I don't get it.
Raleigh has some major perks. The universities and RTP keep the area lively, with an educated population and all the cultural amenities that that brings (concerts, lectures, plays, museums, etc.). However, there are a few major roadblocks that keep Raleigh from being a desirable place to live.
1) Climate -- Apparently some people enjoy bursting into flames 6 months of the year in the scorching heat of Raleigh. I guess the soul-drenching humidity helps to put out the flames. If you want to feel like you jumped in a pool fully clothed and then walked through the worlds largest sauna, then Raleigh may be right for you.
2) Traffic -- Basically plan on not leaving your home between the hours of 6:00 AM and 9:00 PM, and you might be okay. If you have to venture out, then clear your schedule. It doesn't help that the city is spread out. So when people talk about the cultural amenities of Raleigh, remember that it could take an hour and a half to travel to them.Read More