A World of Big-City Possibility

Raleigh, NC is a low-key city loaded with plenty of fun surprises. Earning accolades as "Most Wired", "Brainiest", and "City of the Future", this area is fast becoming one of the hottest destinations for homebuyers across the country. In fact, Money Magazine has even proclaimed Raleigh the "Best Big City in the Southeast"! And it's a great home base for work and play—it's a quick drive to Durham, Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest. If you're looking for a city that's got it all, then this where you need to be.

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Raleigh at a Glance

Population: 449,477
County: Wake
Airport: Raleigh-Durham International
Median Home Value: $225,000
Median Rent: $1,010

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Arts & Entertainment

Broadway shows. Nationally acclaimed musicians and performers. Art and history museums. Local galleries. Unique shops and stores. Raleigh's got entertainment for all interests.

photo: Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer


Love sports? You'll have plenty of options to enjoy them when you live here—both college and pro! Check out NC State's top-notch football, basketball, and baseball teams, or catch the NHL Carolina Hurricanes in action!

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There's always something fun happening in Raleigh, whether it's a farmers market, the State Fair, or some epic New Year's fireworks. There are celebrations for every season... and plenty of smaller fun events in between, too.

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What You'll LOVE in the Triangle

It's one thing to visit Raleigh, but it's something else entirely to live here! So, what's it really like to be a resident of North Carolina's capital city?

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There are tons of ways to get outside

Not for nothing is Raleigh known as the "City of Oaks"—there's a surprising amount of green space here for a big city. If you're the kind of person who likes to spend days in the great outdoors, running, hiking, biking, swimming, boating, and exploring, then you'll find plenty to love. There are big parks, like Umstead State Park and Jordan Lake, as well as numerous smaller parks and scenic trails. If you're looking for a scenic green spot, you likely won't have to go too far from home.

photo: Triangle Tennis Club

Shopping and dining abound

Raleigh isn't just a fun city; it's convenient, too. That's because there are a ton of shopping and dining areas, from large commercial areas filled with big-box retailers to charming local shops and restaurants. You can find everything from Walmart and Costco to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, so there's something for every shopper. And it's definitely a foodie city, with tons of unique, interesting, and delicious restaurants just waiting to be sampled.

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There are all kinds of job opportunities

Looking to jumpstart or advance your career? Head to Raleigh; you'll find tons of fantastic opportunities. Thanks to the Research Triangle Park, Raleigh is fast becoming known as a techie city—and is even the East Coast's tech superstar. Plus, thanks to its low cost of living and doing businesses, as well as its access to three major research universities, Raleigh is drawing major tech companies from more expensive areas, like the Silicon Valley.

Explore the True Potential of Raleigh

If you're ready to discover all the wonders that await you in big-city Raleigh or you already know and you're thinking of buying a home here, it's time to contact The Marti Hampton Team! We are your guide to life in the Triangle and your real estate resource for buying or selling a home in Raleigh. Give us a call today to learn more about the city or buying a home or to start searching for your dream home in the area!

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