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Everyone Loves Raleigh, North Carolina

The City of Raleigh is recognized as an excellent place to live, work, and play, and it boasts a spot on many "Top 10" lists. Most recently, it has been ranked among the "Best Cities for Recent Grads" (NerdWallet), "America's Next Boom Towns" (Forbes), and "Most Innovative Tech Hubs in the Nation" (NerdWallet).

With such a thriving economy, proximity to Research Triangle Park (the country's largest research park), array of fun things to do, and excellent schools within the Wake County Public School System, it is no wonder that Raleigh is one of the best places to live. 

Why Do Residents Love Raleigh?

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Its Southern Charm

Though it boasts a population of almost half a million people, Raleigh can feel like a smaller community that showcases the best of Southern culture and hospitality. Neighbors say "hello" to each other in passing, and the city itself hosts plenty of events to bring everyone together.  

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There's Plenty to Do

You'll never be bored in Raleigh. Want to go on a long hike? Explore William B. Umstead State Park. Want to watch collegiate sports? Head to Carter-Finley Stadium for NC State football games. Want to attend a concert? Head to PNC Arena or Walnut Creek Amphitheatre.  

fireworks over downtown raleigh

Visit Fayetteville Street

Fayetteville Street is the heart of downtown Raleigh. It's the site of many events downtown, including Raleigh's New Year's and 4th of July celebrations, but the street also hosts parades, food truck rodeos, and arts and cultural events. 

An Insider's Guide to Raleigh

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Annual Events

When you live in Raleigh, you'll have access to many of the city and state's best events, everything from cultural celebrations to sporting events and everything in between. Be sure to check out these top picks.

  • First Night Raleigh
  • Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
  • World Beer Festival
  • Artsplosure: Raleigh Arts Festival
  • PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series
  • Midtown Beach Music Series
  • North Carolina State Fair
  • Raleigh Christmas Parade

downtown raleigh skyline

Quick Facts

Population (2014 Estimate): 439,896

Population Change Since 2010: 8.9%

Average Home Value: $205,200

Housing Units (2010): 176,124

Commute to RTP: 25 min.

Raleigh Real Estate

Raleigh's homes come in a variety of prices, styles, and features, and there is plenty to choose from. New construction homes are one popular search option, as many home buyers are moving to the area to enjoy the city's attractions, top schools, and employment opportunities. 

As a Raleigh resident and real estate expert, I can help you find the best community and home closest to your favorite attractions. When you're ready to view homes in person, just give me a call at 919-868-8935 and we can schedule a showing.

Raleigh Real Estate Resources

The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the IDX© Program of the Triangle Multiple Listing Services, Inc. of Cary. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than HomeTowne Realty are marked with the IDX© logo or the IDX© thumbnail logo and the detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers.
The listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data, but buyers are advised to confirm all items.
This data was last updated on: 06/17/19 10:39 AM. A full data refresh was last performed on: 06/16/19 05:46 AM.
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