Raleigh: The City of Oaks

As the capital city of North Carolina, Raleigh has grown in popularity over the last few decades thanks to its ease of living and diverse atmosphere. However, that's not all the City of Oaks has to offer! Raleigh consistently ranks among America's best places to live, and it's also home to the Research Triangle Park and various major universities. Combine that with the city's verdant parks, top-notch public schools, and assortment of attractions, and you've got a place that just about anyone would love to call home.

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The Community at a Glance

Home to several college and professional sports teams, Raleigh has more than just your average city! Residents attend NC State football and basketball games throughout the year, as well as the popular Carolina Hurricanes hockey games. Not into sports? That's alright! Raleigh is full of new and exciting things to do year-round, so check out some of our top picks below!

Quick Facts

Population: 469,298
County: Wake
Zip Codes: 27513, 27602, 27607, 27610, 27636, 27698
Median Home Value: $236,700

Travel & Commute

Cary: 20 min
RDU Airport: 20 min
RTP: 25 min
Major Roads: I-40, I-440, US-1, US-64, NC-540

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Popular Things to Do Downtown

The Downtown Raleigh area showcases a wide spectrum of different attractions and events for every type of resident. With the newest and most cutting-edge condo and apartment buildings, the city is also a hotspot for young professionals.

Popular Downtown Raleigh activities include:

  • Red Hat Amphitheater
  • Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Fayetteville Street
  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • and more!

Tons of Employment Opportunities

Located in the heart of the Triangle, Raleigh serves as one of the state's premier hubs for employment. With businesses around every corner, there will always be a surplus of jobs. Top employers in the area include Red Hat, IBM, Cisco, Wake County Public Schools, Duke Health, and SAS Institute.

Popular Outdoor Activities in Raleigh

Raleigh, dubbed the City of Oaks, is surrounded by a vast amount of outdoor space and recreation areas. Go for a hike at Umstead Park, where there are over 15 miles of trails ranging from beginner to advanced levels. Or, if you're more of a water person, check out the nearby Jordan Lake and Shearon Harris Lake, each less than a 45 minute drive from Raleigh.

Raleigh also offers several wooded paths and greenways that loop around the many communities in the area.

Raleigh Public Schools

Located in the Wake County Pubic School District, Raleigh has some of the best education in North Carolina. Consistently named as one of the best public school districts in the nation, Raleigh possesses a competitive and diverse education environment that is perfect for young families.

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