Besides its many other offerings, Southstar Communities has spectacular locations available right now in North Carolina: Catawba Falls Preserve in Black Mountain, and Chapel Ridge in Pittsboro. Pittsboro is just 42 miles away from Raleigh, the capital. (Black Mountain is 236 miles from Raleigh.) North Carolina’s population is just over 8 million people. North Carolina is known for its beaches, especially Outer Banks, popular with tourists because of its moderate climate and vast expanse of open beachfront. And of course, the Wright Brothers made their first successful manned flight right here, from Kill Devil Hill in Kitty Hawk.