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City of Oaks

Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina and the center of Wake County. Raleigh is the second most populated city in North Carolina and the largest city of the Research Triangle metro area. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees around the city. The city spans over 147.6 square miles and the population is 474,069 in 2020. Raleigh is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. Raleigh is home to North Carolina State University “NC State”, Shaw University, Campbell Law School, Meredith College, Saint Augustine’s University, William Peace University and Wake Technical Community College. Raleigh is well known for its museums and has often been referred to as the “Smithsonian of the South”. North Carolina’s Capital City is home to The NHL’s 2005-06 Stanley Cup winner, The Carolina Hurricanes. Raleigh has become a hotspot for arts and culture and is home to many festivals, including the Hopscotch Music Festival. Raleigh is about 14 minutes (with no traffic) from Research Triangle Park and Raleigh-Durham International Airport, respectively. Raleigh is about two and a half hours to Charlotte if you want to catch an NBA (Charlotte Hornets) or NFL (Carolina Panthers) game. Raleigh is three hours from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and two and a half hours from several of North Carolina’s beautiful beaches. 

Moving to Raleigh?

If you are looking for an affordable city with amazing job opportunities and great living conditions, then look no further than Raleigh. It is the capital of North Carolina and also its third largest population center. The city is home to many thriving industries that keep it buzzing all year round. If you are planning to relocate to this area, we have a list of useful information about moving to Raleigh and finding a new home here. From where to live to real estate prices, getting a license, and registering your car, we cover it all!

What to Know Before Moving to Raleigh

As soon as you start looking for a new home in Raleigh, you might find out that it is more expensive than you expected. This is because the city has seen an increase in population in recent years which has driven up the demand for homes in the area. The supply of homes, however, has failed to keep up with this increase in demand, driving real estate prices up. If you are moving to Raleigh with a family, you will benefit from the high quality of education found in the city. The public school system in Raleigh is highly ranked, and you can also choose to send your children to one of the many private schools in the area. You will also find a range of cultural activities in the city including museums, art galleries, and performing arts venues. You can also visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the North Carolina Botanical Garden, and the North Carolina Museum of History.

Housing in Raleigh

If you are moving to Raleigh with a family, you will find that the city has a wide range of luxury neighborhoods to choose from. You can choose to live in a suburban area close to the city or a quiet neighborhood within the city limits. The city has a range of housing options from apartments, condos, and townhouses to single-family homes and large developments with plenty of amenities. If you are looking to buy a house, you will find that the average price of a property in Raleigh is $255,000 although this varies by neighborhood.

Jobs in Raleigh

Raleigh has a thriving economy that offers a wide range of job opportunities for people of all skill levels. The industries that drive Raleigh’s economy include biotechnology, healthcare, IT, education, finance, and government. These industries provide thousands of jobs to residents and attract people from all over the country. If you need help finding a job in Raleigh, you can attend a job fair hosted by the local Chamber of Commerce or visit sites like Indeed.com to look for jobs online. If you have previous experience in one of the industries listed above, you will find plenty of job opportunities in Raleigh. If you are a new graduate, you can also benefit from the large number of entry-level positions that are available in the city.

Culture and Activities in Raleigh

When you are not working or looking for a new home, you can enjoy the wide range of cultural activities and events that take place in Raleigh. The city has many museums and art galleries that offer free admission and are great places to learn more about the history of the city. You can also visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the North Carolina Botanical Garden, and the North Carolina Museum of History. Raleigh also hosts many annual events including the Blue Crab Festival and the North Carolina State Fair. You can visit the nearby cities of Durham and Chapel Hill to enjoy the many attractions these cities have to offer.

Frequently Asked Questions on Raleigh

How do you find the best moving companies in Raleigh?

You can check reviews of different moving companies online to find one that best fits your needs.

What is the average cost of moving to Raleigh?

The average cost of moving to Raleigh is $3,200 when you hire help from a professional moving company.

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Raleigh?

You can find affordable neighborhoods in Raleigh by looking outside the city for suburban areas.

Can you walk to things in Raleigh?

Raleigh is a walkable city with plenty of sidewalks. You can walk to grocery stores and other daily destinations within the city.

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Neighborhoods Under $200k

Griffis Glen, Somerset Place, Addison Reserve, Sunscape Townhomes, Windward Downes, Abbington Ridge, Breezewood, Camden Crossing

Neighborhoods Between $200-250k

Lakeside Condominiums, Westgrove Towers, Southbend, Walden Woods, Cedar Hills Condo, Stoney Hollow, Park Glen, Lake Ridge Villa Condos, The Falls Condominiums

Neighborhoods Between $250-300k

Bison Court, Hunters Creek Townhomes, Granite Ridge, Wakefield, Crown Oaks, Braefield, Parkridge Lane, Breezewood

Neighborhoods Between $300-400k

Lakeland Estates, Wheeler Park, Thornton Reserve, Autumn Crest Farms, Glenwood North Townhomes, Laurel Hills, Maybrook Crossing, 5401 North

Neighborhoods Between $400-500k

Wyngate, Hayden Woods, Old Milburnie Crossing, Jones Farm, Glenwood Crossing, Falls Village Townhomes, Arrow Springs, Windsor Forest

Neighborhoods Between $500-600k

Kings Ridge, Westlake Village, Sunset Hills, South Park, Timberline North, North Falls, Brier Creek, Cold Water Springs

Neighborhoods Between $600-800k

Cross Gate, Bartons Creek Overlook, Stonehenge, Bedford at Falls River, Village at Pilot Mill, Wood Spring, Stonehenge Manor, Baileys Hill

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