Welcome to Raleigh
Known for being North Carolina's state capital, the City of Oaks offers some of the Triangle's premier shopping, dining, entertainment, and employment opportunities...as well as some stunning homes that come in a variety of styles and price points.
Where City Convenience Meets Suburban Charm
Looking for a city where you can live, work, and play? Do you dream of going for a hike by the lake, attending a concert, sampling the best cuisine, and exploring local shops all in one day? If so, Raleigh could be the perfect place for you—and we'd love to show you around.
Also known as the City of Oaks, Raleigh offers a variety of trendsetting lifestyles that are ideal for just about anyone. And as the main anchor of the Research Triangle, North Carolina's capital city offers plenty of opportunities for education and employment.
Ready to take a closer look at Raleigh? Let's explore.
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There's So Much to LOVE in Raleigh!
Tons of Local Attractions
No matter what you love to do, you'll surely find some fun in Raleigh. If you're looking for some suggestions, you can't go wrong with the city's amazing network of public museums. The North Carolina Museums of Art, History, and Natural Science all showcase top-notch exhibits, as well as year-round events. Be sure to cheer on the home team at a Carolina Hurricanes hockey game or support the Wolfpack at Carter-Finley Stadium. And if you really want to live like a local, try attending the State Farmers Market or exploring Hillsborough Street.
As the Triangle's largest city, Raleigh serves as a venue for countless events, festivals, concerts, and so much more. Ring in the new year at First Night, the City of Oak's top winter extravaganza. Attend a parade during the holiday season, Thanksgiving, or St. Patrick's Day. Support local artisans at Artsplosure, which includes over 170 North Carolina vendors. You can also get your groove on at Dreamville Music Festival or experience the magic of the annual State Fair.
Parks & Recreation
It’s not hard to get outside when you live in Raleigh! Although it may seem quite urban, Raleigh is just a stone's throw away from all of the Triangle's best parks and green spaces. If you really want to retreat into the serenity of nature, try going for a hike or camping out at Umstead State Park. Looking for some aquatic fun? Take a trip to nearby Lake Johnson or Falls Lake. Children, adults, and furry friends also love visiting Pullen Park, which offers a lake, playground, and a ridable train! Other favorites include Dix Park, Laurel Hills Park, and Capital Area Greenway.
More Details on Raleigh
As North Carolina's state capital and a major city in the Research Triangle, Raleigh offers endless job opportunities in a variety of fields. The area has always enjoyed a relatively low unemployment rate, and many international companies (like IBM and Amazon) now call Raleigh home. Some of Raleigh's top employers include the state government, Wake County Public Schools, WakeMed, SAS Institute, and Cisco.
Students living in Raleigh attend Wake County Public Schools, the largest and one of the highest performing districts in the state. In total, WCPSS serves over 160,000 students and employs 10,421 teachers. In addition to its broad selection of traditional schools, Raleigh also has four early colleges, three magnet schools, two alternative schools, and dozens of private and charter schools. The Triangle is also home to major research universities like North Carolina State University, The University of North Carolina, and Duke University.
Shopping & Dining
Whether you're searching for a massive retail hub or a hole in the wall eatery, you'll find just what you're looking for in Raleigh! The City of Oaks features plenty of shopping and dining hotspots that are worth checking out, including Cameron Village, Crabtree Valley Mall, and Lafayette Village. Want to experience Raleigh's local flavors? Try sampling the fried chicken at Beasley's or dine in style at Second Empire.
Ready to Make a Move?
The amenities and opportunities of Raleigh are nearly endless, and the homes are even better. From beautiful historic buildings to brand-new modern construction, this charming city really does have a home to fit all of your needs. Explore Raleigh's top districts and neighborhoods to find your dream home here today!