North Carolina Horse Industry | Equestrian Property Info

North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of about 10 million, making it the 9th most populous state in the country. Though North Carolina has been historically known as a more rural state, it has undergone rapid urbanization in the past few decades.

One of the most famous things North Carolina is known for is Kitty Hawk, the site where the Wright Brothers made their first successful flight. North Carolina is also well known for the blue blood basketball rivalry between two of the most well-known colleges in the state and across the country: Duke and North Carolina. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is actually the oldest state college in the country as well.

North Carolina is home to over 256,000 horses, making it the 8th most horse-populated state in the country. One of the major reasons why horse farms in North Carolina are so popular is because of the beautiful weather. North Carolina features about 210 days of sunshine per year and mild temperatures throughout the seasons. When it comes to horse areas, Southern Pines and Tryon are regarded as some of the best in the entire country. The state is even popular amongst wild horses, which are known to roam the Outer Banks.

If you’re looking for horse farms or horse properties in North Carolina, we encourage you to search through our listing of North Carolina properties. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us or get in touch with one of our real estate agents. We hope to hear from you soon!

  North Carolina in Numbers:
img Horse Population: 179,200 horses
img Acres Used for Horse-Related Activities: 421,200 acres
img Capital: Raleigh
img Population: 10,700,000
img Land area: 48,711 sq mi. (126,161 sq km)
img Counties: 100
img State Parks: 29
img Highest Point: Mt Mitchell at 6,684 feet
img Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean
img Geographic Center:Chatham County 10 mi. NW of Sanford
img 5 Largest Cities:
  • Charlotte: 875,040
  • Raleigh: 465,510
  • Greensboro: 297,200
  • Durham: 284,090
  • Winston-Salem: 249,570

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