Raleigh is the capitol of the state of North Carolina and is home to over 480,000 residents. It is located in the seat of Research Triangle Park, the country’s largest research development center and is home to a plethora of large businesses and corporations. Raleigh’s median household income is $94,000, and has many options of available housing for every family.
With North Carolina State University being located in its own city limits and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University in the neighboring cities, Raleigh is a premiere town for higher education, business, and healthcare. It has many different private and public school options and is located in the Wake County Public School district, a highly-acclaimed school district for its academic achievement and standardized test scores.
Raleigh has a unique downtown area and boasts many small business, restaurants, and shops in addition to bars, pubs, and wineries. In addition, Raleigh has a plethora of shopping opportunities, as well as many local businesses, flea markets, and farmers’ markets. The North Carolina State fair is held in Raleigh every year and is the perfect activity for any family.
Raleigh is also home to the Duke Energy Performing Arts Center, which attracts the NC Symphony, the Carolina Ballet, and other various performances for the city’s enjoyment. Oak trees are a common sight in the city that boasts over 200 parks and recreation facilities and over 100 miles of paved greenway. Whatever your fancy, the City of Oaks will not disappoint.
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