Raleigh Homes for Sale – Living in Raleigh, NC
Once a modest capital city, Raleigh, North Carolina has become a thriving business and cultural center and has topped Forbes’ lists of “The Best Places for Businesses and Careers” and “The Best Cities for Raising a Family.” Located in Wake County, it sits in close proximity to Durham and Chapel Hill and is the anchor of the Triangle.
The City of Oaks
Residents enjoy living in the heart of all the action and Raleigh boasts a walkable downtown and myriad unique restaurants and cultural activities, all laid out in a setting defined by streets lined with old oak trees and historic buildings. As the capital of North Carolina, it features not only the center of our state’s government, but also many museums such as the North Carolina History Museum, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science, the NC Museum of Art, and Marbles Kids Museum.
The Duke Energy Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Red Hat Amphitheater, and Raleigh Convention Center are at the core of cultural activities downtown. Nearby, the Carolina Hurricanes play at the PNC Arena, which is also the site of many performances by famed artists.
Raleigh is home to North Carolina State University (NCSU), which is consistently ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review for its outstanding research and educational opportunities, as well as a number of other colleges and universities such as Meredith College, Peace University and Shaw University. It is also home to many established private prep schools including Cardinal Gibbons and St. Mary’s.
Raleigh has a wide range of residential real estate options and homebuyers will find plenty of property types and neighborhoods to choose from. There are historic homes in and near the downtown area, ranch-style homes and townhouses in areas like North Hills, new communities such as Brier Creek, and more.