Burlington is located in Alamance County, the 18th largest county by population in North Carolina and one of the fastest growing. Since 2010, the Burlington MSA has seen a 12.9% population growth that will see our population of 155,000 continue to rise.
Burlington is along the Interstate 40/85 corridor, with the two interstates combining just a few miles to our west and then splitting again when they leave Alamance County. This combining of Interstates makes travel easy and convenient to anywhere in North Carolina and beyond. Interstate 40 stretches from Wilmington on the coast, through Asheville and on into Tennessee to the West. Interstate 85 connects Burlington to Durham and then to Richmond and Washington DC to the North and Charlotte to the South.
Burlington is within a 20 minute drive to Greensboro, 45 minute drive to Durham-Chapel Hill-Raleigh, and 1.5 hours away from Charlotte. Access to these large and growing communities benefits Burlington and its citizens as it makes living in Burlington and commuting to Research Triangle Park, Downtown Greensboro, American Tobacco Campus, or any number of universities and hospitals in the region quick and convenient.
Our area offers the benefit of being connected to these fast-paced and growing regions while still getting to live in a community that is affordable and friendly. Burlington's housing costs are 45% below the national average while Raleigh's housing costs are 18% above the national average. For those that want access to Raleigh-Durham or Greensboro and Winston-Salem but still live in an affordable community, Burlington is your connection.