New Homes for Sale in Raleigh, NC
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About Raleigh, NC
If you’re looking for Raleigh homes for sale, then you have a good eye for wonderful places to live. Recently, Raleigh, NC was ranked as the 13th Best Place to Live by U.S. News & World Report, marking it as a great destination for people to call home. Some of the reasons for such a high ranking include Raleigh having a strong job market, a high quality of life, and an affordable cost of living. It should probably come as no surprise that new homes in Raleigh, NC are in high demand right now. As a result, its population of more than 450,000 is quickly growing.
Raleigh, NC is the capital city of North Carolina. The city gets its name from Sir Walter Raleigh, who sponsored one of the first attempts at establishing the first English colony in the new world at Roanoke Island. That colony is famous for its people disappearing with little evidence indicating where they went.
One factor contributing to Raleigh’s high quality of life is how in touch with nature the city is. Raleigh, NC has a wide assortment of recreational activities to offer, and they can be found in the more than 9,000 acres of parkland within the city. There’s also nearly 1,300 acres of water. Raleigh’s greenway system has received national attention. You can choose to jog, hike, or walk along the 152 miles the system reaches, meaning you’ll always have access to the greener side of Raleigh. It’s no wonder that the city has earned the nickname “City of Oaks,” a name coined by the city’s founders as they promised to maintain Raleigh’s parks.
Raleigh, North Carolina is the biggest city in what is known as North Carolina’s Research Triangle (the other two cities are Durham and Chapel Hill). This area is considered one of the biggest and most successful research parks in the entire nation. A lot of technological research takes place within the triangle, including biotech and textile development. It is partly through this association with cutting edge research that Raleigh, NC maintains its strong job market.
If heading outdoors isn’t all that appealing to you, you can always check out a variety of museums as you look for new homes in Raleigh, NC. Some of the best museums in the city include the North Carolina Museum of History, where you can learn all about the history of North Carolina; the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, which is the largest natural history museum in the Southeast; and the North Carolina Museum of Art. Best of all, each of these museums offers free admission.
Other Raleigh, NC Factoids
Raleigh, NC was actually one of the first planned cities in the country. You’ll notice that the downtown area is laid out in a grid pattern. At the same time, Raleigh was designated as North Carolina’s state capital before the city was even built.
Shaw University is located in Raleigh, NC. This school is known as the first historically black university in the South.
The North Carolina State Fair is held in Raleigh. Over a million visitors come to check out the fair every year.
Raleigh is part of what is considered one of the top most educated places in the nation. The city itself is home to North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina and Duke University are only a short drive away.
The current Capitol Building in Raleigh was originally meant to serve as a tomb for the wife of North Carolina governor Montfort Stokes. However, the architect ended up building it at the wrong scale. Once the mistake was discovered, it was then used as a legislative building.
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