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A move to the state known as the Tar Heel State and the Old North State, North Carolina is a southeastern U. S. state bordered by South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The state’s economy, once reliant on tobacco, textiles, and furniture-making, is more diversified today with engineering, energy, biotechnology, and finance. Many people believe that with the Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775, North Carolina was the first state to declare independence from England. The first Pepsi was enjoyed in New Bern, North Carolina in 1898. Some notable people from North Carolina include Vince McMahon, Zach Galifianakis, Andy Griffith, and Ben Folds.
The landscape of North Carolina is comprised of three main geographic regions known as the Piedmont region, the Appalachian Mountains and the Outer Banks. The inland plains are mostly flat with rich soil, contributing to the importance of agriculture in the state’s economy. The Piedmont region is in the central part of North Carolina, consisting of gently rolling hills and low mountains, and is a densely populated section. The humid subtropical climate of most of the state is greatly attributed to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. In the mountainous regions, the climate is more subtropical highland.
The state capital, Raleigh, has streets lined in oak trees, making it known as the “City of Oaks.” In Raleigh, you can find North Carolina State University, part of the Research Triangle area, known simply as the “Triangle” since 1959, together with Duke University and Chapel Hill. The Research Triangle Park is located partway between the three cities and their universities. Downtown Raleigh is home to historic buildings and museums such as the Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel built in the early 20th century.
The largest city in the state, Charlotte, is nicknamed the Queen City, and is home to headquarters and operations of large financial institutions, Bank of America and Wells Fargo. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is also located in this city.
Cape Fear, a prominent headland jutting into the ocean from Bald Head Island on the state’s coast, is home to the Port of Wilmington, the busiest port in North Carolina. Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run in Fayetteville, North Carolina on March 7, 1914. This city in the Cape Fear region was also the location of the first known miniature golf course. In the Outer Banks region, you will find world-famous Kittyhawk where the Wright brothers made the first controlled powered airplane flights on December 17, 1903. Allied can provide services to make your move easy. Call or Click to get started today!