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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Celebrate Carroll’s Kitchen During First Friday

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Barbecue Bonanza

This Friday and Saturday, watch top BBQ chefs from across the state be named the Whole Hog Barbecue Champion. You can meet chefs, learn more about what they do, and have a lot of fun! This event is a culmin...
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Rock out at Roots Fest

This Saturday on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, rock out at Roots Fest! With two stages, local vendors to shop from, and craft beer, this is an event you won't want to miss. Not only is it a free event, but there is a huge variety of bands, and TONS to do...

Find Your Creativity at SPARKcon

This art festival not only has local talent, but lets YOU participate. Happening all weekend, SPARKcon features an eclectic group of artists that take over all of downtown Raleigh. It's sponsored by the Vis...

Hopscotch Music Festival Comes to Town

If you live in or near Raleigh, you've probably heard of Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh's own. In it's eighth year, Hopscotch will feature over 120 artists at 12 venues throughout the city. One of the venues is the esteemed Red Hat Amphitheater, right in th...

Be a Wolfpack for a Day at Packapalooza!

This Saturday join Hillsborough Street in Raleigh for Packapalooza. This festival finishes off Wolfpack Welcome Week and features bands, vendors, NCSU athletes and more. It’s free to the public and will take up much of Hillsborough Street blocks near campus. T...