Ask people who live in the Carolina Heartlands what they like most and many will tell you that it's the flexibility of living a couple of hours away from the mountains, or the ocean. You have choices here. For lovers of varied terrain, that's important. Find both capital cities in this region: Raleigh, NC and Columbia, SC. And of course, Charlotte!
Pristine lakes, rivers, and college towns abound. There's plenty to keep you busy and happy!