The world is a big place, but you already knew that.

What you may NOT have known is that North Carolina is home to one of the world's top emerging tech hubs (notice that we said WORLD, not nation).

According to, Raleigh, NC is among "eight cities where technology's influence is growing by the minute, and the world should start paying close attention." The list that we all should be paying close attention to is pretty impressive, especially since Raleigh is the only city representing the USA (and it's right here in our back yard!).

Excluding Raleigh, the list includes Eindhoven, Netherlands, Pune, India, Nicosia, Cyprus, Dublin, Ireland, Hong Kong, China, Malmo, Sweden, and Tel Aviv, Israel.

So how did Raleigh manage to be among these elite eight? There are several reasons, actually.

First, Raleigh is highly attractive to university graduates and technology companies due to its short commutes, housing affordability, and a notable title of being the number one city in the US for young families.

Second, the past twenty years have brought Raleigh the recognition of "third-highest job growth and second-highest population increase in the country."

And third, Raleigh teams up with Chapel Hill and Durham to be part of the North Carolina Research Triangle, which is one of the nation's leading research parks. RTP boasts greatness in the IT and biotechnology fields and houses such companies as IBM, Cisco, Sony Ericsson, and much, much more.

It's hard to believe that Raleigh, OUR Raleigh, is one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world....but it's true!

If Raleigh or neighboring Durham and Chapel Hill intrigue you as possible cities to one day reside, don't hesitate to contact the real estate team who knows the Triangle BEST, Masha Halpern & The Smart Move Team



Masha Halpern and The Smart Move Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel HillDurhamCarrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website  for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Masha is a certified member of The Luxury Home Marketing Institute, participates in its annual Leaders in Luxury Conference, and works with The Institute’s thousands of members worldwide to share information about current listings.

Masha is also a certified member of Keller Williams Luxury International and is Chapel Hill & Durham's EXCLUSIVE  member of Cyber Stars International – Top Realtors Using Technology – a group dedicated to taking the best and latest technological advances and applying them to real estate advertising and marketing for her clients in all price pointsMasha Halpern can be contacted for a private consultation by calling 919-414-0337 or by visiting