has written 2 SperlingViews. Currently, clw is living in Apex, NC and has a little something to say:
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Raleigh is a great place to live Posted On: 11/24/2010 8:06:40 PM
I wanted to comment regarding some of the posts I have seen regarding Raleigh.
We are home to three major Research 1 universities that hire their professors from the top schools in the country.
We have the highest concentration of PhD's in the country due to our hundreds of high tech companies and universities and have a highly educated community.
We have three very large malls and three smaller ones, with shops ranging from normal mall shops to Nordstroms and Saks Fifth Avenue.
We have an international airport with service to Europe, Canada and Mexico, and we are one of the few cities in the US to fly into Heathrow vs. Gatwick.
We have two science museums, the larger of the two (Nc Museum of Natural Sciences) was the largest in the southeastern US when it was remodelled. We also have the NC Museum of Art and NC Museum of History.
We have tons of parks, greenways, and outdoor opportunities, if you take the time to look.
Yes we have northern transplants. I am a native NC resident and get along with most of them. After all, they keep coming so we must be doing something right.
Yes we have overbearing HOA's. I choose not to live in a HOA neighborhood.
Yes we have our problems like any city our size. However we make the lists every year for best place to live. I highly recommend you give the area some consideration.
Raleigh- A great place to live Posted On: 11/24/2010 7:34:43 PM
Raleigh and the Triangle in general is a great place to live.
We have three great Research 1 level universitiesthat hire professors from the top universities in the country and do cutting edge research.
We have a very educated community with the highest per capital number of PhD's in the country and hundreds of technology companies.
We have an international airport with service to Europe, Canada and Mexico.
We have three very large malls and three smaller ones with stores ranging from normal mall shops to Nordstroms and Saks Fifth Avenue.
We have a very large science museum (NC Museum of Natural Sciences- largest in the southeast when it was remodelled), the Museum of Life and Science, North Carolina Museum of Art and North Carolina Museum of History. We are definitely not a backwards area like some are saying.
Yes overbearing HOA's are a problem, and I choose not to live in a HOA neighborhood. Raleigh has problems like any city it's size. Yes there are a lot of transplants from northern states, but as a NC native I get along with most of them. They keep comng, so obviously people want to come here. The area is growing very rapidly and consistently makes the list of top places to live.
We have a lot to offer for anyone.