Accolades

  1. Quality of Life
  2. Cultural & Environmental
  3. Fire & Police
  4. Planning & Finances
  5. Utilities
Quality of Life
  • Number 1 Best Place to Live in the US, Time/Money Magazine (August 2015)
  • Best Places to Live: Number 9 in America, Number 1 in North Carolina CNN/Money Magazine (August 2013)
  • Best Places to Live: Number 14 in America, CNN/Money Magazine (July 2007)
  • Number 1 Best City in North Carolina, Movoto (November 2013)
  • Number 3 Best Place to Move To, Forbes.com (July 2009)
  • Number 5 Happiest Suburb in America, Movoto (May 2014)
  • Number 5 Best NC Towns for Young Families, NerdWallet (July 2013)
  • Top 10 Best Towns for Families, Family Circle (July 2014)
  • Top 100 Places to Live, RelocateAmerica.com (April 2009)
The News & Observer captures some of the highlights of Peak-a-Palooza, an event held in celebration of the town's #1 ranking by Money Magazine in 2015.