Skip to Main Content

2022 Places with the Best Public Schools in North Carolina

Best public schools
  • Best places to live
  • Best for families
  • Most diverse
  • Best to buy a house
  • Cost of living
  • Best places to live
  • Best for families
  • Best public schools
  • Most diverse
  • Best for young professionals
  • Best for retirees

Economy

  • Cost of living
  • Best to buy a house

Health & outdoors

  • Healthiest
  • Outdoor activities

1-25 of 1,865 results

  1. #1 Places with the Best Public Schools 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,

    View nearby homes
  2. #2 Places with the Best Public Schools 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,

    View nearby homes
  3. #3 Places with the Best Public Schools in North Carolina.

    Marvin

    Suburb of Charlotte, NC,

    11 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 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 11 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 6,672,

    View nearby homes
  4. #4 Places with the Best Public Schools 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,

    View nearby homes
  5. #5 Places with the Best Public Schools in North Carolina.

    Weddington

    Suburb of Charlotte, NC,

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

    Read 41 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 11,000,

    View nearby homes
  6. #6 Places with the Best Public Schools 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,

    View nearby homes
  7. #7 Places with the Best Public Schools 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,

    View nearby homes
  8. #8 Places with the Best Public Schools 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,

    View nearby homes
  9. #9 Places with the Best Public Schools in North Carolina.

    Tryon

    Town in North Carolina,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Tryon is a small quaint town located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It has picturesque views, rolling hills and a sense of community that bounds its citizens together with the feelings....

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 1,431,

    View nearby homes
  10. #10 Places with the Best Public Schools in North Carolina.

    Boone

    Town in North Carolina,

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

    Featured Review: Former Resident says Boone is the place to be if you love the outdoors! It is also the most friendliest town that you will find. Because its so small, everyone knows everyone, which if you enjoy that small town feel then....

    Read 132 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 19,466,

    View nearby homes
  11. #11 Places with the Best Public Schools in North Carolina.

    Wrightsville Beach

    Suburb of Wilmington, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Visitor says Over the last 3 decades, visited Wrightsville and surrounding areas. Love this town with the historic views and beautiful beaches..

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 2,541,

    View nearby homes
  12. #12 Places with the Best Public Schools in North Carolina.

    Denver

    Town in North Carolina,

    30 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I like the local farmer's market that happens every Saturday. Area is small but close to many larger towns that have more options for nightlife..

    Read 30 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 2,964,

    View nearby homes
  13. #13 Places with the Best Public Schools in North Carolina.

    Westport

    Suburb of Charlotte, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says It's a good place to raise a family. Lots of children in the area, tree lined streets and great schools in the area. Now that my kids are almost grown and out, I'm not so sure I will remain here.....

    Read 9 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 4,153,

    View nearby homes
  14. #14 Places with the Best Public Schools 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,

    View nearby homes
  15. #15 Places with the Best Public Schools 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,

    View nearby homes
  16. #16 Places with the Best Public Schools 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,

    View nearby homes
  17. #17 Places with the Best Public Schools 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,

    View nearby homes
  18. #18 Places with the Best Public Schools 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,

    View nearby homes
  19. #19 Places with the Best Public Schools 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,

    View nearby homes
  20. #20 Places with the Best Public Schools in North Carolina.

    Broad Creek

    Town in North Carolina,

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

    Featured Review: Niche User says If there is any crime or safety issues it is very few and far between. Most problems that we have are associated with drugs in the smaller communities and even still there are no safety issues. The....

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 2,306,

    View nearby homes
  21. #21 Places with the Best Public Schools 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,

    View nearby homes
  22. #22 Places with the Best Public Schools in North Carolina.

    Cape Carteret

    Town in North Carolina,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love living in this town! The close proximity to the beach is something others only dream of. I always say, "I live where people vacation." It can't get much better than that. The community....

    Read 12 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 2,730,

    View nearby homes
  23. #23 Places with the Best Public Schools in North Carolina.

    Cedar Point

    Town in North Carolina,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Cedar Point is a beautiful place to live and very family friendly, but we need more healthy food options. It is also very safe and has lots of outdoor and water activity options. The schools are very....

    Read 18 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 2,176,

    View nearby homes
  24. #24 Places with the Best Public Schools in North Carolina.

    Emerald Isle

    Town in North Carolina,

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

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I loved growing up in a small beach town. The island came to life in the summer. You could meet people from all over the country when they came to visit the beach. I worked at a local ice cream shop,....

    Read 14 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 3,691,

    View nearby homes
  25. #25 Places with the Best Public Schools 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,

    View nearby homes
loading indicator

Showing results 1 through 25 of 1,865