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12 Things You Quickly Learn When You Move To North Carolina

Anytime you move somewhere new, there’s an adjustment period to get used to the new people, culture, and landscapes. Moving somewhere new can be exciting yet also scary. While North Carolina is the sixth most visited state in the nation, we’re also constantly seeing an influx of people looking to call the Tar Heel state home. From young professionals moving to Charlotte or Raleigh, to retirees settling down in a mountain cabin, you get a wide assortment of ‘transplants’ (looking at you, Ohio) when you live here. We natives know that these new North Carolinians will have a few things to get used to – specifically, these 12 things.

I think all of these are true and then some! What would you add to the list?

If you think those twelve are a cultural adjustment, here are ten more things North Carolinians do that seem insane to outsiders.

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on emoryrakestraw.com