Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh and the Triangle region offer over 1 million people several reasons to call the the Triangle region home. Not only is it a great place to live, work and raise a family, but students, young professionals and seniors also find something to their “liking”.
The area offers a strong sense of community, arts and culture, educational opportunities, historic preservation, fine shopping and dining, parks and greenways, sports and recreation, and volunteer programs.
Raleigh offers you quiet, established neighborhoods near wonderful schools, a newly built golf community, restored Victorian homes, luxury condos near downtown Raleigh’s popular arts and restaurant district, and beautiful historic sections of town.
North Carolina, and more specifically the Research Triangle area, is home to the South’s largest and most dynamic life sciences industry and is among the country’s top three biotechnology states.
If you're interested in visiting a museum, take in a Broadway show, ballet, opera or symphony, or explore the many parks in the area, Raleigh’s world-class facilities include the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of History, Exploris interactive museum and IMAX® Theatre, and the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
With its three ACC schools, the Triangle area naturally creates a competitive environment in which to root for the home team, whether it’s the North Carolina State University Wolfpack, University of North Carolina Tar Heels or Duke University Blue Devils. The area is home to many other quality colleges and universities, including Peace College, Meredith College, Shaw University, St. Augustine’s College and Wake Technical Community College.
Public education is highly valued by the families, who have consistently supported bond referenda to build new schools. Superintendent Bill McNeal was named the National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators, and the Wake County Public School System was ranked the third-best school district in the nation by Forbes magazine.
Raleigh has it all — from golfing, to canoeing, to fishing, to taking a relaxing walk — Raleigh can accommodate it. With over 46 miles and 3,000 acres of greenways, our “city within a park” has plenty of open space for everyone.
For a complete change of pace, you can drive to the mountains in four hours, to the beach in two hours or to Pinehurst, site of the 2005 U.S. Open Golf Championship, in slightly over an hour.
Raleigh’s climate attracts many newcomers who enjoy four distinct seasons with enough moderate weather to allow golfers year-round access to the links. The area is increasingly popular with retirees, who find a variety of housing options, including amenity-rich retirement communities with homes to own or rent.
Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it right here in Raleigh — the award-winning Capital City of North Carolina.