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Welcome to Raleigh, NC and the surrounding area known as The Triangle
One of America’s Hottest Cities
We have fallen in love with this area and we know you will, too! Raleigh, NC is a vibrant, eclectic, and exciting city steeped in history and southern hospitality. Forbes Magazine, US News & World Report, and CNN have all named Raleigh and its surrounding towns as some of the most popular places to live in America. Home to numerous James Beard-nominated chefs and the largest high-tech R&D center in the U.S. (Research Triangle Park), Raleigh has easily lured thousands of new residents year-over-year looking for a fresh start.
Raleigh is the hub for lots of charming small towns all around the city suburbs. Towns like Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Rolesville, Angier, Willow Springs, New Hill, Youngsville, Clayton, Sanford and Creedmoor have all been rated high for newcomers to the area. Each has a unique downtown vibe and have plenty of beautiful neighborhoods to choose from.
Here are some cool facts about Raleigh you probably didn’t know:
- Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina
- #1 Best City for Jobs in 2020 in the U.S. (GlassDoor)
- Median age is 33 years old
- Population of just over 464,485 (2019)
- Median home price is a reasonable $173k (2019)
- The city’s founding fathers called Raleigh the “City of Oaks” and dedicated themselves to maintaining the area’s wooded tracts and grassy parks.
- Raleigh boasts more than 9,000 acres of parkland and almost 1,300 acres of water
- Raleigh is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country
» Plenty of Jobs, Plenty of Amazing Employers
» Raleigh Weather & Getting Here
» Superior Learning in the Triangle
» Cool Neighborhoods
» Tasty Brews & Good Eats
» Family Fun is Everywhere
Plenty of Jobs, Plenty of Amazing Employers
Raleigh has the growing reputation of being ‘Silicon Valley East’ with dozens of established and start-up tech companies setting up shop here. Cisco, IBM, Red Hat, Insight Software, Citrix, Oracle, and Lenovo have offices here. Epic Games and SAS are in nearby Cary. The area also boasts a high number of research, education, and health care opportunities with employers such as WakeMed Health & Hospitals, BASF Corporation, Biogen Idec Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline.
The over 7,000-acre Research Triangle Park (RTP) provides nearly 40,000 residents with full-time employment, some of which are from companies mentioned above. RTP is affiliated with the region’s three universities – Duke University, the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University – and is home to notable institutions like the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. RTP is credited with fueling roughly 1,800 startups since the 1970s.
The recent announcement of new Apple and Google campus’ further solidify the area’s continued growth and opportunity.
Seqirus Making a Difference
There’s a strong sense of service and of pride in helping people, mixed with cutting edge science, at the Seqirus vaccine production facility in Holly Springs. 600 employees work at the facility, producing 40 million doses of influenza vaccine that are sent around the world.
Dave Sehgal, Holly Springs Site Head and Executive Director of Manufacturing, talks to ABC 11 Eyewitness News.
Working in the Triangle
The Triangle will offer you the ideal blend of cost, comfort, and culture, plus thousands of jobs ranging across industry. Conveniently located on the east coast halfway between New York and Florida, the Triangle offers all the benefits of a big city. From a thriving economy to a booming tech scene, and one of the most educated populations in the country, the Triangle region is the perfect spot to launch a business or join an established leader.
A Leading Life Sciences Hub
Top-tier research universities, strong talent pipeline, and thriving ecosystem are moving life sciences companies forward in North Carolina. With a highly trained workforce, a large community of bioscience companies and service providers, plus a low cost of doing business, are among many of the competitive advantages.
Raleigh Weather & Getting Here
Our Weather (hint- it’s awesome and is often cited as one of the many reasons the area shows up so often on superlative lists such as best places to live, work and visit.)
Raleigh enjoys all 4 seasons and makes it one of the most desirable climates in the US. Winters are easy with the occasional dusting of snow, Spring will come early in an explosion of flowers, pool season is a little longer during the Summer, and Fall in the City of Oaks makes for colors that take your breath away.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport has undergone a new expansion of both main terminals with added gates, airlines, and amazing food and shopping. Flights to London and Paris are available for our world travelers. A big enough airport to get you anywhere you want to go but small enough to make flying easy.
Whether you fly, come in by Amtrak train or by car – transportation systems make getting to Raleigh, N.C., easy with such a wide variety of choices. In fact, more than half of the United States population lives within a day’s drive or an hour’s flight from Raleigh.
Education for all
Superior Education in Raleigh
The Raleigh area is home to three tier-1 universities and ranked as the 2nd most educated city in America. In the city proper is North Carolina State University (NC State), an international leader in veterinary medicine, which is close neighbors to the nation’s first public university, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), as well as the prestigious research university, Duke.
These three colleges attract people from all corners of the world, not only bringing a lot of talent and young professionals to the city but also $3 billion in federal R&D funding each year. NC State alone adds $6.5 billion to North Carolina’s economy annually, equivalent to creating 91,505 new jobs.
Additional Raleigh colleges include NC State University (ACC), Meredith College, Shaw University, William Peace University, Augustine’s University, Strayer, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Wake Technical College (2-year college).
Raleigh is one corner of an area known as The Triangle – anchored also by Durham and Chapel Hill. This is also home to many charming smaller towns — each with its own story, charming and historic downtowns, tree-lined main streets, concerts in the park, golf course communities and one-of-a-kind boutiques — all with the Southern hospitality that N.C. is known for and within easy reach of the burgeoning cosmopolitan offerings of Raleigh.
& Great Eats
Raleigh’s food scene? It’s booming. Thriving. Better than ever, thanks to tasty endeavors from a community that’s passionate about good eats and drinks.
The recent accolades: One of America’s hottest food cities (Zagat); one of the most underrated food cities on the East Coast (USA TODAY); one of five surprising Southern food towns (Garden & Gun); one of the world’s top 10 beer destinations for 2019 (VinePair); and one of 12 global destinations to travel to thanks to our culinary prowess (Forbes).
It helps, of course, to have America’s best chef, Ashley Christensen among many other James Beard and nationally acclaimed chefs.
With more than 25 local breweries, you can bet on a craft beer experience like no other. Our brewers are just as excited to share their passion and inspirations as they are for you to taste the beer.
Family Fun is Everywhere
Raleigh is known as a family-friendly city with parks, entertainment, and interactive places where their creativity can grow. Even teens have places that are #ahmazing… With a mix of parks, museums, sports and arts, family fun activities are always available. Check just a few of our favorites:
Marbles Kids Museum
A place designed for hands-on exhibits, never-ending fun and the chance for kids to learn while they play.
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
This Museum offers both educational and entertaining exhibits, perfect for families to enjoy.
Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park at North Carolina Museum of Art
A park is unique for its magnificent displays of art, its focus on preserving the environment and visitor activities such as picnicking and walking the recreational trails.
Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex
A family-oriented sports complex in Holly Springs founded by pro BMX rider Daniel Dhers, the complex is the largest action sports center in the world of its kind for fantastic skating or cycling.
Raleigh’s Pullen Park includes everything from playgrounds, boat and train rides, a carousel, an outdoor cafe and so much more.
Welcome to Raleigh…Welcome Home.
Raleigh is our home and we can’t wait to share it with you. Whether you are a single tech worker looking to join a hot startup company or a family looking to put down roots in a city where there is an endless supply of fun activities, Element Realty Group is ready to welcome you home.
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