Life in Raleigh

Our staff love everything that Raleigh has to offer. Raleigh has a bustling downtown two miles from campus with regular festivals and events. Known as the “City of Oaks”, the area has many parks and nature trails to enjoy during the four-season climate. With Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh anchors the Research Triangle, a national hotspot for high-tech enterprise. With major research powerhouse universities, the educational environment is robust in Raleigh.

Raleigh is consistently ranked high on the best places to live list.

  • No. 2 easiest city to find a job (Forbes, 2015)
  • No. 2 hotspot for tech jobs (Forbes, 2016)
  • No. 3 best city for young professionals (Forbes, 2016)
  • No. 4 best place to live (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
  • Best big city in the Southeast (Time, 2016)

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