North Carolina is said to be the most livable state in the US. And we definitively could see why. You instantly feel comfortable in the big cities there. Raleigh (the capital of North Carolina), Durham (the university city) and in the next blog Charlotte (the financial city).
Raleigh is the second largest city in North Carolina, after Charlotte, and is known as city of oaks, for its many oak trees which line the streets in the heart of the city. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the US.
And it has one of the most beautiful cemeteries:
Durham is the 4th-most populous city in North Carolina and is home of the famous Duke University. And it’s a city we very quickly felt in love with. The area around the Duke University feels like an ancient town in England. The university itself a play between old and modern, fantastic. Within the city we especially loved the American Tobacco district with its industrial buildings modernized and newly utilized as restaurants etc. Really cool. Moreover we were there exactly in the right time, stunning foliage at a lot of trees in the city in all colors from yellow, orange to dark red.
Excellent pizza at “Pizzeria Toro” in downtown Durham.
Durham American Tobacco district:
And after all the cities, it’s always good to go back to the state park, this time Falls Lake State Recreational Area, where our RV waits for us.
See Three on the Road in Charlotte, NC.