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Pros

-College-town amenities
-Attractive residential areas
-Strong economy

Cons

-Home prices
-Crime rates
-Hot, humid summers


What Bert Has To Say About Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area


Previously, the so-called “Durham” metro area was part of the larger Research Triangle triumvirate of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area. Now Raleigh, and the large suburban enclave of Cary, have been split off into a metro area of that name, leaving the western half of the former metro area under the name Durham. The Durham area includes Chapel Hill, so on the surface, the two major cities in the area are both college towns – Durham is home to Duke University, while Chapel Hill is home to the University of North Carolina. But that’s where the similarities end. Durham is an old tobacco town, not too prosperous, not too interesting but livable. Some of the old tobacco processing plants in town add some historic interest.



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Quick Facts About Raleigh


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Raleigh is 4.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Raleigh jobs have Increased by 3.48 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Raleigh's cost of living is 2.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Raleigh's population is 451,066 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 116.91 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Raleigh is $204,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 19.80 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Raleigh public schools spend $8,256 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Raleigh.

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Yankee
Yes lots of Yankee are up tight, but there are all kinds in all places. I'm from Michigan and a lot of people up hear are tight wads but in other area of Michigan people... (read more)
Raleigh is not what it protects itself as
I've moved a lot and have lived in some really great places. I have to say that Raleigh has been the most disappointing moves. I could list a million things that make my... (read more)
READING BAD REVIEWS
Hoping to get back to the reviews I was reading about Raleigh NC. Makes me nervous about moving there. Although I read a couple they seemed very fair and not at all... (read more)
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