The city of Raleigh, founded in 1587 by Sir Walter Raleigh, and known as the “City of Oaks” for its abundance of oak trees, is the is one of the most populous cities in all of North Carolina. With just over one million residents, it ranks second only to Charlotte.
Raleigh is the capitol of North Carolina and is one of the three cities that make up the “Triangle” (Durham and Chapel Hill are the other cities) metro region. The “Triangle” nickname originated when the Research Triangle Park was created in 1959. RTP, as it is commonly known, is home to over 170 research and development companies. Comprised of 4,400 acres, the RTP employs over 52,000 full and part time employees.
Home to 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, it’s no wonder everyone who visits the Raleigh area can’t wait to move here! Award winning schools, medical facilities and our great weather just add icing to the cake!
In the past few years, Raleigh has been named: #4 Major Market in the South, #3 Most Romantic City for Baby Boomers, #1 Best Place for Business and Careers, #2 Best City for Bargain House-Hunters, Best American City for Singles, #9 Best City for Jobs, Top 5 Strongest Real Estate Market, #1 Healthiest City for Men. And most recently, in Forbes magazine, Raleigh was named the #1 city in the nation where Americans are relocating to.
Raleigh’s surrounding towns of Cary, Apex, and Holly Springs, have also won many awards while still providing great access to our capitol city!
So, if you've been thinking about relocating to the Raleigh, Cary, Apex area, send me an email or drop me a line. I'll be happy to answer your questions and help you in the quest to find your new home!
Craig Rutman is a North Carolina Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Raleigh - Cary – Apex metro areas; or any place else in the country by connecting you with a relocation professional in your destination of choice.