Raleigh is a booming city with a lot to offer. Its abundant attractions, high-quality school systems, and convenient central location earned it a #3 spot on WalletHub’s list of 2019’s Best State Capitals to Live In this year–the latest in a long list of accolades. WalletHub compared 54 key indicators of affordability, economic well-being, quality of education and health, and quality of life to reach its conclusion. Read on to learn why Raleigh is the perfect place to grow a career or raise a family.
Raleigh’s economy is diverse and growing. It’s home to major employers like Duke University and Health System, Wake County Public Schools, and Duke Energy Progress. A major hub of science, research, and technology, Raleigh has no shortage of business opportunities. The city’s favorable tax laws make it easy to start a new business.
Raleigh real estate has been significantly increasing in value over the past few years. Since 2011, the average price of a home in Raleigh has doubled. However, Raleigh real estate is still more affordable than housing in the vast majority of US cities. The thriving real estate market is one of the reasons why so many people are investing in the city.
Raleigh is is home to over 11 colleges and universities, including North Carolina State University, a major research center. Raleigh’s public school system has been nationally recognized for its diversity and innovation, and there are many excellent private schools, charter schools, and early college schools to choose from.
Anyone who enjoys being outside will love Raleigh’s mild weather and abundance of recreational opportunities. Residents can bike, stroll, jog or play ball at many parks and community centers, or hike the mountains close to the area. As for indoor activities, there are countless museums, restaurants, theatres, and historic buildings to explore.
With so much to see and do, it’s easy to see why Raleigh was named one of the top places to live. If you’re interested in investing in Raleigh real estate, be sure to call the team at Barker Realty, and one of our associates will be happy to assist you!
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