Raleigh, North Carolina 

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+17.4% since 2020

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6.7 / 6.7

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Best Places to Live in Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina is the state's capital and a great place to live and visit. Boasting attractions like the North Carolina Museum of Art and Pullen Park, Raleigh offers something for everyone. History buffs can take tours of historic sites like the Historic Oakwood District or visit North Carolina State University's campus and surrounding areas. Outdoor lovers can also explore 40 miles of trails along the Neuse River, head out on kayak trips, and take part in a range of recreational activities at nearby lakes, rivers and parks. Along with its vibrant culture and art scene, Raleigh is an ideal destination for anyone looking for a memorable experience. College town(s) Mid-sized-city complex - Northeast-central North Carolina, 40 miles south of Virginia border.
State: North Carolina
County: Wake County
Metro Area: Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area
City: Raleigh
Zip Codes: 27610, 27603, 27616, 27604, 27606, 27613, 27615, 27612, 27614, 27609, 15 total
Cost of Living: 2.4% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 441 ft above sea level

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Raleigh, Nc Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
College-town amenities
Attractive residential areas
Strong economy
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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.


The unemployment rate in Raleigh is 4.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Raleigh jobs have increased by 3.0%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Raleigh's cost of living is 2.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Raleigh's Cost of Living

May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Raleigh, while July and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Wake county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 62.3% to 35.8%. More Voting Stats

Raleigh's population is 462,219 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 17.4%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 23.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Raleigh is Real Estate: $427,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 14.8%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Raleigh

It's a good time to buy in Raleigh. Home Appreciation is up 14.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Raleigh is $427,000.
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Reviews for Raleigh   223 Reviews
Great for most, but not for.. - 6/2/2023
Excellent for a great many people or categories of people. As far as prices: ratio of wage and job opportunity here with housing remains one of the better ones in the... Read More

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My Blue Heaven - 5/25/2023
I attended university here in the early 90s and came back around 2005 and never left. I'm surprised at the other negative reviews honestly. Yes, housing is pricey in... Read More

Ghosts Available For Haunting - 10/5/2022
I have lived in Raleigh for four decades. most of my life. I used to love Raleigh beyond words. I was proud of Raleigh and now, in 2022 and now I am thinking about... Read More

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27610, 27603, 27616, 27604, 27606, 27613, 27615, 27612, 27614, 27609, 15 total


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