Raleigh, the City of Oaks... and a Great Place to Call Home.

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Raleigh, the City of Oaks... and a Great Place to Call Home.

Raleigh, the City of Oaks... and a Great Place to Call Home.

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.


Raleigh, located in Wake County, has received numerous awards and accolades, and is considered to be one of the nation’s finest places to live, work and play!


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!

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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.


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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


The Releigh area of North Carolina would be a great place to call home.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 11, 2013 02:34 AM #1
Debbie Cook
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc - Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate


Wow - Super Post.  Informative and Intriging to me.  I didn't know any of this about Raleigh before reading!

Jan 11, 2013 08:33 PM #2
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, Raleigh is a wonderful place.  Some of the trees are a little scary though!  :-)

Jan 11, 2013 08:46 PM #3
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Craig, a lot of great reasons to move to the Raleigh area. Nice part of the Country.

Jan 11, 2013 10:02 PM #4
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Craig, great info post about Raleigh NC, but I've got to tell you......that's one scary tree!!

Jan 12, 2013 01:21 PM #5
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