Living in Raleigh

North Carolina's Capital City has so much to offer it's residents, starting with being conveniently located only a few hours' drive from either the beach or the mountains.  With a varietly of housing at all price levels; condos, single-family homes, and luxury & estate homes, Raleigh has the perfect house that you are looking for. A growing metropolis, this jewel of the South continues to prosper with all its job opportunities, housing options and exceptional quality of life. Raleigh has definitely become a relocation destination for people from all over the U.S and world.  Enjoy yourself at one of the trendy downtown restaurants in Glenwood South or a family-style BBQ at a local hideaway. From museums to outdoor music venues and top-ranked College sports, there's always something to do in Raleigh.

History of Raleigh

The city of Raleigh - named in honor of historian and explorer Sir Walter Raleigh - was founded on 1,000 acres of land purchased by the state from Colonel Joel Lane, a Revolutionary War veteran and state senator.  Raleigh became the state capital in 1792 because it was situated between the populous coastal plain and the scattered settlements of the backcountry and mountains. Raleigh is the only state capital in the nation established on land specifically purchased by the state for its seat of government. The city´s founding fathers called Raleigh the City of Oaks and dedicated themselves to maintaining the area´s wooded tracts and grassy parks.

Today Raleigh is one of the hottest residential areas in the country. A great economy, top universities (
North Carolina State University  in Raleigh, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University (in Durham) and outstanding health care facilities are some of the attributes that attract people to the triangle area. The mild climate, diverse workforce, and proximity to Research Triangle Park combine to make the Capital City a great place to live and work.

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