In our previous post, we discussed the four biggest reasons people move to Raleigh: its abundant job opportunities; access to world-class healthcare; its nationally-ranked higher education options; and its unique central location. But there’s another big reason why people come to Raleigh—it’s fun! Raleigh’s thriving arts, sports, and foodie culture make it chock full of things to do. Below are a few reasons to invest in Raleigh NC property.
Raleigh’s many colleges, and its status as one of the best cities for young professionals, attract young people from all over the country. As a result, Raleigh’s population is extremely young and vibrant. Every weekend sees people flocking to Raleigh’s numerous music venues, theatres, museums, restaurants, and bars. And if the usual nighttime scenes ever get boring, there’s always a concert, festival, or parade happening in Downtown Raleigh.
With three major universities located just minutes away, Raleigh’s sports rivalries are fierce, loud, and historic. The NCCA and ACC tournaments are practically city holidays in the Triangle, with every street, hotel, and barstool filling up with excited fans. When basketball season is through, you can watch NC State, UNC, and Duke go at each other again on the football field.
Nestled in the middle of the Piedmont, Raleigh is situated on mostly-flat land that gently slopes eastward towards the coastal plain. The climate is somewhat beachy, too: breezy and mild, with short, warm winters. Snow is a rare occurrence, and it’s rare for the temperature to drop below freezing. Raleigh’s balmy climate make it a favorite choice for retirees and, well, everyone. (The pollen, on the other hand, is another issue.)
According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports, Raleigh’s reported crime incidents are usually lower than the state and national average. Its neighboring city, Cary, ranks consistently as one of the top 3 safest cities in America.
On a somewhat-related note, Raleigh is also a great place to live if you would like to become more politically involved. As the capital and seat of government for a noted “swing” state, Raleigh is a theatre where national conversations are always playing out.
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