Explore Life in Raleigh

Welcome to the City of Oaks! The capital of North Carolina, Raleigh is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the country—and with good reason. Home to a wide collection of museums, some of the best chefs in the country, expansive parks and trail systems, bustling shopping centers, and an events schedule that's packed every weekend, the city is full of new things to explore. 

Take some time to dive into the highlights of life in Raleigh, and find your new home here today!

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Spotlights of Raleigh

Stunning Parks

Even though Raleigh is a mid-sized city, you'll still find plenty of green spaces nearby. William B. Umstead State Park is just off Glenwood Avenue and boasts thousands of acres of forests and waterfront. Lake Johnson has a convenient paved trail loop, plus rental boats when you want to hit the water. Want a picnic spot with prime views of downtown? Check out Dorothea Dix Park!

Active Events Schedule

Holiday celebrations, food festival, live music series—you'll find events happening around Raleigh every weekend. Some of the most popular annual events include Brewgaloo (a craft beer festival), Got To Be NC (a celebration of all things North Carolina), Artsplosure (the city's arts festival), and the NC State Fair. Be sure to stay posted on local happenings so you don't miss out!

Convenient Location

Since Raleigh is part of the Triangle area, it's conveniently located near all of the other major cities in the region. Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, and Research Triangle Park are all just a short trip away, so commutes to work are no problem! Plus, with major roads like I-40, I-440, and I-540 surrounding the city, getting around Raleigh itself is always quick and easy.

Raleigh at a Glance

Getting Around

Durham: 29 min
Cary: 15 min
RDU International Airport: 18 min
Major Roads: I-540, I-440, I-40


Zip Codes: 27513...27698
Median Home Price273,400
Median Household Income54,581

Raleigh Attractions

Living in Raleigh

The Homes

Recently renovated townhomes, historic and expansive estates, luxurious Colonial-styles just outside of the Beltline—Raleigh offers a diverse array of housing options, varying widely in price, size, location, and features. No matter what you're looking for in your dream home, you'll probably find it around Raleigh!

The Jobs

Raleigh's unemployment rate is well-below the national average, and the city is constantly attracting new businesses like Apple and IBM. A few of the largest employers in the area include the State of North Carolina, Wake County Public School System, IBM, and WakeMed Health & Hospitals.

The Schools

Served by the Wake County Public School District, the public schools in Raleigh are known as some of the best in the state. The district has had the highest number of National Board Certified Teachers in the country for eleven years straight and regularly boasts test scores that exceed the national average. 

Shopping & Dining

From North Hills to Crabtree Valley Mall to the locally owned shops downtown, your retail needs are well taken care of in Raleigh, no matter which neighborhood you live in. The city also boasts an active culinary scene, with local chef Ashley Christensen being named as the best chef in the country in 2019!

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