Raleigh

Population: 441,326Median home value: $218,200 78 Ranks better than 90% of areas
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A+ Raleigh Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Raleigh Cost of Living Cost of living is 11% higher than North Carolina
Raleigh
1055% more expensive than the US average
North Carolina
946% less expensive than the US average
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Raleigh cost of living
C Raleigh Crime Total crime is 9% lower than North Carolina
Total crime
2,6573% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 383% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-12%Year over year crime is down
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C Raleigh Employment Household income is 22% higher than North Carolina
Median household income
$58,6416% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$33,68213% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%8% lower than the US average
Raleigh employment
B- Raleigh Housing Home value is 39% higher than North Carolina
Median home value
$218,20018% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9662% higher than the US average
Home ownership
51%20% lower than the US average
Raleigh real estate or Raleigh rentals
C+ Raleigh Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than North Carolina
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
52%6% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:111% lower than the US average
Raleigh K-12 schools or Raleigh colleges

Living in Raleigh, NC

Raleigh is a big city located in the state of North Carolina. The city has a population of 441,326 people. In Raleigh, there are 3,042 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. With an average age of 33 years old, Raleigh could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Raleigh, North Carolina. To help you find the best places to live in and around Raleigh, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, education and more.

The livability score in Raleigh is 78/100 and the city is ranked in the 90th percentile of all cities across America. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Raleigh could be a great choice! Raleigh also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! If we take a closer look at each of the categories on their own, we see that Raleigh ranks well for amenities (A+), weather (B-) and housing (B-). There are some categories that Raleigh does not rank well for, including: cost of living (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Raleigh, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: North Carolina Museum of Art, Museum of Natural Sciences, and Pullen Park.

The Raleigh unemployment rate (1.33%) has continued to decrease over the years and is now well below the national average. Finding a new job in the area might just be easier than you thought!

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Raleigh. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Raleigh are affordable. The median home price for Raleigh homes is $218,200, which is 38.9% higher than the North Carolina average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Raleigh, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.7, which is 12.1% higher than the North Carolina average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Raleigh area were 5.9% and 5 year appreciation rates were 5.8%.

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Compare Raleigh, NC Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Raleigh, NC

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Five Points, Raleigh821.78,393
Wade, Raleigh822.58,992
Hillsborough, Raleigh801.914,634
Glenwood, Raleigh803.27,562
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
North, Raleigh799.276,649
Six Forks, Raleigh793.910,549
Northwest, Raleigh768.781,974
Central, Raleigh760.65,240

Best Cities Near Raleigh, NC

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Morrisville, NC881222,600
Apex, NC8713.143,893
Cary, NC869.8155,822
Holly Springs, NC8514.230,126
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Carrboro, NC8427.120,867
Wake Forest, NC8414.836,472
Fuquay-Varina, NC8015.222,722
Woodlawn, NC8043.2833

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omg what the f happened

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couldn't agree more with the previous posts, all I heard was how great it was here, no traffic, no crime, affordable and new... yes its new and clean with walking trails from now till the end of time.... but traffic sucks and yes it rains here constantly, and things are more expensive here than anywhere else. wtf happened to all these greatest place to live BS. this place is filled with judgmental scared of there own shadow slow passive boring lifeless souls... Do not come here if you are a real person as the other posters said..... yes they don't have the snow budget, but that's not why everything shuts down in 2 inches of snow... it shuts down because you have a whole community of saps. who wont take a chance on anything even driving in snow... its how we learn things,,, this country was built on trial and error.... these saps wont ever try anything. sad pathetic way of life. very passive and weak., the beach is ok but only a month or so earlier than the north. the mountains are best a bunch of hills like pennnslyvania. not really sure what all the hype was about here. I would definitely not recommend this slow passive weak afraid of there own shadow state for anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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certainly not NY!

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moved here from ny 6 years ago because all I heard was about how great it was, and thought it would be good for my two young sons to start a life of there own here one day. Well yes its a very clean pretty new place, and even though the weather is warmer, it seems to rain here constantly, what ever happened to hot and dry? and the prices for things now are just about the same everywhere else if not more. anyhow onto the people, at first very nice, but that's where it all goes down hill, everyone who has moved here has moved here because they all want a clean simple life, a good thing right? uh? no. The people here ALL have a college education, they all came from white picket fence upbringings, they have never faced adversity or hardship a day in there life, and that is exactly why they are here.. they all have salaried 9-5 low pressure office jobs. they drive a new car every 3 years, they pay all there bills on time, they don't drink, they drive 5 miles below the speed limit. they keep 2 hands on the wheel at 10 and 2, they cross the street on green only and only at the crosswalk. they follow every rule. they have no hustle, and the minute there's a slight problem, there on there computer condemming it like the world is coming to an end...I grew up in construction in Brooklyn new York, I worked alongside portugesse and Italian men who where in there 70's and could out work any 20 year old today, they worked long hard hours and where really good at there trade it was a true craft and art that they where very proud of. it was respectable. as you know I am a blue collar worker here, and yes work here, and yes if you work hard for a living it is no longer considered respectable, everyone here thinks down on you because you didn't get a college education like they did. There is no respect for hustle or hard work, to them it means you are desperate, This country was built on men and woman from all walks of life, who took chances, who bent the rules when they had to. who took risks to get to where they needed to, its how this country was built period. where would we be if not. and yes there should be a happy medium between both, but here it is tilted so far to the right, boring lifeless judgemental people. and not to mention everything and I mean everything is owned by a chain. you never deal with a mom and pop. you always deal with some 25 year old who is just reading from a script, from dry cleaners to restaurants to gas stations its all scripted and regulated. I want to walk into brunos barber and get a haircut! not someplace with a girl who just got out of beauty school with a piece of paper asking me for my phone number or email so she can look me up and what number do I want on the side and top! really what the heck happened to Bruno? it is this way every single store you go into, just a bunch of people reading from a book. no character no spunk lifeless boring slow. if your a hustler, who likes real people, who know what life is truly like, who have character and aren't judgmental who have whit and can roll up there sleaves and get dirty if need be, and who know they can cross the street in the middle of the block, and some times drive 60 in a 55 this place is NOT for you!!! yes its clean and new and pretty, but come on people start living!!!!!! it doesn't last forever
oh forgot one last funny thing, what ever happened to going out throwing on a jacket and a pair of sneakers and taking a bike ride? omg these guys here lmao they have all these helmets, gloves mirrors on the front of there head, mirrors on the back of there head, all kinds of lights and everything in the world, then the outfit! omg like there in the damn tour de france, are you kidding me. does anybody remember palm burn, lol you got a band aid and ran back out and hoped back on your bike. wth happened!!!! to people
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raleigh is the wekest state in the country

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what a bunch of pathetic slow weak slow people. they are all a bunch of nc alumni.. big woop…… they are weak. they all follow the rules they don't take chances. they are all like robots just living to die, what a sad society pathetic and weak afraid of an inch of snow, afraid of someone they don't know. afraid of everything, but who yeh for college game day, get a life, you robots....
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Why We Said No To Raleigh

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My other half and I looked all over the USA, searching for the ‘perfect’ city. We wanted good weather, great food, a walkable to downtown neighborhood, historic homes and a fun and funky vibe. With friends in Raleigh, we were sold until... we actually visited. Make no mistake, Raleigh had some great perks- big job market, good schools- it also had about as much soul as a mashed potato. The historic detached homes that were walking distance to downtown and had more than 2,000 sf were incredibly expensive... with so many people moving to their area, traffic in rush hour can bring you to a standstill. It’s increasingly a city built around new construction, with houses sandwiched next to one another... this is the Truman Show on Steroids. Big box stores and chain restaurants abound.Two hours east of Raleigh, we found Wilmington. Amazing, beautiful historic homes walking distance to downtown- less than half the price. A fun and funky vibe, fantastic eats, 20 minutes to the beaches, parks galore... There are plenty of newer communities and golf courses, an airport that is never crazy busy... summer season does bring more tourists, but the traffic is really not a worry in the way that a larger city has it. Wilmington has such welcoming people, it’s the best decision we ever made.Samira K. Davis
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Nice smaller city experiencing some growing pains

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I found Raleigh and vicinity to be attractive and full of potential. Of course there are negatives to any place and the people shouting negativity in the reviews below are the typical parasitic, welfare-abusing trash that have come to plague the area whining, moaning, complaining, and blaming about how they're not being given enough hand outs. There are very nice neighborhoods and apartments (usually overpriced) which offer any type of lifestyle you could want. I honestly feel bad for this city and natives because the low quality people coming primarily from Richmond and Atlanta have exploited the benefits and are slowly destroying the infrastructure taking advantage yet again of another decent city. The area has great higher education, known as the research Triangle with upscale hospitals, malls, libraries, parks, and museums. Outside of Raleigh you'll find natural outdoor activities like hiking, rock climbing, and biking. The local food is good, but like one person posted, it's not healthy food at all. There is access to some good health food stores though like Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Fresh Market and farmers markets which helps a lot. I don't blame NC natives for being resistant to outsiders and transient low lives. Raleigh has some great things going for it and to see low class people disrespecting it is appalling, unneeded, and unwanted. The city is constantly building and expanding, but there aren't enough jobs or moderately compensating ones to keep up with it. I will be honest in mentioning that job interviews here are biased, cliquey, and show blatant signs of nepotism; and this is coming from someone who holds two degrees as a white collar professional. As a whole, Raleigh-Durham is generic but offers good weather, great location, and hidden gems of community (you just have to look a bit harder to find them).
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Raleigh: A boring town unless...

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... Unless you love looking at trees squirrels birds and go orgasmic contemplating your weed free lawn, there is little need to stay too long in this overrated southern town.Raleigh could remind you of the movie "The Truman Show" if you've seen it. On the surface, all seems strangely pretty and clean but this place crumbles as it tries to expand, since greed is the vector force that drives the town.Most eateries restaurants pubs etc. serve food that will make you look like a fat sloppy hamburger in no time. Nightlife stops at 2 am in your bed or continues at the Waffle House.There's an interesting museum of modern art NC Moma but that alone cannot be good enough to relocate here.On a daily basis this is what you will find:Cops harass drivers 24/7, regional health care is turning into a Blue Cross UNC Duke monopoly, extremely expensive and - unlike what they say - not better than anywhere else. The downtown area has nothing to write home about as you can see most things in half a day.There are bike lanes here and there but car drivers make cycling dangerous as they always seem in a rush. Nondescript malls and little shopping centers abound, a dysfunctional puny little bus systems will get you nowhere but Highway 40 will take you out of this mess quickly ... so drive on before you go insane or depressed in this gritty hole.
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I love living in Durham-Raleigh

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I moved to Raleigh for work about 3 years ago and thought that i wouldn't stay long, however i love it here. i recently found a home in Durham in a D.R. Horton Community and its been wonderful for my family and I, You can find everything you need close by. Shopping, Entertainment etc. i recommend living here.
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Absolutely terrible snobby, slam lord city there is

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First of all, if you need to move here DO NOT RENT or trust anyone on line to rent a place. You will get here, the most you'll get filthy peace of garbage and nothing else. If you don't have any other choice, right down every single thing you need to get and paying for. If you need place for a year and paying for a 6 months, name the months you are paying, other wise slam lord like Ken Horn will take your money and will say, that you paid for the lasts months of your lease. Take pictures of all damage and little scratches, because before you will have to move out, he Will charge you for that.Streets are dark at night, no lights, barely ever you will see light, so be careful driving at night. Drivers are terrible, they do not know how to drive. Once I have a car accident in a parking lot, where old "fa..." couldn't drive, because probably forgot how to go reverse, the other time, some idiot drove me in "my ass" at the stop light. Police are so stupid they do not know how to right the address, so you would pay a ticket or even get in jail....if you wont show up in court. Just saying, watch your money!Also, weekends, when you would like to sleep in and rest, no way you can do it, because of those who came where Jesus left his slippers. 3 or 4 times per day on the weekends they are coming, just in case you don't know about the Jesus, by that time of your age.DO NOT leave any deposit or money in advance, because that would be the last time you having them in your hands, you would never get a penny back.Health department. Doctors doesn't know shit, nurses thinks, they know everything. They will take every penny then can from your insurance and will give you nothing in advance. If you will get sick, run from this state as far as you can. If you still need to come here to live, welcome a board of redneck country and be miserable just like the rest of us.
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Clean, boring, dull

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Stayed at Marriott, room was ok. The hotel restaurant, RYE, was a step above to only McDonald's. The downtown area was clean, people were nice, however very quite, and boring for a city this size. City good for retirees wanting to live in big city. The pit was best barbecue, fried chicken I've ever had. Unfortunately may be only good eating establishment in town. Clean boring dull city. Won't come back again. Fortunately work paid for trip. I would be pissed off If I had to pay for all the bad meals and time spending trying to find any nightlife!
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Carolina Performance -- Beware!!!!!

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Carolina Performance is a scam. The fake doctor scam you need to be aware of- and Dr. William Matthews at Carolina Performance is part of this ALERT - physician scam. Check out for yourself, try to find his licence number-. I paid for an expensive intake, and he could not write a prescription, nor could he call it into CVS Pharmacy. Why? Because he wasn't a real doctor. I also needed him to fax a referral to another doctor in California, and after a week, he was still not able to fax my request. Why? Because he didn't want to reveal that he was bogus. Do not use ANY "doctor" at Carolina Performance.
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Terribly Judgmental snobby people

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This is Basically a comic book version of what a city is supposed to look like. I moved here From CT last October and wish I had moved to Florida instead. The pros are that it is really well kept in most areas with new buildings which has a fresh feel but is more like a big spread out town. THE WORST OF ALL is the community. I wish I could give it negative stars. I am the most social person and never had such a hard time making friends. I am not one of those "Yankees" everyone talks about. I happen to be from CT and I am a working man who did not come from money. Tee shirts and sneakers are unacceptable here. If you do not have a man bun, pink shorts which end right below your balls, a Toyota Prius, and a large frappachino in your left hand with a poodle on a leash on your right... You are unwelcome. Go back home where you belong. "Nightlife" down town consists of hundreds of entitled college kids "wearing man buns" and penny loafers. Lots of good looking women who are very fake and judgmental of each other with very dry personalities. It can be described as a congregation of all the people who tried out for jersey shore and 90210 but just didn't quite have what it took to be part of the cast. I will say the food is mostly great. Awesome local brews. if you enter one of these places with a clean tee shirt on and new sneakers expect the music to stop and drinks to hit the floor, as you should know better that the dress code is no less than man bun, loafers and tight pink pants. Every guy wears tight pink pants here. The only acceptable Tee shirt here is a tight v-neck in the lightest shade of baby blue. The "men" here are some of the most un-masculine that I have met in my life. This applies to my age group ( I am 26) However, the people I have met that are not millennials, college students and are over 40 are pleasant. Maybe my generation just sucks entirely and it is magnified here much more. I will say though, generally, the people my age from the northeast are much more welcoming, FUN and down to earth. These people are some of the driest emotionless people I have ever met in my life. Generally though, the community is full of wealthy, judgmental, snobby people who have a stick up their a** about 5 inches in diameter with thorns and hot sauce on the outside stuffed so deep that it has stabbed a hole in their soul. That is my review of Raleigh. Hope it helps.
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classism is a serious problem here

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very Pathetic and sad city if your from Ny, Miami, Cali, or any major city avoid most of the city like the plaque especially North Hills with the noveau riche people who made a club and exclude whoever they think is poor. I'm telling you avoid North Hills! real weathly people and homeless avoid it! and avoid downtown as well same type of discrimation. you have been warned! stay in Falls of Neuse or Further North or even some place remote. don't stay in North Hills!! you will probably get the cops called on your kids for being an old money type and being different! The only cash flow that comes in this city is from the North Hills noveau riche taxes and the federal governemnt, and maybe some group of anymous benefactors. by the way almost all the clothes in Raleigh are cheap or made of out cheap material! I have seen better clothes in my local GoodWill and Walmart in Miami. by the way they have idiots for cops here who try to psycho analyis everybody
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city is garbage

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first off this is the most backward, weird, and shady city I have ever been in. The people are very judgemental and look down on the homless and poor, also very discriminatory they are always trying figure out wether your rich or poor based on what your wearing. Some have been treated differently by employees of restuarants based on what they are wearing I have seen it in person. i was judged and taken for rich and poor too many times here based on my clothes. Specifically North hills the people are out of control. I was watched by an employee of Jcpenney she either did it on her own or the manager put her up to it. I talked to the manager she didn't say she was going fix it, highly unprofessional, I called corporate on this Jcpenney and told them to investigate this store. These people in north hills are just now getting money and they don't know to handle it or act. I really feel they look down on the poor because they used to be poor on the verge of homelessness and they felt very bad, I stand corrected because I saw what look like a low income house in Six Forks which is supposedly the richest neighborhood in America??! that was obviously forged by Glassdoor.com for the sack of their inflated egos. I saw a bus driver look down on a homeless man. I seen an old man decide wether someone was poor or rich by their shoes. Also the 5th or 6th time I went to North Hills I usually charge my phone in the outdoor outlets but this time the power was cut off and they did it so I would stop coming there. Also I was watched by some security. I also spoke to other people in Raleigh who told me they have been followed in stores in North Hills frequently. It's a classism thing here and huge problem overall in the city. The poor and homeless are treated the worst. Btw I was followed by a cop after I got on my bus because some lady was reporting as suspicious for walking around the bus station waiting for bus. I already reported this city to the federal government and now I will file a claim with the civil rights department. btw I'm from Miami and I have grown up with people who are weathly and they don't act like the people in North Hills who are new to money. the poor and homeless have been robbed in the bus station countless times and the cops are using the reports to target the homeless and poor because the Residents of Raleigh dislike them because they poor or homeless. This will eventually lead to racism if we don't go into another recession. if this doesn't improve the homeless will be in danger. also the only real people who have money are the one in falls of Neuse. the rest of the city has people who used to be poor but just got money, the upper poor class and lower poor class and then homeless who used to be middle class or upper middleclass but relocated to raliegh for jobs. the homeless and poor safety may be at risk eventually as they might get physically assaulted by cops or people who don't like them for them being poor. you can also tell the the falls of neuse people are the real wealthy people because the houses are the best in this city and they have brands that aren't sold in this city. Also almost every single building in the city is dirty on the outside except for falls of neuse where it is semi clean or clean. all the malls have stores nobody cares about except for maybe 5
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Raleigh has been home for 23 years & is the best place I've ever lived

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I came here in August of 1992 to start a new business. With a 1 and 3 year old back in Roanoke VA I wanted my family with me as soon as possible and in June of 2013 we moved to north Raleigh off Norwood Road. We lived there for 8 years and then built a new home off Possum Track just a few miles down the road. It has been a great experience in so many ways. Good public and private schools for the kids, so many parks and lakes to walk around or boat on, fantastic and very convenient medical facilities, better than average transportation options, especially since I-540 was started, great weather (most of the time) and such a centralized location: 2 hours from the Atlantic Ocean and 3 hours or less from the Great Smoky Mountains. And there are sports teams and nightlife and shopping to keep anyone entertained.

And if you are looking for a job or to start a company there are so many opportunities available to you. Great colleges and universities offer a very good labor pool.

There isn't anything I don't like about the Raleigh area. I can highly recommend it to anyone looking for a safe, friendly and diverse place to live.
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Moving to Raleigh was the best thing we ever did!

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Moving to Raleigh 8 years ago has impacted us in so many positive ways. We left the Western New York area for greener pastures after researching a dozen other cities -- and it has been everything we hoped for and more. It's a vibrant, welcoming city. Some highlights:
1) We have had job opportunities like nothing we could have imagined up north. Better companies, better pay, much deeper professional community to become a part of.
2) The weather is great and the entire area is beautiful. Okay, the summers are really hot, but the fall and spring are lovely, and the winter is just enough winter to have seasons, while still being comfortably mild. It is a city of trees and well-manicured neighborhoods, and everything seems to be in bloom about 9 months out of the year.
3) People come from all over. So everyone accepts you instead of treating you as an outsider. In a neighborhood party, it's not unusual to discover that, say, 18 of the 20 people there came from somewhere else.
3) Retail? Raleigh has everything. I'm not much of a shopper, but it's nice to know that if you need it, you will definitely find it here.
4) Lots of great restaurants. Not just chains (though pretty much every chain is represented here), but nice places with character and charm.
5) Very nice public (free) museums.
6) There are terrific private schools. Our kids went to St. David's School and got/are getting and education like nothing we we had available in the entire WNY area.
7) Fantastic in-state colleges. The state schools are VERY reasonably priced for residents, and they are highly rated.
8) You're a couple of hours from the beach and a few hours from the mountains. Both are fantastic and deserve their reputable billing. The NC beaches are world-class, and the mountains have snow in winter and are glorious in the summer.
9) It's a conservative area made up of professionals who value hard work over government interference and religious tradition over anti-God activism. If you are a northern liberal, you will probably wish you never came.

I'm hesitant to write a good review, because the one thing that is getting bad is traffic. People keep coming here. I wish the media would stop highlighting us so people would stop coming (I say that half-seriously). We love newcomers (like we were 8 years ago), but the roads really are getting overcrowded.

We love Raleigh, and our kids do too. Instead of running away like they all do in the old rust-belt cities up north, our kids are heading back here after college.
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Raleigh, NC....it's a Nightmare!!!!

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Living in Raleigh is a bad decision. I regret a thousand times when I decided to move here. It's true that you can find a lots of amenities here and the weather is good but to be honest, anything of this worth it when you are looking for mentally peace. I am Puerto Rican and I am feeling the racism and I'm discriminated by others, both black and white. Receiving dirty looks and stupid comments all the time. The jobs opportunities aren't good. They pay a misery and the only thing the offer is part-time. There's no prosperity here. I had lived in others states before NC and nothing is compared with this. The place is good, the people ( majority ) don't worth it. Can't wait to leave this place!! I know many people going through the same as me. Not good for the Latin community. I agree with someone that posted a previous review saying " here they treat you as slave." Don't move here is you are latino.
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Raleigh's Rapid Transition From Rural To Metropolitan Character

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I live in Raleigh and I'am definitely proud to call North Carolina's capital my home. The "City of Oaks" is without a doubt the cultural hub of the state. I enjoy exploring Renaissance era paintings at the North Carolina Museum of Art or studying the fossils of dinosaurs at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The permanent and changing exhibitions at the North Carolina Museum of History will satisfy the curiosity of any history buff.

The most urbanized part of Raleigh is located along Fayeteville Street. The downtown area is very pedestrian friendly and the State Capitol grounds offer a nice chance to relax under the trees while doing some people watching and getting inspired by statues of George Washington, Governor Zebulon, Andrew Johnson and other political figures. The modern PNC Plaza skyscraper provides a nice architectural contrast to historic 19th century buildings such as the Briggs Hardware Store where the COR Museum operates.

Although it has a sizable population of a typical medium-size city, Raleigh is mostly suburban in character especially in the sections outside the I-440 beltline. I live in northern Raleigh and I sometimes feel like I'm in an isolated suburb. The public transportation in Raleigh is limited to public buses and it seems that rapid transit services are nothing more than a dream for Raleigh. You definitely need a car to get around more than 90 percent of the city. However, Raleigh-Durham International Airport is very convenient to navigate as it doesn't have the traffic of a typical urban airport. Additionally, the general aviation terminal and observation park at the airport allow you to watch commercial and private jets take off and land. I'd say that these two venues are some of the best hidden attractions in the Raleigh area.
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The most over-rated city in America

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I really wish that I say good things about my 2 years in Raleigh, however; it wasn't that great of an experience. The city thrives on Forbes lists, yet when you arrive you'll find that the city lacks charm, energy, and has absolutely lacks cultural diversity. Most weekends and nights are boring if you don't eat (at the few eateries around town) or if you don't like to shop at the malls nearby. The long term citizens of Raleigh aren't welcoming, nor will they try to entertain you with their time. It was almost as if a lot of people had a chip on their shoulder. I don't want to this to seem as a rant and I can say that there are some new natural beauty about the city and maybe livable if you're a large, conservative leaning family. The crime was fairly tolerable but, I had an occasion where some friends from my hometown came to visit me in Raleigh, lo and behold my close friend was pick pocketed in Downtown Raleigh on their main street. This is a city that hides it's major crimes from the media. I'll conclude with this, don't get caught up in the hype of this town, it's really just a capital city.
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Raleigh is a MISTAKE

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I have live here since April 2011, this is the most backward structure non progressive place to live or visit. I made a mistake moving here based on a relative. Their is no growth, I moved from NY, when I have interviewed for jobs the first comment is "was that really your salary" I am african-american woman, my NY salary was 6 figures, I worked in PR- I just wanted a part-time job WOW........ I am trying praying and trying to get to FL with friends or back to GOD's country NY. People of color are treated as slaves. DO NOT MOVE HERE
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Travel To Raleigh, NC

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I've lived in Raleigh, NC for many many years and I've yet to visit or drive through a city that offers as much as Raleigh does. The big city feel combined with the wonderful atmosphere may not be for everyone, but it's right for me. With a population of more than 400,000 it gives me the sense of living in a very large city without the hassles of a big city such as New York City or San Diego. The amount of help and dedication the citizens put in to making my city beautiful, is a testament to what type of environment it is.

One of the first things that I love about Raleigh is the Dorton Arena. It seats thousands of people and really provides a upscale and luxurious place to watch an event. People from all over the country flock to this arena for grade A top quality entertainment each and every year. As you're driving in to Raleigh the first thing many people will notice right off the bat is the skyline. The elegant skyline created by all of our wonderful buildings gives you a big city feeling that you just can't help but smile when you see. It really is a place that I'm proud to call home.

This city of mine is cram packed full of entertainment and things to do on a boring day. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will entertain you for hours on end but also teach you a thing or two. The gorgeous scenery and tall buildings will provide eye candy for a long afternoon walk through the city which I, and so many people that live here enjoy. If you're looking for a place that oozes with creativity and excitement then come to Raleigh, NC today and see us!
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Southern Comfort in Raleigh, NC

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Raleigh, NC is the perfect place to raise a family. I have travelled to Raleigh numerous times throughout my life and am currently thinking about moving there permanently.

From the waiter at a restaurant to the guy at the gas station, all of the locals are extremely friendly. Raleigh truly has a remarkable feeling of southern comfort. Every time I visit, I feel like everybody knows me. Another plus to Raleigh is that the crime rate is really low which is also great for raising a family.

Since Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, there are lots of historical attractions and other things to do in the city of Raliegh. If you are looking for a restaurant in Raleigh, Lilly's Pizza is the place to go. It is the best pizza I have ever had in my life! It will not disappoint. If you are looking for a warm welcome from locals, great attractions, tasty restaurants and a pretty good nightlife then I definitely recommend Raleigh, NC.
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Source: The Raleigh, NC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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