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Raleigh NC: A Classy Capital City Worth Investing In

Have you often wondered what it would be like to invest in a world class city? Now you can find out when you purchase a property in Raleigh, NC!

This city, known affectionately as the City of Oaks by locals, has everything you could possibly be looking for in a major city: Cultural venues, a thriving local jobs markets, incredible parks, superior public and private schools, expansive private neighborhoods and so much more!

If you’ve been searching for the right Wake County community for you, we invite you to take a moment to learn about Raleigh. You might like what you see here and decide it’s exactly the place you want to be!

What Raleigh Offers Its Residents

The capital city of Raleigh, which had a population of more than 403,000 at last count, truly has something for everyone. From shopping to dining experiences, outdoor recreation to social clubs, Raleigh has it all!

Vibrant Businesses and a Strong Local Economy

Raleigh acorn statue and plaqueFirst established in 1792, Raleigh has always been a mecca for education and commercial business.

That’s why today, you’ll find such a robust jobs market here. Some of the top employers located in Raleigh (at least according to the 2010 Comprehensive Report) include the State of North Carolina, Wake County Public School System, North Carolina State University, WakeMed, Rex Hospital, Red Hat and more!

It’s little wonder why our city has been recognized as a Best Place to Live and Work in the Country.

A Variety of Unique Things to Do

Meanwhile, Raleigh also has an exhaustive list of recreational attractions as well. Just some of the attractions worth checking out include:

  • African American Cultural Complex
  • Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh
  • Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NCSU
  • Haywood Hall House & Gardens
  • Marbles Kids Museum
  • J. C. Raulston Arboretum
  • Joel Lane House
  • Mordecai Plantation
  • North Carolina Symphony
  • North Carolina Museum of Art

The Exemplary Schools Serving Your Children in Raleigh

Just like the rest of the county, this incredible city is served by some high-achieving schools within the Wake County Public School System.

Specifically, if you live within the city limits of Raleigh, your children are likely to attend such schools as:

  • Athens Drive High School
  • Needham B. Broughton High School
  • Jesse O. Sanderson High School
  • Southeast Raleigh High School
  • Fred J. Carnage Middle School
  • Carroll Middle School
  • Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School
  • East Millbrook Middle School
  • Wakefield Middle School
  • And others!
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Private School Options

Parents who prefer the private education route will also find several options, including:

  • Friendship Christian School of Raleigh (Baptist, 1-12)
  • Gethsemane Seventh-day Adventist Church School (K-8)
  • Grace Christian School (K-12)
  • Jewish Academy of Wake County (K-3)
  • Montessori School of Raleigh (K-9)
  • Neuse Baptist Christian School (K-12)
  • North Raleigh Christian Academy (Protestant Christian, K-12)
  • Raleigh Christian Academy (Baptist, K-12)
  • The Raleigh School (K-5)
  • Ravenscroft School (K-12)

Public Colleges and Private Universities

And for higher education, the only issue will be deciding which college or university to attend. After all, the Raleigh area is home to more than 20 colleges and universities, such as:

  • North Carolina State University
  • Wake Technical Community College
  • Meredith College 
  • Montreat College's School of Professional and Adult Studies
  • William Peace University
  • Shaw University 
  • Skema Business School
  • St. Augustine's University 

Raleigh's Recent Accolades 

Our wonderful city frequently gets national recognition for quality of life. Some of our most recent accolades include:

  • America's Best Places to Live: #1 (Businessweek.com, June 2011)
  • Best Place for Business and Careers: #3 (Forbes.com, June 2012)
  • Top 10 Best Cities for Educated Workers: #5 (Raleigh-Cary, NC)(247WallSt.com, September 2011)
  • Most Cost-Attractive Business Location: #5 (KPMG, March 2012) 
  • Best Cities in America for Health and Happiness: #3 (EcoSalon, March 2012) 
  • Fastest Growing Cities for Technology Jobs: #1 (Dice, March 2012) 
  • Best Cities for Raising a Family: #5 (Forbes, April 2012 & 2015)

Interested in Buying Real Estate Here?

There are plenty of options to choose from on the Raleigh real estate market: Bungalows, Condos, Townhomes, Single-Family Homes, Estate Homes — and the list goes on!

These homes have been built across many different development eras, ensuring that you’re likely to find the kind of property that best complements your style, tastes and price range.

Some of the more popular neighborhoods in Raleigh that are certainly worth checking out include Boylan Heights, Brookhaven, Devon, and Fallsford Townhomes.

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Buying or Selling Your Home in Raleigh?

Neighborhoods

$200,000 - $300,000
Sq Ft: 1,600 - 2,500
Greythorne is a tranquil neighborhood and features its own community pond
$450,000 - $600,000
$100,000 - $350,000
$100,000 - $400,000
Sq Ft: 1,000 - 4,200
Newstead Manor is right next to a park in Cary
$1,290,000 and up
Sq Ft: 5,168+
$500,000 - $800,000
Sq Ft: 2,800 - 6,500

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