Raleigh, North Carolina 

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Population

451,066

117% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.3%

Median Income

$54,581

Avg. Home Price

$260,100

Best Places to Live in Raleigh, North Carolina

College town(s) Mid-sized-city complex - Northeast-central North Carolina, 40 miles south of Virginia border
Pros
-College-town amenities
-Attractive residential areas
-Strong economy
Cons
-Home prices
-Crime rates
-Hot, humid summers

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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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Raleigh
Zip Codes: 27610, 27603, 27616, 27606, 27613, 27604, 27615, 27612, 27614, 27609, 15 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 441 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Raleigh is 4.3% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Raleigh jobs have increased by 3.48%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Raleigh's cost of living is 2.10% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Raleigh's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Raleigh's population is 451,066 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 116.91%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Raleigh is $260,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.75%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Raleigh

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Reviews for Raleigh   222 Reviews
Worst experience ever - 6/17/2018
I have lived in 10+ different cities throughout my life (London, SF, NYC, Chicago etc) and move to Raleigh for a work opportunity. Worst decision I have ever made. First... (Read More)

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BORING suburban sprawl - 3/27/2017
I am stuck here due to my husbands job and there isn't more than a week that goes by that I'm not in tears because of this. There was never a lot of character to... (Read More)

news=the north won - 12/21/2016
the level of hatred of Northerners was a surprise to us (you like our money though). The drivers here have no courtesy toward others on the road, refuse to signal and... (Read More)
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ZIP CODES IN RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
27610, 27603, 27616, 27606, 27613, 27604, 27615, 27612, 27614, 27609, 15 total