Living in Raleigh NC

Downtown Raleigh Skyline viewed from Boylan Street

Welcome to Raleigh!

If you want to be in one of the world’s top destinations, then Raleigh is the city for you. The state’s capital consistently ranks at the top of “the best of” lists and boasts an impressive food scene with endless things to do. Good job opportunities abound in Raleigh. In fact, Glassdoor recently named the city as the No. 1 Best City for Jobs, with companies such as IBM, Cisco, and SAS located in the area.
Raleigh is one of the South’s Top 10 Tastiest Towns according to Southern Living Magazine, with places such as Bida Manda, Lilly’s Pizza, and MoJoes Burger Bar populating the area. With more than 1,200 restaurants in the area, you’ll always be able to try something new.
North Carolina State University is located in the heart of Raleigh, with one of the most well-known engineering programs in the Southeast.
Get active when living in Raleigh by biking the Neuse River Trail or look forward to the bike share program that’s coming to the area in 2017. Check out the State Fair that attracts thousands every fall for family fun.
With a variety of designs in the layouts all over the Raleigh area, the housing market stays hot.
If you’re looking for a new home with beautiful neighborhoods, great schools, good food, and plenty to do - Raleigh is the place for you.

Moving to Raleigh NC

When moving to the area, you might want to use this handy Relocation Guide that is helpful in providing information on available homes, school information, and attractions in the area. The City of Raleigh is responsible for providing water and sanitary sewer service to 530,000 people throughout Raleigh, Garner, Wake forest, Rolesville, Zebulon, Knightdale, and Wendell. Go here for FAQs regarding water concerns.
With so many different parts of Raleigh, you’ll have no trouble finding a place that best suits you and your family’s needs.
Inside the Beltline (ITB) is known for being a bit pricier than Outside the Beltline (OTB) when it comes to housing in Raleigh due to location. If you’d like to be close to all of the action downtown, check out Oakdale at Mordecai which sits in the Historic Oakdale district. The Wade is also an exciting condominium unit that will be within walking distance of Cameron Village.
North Raleigh has some beautiful homes that are close to PNC Arena and North Hills Shopping Center such as at Brookhaven.

Ready to Start Looking at New Homes in Raleigh?

If you're looking for a particular neighborhood or home style, or want to find out which home builders are building new homes in the area, you've come to the right place to start your research! And when you're ready, let our New Home Finder show you detailed listings on the new homes currently available in this area.

The Latest News from Raleigh NC

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Raleigh Named Second Best Big City to Live in

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Person Street Businesses Host Holiday Hop Shop

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Watch the Raleigh Christmas Parade

The Raleigh Christmas Parade officially kicks off the Christmas season here in the Triangle. Join the rest of the community this Saturday at 9:40am to bring Santa to town! This 1.4 mile parade starts on the corner of Hillsborough and St. Mary's St. It will...