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From Quaint Quiet to Modern Metropolis… And Everything In Between

Towering old oaks and charming historic homes. Glistening skyscrapers and posh downtown apartments. Acres of lush green parkland and jam-packed downtown events. Top-rated schools and an abundance of high-paying and diverse career opportunities. Raleigh is truly a city that has it all, from quaint and quiet to modern and thriving… and everything in between. For those seeking a city that lacks for nothing, there is no better place than Raleigh.

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Why Do Residents Love Raleigh?

A Little Taste of Everything

Lush parks, thriving downtown, a wealth of business opportunities, affordable housing… whatever you seek, you’ll find it in Raleigh! Whether you want bustling downtown nightlife or serene wooded neighborhood streets, high-tech business opportunities or a stellar educational system, luxurious new homes or beautiful historic architecture, Raleigh is undoubtedly the place to find it. Low unemployment, plenty of opportunity, top-rated schools, affordable homes, exciting entertainment, and acres of lush parkland are just a few of the reasons residents love Raleigh!

A Top City for Employment

Access to three major universities and the Research Triangle Park means a highly qualified workforce, and abundance of diverse employment opportunities. It’s not hard to see why Forbes List named Raleigh the #2 City for Business and Careers, and why Raleigh’s unemployment rate sits well below the national average at just 4.2%. Top industries in Raleigh include technology, healthcare, and education. Top companies include Cisco, Rex Healthcare, SAS Institute, GlaxoSmithKline, Duke Energy, RTI International, Lenovo, and Verizon.

What's in Raleigh?

Quick Facts

Population (2014): 439,896
Population Change Since 2000: +59.3%
Mean Home Prices (2013): $256,881
Population Density: 3,839 ppl/sq mi

Major Highways: I-40, I-440, I-540, Hwy 64

Top Attractions

Shopping: Crabtree Valley Mall, North Hills, Cameron Village
Nightlife & Dining: 5 distinct downtown districts
Art & Performance: Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, NC State Theatre, Raleigh Convention Center
Sports: Carolina Hurricanes NHL Hockey, NC State BasketballNC State Football
Parks & Outdoors: William B. Umstead State ParkNC State Fair


District: Wake County Public Schools

Elementary: 106 schools
Middle: 33 schools
High: 25 schools
Alternative: 4 schools

Raleigh Real Estate

Find your dream home in Raleigh. Contact expert Triangle real estate agent Glenn Strickland today for more information on real estate and homes for sale in Raleigh.

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