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19 Units Available
Wayfare at Garden Crossing
130 Canary Place
Burlington, NC
1 Bedroom
$940
739 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,170
1001 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:48 AM
Luxurious units have brushed-nickel finishes, moveable kitchen islands and two-inch wood blinds. Community offers residents cutting-edge fitness center, off-leash pet park and yoga space. Close to I-40 for convenient commuting.
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24 Units Available
Residences at Forestdale
3551 Forestdale Drive #C
Burlington, NC
Studio
$796
336 sqft
1 Bedroom
$735
575 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$910
900 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:48 AM
Welcome to the Residences at Forestdale! Our functional and comfortable studio, one, two and three bedroom apartment homes are the perfect place to call home.
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3 Units Available
Willow Creek Apartments
1515 S Mebane St
Burlington, NC
1 Bedroom
$699
647 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$799
808 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:48 AM
Welcome Home to Willow Creek Apartments, a charming Burlington, NC apartment community. Our 1 and 2 Bedroom homes are well-situated among picturesque landscaping and beautiful lush trees, and feature spacious eat-in kitchens and patios/balconies.
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11 Units Available
Ethan Pointe
2978 Ethan Pointe Dr
Burlington, NC
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$1,118
1212 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,411
1495 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
Furnished apartments with walk-in closets, modern appliances in kitchens and extra storage space. Pet-friendly community has elevators, a fitness center, and sparkling pool, among other amenities. Located less than 3 miles away from City Park.
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Summerlyn Place
750 Boone Station Dr
Burlington, NC
1 Bedroom
$910
907 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,060
1207 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1479 sqft
Last updated May 19 at 11:05 PM
A short drive from Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport. Smoke-free community with a pool, tennis court, clubhouse and dog park. Luxury apartments feature stainless steel kitchen appliances, carpet and in-unit laundry.
1 Unit Available
2006 Trail Two
2006 Trail Two
Burlington, NC
2 Bedrooms
$815
995 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:46 AM
Looking for the perfect two bedroom apartment that has everything on your wish list and that fits your budget? Look not further! Give us a call, or stop by tours are available anytime during business hours! We are extremely limited on the 2 bedroom
1 Unit Available
1023 Avon Avenue
1023 Avon Avenue
Burlington, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
1087 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:18 AM
Wonderful 3-bed, 2-bath, pet-friendly, single-family home! Updates include new carpets, flooring, appliances & paint. This spacious home has eat-in kitchen with SS appliances. Primary BD has en-suite bath & walk-in closet.
1 Unit Available
1606 Granville St - 1606
1606 Granville Street
Burlington, NC
2 Bedrooms
$895
800 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Two bedroom, 1 bath house in Burlington - New listing in Burlington! Two bedrooms, one bath. Includes range and refrigerator. Carport, storage building included.
1 Unit Available
3031 Winston Dr #305
3031 Winston Drive
Burlington, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
1152 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Condo / Burlington - Nice 3 bedroom 2 bath condo on the 3rd floor at Windemere. Living room with vaulted ceilings, gas logs fireplace. Elevator in building. Balcony with storage closet.
1 Unit Available
1500 Brent Ct #9B
1500 Brent Court
Burlington, NC
2 Bedrooms
$800
750 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Condo / Burlington - Nice 2 bedroom 1 bath condo in Brookwood Gardens. Refrigerator, Electric Range, Boiler heat, A/C window units, City water/sewer. Stackable washer/dryer. HOA pays for heat, water/sewer, dumpsters & lawn service.
1 Unit Available
506 Laurel Hill
506 Laurel Hill Drive
Burlington, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
1050 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
COMING SOON TO VIEW! - Coming Soon to View! Awesome 3 Bed, 2 Bath home features an oversized heated garage for year round use! Also features a wonderful back covered deck for your leisure time or entertaining! 1050 sq ft.
1 Unit Available
917 Bellvue St.
917 Bellvue Street
Burlington, NC
2 Bedrooms
$815
953 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
NOW AVAILABLE TO SCHEDULE YOUR SELF-GUIDED TOUR! - NOW AVAILABLE TO SCHEDULE YOUR SELF-GUIDED TOUR! GO ONLY TO : AHBrentals.com and call the number in AD and follow the prompts to schedule your own appointment.
1 Unit Available
2508 W. Front Street
2508 West Front Street
Burlington, NC
2 Bedrooms
$850
800 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:35 AM
W. Burlington - Nice 2BR, 1 Bath home convenient to Elon University, Schools, Shopping, Etc. Living Room, Kitchen, wood floors, Laundry area, Deck, Double Detached Carport. Call today for appointment No Pets Allowed (RLNE3219515)
1 Unit Available
3499 Garden Road
3499 Garden Road
Burlington, NC
4 Bedrooms
$1,300
1535 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 09:36 AM
~~ 4 bedroom One level Home in Burlington ~~ - *** Required 650 minimum credit score *** A RARE FIND! 4 bedrooms on 1 level.
1 Unit Available
2508 Cambridge Rd
2508 Cambridge Road
Burlington, NC
4 Bedrooms
$1,600
2400 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
~~~~~~~~~~ Spacious 4 bedroom ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~ Highland School District ~~~~ - ~~~~ We do NOT accept Section 8 ~~~~ **** Minimum credit score 700 required **** Spacious 2-story vinyl-clad transitional home built in 2003.
1 Unit Available
1908 Lynnwood Drive
1908 Lynnwood Drive
Burlington, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1526 sqft
Last updated May 12 at 09:25 AM
Beautiful renovated 3 bedroom 2 bath in Burlington - 3 bedroom 2 bath home ready for rental in southwest Burlington.
Results within 1 mile of Burlington
1 Unit Available
102 Campus Walk Trail - Unit 100-1
102 Campus Walk Trail
Elon, NC | Glen Raven
1 Bedroom
$485
850 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:17 AM
COMING SOON TO VIEW! STUDENT HOUSING/ROOMMATE SHARE! FOR APPOINTMENTS AND DETAILS, GO ONLY TO AHBRentals.com! Appointments avail once you and your co-signer have applied and your applications reviewed.
1 Unit Available
100 Campus Walk Trail - Unit 202-2
100 Campus Walk Trail
Elon, NC | Glen Raven
1 Bedroom
$485
200 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Last updated December 4 at 04:17 AM
COMING SOON TO VIEW! STUDENT HOUSING/ROOMMATE SHARE! FOR APPOINTMENTS AND DETAILS, GO ONLY TO AHBRentals.com! Appointments avail once you and your co-signer have applied and your applications reviewed.
1 Unit Available
101 Campus Walk Trail - Unit 101-1
101 Campus Walk Trail
Elon, NC | Glen Raven
1 Bedroom
$485
200 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:17 AM
COMING SOON TO VIEW! STUDENT HOUSING/ROOMMATE SHARE! FOR APPOINTMENTS AND DETAILS, GO ONLY TO AHBRentals.com! Appointments avail once you and your co-signer have applied and your applications reviewed.
1 Unit Available
6418 Coral Vine Way
6418 Coral Vine Way
Guilford County, NC
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
1328 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Townhouse / Whitsett - Nice 3 bedroom 2.5 bath townhouse in Ridge Creek. Hardwood floors, carpet. Kitchen with Refrigerator, Disposal, Electric range, dishwasher. Gas heat, central air, city water/sewer, electric water heater. Patio on back of unit.
1 Unit Available
303 Providence Road
303 Providence Road
Graham, NC
3 Bedrooms
$995
1500 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
303 Providence Road Available 01/01/21 Charming 3bd 2.5 ba Graham, NC - This 2-story 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home is minutes from downtown Graham and downtown Burlington. Recently renovated with fresh paint and carpet.
Results within 5 miles of Burlington
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30 Units Available
Elevate 54
230 Pine Knot Lane
Graham, NC
1 Bedroom
$835
834 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,120
1264 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:48 AM
Elevate 54 is a uniquely designed, active lifestyle community located in Graham, NC.
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Crescent Oaks
130 W Crescent Square Dr
Graham, NC
2 Bedrooms
$950
1159 sqft
Last updated May 19 at 11:05 PM
Located just off I-85 and I-40 for fast commute. Pet-friendly. Built-in washer and dryer connections, microwave and energy-efficient appliances. Include patio/balcony with courtyard or wooded views.
1 Unit Available
134 S. Main St
134 South Main Street
Graham, NC
Studio
$1,700
1500 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:31 AM
Main floor office space. . Power, water, gas, included in rent. Has 5 office rooms - Reception area - 1 private bathroom. 1 kitchenette. Plenty of storage for files and supplies.
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City Guide

Burlington
Burlington: known as the "The Hosiery Center of the South" due to the sock and hosiery-making factories that dotted the community during the first half of the 20th century.
Burlington: known as the "The Hosiery Center of the South" due to the sock and hosiery-making factories that dotted the community during the first half of the 20th century.

Burlington, North Carolina, is a town of about 50,000 in the central northern part of the state. Overall, it's a pleasant place to live: temperate weather (averages in the high 80s in the summertime, with a wintertime low of about 30), just the right amount of rain (July is the wettest month, with an average rainfall of nearly 5 inches), and a cost of living that is less than the U.S. average, yet countered by a slightly high unemployment rate for the state. Native sons and long-time residents may well love their town, but let's be honest: the biggest selling point of Burlington is its enviable location. It's just a quick 30-minute drive west to Greensboro and a little further to Winston-Salem -- both major North Carolina cities with packed downtown areas, symphonies, museums and shopping centers. Heading east? You can be in the state capital, Raleigh, in about an hour. Not too bad a location for a safe, quaint town!

Find an Apartment in Burlington, North Carolina

When Should I Look?

While there's not really a bad time of the year to look for an apartment in Burlington, you should give yourself a few weeks to really scope out the area and get a feel for which section fits you best. Depending on the area, you may find landlords and apartment complexes willing to haggle and give you a deal, or you may find someone with a long waiting list that demands perfect credit, a hefty security deposit and naming rights to your firstborn. Regardless, remember that you're now in the land of sweet tea and "sweetie pie," so be polite, show up on time and be charming. A good attitude can carry you a long way.

What Do I Need?

Don't leave essential paperwork at home when you head out to view apartments. You'll need to show that you can pay your rent, so make sure you have proof of income and any references from previous rental landlords. If you want to expedite your approval process, print out a copy of your credit report as well. If you're moving with pets, don't forget to gather their records too. Be prepared to put down a deposit on any apartments or homes that you want to rent. The early bird gets the worm, and the person who leaves their checkbook at home often misses out.

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When Should I Look?

While there's not really a bad time of the year to look for an apartment in Burlington, you should give yourself a few weeks to really scope out the area and get a feel for which section fits you best. Depending on the area, you may find landlords and apartment complexes willing to haggle and give you a deal, or you may find someone with a long waiting list that demands perfect credit, a hefty security deposit and naming rights to your firstborn. Regardless, remember that you're now in the land of sweet tea and "sweetie pie," so be polite, show up on time and be charming. A good attitude can carry you a long way.

What Do I Need?

Don't leave essential paperwork at home when you head out to view apartments. You'll need to show that you can pay your rent, so make sure you have proof of income and any references from previous rental landlords. If you want to expedite your approval process, print out a copy of your credit report as well. If you're moving with pets, don't forget to gather their records too. Be prepared to put down a deposit on any apartments or homes that you want to rent. The early bird gets the worm, and the person who leaves their checkbook at home often misses out.

Neighborhoods in Burlington, North Carolina

Altamahaw This area is home to mostly medium to small houses. Vacancies are at about 6%, so apartments for rent might be harder to find. Begin your search early. If you're planning on commuting to Greensboro or Raleigh on anything resembling a regular basis, Altamahaw's location north of Burlington proper might be a bit of a stretch. $

Lakeview/Hopedale Vacancies are almost twice as high in this area than in Altamaha. So if you are looking for rental houses or studio apartments for rent, at least you know your search shouldn't take too long. Drive through this neighborhood to see apartment complexes next to smaller homes next to condos. The quiet nabe attracts primarily retirees.$$$

Lake Macintosh area Plan to spend your time near the water if you move here. Tucked into the southwest corner of Burlington, the area around Lake Macintosh is a prime spot for those desiring a bit more land for their money. Want to rent a four-bedroom home with a big yard? It's here. Only need a wee bit of space? Studio apartments are here as well. The vacancy rate is about 10%, which is still high (and good for those looking for rental housing). This is a good area to find apartments with paid utilities or serviced apartments. $$$

Glen Raven Is Burlington a little too wild and crazy for you? Then get some peace and quiet while saving major bucks by moving to this area just east of Elon University. You'll be close enough to hop on I-85 within minutes, and you'll be sandwiched between a sleepy town to your right (Burlington) and a downright coma-induced town to your left (Elon). The university is pretty snazzy though, and there are plenty of college kids in town when school's in session, so plan on looking for an apartment before the whippersnappers snatch them all. $$

Neighborhoods in Burlington, North Carolina
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Altamahaw This area is home to mostly medium to small houses. Vacancies are at about 6%, so apartments for rent might be harder to find. Begin your search early. If you're planning on commuting to Greensboro or Raleigh on anything resembling a regular basis, Altamahaw's location north of Burlington proper might be a bit of a stretch. $

Lakeview/Hopedale Vacancies are almost twice as high in this area than in Altamaha. So if you are looking for rental houses or studio apartments for rent, at least you know your search shouldn't take too long. Drive through this neighborhood to see apartment complexes next to smaller homes next to condos. The quiet nabe attracts primarily retirees.$$$

Lake Macintosh area Plan to spend your time near the water if you move here. Tucked into the southwest corner of Burlington, the area around Lake Macintosh is a prime spot for those desiring a bit more land for their money. Want to rent a four-bedroom home with a big yard? It's here. Only need a wee bit of space? Studio apartments are here as well. The vacancy rate is about 10%, which is still high (and good for those looking for rental housing). This is a good area to find apartments with paid utilities or serviced apartments. $$$

Glen Raven Is Burlington a little too wild and crazy for you? Then get some peace and quiet while saving major bucks by moving to this area just east of Elon University. You'll be close enough to hop on I-85 within minutes, and you'll be sandwiched between a sleepy town to your right (Burlington) and a downright coma-induced town to your left (Elon). The university is pretty snazzy though, and there are plenty of college kids in town when school's in session, so plan on looking for an apartment before the whippersnappers snatch them all. $$

Living in Burlington

What to do with your free time in Burlington? Visit one of the parks, a minor league ballgame or an area golf course. Or – and we may have mentioned this – the surrounding cities have plenty to keep you busy:

  • Winston-Salem (1 hour west) established the first arts council in the nation and is still considered the "City of the Arts," with museums, symphonies, orchestras and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
  • Greensboro (30 minutes west) was the site of the 1960 Woolworth Sit-In and is now the home of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.
  • Asheboro (1 hour southwest) has the North Carolina Zoo.
  • Raleigh (1 hour southeast) has a planetarium, museums (the Museum of Art is free to NC residents) and great shopping.
  • You're only 3 hours away from either the mountains or the coast!

The climate: You'll enjoy all four seasons here, just not any extreme temperatures for long. The joke is that if you don't like the weather, just give it a few hours. The same goes for the seasons. Even better is that even during the hottest parts of the summer, the evenings cool off and bring a needed respite.

Commuting:You'll definitely need a car here since public transportation – especially the light rail – isn't exactly North Carolina's strong suit. Most residents live in Burlington for the lower property taxes and hit the I-85 corridor for work every day.

Living in Burlington
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What to do with your free time in Burlington? Visit one of the parks, a minor league ballgame or an area golf course. Or – and we may have mentioned this – the surrounding cities have plenty to keep you busy:

  • Winston-Salem (1 hour west) established the first arts council in the nation and is still considered the "City of the Arts," with museums, symphonies, orchestras and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
  • Greensboro (30 minutes west) was the site of the 1960 Woolworth Sit-In and is now the home of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.
  • Asheboro (1 hour southwest) has the North Carolina Zoo.
  • Raleigh (1 hour southeast) has a planetarium, museums (the Museum of Art is free to NC residents) and great shopping.
  • You're only 3 hours away from either the mountains or the coast!

The climate: You'll enjoy all four seasons here, just not any extreme temperatures for long. The joke is that if you don't like the weather, just give it a few hours. The same goes for the seasons. Even better is that even during the hottest parts of the summer, the evenings cool off and bring a needed respite.

Commuting:You'll definitely need a car here since public transportation – especially the light rail – isn't exactly North Carolina's strong suit. Most residents live in Burlington for the lower property taxes and hit the I-85 corridor for work every day.

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City Guide

Burlington
Burlington: known as the "The Hosiery Center of the South" due to the sock and hosiery-making factories that dotted the community during the first half of the 20th century.
Burlington: known as the "The Hosiery Center of the South" due to the sock and hosiery-making factories that dotted the community during the first half of the 20th century.

Burlington, North Carolina, is a town of about 50,000 in the central northern part of the state. Overall, it's a pleasant place to live: temperate weather (averages in the high 80s in the summertime, with a wintertime low of about 30), just the right amount of rain (July is the wettest month, with an average rainfall of nearly 5 inches), and a cost of living that is less than the U.S. average, yet countered by a slightly high unemployment rate for the state. Native sons and long-time residents may well love their town, but let's be honest: the biggest selling point of Burlington is its enviable location. It's just a quick 30-minute drive west to Greensboro and a little further to Winston-Salem -- both major North Carolina cities with packed downtown areas, symphonies, museums and shopping centers. Heading east? You can be in the state capital, Raleigh, in about an hour. Not too bad a location for a safe, quaint town!

Find an Apartment in Burlington, North Carolina

When Should I Look?

While there's not really a bad time of the year to look for an apartment in Burlington, you should give yourself a few weeks to really scope out the area and get a feel for which section fits you best. Depending on the area, you may find landlords and apartment complexes willing to haggle and give you a deal, or you may find someone with a long waiting list that demands perfect credit, a hefty security deposit and naming rights to your firstborn. Regardless, remember that you're now in the land of sweet tea and "sweetie pie," so be polite, show up on time and be charming. A good attitude can carry you a long way.

What Do I Need?

Don't leave essential paperwork at home when you head out to view apartments. You'll need to show that you can pay your rent, so make sure you have proof of income and any references from previous rental landlords. If you want to expedite your approval process, print out a copy of your credit report as well. If you're moving with pets, don't forget to gather their records too. Be prepared to put down a deposit on any apartments or homes that you want to rent. The early bird gets the worm, and the person who leaves their checkbook at home often misses out.

Find an Apartment in Burlington, North Carolina
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When Should I Look?

While there's not really a bad time of the year to look for an apartment in Burlington, you should give yourself a few weeks to really scope out the area and get a feel for which section fits you best. Depending on the area, you may find landlords and apartment complexes willing to haggle and give you a deal, or you may find someone with a long waiting list that demands perfect credit, a hefty security deposit and naming rights to your firstborn. Regardless, remember that you're now in the land of sweet tea and "sweetie pie," so be polite, show up on time and be charming. A good attitude can carry you a long way.

What Do I Need?

Don't leave essential paperwork at home when you head out to view apartments. You'll need to show that you can pay your rent, so make sure you have proof of income and any references from previous rental landlords. If you want to expedite your approval process, print out a copy of your credit report as well. If you're moving with pets, don't forget to gather their records too. Be prepared to put down a deposit on any apartments or homes that you want to rent. The early bird gets the worm, and the person who leaves their checkbook at home often misses out.

Neighborhoods in Burlington, North Carolina

Altamahaw This area is home to mostly medium to small houses. Vacancies are at about 6%, so apartments for rent might be harder to find. Begin your search early. If you're planning on commuting to Greensboro or Raleigh on anything resembling a regular basis, Altamahaw's location north of Burlington proper might be a bit of a stretch. $

Lakeview/Hopedale Vacancies are almost twice as high in this area than in Altamaha. So if you are looking for rental houses or studio apartments for rent, at least you know your search shouldn't take too long. Drive through this neighborhood to see apartment complexes next to smaller homes next to condos. The quiet nabe attracts primarily retirees.$$$

Lake Macintosh area Plan to spend your time near the water if you move here. Tucked into the southwest corner of Burlington, the area around Lake Macintosh is a prime spot for those desiring a bit more land for their money. Want to rent a four-bedroom home with a big yard? It's here. Only need a wee bit of space? Studio apartments are here as well. The vacancy rate is about 10%, which is still high (and good for those looking for rental housing). This is a good area to find apartments with paid utilities or serviced apartments. $$$

Glen Raven Is Burlington a little too wild and crazy for you? Then get some peace and quiet while saving major bucks by moving to this area just east of Elon University. You'll be close enough to hop on I-85 within minutes, and you'll be sandwiched between a sleepy town to your right (Burlington) and a downright coma-induced town to your left (Elon). The university is pretty snazzy though, and there are plenty of college kids in town when school's in session, so plan on looking for an apartment before the whippersnappers snatch them all. $$

Neighborhoods in Burlington, North Carolina
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Altamahaw This area is home to mostly medium to small houses. Vacancies are at about 6%, so apartments for rent might be harder to find. Begin your search early. If you're planning on commuting to Greensboro or Raleigh on anything resembling a regular basis, Altamahaw's location north of Burlington proper might be a bit of a stretch. $

Lakeview/Hopedale Vacancies are almost twice as high in this area than in Altamaha. So if you are looking for rental houses or studio apartments for rent, at least you know your search shouldn't take too long. Drive through this neighborhood to see apartment complexes next to smaller homes next to condos. The quiet nabe attracts primarily retirees.$$$

Lake Macintosh area Plan to spend your time near the water if you move here. Tucked into the southwest corner of Burlington, the area around Lake Macintosh is a prime spot for those desiring a bit more land for their money. Want to rent a four-bedroom home with a big yard? It's here. Only need a wee bit of space? Studio apartments are here as well. The vacancy rate is about 10%, which is still high (and good for those looking for rental housing). This is a good area to find apartments with paid utilities or serviced apartments. $$$

Glen Raven Is Burlington a little too wild and crazy for you? Then get some peace and quiet while saving major bucks by moving to this area just east of Elon University. You'll be close enough to hop on I-85 within minutes, and you'll be sandwiched between a sleepy town to your right (Burlington) and a downright coma-induced town to your left (Elon). The university is pretty snazzy though, and there are plenty of college kids in town when school's in session, so plan on looking for an apartment before the whippersnappers snatch them all. $$

Living in Burlington

What to do with your free time in Burlington? Visit one of the parks, a minor league ballgame or an area golf course. Or – and we may have mentioned this – the surrounding cities have plenty to keep you busy:

  • Winston-Salem (1 hour west) established the first arts council in the nation and is still considered the "City of the Arts," with museums, symphonies, orchestras and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
  • Greensboro (30 minutes west) was the site of the 1960 Woolworth Sit-In and is now the home of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.
  • Asheboro (1 hour southwest) has the North Carolina Zoo.
  • Raleigh (1 hour southeast) has a planetarium, museums (the Museum of Art is free to NC residents) and great shopping.
  • You're only 3 hours away from either the mountains or the coast!

The climate: You'll enjoy all four seasons here, just not any extreme temperatures for long. The joke is that if you don't like the weather, just give it a few hours. The same goes for the seasons. Even better is that even during the hottest parts of the summer, the evenings cool off and bring a needed respite.

Commuting:You'll definitely need a car here since public transportation – especially the light rail – isn't exactly North Carolina's strong suit. Most residents live in Burlington for the lower property taxes and hit the I-85 corridor for work every day.

Living in Burlington
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What to do with your free time in Burlington? Visit one of the parks, a minor league ballgame or an area golf course. Or – and we may have mentioned this – the surrounding cities have plenty to keep you busy:

  • Winston-Salem (1 hour west) established the first arts council in the nation and is still considered the "City of the Arts," with museums, symphonies, orchestras and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
  • Greensboro (30 minutes west) was the site of the 1960 Woolworth Sit-In and is now the home of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.
  • Asheboro (1 hour southwest) has the North Carolina Zoo.
  • Raleigh (1 hour southeast) has a planetarium, museums (the Museum of Art is free to NC residents) and great shopping.
  • You're only 3 hours away from either the mountains or the coast!

The climate: You'll enjoy all four seasons here, just not any extreme temperatures for long. The joke is that if you don't like the weather, just give it a few hours. The same goes for the seasons. Even better is that even during the hottest parts of the summer, the evenings cool off and bring a needed respite.

Commuting:You'll definitely need a car here since public transportation – especially the light rail – isn't exactly North Carolina's strong suit. Most residents live in Burlington for the lower property taxes and hit the I-85 corridor for work every day.