The Tar Heel State boasts beautiful scenery as it is one of the more rural of American states, and its residents are proud of their heritage and even more proud of their culture. North Carolinians retain a slower pace, and are friendly and welcoming to all. Those walking past a family enjoying iced tea on their porch are likely to be invited up to join the refreshments. In this kind of setting, flea markets are booming business, in bringing together communities and embracing the welcoming spirit of the residents. North Carolina's climate is perfect too, so many flea markets keep their doors open year round! When searching for markets and antiques stores, this state is incredibly enjoyable to drive through and stop off anywhere that look interesting – almost too many stores and markets to count!