why live in burlington?
Burlington is nestled in the heart of North Carolina, in an area known as the Piedmont. It is a city of progress and quality, with a population of more than 50,000. Burlington is located in Alamance County and is only a few hours drive from the picturesque Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains to the west and the scenic coastal beaches to the east.
Burlington is a small, quiet town that is only 25 minutes from both the Triad and Triangle regions. It offers residents affordable, quality living with direct access to many of the nation’s finest universities, nationally ranked healthcare facilities, and internationally known employers, such as the nation’s largest laboratory services company, Laboratory Corporation of America (Labcorp).
Burlington is also home to the famous Sunbrella brand fabrics manufactured by Burlington-based Glen Raven, Inc. For a relatively small town, Burlington has a lot to do. There are festivals, outdoor movies hosted by the city, and plenty of restaurants. It is the perfect mix of a friendly town and growing city, making it an easy place to start a business and a desirable place to start a life.