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RTP is a Thriving Employment Center

Founded 1959, Research Triangle Park is an area known as a hub of employment in the region. It is the largest research park in the United States, employing over 200 companies and 50,000 people at its spacious campus based in Durham, NC

The Origins of "The Triangle" Area

RTP is where the term "the Triangle area" came from, which has been shortened over the years from "the Research Triangle area." 

The three points of "the Triangle" are specifically Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, as the locations of the three major universities in those cities that the research park was affiliated with. Today, "the Triangle" has come to mean these cities and the areas within them. 

Top Employers at Research Triangle Park

Employment is a central focus in the Triangle region, but especially in the Research Triangle Park area. Since RTP employs over 200 science and technology companies, you can find many of the region's top employers here, including:

  • Biogen Idec
  • Cisco
  • Credit Suisse
  • Fidelity Investments
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • IBM
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • NetApp
  • RTI International
  • US Environmental Protection Agency

Where to Find an Excellent Education

For residents attending public school, the RTP area is mostly in Durham County, but spills into Wake County. Research Triangle High School, in particular, is an independent public charter school located in the RTP area. 

But if you're seeking a higher education, you'll find excellent choices nearby. Since Research Triangle Park was founded around Raleigh's North Carolina State University, Durham's Duke University, and Chapel Hill's University of North Carolina, these three leading universities are a natural choice. 

Other colleges near RTP include North Carolina Central University and Durham Technical Community College, both located in Durham. 

Find Your Dream Home in the RTP Area

The office park itself has the zip code 27709, while surrounding residential areas fall into the zip codes of 27703, 27560, and 27713. You can search through all homes for sale in this area and refine your search to discover the home of your dreams close to Research Triangle Park.

When you find the home of your dreams and want to see it in person, contact us at 919-573-8778 or cynthia@cynthiaquarantello.com and we can schedule a showing. 

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