Review of Raleigh, North Carolina


Wages/ Groceries/ Housing Bubble
Star Rating - 11/8/2016
I moved from Boston to Raleigh, NC area. The job here are very IT based. The wages are very low, unless you are in the top tier position of a company. I was making 6 figures as an Executive Assistant, I was offered a job @45K a year for a CEO of a Multi-million dollar company. I told them I moved to the South, but don't plan on being raped here. But yet I pay my dog walker $25/ 30 minute walk a day. The flight home was cheaper than I was quoted to have my hair cut $45-55. You cannot have people making cheeseburgers selling them to manicurists and waiters. The houses here under $375 go like hotcakes because that is what people can afford. I will never buy real estate here, it is a bubble. In addition to the people being very transient the jobs are too. You can have a job, but if you lose it I have heard countless stories of people that have to leave the area.
The groceries are very costly, never mind the taxes on basic groceries. I have priced compared a few items compared to MA and many items are 50-80% higher for pricing. I am shocked, yes my car insurance went down quite a bit as did my salary, but so many other items are more money. Financially it is not any better here.
Don't move to Raleigh, the weather night be nice is a big reason I moved South, but I am going back North.
Jan | Cary, NC
Reply to this Comment

0 Replies

MORE REVIEWS OF RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
- 12/31/2018
Why We Said No to Raleigh and Yes to Wilmington NC
Better weather, great eats, funky historic neighborhoods walking distance to downtown... a...
Samira | Grand Isle, VT | 4 Replies

- 9/23/2018
Living & Working in Raleigh is For Me
Living in Raleigh has been wonderful for my family and my business. As a roofing contracto...
Mark C | Raleigh, NC | No Replies

- 6/17/2018
Worst experience ever
I have lived in 10+ different cities throughout my life (London, SF, NYC, Chicago etc) and...
A | Raleigh, NC | 7 Replies

- 3/27/2017
BORING suburban sprawl
I am stuck here due to my husbands job and there isn't more than a week that goes by that ...
Rebecca | Raleigh, NC | 4 Replies

- 12/21/2016
news=the north won
the level of hatred of Northerners was a surprise to us (you like our money though). The d...
bob | Raleigh, NC | 2 Replies

- 12/9/2016
Yankee
Yes lots of Yankee are up tight, but there are all kinds in all places. I'm from Michigan ...
michelle | Ashburn, VA | No Replies

Join BestPlaces