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Best Places To Live In Raleigh, NC

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  • Raleigh, NC
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 423,287
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Cary, NC
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 146,041
83
  • Morrisville, NC
  • 12 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,728
83
  • Wade, Raleigh, NC
  • 2.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,282
83
  • Apex, NC
  • 13.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 40,631
82
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • 14.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 33,319
82
  • Five Points, Raleigh, NC
  • 1.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,547
81
  • Six Forks, Raleigh, NC
  • 3.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,277
80
  • Holly Springs, NC
  • 14.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,339
79
  • Clayton, NC
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,274
78
  • Mordecai, Raleigh, NC
  • 1.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,808
78
  • North, Raleigh, NC
  • 9.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 75,773
77
  • Glenwood, Raleigh, NC
  • 3.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,630
77
  • Falls Of Neuse, Raleigh, NC
  • 4.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,346
77
  • Youngsville, NC
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,366
77
  • Wendell, NC
  • 15.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,085
76
  • Northwest, Raleigh, NC
  • 8.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 78,394
76
  • Knightdale, NC
  • 8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,692
76
  • Rolesville, NC
  • 14.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,530
76
  • Hillsborough, Raleigh, NC
  • 1.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 13,041
74
  • Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • 15.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,246
74
  • Central, Raleigh, NC
  • 0.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,224
73
  • Garner, NC
  • 5.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 26,723
72
  • Gorman, NC
  • 20.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,115
71
  • West, Raleigh, NC
  • 4.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 36,268
70
  • South Central, Raleigh, NC
  • 1.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,878
69
  • North Central, Raleigh, NC
  • 0.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,457
68
  • Angier, NC
  • 19.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,760
68
  • Archer Lodge, NC
  • 16.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,441
67
  • Wilson's Mills, NC
  • 20.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,823
66
  • Durham, NC
  • 20.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 240,107
66
  • Southwest, Raleigh, NC
  • 2.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 20,154
65
  • Northeast, Raleigh, NC
  • 6.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 83,020
64
  • Southeast, Raleigh, NC
  • 4.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 27,371
64
  • East Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
  • 2.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,242
61
  • Smithfield, NC
  • 23.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,357
61
  • South, Raleigh, NC
  • 4.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 16,734
60
  • Zebulon, NC
  • 18.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,590
56
  • Selma, NC
  • 25.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,172

Listed above are the best places to live in Raleigh, NC for 2017. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Raleigh, NC, followed by the best places to live near Raleigh, NC, sorted by Livability Score.

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