Most people think that life in North Carolina is pretty sweet. There’s the beautiful scenery, the mountain air, and the food are all pretty fantastic. However, what many people don’t realize is that life is not all sunshine and rainbows in North Carolina. In fact, sometimes life can be pretty frustrating. Like, REALLY frustrating. For example, prices are often high and can be really difficult to find a deal on. Plus, traffic is usually bad, so trying to get somewhere can take a lot of time. It would be nice if people would realize that not everything is perfect in North Carolina.
So, if you’re thinking about moving to North Carolina to start a new life, here’s a breakdown of what you need to know about how much money you’ll make and how much things will cost you.
Mountain Views And Mountain Cliffs
One of the first things you’ll notice when you move to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains is how green the landscape is. Thanks to the heavy rainfalls and cool ocean currents, the trees are always thriving. If you live on a mountain, you’ll have breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. However, you’ll have to make the most of the rainwater, as most mountain areas are prone to flooding. When the rain stops, the water levels rise and can cause serious damage to your home if not controlled properly by the floodwalls.
Mountain living is great for the health of your body: you’ll get a good workout climbing the stairs and carrying your groceries up the mountain, and the fresh air is fantastic for your lungs. However, if you’re not careful, the constant exposure to the elements can cause damage that is not easily repaired. The roofs of your home and vehicles are all at risk of leaks, and the wood in your home can become dry and splintery if not cared for regularly by a woodworker.
Living In A Mansion
One of the things that attracted me to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains is the opportunity to live in a mansion. There’s just something about the grandeur of these old homes that make me feel like a real estate mogul. But, as magnificent as these homes are, they’re not exactly what you’d call homey. The inside of these old structures consist of large rooms that could comfortably accommodate a family of four. But unless you’re planning on having children at some point in your life, these homes may seem a bit too extravagant. Just imagine, you could live in such a magnificent home, with all the modern conveniences, and still feel the joy of being in a cozy family home.
The Price Of Gas
When you live in a mountainous area, you’ll discover that gas is expensive. This is especially true if you live far from the towns where the gas stations are located. The only way to save money on your gas bill is to find ways to generate your own electricity. This can be difficult if you don’t have a large enough wind turbine or solar panels, so if you’re planning on travelling by car a lot, you might want to consider investing in a gas-generating vehicle. They’re also more efficient than regular cars, so you’ll save money in gas bills and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. For those who are looking for sustainable living, mountain homes offer a great compromise – you get the breathtaking views and ambiance of the outdoors without the high price tag of city living.
One of the things that drew me to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains is the opportunity to live in a community where there’s plenty of job opportunities. When you live in a rural area, you’ll discover that there are plenty of opportunities in the neighborhood. You might even consider starting your own business, as the cost of living is low and there’s a demand for your services. With plenty of land and cheap property, you might even see a real estate boom emerge. If you have a genuine gift for attracting customers, why not?
It’s also worth considering that while some professions may not be as lucrative as you’d imagine, it’s the non-traditional ones that offer the most opportunities. For example, there are many remote jobs that you can do from home that can be super fulfilling. From transcription to web design, many people have moved into a freelance lifestyle entirely thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. So while the traditional 9-5 may not exist, the opportunity to be your own boss does, and it’s a much more affordable lifestyle too. If you have a genuine talent and love for something, there will always be a way for you to make money from home. In these difficult times, it’s important to keep your head up and stay positive – there’s plenty of work out there, and it’s all about connecting with people and serving your community.