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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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.