Survey ranks Havelock as a top 10 city for families

Published: Monday, July 22, 2013 at 06:22 PM.

The survey said that Havelock had seen strong growth since 1999, while the cost of home ownership remained a comparatively low $1,269 per month.

"We found that the house was affordable," Kirwan said. "Most everything is pretty affordable much more so than if we had gotten sent to the West Coast, especially with such a large family. We were more than happy with Havelock."

However, she said the family would soon be moving to Texas when her husband retires.

"It’s been positive," she said. "When we leave Havelock, we will leave with very, very good memories and some great friendships. We’ve been here the longest we’ve been anywhere."

Morrisville, located between Raleigh and Durham, was ranked as the top city in the state for young families, according to NerdWallet, followed by Mooresville, Holly Springs, Indian Trail, Apex, Chapel Hill, Matthews, Cary and Wake Forest.

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