If you’re moving to North Carolina, and have a member of the family with college on the horizon, you’re in luck. Today, the state is home to many big name schools including North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University.
Brush Up on Your Sports Knowledge before Moving
In addition to some top seeded college teams, North Carolina is home to some of the best in professional sports. North Carolina is home to three major league sports franchises: the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League and the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association are based in Charlotte, while the Raleigh-based Carolina Hurricanes play in the National Hockey League. North Carolina has no Major League Baseball team, but they are home to several minor league teams. North Carolina has a strong affiliation with NASCAR and stock-car racing, with Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord hosting two Sprint Cup Series races every year. Charlotte also hosts the NASCAR Hall of Fame, while Concord is the home of several top-flight racing teams, including Hendrick Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports, Stewart-Haas Racing, and Chip Ganassi Racing.