About the Area
Come home to Raleigh, North Carolina
Welcome to Raleigh, a city with a blend of southern charm and progressive prosperity. Hundred year old oak trees beckon you to sit underneath and relax, while a burgeoning economy offers the best in restaurants, shopping malls, schools and universities, with a quality of living that is second to none.
Voted as The Best Place to Live and Work in the Nation by Money, Fortune, and Time magazines, Raleigh’s national recognition speaks for itself. “A recent survey showed an astounding 96 percent of newcomers with children said they would move to the area again if they had it to do all over.”
Situated in the rolling terrain of North Carolina’s Piedmont region, Raleigh is nestled between the eastern shores on the coast, and the Appalachian and Smoky Mountains on the west. Raleigh is centrally located in the southeastern United States and is a two hour trip to the most inviting beaches, and a three hour journey to the most breathtaking mountain peaks. If you relish the thought of a pleasurable weekend excursion to our nation’s capital, it is within reach! Raleigh is just a short jaunt from Washington.
Colleges and Universities
The fact that Raleigh is home to seven colleges and universities shows how unusually rich the Greater Raleigh area is in educational opportunities. Among them are Meredith College, North Carolina Sate University, Peace College, St. Augustine’s College, Shaw University, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Wake Technical Community College. These are enhanced by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University in Durham, both a short 30-minute commute from Raleigh.
Raleigh offers a variety of affordable events and attractions that are a wealth of fun without the cost. Four free state museums – art, history, natural sciences, and interactive global learning & awareness. Other events include the State Farmers Market, panning for gems, the Renaissance Faire, The Great Raleigh Road Race, The Southern Women’s Show, Artsplosure - one of the Southeast’s most popular festivals, Lazy Daze Festival, and the Executive Mansion Holiday Open House, only to name a few. If you are a golf enthusiast, Pinehurst, home of world-class golf courses, is located a short distance from Raleigh.
Art Centers and Performing Arts
Raleigh is the place to find an abundance of galleries and art centers. Artspace, Inc., located in Downtown Raleigh, is home to more than 30 artists working in studios that open to the public. The Gallery at the Cotton Company is a free fine art gallery that hosts local and national fine artists. Municipal Building Art Exhibitions feature works of local artists. Pullen Arts Center and Sertoma Arts Center are two centers that offer a variety of arts classes in a variety of media.
If you are looking for a little culture, Raleigh is home to a wealth of performing arts theaters. Whether you desire a Broadway show, a ballet, an opera, or a symphony, you will have an extensive list from which to choose. Among the entrees are:
Parks, Gardens, and Greenways
“Trees, Tees and PhD’s,” is the unofficial motto of Greater Raleigh. With more than 150 gardens, parks, greenways, and lakes, it is easy to see why Raleigh has been hailed as America’s No. 8 Great Garden Cities in the November/December issue of Garden Design. Samplings of these sites are Durant Nature Park, Ellen Mordecai Garden, JC Ralston Arboretum at N.C. State University, the Joel Lane House Gardens, Margaret Reid Wildflower Garden, Lake Johnson, Lake Wheeler, Shelley Lake, Pullen Park, Falls Lake Recreation Area, and William B. Umstead State Park.
Making Your Dreams Come True
When you picture that dream home, there are a wide variety of choices in the Greater Raleigh area. Whether your preference is urban or rural, historic or new, Raleigh offers an array of housing options that enhance our exceptional quality of living. An assortment of living communities are just waiting for you to peruse, with a palette of choices from traditional family homes, custom designed estate homes, townhomes, and villas. Our agents understand that each buyer has a specific set of needs, and they strive to meet those requirements. We invite you to visit us to discover why we are one of the most dynamic, desirable places to live. Come home to Raleigh. You’ll feel right at home!