A buddy of mine is having a house built and will be a resident of Aiken, SC by the end of the year. He relocated to Orlando two years ago for his wife's job (he's retired), and the hustle and bustle of a touristy city wore on them pretty quick. They considered the Raleigh/Durham area but settled on SC because of their new home being only 2 minutes away from a private club they're eager to join. She works from home, also plays golf, so convenience and combined golf expenses carried most of the weight of their decision.
NC is a beautiful place.