Another Award For Raleigh North Carolina? My Trophy Case Is Getting Full!!!

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Once again, Forbes Magazine has chosen Raleigh, North Carolina #1!!!

Raleigh, North Carolina

This time Raleigh was named the #1 city in the nation where Americans are relocating to. With our wonderful schools, top notch medical facilities, excellent universities and over 170 technology and research companies, not to mention the great weather we have here, it's no wonder people are coming this way.

Recently Raleigh, North Carolina's capitol city, was named #6 in the country's Healthiest Housing Markets for 2009.

It's yet another in a long line of awards that the Raleigh, Cary and Apex areas have won in the past few years.

Raleigh, along with neighboring Cary and Apex have been recognized by CNN, Money Magazine and Forbes on their annual lists of Best Places to Live. Click the links to see the awards!

Raleigh, the city of oaks

ESPN the Magazine has also recognized Raleigh! Raleigh and the Triangle area were voted #1 as The Best Place for a Sports Road Trip!

"North Carolina's famed Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) is the epicenter of the of the affordable sports universe. In one 15 day span last October, you could have seen six top-flight events for $133."

We're proud to be the home of the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, a mecca for top ranked ACC College Basketball teams, the home city for the USA Baseball team, and just a short drive to NASCAR and NBA facilities.

So, what are you waiting for?

You've been thinking of moving here for way too long now.

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Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Craig - As I've mentioned before, my folks live in Raleigh.  I lived there for two years.  I certainly can attest that it is a wonderful city to visit and live.

May 21, 2009 08:29 AM #5
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Hi Craig, I don't think I have ever been to Raleigh, I am surprised at that. But, sounds wonderful. Looks like a great place to live to me, and Forbes can't be wrong!

Love the nut... don't want to see the squirrel that belongs to though.

May 21, 2009 09:48 AM #6
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator

They break those surveys down so thin... According to Forbes, Austin is the best bargain city right now.

May 21, 2009 01:22 PM #7
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Craig, neat localism blog! I saw the acorn and it reminded me of all the flap about ACORN that is going around. But then, that is fodder for another post...

your building consultant for life in Nashville, TN

May 21, 2009 09:11 PM #8
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Craig, congrats!  My brother worked there for awhile and really enjoyed it is no milwaukee, he hee!

May 21, 2009 11:37 PM #9
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

Raleigh seems to be agreat place to live, Craig! You must be very proud of your city!

May 22, 2009 02:41 AM #10
Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

Hey, Craig. That is awesome news. Looks like I have my work cut out for me. Have a great weekend, Jim

May 22, 2009 02:59 AM #11
Nevin Williams
Sierra Pacific Mortgage Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Mortgage Pro

YIPPEE!  I love living here in the Triangle.  Life is good and the secret is getting out

May 22, 2009 03:15 AM #12
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Well, it looks and sounds like a very nice city - I'll look forward to visiting one day!


May 22, 2009 02:16 PM #13
Gail MacMillan
Titusville, FL

Hi's always nice to get recognition for your hometown, and Raleigh is a great city.  Hopefully it will inspire more sales for you as well.  Nice Localism post.

May 23, 2009 08:59 AM #14
Sandy McAlpine
Search Lake Norman Homes For Sale - Lake Norman NC

I knew I liked Raleigh for a reason! I went to school there and lived there almost 7 years. Such a great town! no lake norman though!

May 24, 2009 04:10 AM #15
Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY

Dear Craig,

My advice is buy a bigger trophy case! Then you can work on filling that one up too!


May 24, 2009 06:45 AM #16
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Mary - I'm thinking half of America couldn't find Red Feather Lakes! That's why it's still so pristine. Shhh! Don't tell anyone about it!!!

Maureen - Thank you Maureen! It's just one more reason I love calling the Raleigh area home!

Toula - See my comment to Maureen above!!!

Melissa - Charleston has lots to brag about. Beautiful city, great seafood, an excellent mortgage maven....!!!

Jason - Next time you're in the area, give a call. We'll do some frosty adult beverages!!!

Andrea - Forbes is NEVER wrong! Come on down. We've got an open door policy!

May 26, 2009 12:32 AM #17
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Donna - Austin is definitely a wonderful city. I've not been there for some time now, but last I was, I had a great time!

Michael - Yes, the ACORN flap is for another post! But the Raleigh acorn is a symbol if its nickname, "The City of Oaks".

Kristin - But really Kristin, what city could ever compare to Milwaukee?!!!

Terrie - I do love living here! When you come to visit, you'll see why too!

Jim and Maria - Hey you guys, as I said to Melissa, the mortgage maven from your area, Charleston is a great city too!


May 26, 2009 12:36 AM #18
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Nevin - We don't even have to tell people. All they have to do is visit and they'll figure it out. Raleigh and its surrounding cities are great places to live, work, and play.

Debbie - And I look forward to your visit! Bring your camera so we can immortalize the area with some of your prize winning shots!

Gail - Thank you my friend! I hope that we get some more business as a result of not only this blog, but of the merits that the Raleigh area has to offer as well.

Sandy - Hmmmmm. I moved here 7 years ago. You left here 7 years ago......Was it something I said?!!!

Betina - With all the accolades this area keeps getting, I'm thinking your advice on getting a bigger trophy case is something I need to consider!

May 26, 2009 12:41 AM #19
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Craig, I've had more then a few clients finally leave Long Island with Raleigh being one of their considerations.  I haven't been there YET but hear it's beautiful (and MUCH less expensive!).

May 26, 2009 03:49 PM #20
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hey, we're #3 Craig!  Ain't NC GRANDE!  Reading Carole's comment reminds me that we have an area of Charlotte that we call 'Little Long Island' because everyone that moves from LI seems drawn to this one particular area of Charlotte!  I know alot move to Raleigh too--obviously!

Kudos to Raleigh!  ;-)

Debe in Charlotte


May 27, 2009 03:59 PM #21
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Carole - When I made the move to the Raleigh area from Long Island a bunch of years ago, I immediately gave myself a $10,000 raise just by changing zip codes! Gas, housing, taxes and car insurance are all considerably less expensive here. Come on down! We've got an open door policy here!

Debe - To quote you Debe, "Ain't NC Grande!" We're fortunate to live in a place where we have all the amenities of a bigger city while still maintaining that small town charm. We have a town here called Cary which has been given the acronym "City of Affluent Retired Yankees" and the "Contained Area of Retired Yankees". That's not a bad thing. It's just all the people from the North who came here, as did I, for a less expensive, better way of life......and found it!

May 27, 2009 10:53 PM #22
Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY

Dear Craig,

I have a question. If I follow you on Twitter does that make me your stalker?!?



Jul 16, 2009 12:39 AM #23
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Betina - I've always wanted my very own stalker! Stalk away my friend!

Jul 16, 2009 01:27 AM #24
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