Raleigh at a Glance
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What You’ll Love About Raleigh
A Thriving Downtown
You'll find premier entertainment venues, eclectic art galleries, unique shops and restaurants, incredible museums, and festivals galore in the heart of Raleigh.
From local and state government to tech companies to non-profit organizations, Raleigh offers plenty of job opportunities in a variety of industries.
A Loyal Fanbase
If you want to root for the home team, watch the Carolina Hurricanes play hockey at PNC Arena or cheer on collegiate sports teams at Raleigh's many universities.
Welcome to Raleigh
As the capital of North Carolina, Raleigh is a vibrant city filled with unique attractions, world-class schools and universities, and desirable neighborhoods. Thanks to its central location and easy access to major highways, Raleigh is close to the renowned Research Triangle Park, as well as North Carolina's beautiful beaches and breathtaking mountains.
About the Triangle Area
"The Triangle" gets its name from Research Triangle Park, a 7,000-acre office park located in Durham. More than 50,000 employees—residents of Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding communities—work at the 200+ companies in the research park, including IBM, Cisco, Fidelity Investments, and Credit Suisse.
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Whether you're a newcomer or a longtime resident, explore these local resources to learn more about buying a home in Raleigh.
Want to live steps from shops, restaurants, museums, and major employers? Downtown Raleigh offers condominiums and townhomes, as well as homes in historic neighborhoods.
Inside the Beltline
"Inside the Beltline" refers to neighborhoods located within the I-440 loop around Raleigh. Homes in this prestigious area are close to downtown and historic attractions, such as Pullen Park (pictured).
Featured Things to Do
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
This popular tourist attraction features hands-on fun for all ages, including a butterfly conservatory and a naturalist center.
This historic Raleigh park has its own train, carousel, community center, pond, aquatic center, and arts center.
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Raleigh Quick Facts
- Population (2016): 458,880
- Population Growth Since 2010: +15.0%
- Zip Code: 67601
- County: Wake
- Mean Home Price (2016): $257,074
Travel & Commute
- Durham: Average 28 minutes
- Public Transit: GoRaleigh
- Airport: Raleigh-Durham International
- Major Highways: I-40, I-87, I-540, I-440
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