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  1. #1 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Wake County

    County in North Carolina,

    46 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says This is a rapidly growing community with plenty of fun, safe opportunities to explore! There are parks, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, churches, community events, and much more. It is a short....

    Read 46 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 1,091,662,

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  2. #2 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Union County

    County in North Carolina,

    14 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Union County is an excellent place to live. There 30 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, 12 high schools and also 3 special purpose schools. There are two colleges in Union County, Win-gate....

    Read 14 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 235,767,

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  3. #3 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Orange County

    County in North Carolina,

    6 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Country living. Born and raised here. Great for large families. The schools could be better. I love thia area though. I live in hillsborough and commute to Chapel Hill. The commute is not bad. The....

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 146,354,

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  4. #4 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Mecklenburg County

    County in North Carolina,

    27 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I’ve been here about 2 years now. It’s diverse and there’s a lot to do! People are generally nice enough, however, it’s competitive business-wise and people tend to have a superficial charm..

    Read 27 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 1,095,170,

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  5. #5 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Cabarrus County

    County in North Carolina,

    4 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Great school system. My mom works for the county and loves it! We moved from Charlotte just to be in this County..

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 211,605,

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  6. #6 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Forsyth County

    County in North Carolina,

    6 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I like and love everything of Forsyth County. The people are very respectful and understand. They also are very comprehensive and like ti help others..

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 378,499,

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  7. #7 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Guilford County

    County in North Carolina,

    17 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says The people are overall nice, and I enjoy the opportunities that are given. There are more than enough places to experience. People are ever so changing, and we are ever so growing..

    Read 17 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 532,956,

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  8. #8 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Durham County

    County in North Carolina,

    96 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love the diversity of Durham NC. Its a vibrant city that offers a lot of opportunity for growth and small businesses. I do wish it was more green, offering better bike-ways. The city public....

    Read 96 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 317,665,

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  9. #9 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Chatham County

    County in North Carolina,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Chatham county is a rural but quickly up and coming part of North Carolina. There is a significant amount of suburban life, as seen in neighborhoods such as the Legacy, the Preserve, Briar Chapel,....

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 72,853,

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  10. #10 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Moore County

    County in North Carolina,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says It is a nice quiet community with lots of places to go eat, but not that much entertainment unless you really like golf..

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 99,263,

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  11. #11 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    New Hanover County

    County in North Carolina,

    4 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Nice little county on the beach, good people and good public schools... On negatives are the traffic, taxes and job availablility.

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 231,448,

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  12. #12 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Catawba County

    County in North Carolina,

    12 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Big enough to have major shopping and health care, but small enough that there’s no traffic, good quality of life. As other racers have mentioned, you can know your kids teachers, principals and even....

    Read 12 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 158,507,

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  13. #13 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Johnston County

    County in North Carolina,

    6 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I liked how open it is. I do not enjoy that it is becoming a busier and busier county. There is a good connection in the community..

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 203,308,

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  14. #14 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Iredell County

    County in North Carolina,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says The county has attentiveness to the local needs, providing enrichment activities and services that are essential or recreational. The natural beauty of this area is retained while also the....

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 178,853,

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  15. #15 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Buncombe County

    County in North Carolina,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I moved to Buncombe county from Greenville County, SC this past year. The school system in better. The downtown area is bad for "family friendly" because of the people. I miss downtown Greenville! .

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 259,576,

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  16. #16 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Henderson County

    County in North Carolina,

    11 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love living in Hendersonville. Cute, quaint and down to earth. It is very affordable with a small town vibe. I specifically love being so close to nature. My home is a ten minute drive from a state...Our downtown area is very cute and we have the best apple festival in the country!.

    Read 11 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 116,298,

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  17. #17 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Pitt County

    County in North Carolina,

    6 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says A college town, there are parts of the city that reflect that but there are more generally family-friendly parts of the city as well. ECU sometimes has a party reputation but they also have a good....

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 179,961,

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  18. #18 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Lincoln County

    County in North Carolina,

    15 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Living in Lincoln County is such a wholesome and comfortable area to live in. It is a small town in which neighbors smile to one another and wish another a good day. The citizens in this town....

    Read 15 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 84,580,

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  19. #19 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Watauga County

    County in North Carolina,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Watauga offers various opportunities, especially in the form of Appalachian State. This university provides students, faculty and locals a chance to connect, network, and build a sense of community....

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 55,669,

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  20. #20 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Surry County

    County in North Carolina,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 71,904,

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  21. #21 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Polk County

    County in North Carolina,

    6 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I personally love living in Polk County. We do not have much to offer being that we are a small town, but its a very peaceful place. The people are friendly, almost everyone knows everyone and it....

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 20,682,

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  22. #22 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Swain County

    County in North Carolina,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 3 stars.

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 14,241,

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  23. #23 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Carteret County

    County in North Carolina,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I live here and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else, this small town is filled with lots of friendly people willing to help you and anyone else who needs it..

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 69,301,

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  24. #24 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Sampson County

    County in North Carolina,

    4 Niche users give it an average review of 3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Sampson County is the largest county in the state of North Carolina but seems to be the most peaceful regardless of it's size. I was born and grew up in Sampson and I have loved the time here, having....

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 63,284,

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  25. #25 Best Counties for Families in North Carolina.

    Davie County

    County in North Carolina,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love my hometown! I am from a small county in North Carolina. The way that I was grown up was to love and care for all people, no matter what the circumstances. As I am growing older I am realizing....

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 42,543,

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