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Living in Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, North Carolina is one of those rare places that offer a perfect mix of city life and hospitable community living, giving people living in Raleigh claim to enjoy an unbeatable quality of life. As a capital city, there are staid government buildings, a busy downtown, and an interesting historic district. Yet, when you enter Raleigh's neighborhoods, you will see neighbors chatting across porches and enjoying a socially active community life that makes you want to join in.

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Things to Do in Raleigh

Raleigh is called the City of Oaks because of the many oak trees that line the central streets of the city, but it is also called the Smithsonian of the South, due to its abundance of museums that ensure that there's always something new to explore. Most of these museums offer free entry, making them all the more enticing.

When you explore homes for sale in Raleigh, North Carolina, you will notice that there's plenty of green space in the city where you can get your daily dosage of sun and fresh air. Umstead State Park is a vast haven for those who want to enjoy the outdoors. With its 1911 magnetic carousel featuring hand-crafted basswood animals, Pullen Park is another place that adds charm to Raleigh.

Home to more than seven renowned universities, the energy in Raleigh is intellectual as well as young; sports, good food, and nightlife dominate the scene. There are plenty of dining options with street-food outlets getting the same patronage as fine-dining restaurants, and Raleigh has many micro-breweries where you can stop for a quick drink. Sweet tea, a Southern specialty, is another addictive beverage you can find throughout the city.

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Housing in the Triangle

The Raleigh real estate scene is versatile, catering to needs of different buyers. There are multi-family homes with 3-5 bedrooms in historic neighborhoods like Mordecai, as well as state-of-art condos and apartments in up-and-coming suburbs. Raleigh has a mix of studio apartments, condos, townhomes, and vast houses to suit different categories of buyers. No matter where you buy your home in Raleigh, NC, you can be assured of availability of local amenities, restaurants, and services near your house.

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Transportation in Raleigh

The city's location on the I-40, with the I-440 running through Raleigh, makes it a well-connected place that's easy to navigate. Efficient public transport is Raleigh's forte, with the Capital Area Transit and Triangle Transit bus services covering most major routes in the city and in the Triangular region of Raleigh,Durham, and Cary. Raleigh is also perfect for bicycle riders with dedicated bike lanes throughout the city.


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  • Recognized as the “Smithsonian of the South,” Raleigh features plenty of museums for everyone to explore.
  • Outdoorsy types head over to Umstead State Park, which features three manmade lakes, a network of hiking and multi-use trails, and picnic grounds with fireplaces, as well as many campsites.
  • Microbreweries are all the rage with many of them located throughout the city.


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