Getting To Know Your New Community
Did you know that Raleigh, North Carolina was one of very few cities in the United States to be built for the express purpose of serving as a state capital? Another fun fact is that the location of the city was determined, in part, by its proximity to a local tavern that was a favorite haunt of legislators. Raleigh, also known as the “city of oaks” because of its many oak trees, is a fast-growing city with a rich history. So you’ve decided to move to Raleigh, you’ve hired Raleigh movers to help you make the transition, and you’re getting settled into your new residence. Now get out on the town and experience all that Raleigh has to offer.
There are many family friendly activities to enjoy in the Raleigh area. For a fun and educational day, visit one of Raleigh’s museums, some of which have free admittance for young children. You could also go bowling, visit a family fun center, or attend a college-level or professional sporting event. Perhaps one of the city’s best and most whimsical children’s attractions is the Pullen Park Carousel, a historic carousel that has been in operation in Raleigh almost continuously since 1912. The amusement park ride features 52 beautiful wooden animals, including hand-carved horses, pigs, ostriches and a goat. The ride is still functional, so that your children can enjoy the same sense of merriment as past generations.
In and around the Raleigh area, you and your family can take advantage of the area’s agreeable climate with fun outdoor opportunities. Go for a bike ride around town, visit a city park, or go camping. You could also go for a sailing adventure or enjoy a relaxing round of golf. You could even take Fido for an afternoon romp in one of the city’s off-leash dog parks.
Join Raleigh movers and shakers out on the town to enjoy the city’s vibrant club and entertainment scene. The area boasts over 85 venues that regularly host live music events. Being a major city, Raleigh attracts some of the country’s biggest touring musical acts. There are also ample club and pub establishments to choose from. Raleigh’s rousing nightlife has something to offer everyone, from parents looking for a night out, to singles, to members of the LGBT community.
If all of that unpacking has left you with a big appetite and no motivation to cook, visit one of the city’s many dining establishments. No matter what your taste, you’re sure to find a new favorite restaurant in Raleigh. The city is home to café’s, bars, family restaurants, fast food and fine dining. The local flavor is most notably renowned as having a down-home, Southern vibe, with barbecue and sweet tea featured on many a menu. Diners can also find international cuisine, vegetarian options, and foodie hotspots. The locavore movement has also picked up speed in the area, with many restaurants sourcing their ingredients from local farms and farmer’s markets to make your dining experience easier on mother earth.
Actually moving into your new place is just the beginning of truly making Raleigh your new home. Get out and become a part of the city’s diverse community. No matter where your interests lie, there’s something exciting and distinctly “Raleigh” for you to do.