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re: Raleigh, NC, quality of life is good - 9/3/201 Posted On: 10/24/2012 3:49:45 PM
I like Raleigh (and most of North Carolina) because their residents generally have good family values. I'm a conservative Christian and I feel right at home here. If you're not, you will probably feel at home too. This town is diverse and it's not just 'church folk' who live here. Also, you won't necessarily encounter "judgmental" people unless you're judgmental yourself against Bible believing Christians. Some liberals seem to think it's only conservatives who are judgmental - which seems judgmental to me ironically, lol. If you look down on folks with good old fashion values, then perhaps this city isn't right for you. Here, you'll find mostly down-to-earth Southern folks living in a city full of possibilities - world class universities, thriving parks, museums, theaters and other cultural attractions. It's one of the reasons the city was ranked #1 out of 50 cities in America by one media outlet. It's not perfect (as no city is 'perfect') but it's certainly a decent place to live, work and raise a family.
Raleigh, NC is one of "America's best cities" Posted On: 10/24/2012 3:26:35 PM
According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Raleigh, NC is #1 in their ranking of America's best cities (2011): "To most residents of Raleigh, it may not come as a surprise that their city earned the title of America’s Best City. Raleigh shows the cultural graces that go along with anchoring the so-called Research Triangle, home to North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among its many attributes the city sports 867 restaurants, 110 bars, and 51 museums, according to Onboard Informatics, as well as a thriving social scene, good schools, and 12,512 park acres, equal to several times the green space per capita in cities like New York and Los Angeles, according to the Trust for Public Land. It also offers a great deal on nights and weekends—from concerts and opera, to the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes and college sports, to the 30,000-square-foot State Farmers Market. Raleigh may have a population of only about 400,000 and span about 144 square miles, yet data show it still offers a lot, if only in a smaller package. True, Raleigh may not be the center of the tech universe like San Francisco, a hub of higher education on the same scale as Boston, or a vibrant 24-hour metropolis like New York, but all those cities also offered higher unemployment, a dearth of parks, worse public education, and other negative factors that weighed against them."