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Raleigh: An Ideal City to Live, Work & Play

Come explore life in Raleigh, where modern skyscrapers intermingle with historic brick buildings, lush green trees guard urban sidewalks, and acres of lush parkland meet a thriving downtown entertainment scene. From a plethora of employment opportunities to amazing outdoor recreation to big-city nightlife, the Capital City of North Carolina leaves nothing wanting. Discover Raleigh, the ideal city to live, work, and play.

Enjoy The Best Big-City Attractions & Entertainments

Downtown Raleigh

With 5 unique downtown entertainment districts, Raleigh offers activities and nightlife for all ages and interests, from children to seniors. Whether you’re looking for fast-paced nightlife, a relaxing stroll through shopping and dining venues, or a great place to bring kids, you’ll find it in downtown Raleigh! Explore the Capital District for government buildings and museums, Glenwood South for a “hip and trendy” restaurant and retail scene, the Warehouse District for antique stores and specialty shops, Moore Square for family-friendly fun, and Fayetteville Street for world-class theatre, restaurants, bars, a thriving nightlife, and outdoor events and festivals.


Raleigh offers no end to entertainment! Explore city-wide celebrations and events, such as First Night Raleigh, the North Carolina Wine Festival, Artsplosure, or the International Festival of Raleigh. Step through history at the North Carolina Museum of History or the NC Museum of Art. Support your favorite college teams at Carter-Finley Stadium or catch an NHL Hurricanes game at PNC Arena. Enjoy world-class theatre performances at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, or grab some amazing fair food at the North Carolina State Fair.

Education, Recreation & Employment


Raleigh is served by Wake County Public Schools, both the largest and the most acclaimed school district in the state of North Carolina. Forbes Magazine named Raleigh the #1 city for raising a family — and Wake County Public Schools was a main reason for this superior ranking. WCPS is comprised of 106 elementary schools, 33 middle schools, 25 high schools, and 4 alternative schools.

Parks & Rec

Oak trees, open spaces, miles of maintained trails through lush wilderness areas… The city of Raleigh offers boundless outdoor opportunities with its thousand of acres of maintained parkland. With amenities such as athletic fields and courts, dog parks, skate parks, pools and aquatic centers, playgrounds, fishing and boating lakes, and even amphitheatres and performance entertainment venues, Raleigh offers outdoor opportunities for all.


Why did Forbes List name Raleigh the #2 City for Business & Career? Low unemployment rate, access to the Research Triangle Park, and a plethora of high-paying tech jobs are just the beginning. Top industries in Raleigh include technology, healthcare, and education, while top companies include RTI International, Lenovo, SAS Institute, Verizon, Duke Energy, GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco, and Rex Healthcare.

Raleigh Real Estate

Homes in Raleigh are highly affordable, with pricing starting below $100,000 and most homes falling between $150,000  and $250,000. Looking for homes for sale in Raleigh? Let us help you find your dream home. Searching for homes for rent in Raleigh? We can help with that, too! Just contact us today to get started!

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