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  1. #1 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Morrisville

    Suburb of Raleigh, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Morrisville is very clean and fresh-looking! It's homey and very diverse. I have recently moved here for work and it was very easy to find my current job. Many people commute to Raleigh, Durham, or....

    Read 73 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 27,582,

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  2. #2 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Cary

    Suburb of Raleigh, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Cary is a very nice area to live. There are many great schools around for children. There are also numerous unique community programs for children, adults, and seniors. Cary has a great variety of....

    Read 487 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 169,177,

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  3. #3 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Apex

    Suburb of Raleigh, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Apex is a moderate-sized, close-knit town just west of Raleigh. It has everything you need, from a full-sized Costco to a street full of quaint, locally-owned businesses. It also has top-notch....

    Read 219 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 55,220,

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  4. #4 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Marvin

    Suburb of Charlotte, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Marvin is one of the wealthiest suburbs in the nation with a median income of approximately $180,000. It lacks diversity and is filled with a conservative population, but its school systems are top....

    Read 10 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 6,672,

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  5. #5 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Chapel Hill

    Town in North Carolina,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I've lived here for quite a while, and I believe that this town is lovely! There are plenty of excellent schools, and it is incredibly family-friendly. It's also an excellent location in the middle....

    Read 210 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 61,912,

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  6. #6 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Davidson

    Suburb of Charlotte, NC,

    32 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Small town charm with a slower pace, kind neighbors, low crime..and 2 lakes! The Buzz of Charlotte, Intnl. airport and nightlife, is 20-30 minutes away ~ but it feels like another planet! Grocery,...Love you Davidson.

    Read 32 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 12,920,

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  7. #7 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Weddington

    Suburb of Charlotte, NC,

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

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 11,000,

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  8. #8 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Carrboro

    Suburb of Durham, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says It's a cool, graduate student and young family-friendly little town. You can find great restaurants and great community programs. It's a small town but there are different people from different many....

    Read 43 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 21,254,

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  9. #9 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Oak Ridge

    Suburb of Greensboro, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Love our small town! Great access to grocery store, hair cut, dance, eye doctor, dentist, fast food, urgent care, gas, dry cleaning and so much more. Schools are excellent and neighborhoods are....

    Read 24 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 6,979,

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  10. #10 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Holly Springs

    Suburb of Raleigh, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have been in Holly Springs for 24 years. The town has gone from ~7,000 people when we moved here to ~35,000 now. The growth has been handled well and has added multiple amenities to the Town.....

    Read 131 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 36,595,

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  11. #11 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Harrisburg

    Suburb of Charlotte, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Fantastic town that is close to a big city, but not too close. Plenty of entertainment in the surrounding areas. Schools are fantastic, however they are overcrowded. There are more and more....

    Read 47 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 16,073,

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  12. #12 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Rolesville

    Suburb of Raleigh, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I like that its a quiet, small time vibe but still only 25 minutes away from downtown Raleigh! We're starting to grow and adding more local breweries and unique restaurants. The neighborhoods are all....

    Read 18 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 8,002,

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  13. #13 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Clemmons

    Suburb of Winston-Salem, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Clemmons is a great area for people that just want to live a relaxing life. It is great for starting families! Most people just mind their own business and they are very nice. Plenty of restaurants....

    Read 73 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 20,574,

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  14. #14 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Cornelius

    Suburb of Charlotte, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have lived in Cornelius all of my life and have enjoyed living in this southern small town greatly. I grew up around the city either going on Lake Norman in the summer time with my family, or....

    Read 41 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 29,836,

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  15. #15 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Biltmore Forest

    Suburb in North Carolina,

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 1,679,

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  16. #16 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Wake Forest

    Suburb of Raleigh, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says My name is Kimberly Noriega, a Puerto-Rican high school senior at Wake Forest High. I’ve lived here for roughly 4 years and loved each and every one of them. Wake County is an amazing area. There are...Wake County also has delightful parks such as E. Carroll Joyner Park. Joyner Park is the perfect spot to jog, pick pecans, and go fishing! There are also many family-friendly events like concerts. ...One thing I would like to seek change in is keeping Wake County’s trees and environments for animals. Currently, there is deforestation in Wake Forest. It is saddening to see new buildings being made....

    Read 180 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 44,068,

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  17. #17 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Lewisville

    Suburb of Winston-Salem, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Lewisvillle is a wonderful place to live. The downtown area is very quaint, and there are a number of family-friendly activities, including live theatre, available year-round in the town square. ....

    Read 38 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 14,030,

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  18. #18 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Stokesdale

    Suburb of Greensboro, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Stokesdale is a very small town in North Carolina. There are a few local businesses, a Subway, a few gas stations, and that’s about it. I have lived in Stokesdale for my entire life. I like the area....

    Read 14 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 5,451,

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  19. #19 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Summerfield

    Suburb of Greensboro, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love Summerfield! It’s a town right outside of Greensboro, NC. It has everything you need to survive, grocery store, restaurant, gas station, and a few restaurants. There’s plenty of nature and the....

    Read 20 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 11,283,

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  20. #20 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Waxhaw

    Suburb of Charlotte, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Waxhaw is an amazing small town in North Carolina. The shops, parks, restaurants, and monumental railroad bridge, is located in downtown Waxhaw. The historical aspect draws many people striving to....

    Read 93 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 16,165,

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  21. #21 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Royal Pines

    Suburb in North Carolina,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I like it here in Royal Pines because it's close to my college by commute, it's not too far from grocery stores, fast food places, and it's along a bus route since I cannot drive. Even though I live....

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 4,499,

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  22. #22 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Fuquay-Varina

    Suburb of Raleigh, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have lived in Fuquay-Varina my entire life. I have watched it grow from a tiny town with a single Winn Dixie to the booming suburb it is today. The experience has been bitter sweet to say the....

    Read 113 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 29,110,

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  23. #23 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Huntersville

    Suburb of Charlotte, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Huntersville is a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina. It is located north of the city. Huntersville is a very family friendly place to live. It has many community style neighborhoods which often have playgrounds, pools and sports courts. Huntersville is a very safe place to live....A really nice thing about Huntersville is the location. There are several public parks with playgrounds, walking and hiking trails, tennis courts, sports fields and more. Lake Norman is also right...There are a lot of shopping options including numerous grocery stores, retail stores, boutiques and more. There are plenty of dining options too, from national chains, to locally owned restaurants.Huntersville is a great place to live!.

    Read 199 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 57,288,

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  24. #24 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Jamestown

    Suburb of Greensboro, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Former Resident says Jamestown is a beautiful town to live in it's quit and nice. What I also like about it, is it's close to shopping centers, the town also have nice park to go for a walk or a picnic. Jamestown also....

    Read 23 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 4,298,

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  25. #25 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

    Ogden

    Suburb of Wilmington, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says We enjoy to live in Ogden, NC. Beautiful area in 15 min drive to the ocean, great public schools. Friendly people, few attractions, everything in 10-15 min by car..

    Read 13 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 9,071,

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