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Welcome to Raleigh!

Looking for a place to call home that’s the perfect blend of urban and rural? Raleigh is just that—here you’ll find city streets lined with oak trees, along with bustling highways leading to the Research Triangle Park. As the capital of North Carolina, Raleigh draws in people from near and far to come experience its rich culture.

Find Your Niche in the City of Oaks

Raleigh is a rarity in that it’s a big city—the second-largest in the state–but maintains a local vibe. Local events, restaurants, and shops add a fresh flair to the city’s historic charm. Whether you’re seeking sprawling state parks to visit or suburban neighborhoods to settle down in, you are sure to find what you’re looking for in Raleigh.

Ready to start your Raleigh adventure? Let’s take a look at everything this area has to offer!

A Snapshot of Raleigh

Wake

County

464,485

Population

$327,694

Median Home Price

$65,695

Median Household Income

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Live, Work, and Play in Raleigh

Neighborhoods inside the Beltline

If you ever hear a Raleigh resident talking about homes in the area, you will likely hear the term “inside the Beltline,” or ITB. Many of Raleigh’s most renowned neighborhoods are inside the Beltline, which means they are south of Interstate 440. Enveloping downtown Raleigh, ITB neighborhoods offer the best of both worlds, with beautifully-restored historic homes all within minutes of downtown attractions. Mordecai—Raleigh’s oldest neighborhood—Cameron Park, and Historic Oakwood are just a few popular neighborhoods.

Job opportunities

Ranked number one on the 2015 Forbes list of “The Best Places for Businesses and Careers,” Raleigh hosts several top employers—the State of North Carolina, WakeMed Health, and Red Hat, to name a few. Raleigh has a surplus of job opportunities, both locally and in the RTP. The city has become a major center for high-tech and biotechnology research, in addition to textile development.

Top-notch schools

Raleigh’s exemplary public schools are a huge draw for prospective homebuyers. The area is primarily served by Wake County Public Schools, a school district that educates more than 160,000 students across 191 institutions.

Raleigh is a strongly educated area with 11 principal colleges and universities, including North Carolina State University. NCSU has an enrollment of more than 35,000 students and is the largest university in the Carolinas. On NCSU’s campus, you can find one of the most distinguished agriculture programs in the country, delicious Howling Cow ice cream, and plenty of Wolfpack pride.

Local events

Even with its classification as a big city, Raleigh emphasizes community through a variety of local events. The one at the forefront of Raleigh residents’ minds—the North Carolina State Fair—is held annually each October at the NC State Fairgrounds. While some come to indulge in turkey legs or any fried food you can imagine (you have to try fried Oreos), there are tons of amusement rides for thrill-seekers, too.

Wanting to kick back and relax? Raleigh is home to several live music venues, including Music Park at Walnut Creek and Red Hat Amphitheater. These music venues boast a variety of food vendors, talented artists from all over the country, and some of the best city views.

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Our Favorite Local Picks

The Morning Times

Get up and get goin’ at The Morning Times, a staple coffee shop for Raleigh residents. You can sit upstairs at the mini art gallery or enjoy the North Carolina sunshine at an outdoor table on the sidewalk. Here, you can feel the buzz of the city and a strong cup of coffee at the same time.

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PNC Arena

NC State Wolfpack and Carolina Hurricanes fans unite at PNC Arena to cheer on their favorite teams. The arena also serves as Raleigh’s premier entertainment venue and hosts a number of concerts each year.

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Dorothea Dix Park

Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh’s largest city park, is located in the heart of Raleigh right on the edge of downtown. A trio of City of Raleigh departments joins forces each year to produce the Sunflower Field at Dix Park. Sure to fill up your camera roll, the picturesque sunflower field adds a stunning garden feature to the park and serves as a major pollinator habitat for bees.

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NC State Farmers Market

The NC State Farmers Market is the perfect embodiment of Raleigh’s friendly and approachable nature. People love to support local farmers and artisans at the farmer’s market, which is held every day of the week year-round.

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Ready to Find Your Dream Home in Raleigh?

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