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Raleigh, NC - "Esse Quam Videri"

Raleigh is thriving, with new residents moving from all over the country and the world every day. North Carolina’s capital city has a unique distinction among all fifty state capitals, as having been totally planned. Prior to its being built in 1792, the city was laid out in a square with one-acre parks at each corner. The State House was placed in the center of the square.

As the city has grown, the downtown area, with its surrounding residential neighborhoods, parks and greenways, has been maintained as originally planned. In 1975, Raleigh was named the first Green Survival City in the United States.

Today, Raleigh’s growth parallels that of Research Triangle Park, a research corporate campus, home to corporations and high-tech industries from around the world. This kind of presence has provided Raleigh with diverse cultural and regional influences. As a result, Raleigh has become a city offering the best of both worlds — restaurants, cosmopolitan shops, educational, cultural and recreational activities as well as the slower-paced traditional small-town southern hospitality and charm.

The City of Raleigh presents a diverse composition of people, love of freedom, gritty work ethic, high esteem for education and that common sense approach to economic development, all combine to create one of the most robust environments in which North Carolina's capital city thrives today. Sir Walter would most decidedly be proud if he were to visit 21st century Raleigh today.


Progress Energy Building


Raleigh Museum of Natural Science


Marbles Kid Museum

Raleigh Contemporary Art Museum

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Brief history of Raleigh

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Town Motto

"Esse Quam Videri - To Be Rather Than To Seem"

Population Change since 2000 Census

Increased 46.28%


Driving times to:

 

  • Research Triangle Park

27 Minutes

  • Raleigh Durham Airport

21 Minutes

  • the NC coast (Wilmington, NC)

2 Hours, 4 Minutes

  • the NC mountains (Boone, NC)

3 Hours, 19 Minutes

Community Information

Local News Websites
The News & Observer
WRAL TV (CBS/FOX)
WTVD TV (ABC)
NBC 17 TV
UNC TV (PBS)


University Websites
North Carolina State University 
Meredith College 
Peace College 
Shaw University 
St. Augustine's College 
Wake Tech

City Websites
City of Raleigh 
Visit Raleigh 
Goodnight Raleigh

Local Shopping
Brier Creek Commons 
Cameron Village 
City Market Raleigh
Crabtree Valley Mall 
Lafayette Village
Seaboard Station 
Shops of Baileywick
North Hills 
Triangle Town Center

Local Dining - Downtown
42nd Street Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill 
518 West Italian Cafe 
Benelux Cafe 
Boylan Bridge Brewpub 
Brewmasters Bar & Grill 
BuKu 
Busy Bee Cafe 
Caffe Luna 
Cantina South 
Capital Club 16 
Cashmere 
Chris London's Backstage 
Ciago's 
Draft 
Five Star 
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium 
Gravy 
Hayes Barton Cafe & Dessertery 
Hibernian Restaurant & Pub 
High Park Bar & Grill 
Humble Pie 
The Irregardless Cafe 
J. Betski's 
Jibarra 
Joel Lane's Public House 
La Volta Italiano 
Market Restaurant 
Mellow Mushroom 
Mo's Diner 
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewery 
NOFO At The Pig 
Pie Bird 
Poole's Downtown Diner 
Posta Tuscan Grille 
Raleigh Times Bar 
Red Room Tapas Lounge 
Remedy Diner 
Seaboard Cafe 
Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern 
Sitti Restaurant 
Solas Restaurant Lounge 
Sono Japanese 
Spize Cafe 
Sullivan's Steakhouse 
Sushi Blues Cafe 
Tasca Brava 
The Berkley Cafe 
The Big Easy 
The Borough 
The Cupcake Shoppe 
The Diner 
The Mint 
The Oxford Gastropub 
The Pit Authentic Barbeque 
Tir na nOg Irish Pub 
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe 
Vic's Italian Restaurant 
Woody's at City Market 
Zely & Ritz 
Zydeco Downtown

Entertainment, Recreation & Museums 
Gregg Museum of Art  & Design 
Joel Lane Museum House 
Marbles Kids Museum 
North Carolina Japan Center
North Carolina Museum of Art 
North Carolina Museum of History 
North Carolina State University Insect Museum
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 
Raleigh City Museum
Raleigh Contemporary Art Museum 

 

  

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