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Four Reasons to Move to Raleigh

Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina and is an exciting and dynamic place to leave. It was founded in 1792 and named after British explorer Sir Walter Raleigh. Anyone moving there should be very excited about their prospects and anyone trying to decide where to live should seriously consider this wonderful city. Whether you are moving across country or across the town Raleigh Movers can help make your move as easy as possible.

Forbes Magazine Says So

Forbes Magazine, one of the top business periodicals, rated the Raleigh metropolitan area #1 Best Places for Businesses and Careers. The city is a part of North Carolina’s Research Triangle, which is one of top areas in the United States for biotech research and high-tech companies. The University of North Carolina/ Chapel Hill, Duke, North Carolina State and Wake Forest are all located near Raleigh and are partially responsible for the highly educated workforce, in addition to having a substantial economic impact on the area. The high schools in area are also some of the best in country.

Arts and Culture

Another reason to move to Raleigh is that it is an artistic and cultural mecca; the city has a number of world class museums. In 1997, Raleigh’s North Carolina Museum of Art celebrated its 50th anniversary and is also free to all visitors. Two other great facilities are the North Carolina Museum of History and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, both of which don’t charge admission. Marbles Kids Museum is very popular with young children. Other cultural attractions in the area include the North Carolina Opera, North Carolina Symphony and Carolina Ballet. The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh and is the site many great concerts and other performances throughout the year.

Outdoor Activities

The residents of Raleigh have access to more than 4,000 acres of parks and forests, and the mild climate makes it possible for the residents to participate is outdoor activities year round. The city has a 152 mile greenway system that features many trails for biking, walking, jogging and hiking and also connects many of the city’s parks. Raleigh is called “City of Oaks” and residents past and present have been dedicated to preserving and maintaining the city’s lovely trees and many wooded open spaces.


The weather in Raleigh is relatively mild year round. Spring and summer temperatures usually range from the 60’s to 80’s. In fall the temperatures are usually in the 70’s and winters temperatures are typically don’t fall below the 20’s and may get as high as the 50’s. This climate allows resident to participate in outdoor sports like golf year round.

It’s Near Great Beaches

The Atlantic Ocean is the eastern boundary of North Carolina and there are many lovely beaches along the coast. Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach are both approximately 2 hours from Raleigh. The famous Outer Banks beaches are a little further and most are a three to four hour drive.

These are just four of the reasons that make Raleigh an appealing place to live. No matter when or why you choose to move there, Raleigh Movers can assist you in the process.