In the Carolinas, only Charlotte’s metro area tops 2 million people. Raleigh is roughly half Charlotte’s size at 1.2 million. These two metros have pulled away from the pack of the other Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the Carolinas; no others top 1 million in population. Ten years ago, the metros in the two states were surprisingly different.
The Farmstead, a 126-acre development waiting to break ground in Rowan County, has been trying to bring to life a concept called “agriburbia,” a blend of suburbia and agriculture that would offer local food options to homeowners.