Raleigh at a Glance
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Once a quiet southern town, Raleigh’s growing economy and loyal residents have proudly formed this capital city into one of America’s best places to live. From culture to sports and beyond, Raleigh has more than enough to offer curious newcomers.
The Research Triangle Park, known as simply the Triangle, has attracted many intelligent minds to the Chapel Hill-Raleigh-Durham area. The Park employs around 50,000 people and boasts the highest concentration of PhDs in the nation.
If you’re a fan of theater, music, ballet, art, or any conceivable form of culture, Raleigh is ready to bring you countless opportunities that enlighten and amuse. The North Carolina Museum of Art, the Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek, and the many venues of the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts will keep your schedule busy with shows and performances running throughout the year.
Most residents can quickly rattle off a list of favorite restaurants in this City of Oaks. Stroll around downtown Raleigh and stop by the Duck and Dumpling, a traditional Asian restaurant. Or try Nana’s Chophouse, a great place for drinks and dining in a Mediterranean setting.
Professional hockey, baseball, golf, and a host of collegiate athletics abound to entertain even the most die-hard sports fans.
It’s a well-known fact that Wake County schools are some of the best in the nation. The Wake County Public School system ranks 3rd in the nation. Raleigh also has a high number of private, specialty, and charter schools all over city.