Best Places To Live In & Around Raleigh, NC

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80
  • Low Cost of Living
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Sunny Weather
  • Lots of Local Amenities

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Apex, NC 12.3 miles away (city)
90
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Graduation Rates
  • High Income per Capita
Cary, NC 8.1 miles away (city)
88
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Graduation Rates
  • High Income per Capita
Mordecai, Raleigh, NC 1.2 miles away (neighborhood)
87
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Low Cost of Living
Wake Forest, NC 15.6 miles away (city)
87
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Crime Rates
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Low Cost of Living
Glenwood, Raleigh, NC 3.2 miles away (neighborhood)
87
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Lots of Local Amenities
Morrisville, NC 10.9 miles away (city)
87
  • Low Crime Rates
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Stable Housing Market
Holly Springs, NC 14.1 miles away (city)
87
  • Low Crime Rates
  • High Graduation Rates
  • High Income per Capita
  • Low Cost of Living
Six Forks, Raleigh, NC 3.9 miles away (neighborhood)
86
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
Five Points, Raleigh, NC 1.8 miles away (neighborhood)
86
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
Wade, Raleigh, NC 2.5 miles away (neighborhood)
86
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
North, Raleigh, NC 9.2 miles away (neighborhood)
85
  • Low Crime Rates
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
  • Sunny Weather
Northwest, Raleigh, NC 8.7 miles away (neighborhood)
85
  • Low Crime Rates
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
  • Sunny Weather
Falls Of Neuse, Raleigh, NC 4.2 miles away (neighborhood)
84
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Cost of Living
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Sunny Weather
Rolesville, NC 14.2 miles away (city)
84
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • Stable Housing Market
Clayton, NC 13.5 miles away (city)
84
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Low Crime Rates
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Sunny Weather
Hillsborough, Raleigh, NC 1.9 miles away (neighborhood)
84
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
  • Sunny Weather
Fuquay-Varina, NC 16.3 miles away (city)
83
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Sunny Weather
Knightdale, NC 8.9 miles away (city)
81
  • Low Cost of Living
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Sunny Weather
  • High Income per Capita
North Central, Raleigh, NC 0.7 miles away (neighborhood)
81
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • Stable Housing Market
Garner, NC 4.9 miles away (city)
80
  • Low Cost of Living
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Sunny Weather
West, Raleigh, NC 4.4 miles away (neighborhood)
80
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Sunny Weather
Durham, NC 20.8 miles away (city)
80
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • High Graduation Rates
Raleigh, NC 0 miles away (city)
80
  • Low Cost of Living
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Sunny Weather
  • Lots of Local Amenities
Central, Raleigh, NC 0.6 miles away (neighborhood)
78
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • Stable Housing Market
Northeast, Raleigh, NC 6.9 miles away (neighborhood)
78
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Lots of Local Amenities
East Raleigh, Raleigh, NC 2.4 miles away (neighborhood)
77
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Stable Housing Market
Southwest, Raleigh, NC 2.5 miles away (neighborhood)
75
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Graduation Rates
Archer Lodge, NC 15.9 miles away (city)
74
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
Southeast, Raleigh, NC 4.1 miles away (neighborhood)
74
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
South, Raleigh, NC 4.2 miles away (neighborhood)
73
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
South Central, Raleigh, NC 1.1 miles away (neighborhood)
70
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Stable Housing Market