Welcome to Raleigh!
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.
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.
Let’s take a closer look at why we love Raleigh and why you will, too…
Where We Are
Sure, Raleigh makes it easy to stay busy with so much to do in town but if you want a change of scenery, you are in for a treat. Just a few hours’ drive will open you and your family up to some of the most beautiful areas of North Carolina.
Drive 2-3 hours east and be treated by some of the most breathtaking beaches on the East Coast. The Outer Banks offers everything from the history of the Wright Brothers first flight at Kitty Hawk to deep sea fishing out of the Oregon Inlet. Wrightsville Beach is just miles from the historic port city of Wilmington. Emerald and Topsail Islands offer a relaxing and old-school beach experience with spacious family rentals and small romantic homes for a quick getaway.
You could easily spend a weekend driving the expanse of the Blue Ridge Parkway through the mountains that links NC to Virginia. Fall colors to take your breath away, cool little mountain towns like Boone and Blowing Rock to grab a pint or a bite, and or a weekend in Asheville to take in the local arts scene all help make a trip out West magical. Oh, and don’t miss a ‘drive-to-the-top’ trip to the highest mountain peak east of the Mississippi River at Mount Mitchell near Marion out Interstate 40.
A couple of hours drive puts you right in the heart of the biggest city in North Carolina. Charlotte is widely known as the banking capital of the South but it’s so much more. Take in a Carolina Panthers game, grab dinner Uptown, and shop at Ikea on your way back home (we do!). Charlotte has everything for an exciting weekend getaway.
Our Weather(hint- it’s awesome!)
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.
Research Triangle Park & Our Cool Airport
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.
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.