Moving to a new place is already difficult, let alone the decision of where to move to. With thousands of options to choose from, it can be one of the most crucial decisions you make. Are you looking for a place with a rich culture and history? Somewhere to retire or raise a family? A place completely different from your current location? The options may be overwhelming, but once you find a place you feel like you can call home, it’s all worth it.
At Dream Finders Homes, we help homebuyers find the home that will best fit their needs as well as the right location. That’s why we build communities in some of the best locations throughout North and South Carolina. One of these locations is Raeford, North Carolina. We’re excited to share more about the new community we’re building called Ryan’s Run. Before that, let’s discuss why living in North Carolina is a great choice when deciding where to move.
The Benefits of Living in North Carolina
Imagine living in a small town where everyone knows each other but is just as friendly to newcomers. A place where you can spend days enjoying outdoor activities and nights taking in gorgeous mountaintop views. This is just part of the North Carolina lifestyle.
Diverse Population of Friendly Folks
Although labeled as “north”, this state has plenty of southern charm. You’ll find people from all walks of life and age groups ready to greet you with a smile. North Carolina is filled with tight-knit communities, regardless of whether you live in one of the bigger cities or smaller towns. If you’re new, it won’t be hard to find friendly neighbors with a range of backgrounds. Raeford, NC boasts an A+ rating when it comes to its ethnic and economic diversity, making it easy to meet new friends you can connect with.
Mountains, Views, and Outdoor Adventures, Oh My!
From the Blue Ridge Mountains in the west to the beaches in the east, and the forests and lakes in between, there’s no shortage of astonishing, tranquil views to behold. North Carolina is full of natural beauty all around and with that comes many amazing outdoor adventures. Boating, fishing, biking, hiking, horseback riding, and more can all be done throughout this wonderful state. Within the small suburban town of Raeford, you can plan a day of horseback riding at the Carolina Horse Park or walking through the 8-mile-long All American Trail.
Great Golfing Weather
Another popular outdoor activity in North Carolina is golf. There are tons of different courses suitable for all skill levels. Pinehurst is considered the golf capital, with over 40 courses. If you live near Raeford, NC, you can enjoy a few rounds at the popular Bayonet at Puppy Creek. The best part is that this sport can be enjoyed almost all year round due to the temperate climate of the state. You can experience all four seasons without feeling overwhelmed by excessive heat or cold during any particular season throughout the year.
Something that people may overlook when researching where to live is the proximity to and quality of healthcare and healthcare facilities. As the home of superb medical centers like Duke University Medical Center and UNC Hospitals, as well as top-quality medical schools, there are plenty of healthcare providers and facilities you can trust in North Carolina. Having easy access to top-quality healthcare at a low cost is a high priority for this state and the cities throughout.
Low Cost of Living and High Economic Opportunities
Overall, North Carolina has a lower cost of living compared to the national average. Especially when it comes to housing, due to lower property taxes. With median home prices about 19% lower than the national average, finding a place to live is affordable. Groceries, utilities, and transportation costs are also among the lowest nationally. Another great benefit to moving here is the thriving job market and economy. With the headquarters of Fortune 500 companies like Bank of America, Duke Energy, and Lowes, there are numerous job opportunities available. Even in small towns, like Raeford, you’ll find jobs available in many industries like banking, food processing, technology, healthcare, and more.
Homes for Sale in Raeford, NC!
If you’re looking for a single-family home in a quaint town with all of the benefits we mentioned above, our Ryan’s Run community in Raeford, NC is the place for you.
Ryan’s Run features a variety of floor plans fit for every sized family and homebuyer. With a range of 3 to 5 bedrooms and 1,744 to 2,433 square feet of living space, there’s something for everyone. Each floor plan has a cozy, spacious family room to accommodate weekend movie marathons and fun game nights. There’s even more fun to be had in the sizable lofts, perfect for a home office or creative space for the kids. Within these 1 and 2 story options, you’ll find exquisitely designed rooms with ample space and cozy quarters to make the move to a new home so special.
All of this is available right in the lovely town of Raeford, NC. This prime location offers the best of both worlds, with a small town-friendly atmosphere located nearby major metropolitan amenities. Enjoy a well-balanced mix of history, art, and culture with a visit to several local museums, theaters, and historic sites. In downtown Raeford, you’ll find the Hoke Museum, featuring early life exhibits and military displays.
There’s also a high importance placed on quality education. The Hoke County Schools are highly rated, and the overall school system was awarded accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a Quality School System. Some Hoke County schools by Ryan’s Run are Hoke County High, West Hoke Elementary, and West Hoke Middle.
If you’re looking to live in a state with tons of benefits, North Carolina is the place, and Dream Finders Homes has the perfect town and community to live in. At the Ryan’s Run community, you’ll be able to take advantage of the beautiful weather, outdoor activities, friendly neighbors, excellent healthcare, and low cost of living mentioned above. Connect with us today to learn more about houses for sale in Raeford, NC as well as many other opportunities for North Carolina living.