• Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina at Sunrise.
  • Lake Wheeler.
  • North Carolina State Museum of Natural Science.
  • Historic Yates Mill County Park.
  • Lake Johnson Park.
  • Meredith College.
  • Pullen Park.
  • Raleigh, NC.

Moving to Raleigh, NC


Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina and is the second largest city in the state. Named the “City of Oaks” for its vast amount of oak trees, Raleigh has an estimated population of over 416,000. The city was named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established Roanoke Island which is present day Dare County. Ranked the 4th fastest growing city in the U.S. in 2012, Raleigh maintained a population growth rate of 3.3% and a median income of $63,600. There is a humid subtropical climate with short winters and cozy Spring and Fall seasons.

Raleigh, along with Chapel Hill and Durham, make up the region commonly known as Research Triangle Park (RTP). Most of Raleigh is located in Wake County, however a small portion extends into Durham County. Major industries that thrive in the area include automobile manufacturing, processing and packaging, R&D, electronics, oil, agriculture mining, and high tech.

In 2011, Raleigh was ranked the third most educated city in the United States by Time Magazine. This is largely due to the many public and private colleges and universities in the area. Such institutions include Wake Forest, N.C. State, Duke, Meredith College, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The 10 miles separating Duke and UNC has created what ESPN called the third greatest North American sports rivalry in 2000 for college basketball. Sports Illustrated named it the #1 Hottest Rivalry and #2 Rivalry Overall in 2003. If you are a fan of one of the other schools, don’t worry; there is plenty of heated rivalries between Wake Forest, N.C. State and the others.

Raleigh, NC is an enormous performing arts attraction. There are over 85 live music venues and restaurants with entertainment including PNC Arena, Red Hat Amphitheater, The Pour House Music Hall, and Lincoln Theater, to name a few. Raleigh also hosts the North Carolina State Fairgrounds and several sports and leisure complexes. The Carolina Hurricanes, Carolina Mudcats, Durham Bulls, and Carolina Cobras all claim Raleigh as their represented home.

Shopping is another big attraction for Raleigh, NC. The city hosts three major shopping malls and has the state’s only Saks Fifth Avenue and H&M stores. The malls include Cary Towne Center in Cary and Crabtree Valley Mall and Triangle Town Center & Commons in Raleigh. Other great shopping destinations include Antique and Thrift Stores, Farmer’s Markets, Flea Markets, and much more.

Here are a few interesting facts about the Raleigh area -
  • Raleigh hosts the first state owned art museum in the U.S.
  • President Andrew Johnson, the 17th President of the United States, started his career as a tailor’s apprentice in Raleigh, NC.
  • The oldest State University is The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Raleigh was established in 1788 with the intention of being a capital before it was built. The city was designed for that purpose.
  • Raleigh is often called Raleigh/Durham because of the airport.



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Raleigh timelapse at night.

Old Well at Chapel Hill

Raleigh maintains extensive culinary options.

Arts and Entertainment