about raleigh


Capital City is a sought after destination

The City of Raleigh is a thriving metropolitan city occupying 136 square miles with more than 430,000 persons located in central North Carolina, 150 miles inland from the sandy Atlantic beaches and 190 miles east of the Great Smoky Mountains. Situated approximately halfway between Atlanta and Washington, D.C., Raleigh prides itself on the high quality of life for its citizens, its abundant natural beauty, its strong and stable economy, its wide array of cultural, entertainment and educational opportunities, and its role as the Capital City of North Carolina.

Quality schools, abundant parks, numerous health programs, and attractive neighborhoods make Raleigh an ideal place for a family. Raleigh has changed tremendously over the past couple of decades. The city has now grown into a well-planned community with a booming business district and a wide suburban sector. You can enjoy the exciting vibe of living in a successful city, but still feel like it is “home” without too much of the hustle and bustle.

night life DINING AND NIGHT LIFE- Raleigh offers a wide array of dining experiences that span the globe in style and cuisine. From bistros to brewpubs to traditional Southern fare, the Raleigh area offers superior restaurants with an appealing atmosphere. Dance clubs, comedy clubs, sleek lounges and swanky wine bars give residents a reason to stay out late.
Couple by lake OUTDOOR ADVENTURES - Whether you're in the mood for a canoeing excursion, a nature hike or a round of golf, Raleigh is the perfect place to spend time outdoors. With more than 150 parks, gardens, lakes and greenways in the city alone, there are plenty of places to enjoy the year-round climate and stunning scenery.
sports SPORTS - Year round, you can cheer for one of the Raleigh area's many sports teams. The Carolina Hurricanes (NHL hockey), Carolina Mudcats (AA baseball) and the Carolina Railhawks (United Soccer League First Division) all are housed in the area. In addition, college sports is alive and well with three major schools in the Atlantic Coast Conference.


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