The Raleigh Area

Raleigh is a beautiful area that excites and mystifies all of our residents with every change in season. Located between the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains and the breath-taking Beaches of North Carolina, Raleigh is within a 2 hour drive between both areas. Raleigh offers the best restaurants, shopping malls, parks, gardens, greenways, schools, universities, art and performing arts centers, and is one of the best areas for “quality of life.” Money, Fortune, and Time magazine voted Raleigh, North Carolina as, “The Best Place to Live and Work in the Nation!”There are also exciting cities to visit outside of the Raleigh area, such as Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill, and Durham North Carolina.

What’s it like to live in Raleigh?

Raleigh North Carolina U.S.
Median household income $56,691 $46,863 $50,935
Median home price $163,900 $131,800 $152,300
Cost of living (% of national avg) 102% 96% 100%
Unemployment 8% 10% 9%
Violent crime index (1 is lowest) 5 6 4
Days per year with some sun: 213
Days per year with some precipitation: 103
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Population: 403,892

Please check out the following links for more information:

Raleigh Demographics
Things to do in Raleigh
Maps of Raleigh
Visit NC Blue Ridge Mountains
Visit NC Beaches