Review of Raleigh, North Carolina

Not sure why it is rated so high every year
Star Rating - 5/31/2016
I have lived in Raleigh, Cary and Wake Forest for the past 15 years. If you are considering moving to the area and have kids in school, please move to Cary for their benefit. Raleigh schools are horrible! Wake Forest is fair, but Cary is definitely the best in the area. Also, unless you like to drink A LOT, there is not much in the way of things to do. Raleigh folk can be rather clicky and hard to make friends with. However, once again people in Cary are much more friendly and out going and Wake Forest is once again in the middle. Raleigh is often dirty with trash everywhere on the sides of the streets. It has also become way over populated in the past few years. This has led to extreme traffic problems, a massive decline in upkeep on the existing roads and very dangerous drivers in the area. If you drive anywhere for 10 minutes or more you most likely find yourself scratching your head at the other motorists or swerving for dear life. Wake Forest is even worse in the driving department than Raleigh and once again Cary wins by a land slide. You can clearly see a common trait here. Cary, Apex, and Holly Springs area may be a bit more pricey, but it is worth the extra cost and little extra commute.

I hope this helps
Michael | Raleigh, NC
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