Discover Raleigh

U.S. News & World Report says Best Place to Live Raleigh NC

Discover Your Lifestyle In Raleigh

When looking at a “Best of” list, you’ll see Raleigh, N.C., right near the top. A few of the recent accolades include being named “America’s Best City” by Businessweek.com, “Most Educated City in America” by Men’s Health and “Healthiest City for Women” by Women’s Health… not to mention GQ named Raleigh one of “America’s Coolest Towns” and Southern Living one of the “Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South.”

Raleigh NC, Durham and Chapel Hill are known for their research/technology roots and collegiate rivalries. This tri-city region (known as the Triangle) is luring nearly 80 new residents a day with strong job growth and a high quality of life.

Luxury Home in Chapel Hill

Raleigh is an excellent place to live for people of all ages. The population continues to increase every year.  The public universities, Research Triangle Park, and the weather are the main draws for people moving from out of town. You will enjoy the close proximity to mountains, the beaches, and the southern culture!  Raleigh is a large city but doesn’t feel like it. Each neighborhood has its own character.  Raleigh promotes business from big international owned to small family owned and has a wide range of activities and events for anyone.

small family owned and has a wide range of activities and events for anyone.

Work in Raleigh/Durham NC

The annual average income in Raleigh and Durham is higher than the national average.  This is due in large part to the high number of research, education, healthcare and information technology opportunities. Top employers in the area include IBM Corporation, WakeMed Health & Hospitals, SAS Institute Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., BASF Corporation, Biogen Idec Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline.

Additionally, the over 7,000-acre Research Triangle Park (RTP) provides nearly 40,000 residents with full-time employment. RTP is affiliated with the region’s three universities – Duke University, the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University – and is home to notable companies like the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. RTP has fueled roughly 1,800 startups since the 1970s.

Play in Raleigh NC


Many people who call the Raleigh metro areas home are young, friendly, diverse and educated. They enjoy dining out in local restaurants, any of which are recognized nationally.  Some local spots invite guests to include their four-legged friends.  You will find live music find folks gathering over craft beers in one of the region’s many microbreweries. A strong sense of community is evident, as strangers are quick to provide a friendly conversation when standing in line at the supermarket.


Raleigh also encompass beautiful green spaces, family-friendly museums and a growing art and music scene defined by monthly gallery walks, summer concerts and music festivals like Wide Open Bluegrass.  This festival drew over 200,000 visitors this past fall.  Highlights included Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers.  This event contributed $11 million to the local economy.

wide open bluegrass things to do in rdu

There Is A Home For You In Raleigh

What kind of life do you envision in your new home?  Are you into golf, tennis, live music, hiking or walking? great restaurants, shopping, dog friendly areas, ease of travel?

Here are some hot communities in Raleigh for

  • Golf and Other Amenities
  • Ease of Travel
  • Walkability
  • Acreage

Popular Neighborhoods

Here are some hot communities in Raleigh by price

  • Under $300,000
  • $300,000 to $500,000
  • $500,000 to $1,000,000
  • $1,000,000 and up

Stonehenge Manor New Homes From The $520s

Golf Communities in Raleigh

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Date Last Updated: 07/20/2018