UNC have satellite schools in the area for students majoring in any of the marine sciences and aquaculture programs.

Local Growth And Development

As the construction of Interstate 42 continues, job opportunities and new technologies are projected to skyrocket in this part of the state making this local area a very good prospect for job seekers to get in on the ground level of this economic boom.

Being that the town is NC’s third oldest city, there is a considerable historical feel to this area and organizations in this area are consistently encouraging family oriented types of events centered around it’s history.

Largest Employers

If considering moving to Beaufort NC and living within the town, you’ll have easy access to areas down east, major business and shopping areas in Morehead City, and be within a 10 minute drive of the beaches at Atlantic Beach.

Real Estate Discussions

Considering real estate and the housing market, the cost of home ownership is less than most places in Carteret County. Additionally, considering the imminent economic growth from Interstate 42, appreciation values on owned homes are considerable.


Whether you’re someone who’s recently moved to this area, or someone living here locally for many years, we’re interested in hearing your input on our list of top reasons why we think Beaufort NC is a good place to live. Specifically, we’d love for you to suggest new additions to our list and to discuss the specifics of topics within our suggestions.

Lastly, if you have any questions about relocation, or other questions, we hope you feel encouraged to ask them below.

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Michael Sharp

Native of Carteret County NC, Father to Makayla and Savannah. You can add me on Facebook. Interest include web development, encryption, and other technologies.

One thought on “Is Beaufort NC A Good Place To Live In Or Move To?

  • June 19, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    Where can I get a reasonable price on a two bedroom 2 full bathrooms in Beaufort N.C. 28516


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