Best Places To Live In & Around Raleigh, NC

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79
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Stable Housing Market
  • Sunny Weather
  • Lots of Local Amenities

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Apex, NC 13.1 miles away (city)
88
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Income per Capita
  • Stable Housing Market
Cary, NC 9.2 miles away (city)
86
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Lots of Local Amenities
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Six Forks, Raleigh, NC 0.7 miles away (neighborhood)
85
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Stable Housing Market
  • High Income per Capita
Glenwood, Raleigh, NC 1.2 miles away (neighborhood)
85
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Income per Capita
Wade, Raleigh, NC 1.7 miles away (neighborhood)
84
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Stable Housing Market
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Five Points, Raleigh, NC 0.7 miles away (neighborhood)
84
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Stable Housing Market
  • Sunny Weather
Wake Forest, NC 12.8 miles away (city)
84
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
Morrisville, NC 10.3 miles away (city)
83
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Sunny Weather
Holly Springs, NC 15.2 miles away (city)
83
  • Low Crime Rates
  • High Income per Capita
  • Stable Housing Market
  • Sunny Weather
Hillsborough, Raleigh, NC 2.5 miles away (neighborhood)
83
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
  • Low Cost of Living
Falls Of Neuse, Raleigh, NC 2 miles away (neighborhood)
82
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
Mordecai, Raleigh, NC 1.8 miles away (neighborhood)
82
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • Stable Housing Market
Northwest, Raleigh, NC 7.3 miles away (neighborhood)
82
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
  • High Income per Capita
  • Sunny Weather
North, Raleigh, NC 7.2 miles away (neighborhood)
82
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
  • High Income per Capita
  • High Graduation Rates
Clayton, NC 15.8 miles away (city)
81
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Sunny Weather
  • Lots of Local Amenities
Knightdale, NC 8.8 miles away (city)
81
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • Stable Housing Market
  • High Income per Capita
Northeast, Raleigh, NC 3.2 miles away (neighborhood)
79
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • Stable Housing Market
  • High Income per Capita
West, Raleigh, NC 5.5 miles away (neighborhood)
79
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • Stable Housing Market
Raleigh, NC 0 miles away (city)
79
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Stable Housing Market
  • Sunny Weather
  • Lots of Local Amenities
Garner, NC 8.4 miles away (city)
79
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Sunny Weather
  • Stable Housing Market
Durham, NC 18.8 miles away (city)
78
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • Stable Housing Market
North Central, Raleigh, NC 2.4 miles away (neighborhood)
77
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • Stable Housing Market
East Raleigh, Raleigh, NC 2.9 miles away (neighborhood)
77
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Stable Housing Market
Central, Raleigh, NC 3.5 miles away (neighborhood)
76
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • Stable Housing Market
Southeast, Raleigh, NC 5.2 miles away (neighborhood)
75
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • Stable Housing Market
  • High Income per Capita
Southwest, Raleigh, NC 5.4 miles away (neighborhood)
74
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Stable Housing Market
South, Raleigh, NC 5.1 miles away (neighborhood)
73
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Sunny Weather
  • Stable Housing Market
  • High Income per Capita
South Central, Raleigh, NC 4.2 miles away (neighborhood)
70
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Sunny Weather
  • Stable Housing Market