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Welcome to Raleigh!

Known for being the main anchor of the Research Triangle Park and the capital of North Carolina, Raleigh is a city that's both distinctly metropolitan yet suburban at heart.

Buyers also flock to Raleigh for the area's top-notch schools, endless career opportunities, and of course, the stunning yet affordable homes.

$349,000

Median List Price

$288,900

Median Sale Price

55

Average Days on Market

$1,495

Median Rent

Uncover the City of Oaks

Picture yourself strolling through the streets of Downtown Raleigh, enjoying a cocktail at a rooftop bar in Glenwood South, or relaxing on the front porch of your gorgeous home. When you live in Raleigh, the convenience of city life awaits right outside your front door—but you can still enjoy plenty of suburban peace and tranquility.

This capital city boasts a variety of diverse neighborhoods that all offer something unique. Whether you're charmed by the historic Queen Annes in Mordecai, eager to discover the excitement of Downtown, or dreaming of a luxurious lifestyle in North Raleigh, you'll surely find the perfect place to settle down in the City of Oaks.

Eager to start exploring? Here's everything you need to know as you embark on your search for a new home.

A Snapshot of Raleigh

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Wake

County

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469,298

Population

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144 sq. mi.

Area

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$63,891

Median Household Income

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Selling Your Raleigh Home?

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Raleigh Accolades

2nd Best Quality of Life in the World

Numbeo - June 2020

2nd Most Family Friendly City

Homes.com - February 2019

#2 in the 10 Best Big Cities to Live In

Money Magazine - November 2018

#3 on Forbes List for Businesses & Careers

Forbes - 2019

4th Fastest Internet Speeds in the US

WRAL Tech Wire - December 2019

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Live, Work, and Play in Raleigh

Shopping

Raleigh is home to a variety of prime retail destinations, as well as a thriving small businesses scene. And because this city is located in the heart of the Triangle, you can easily travel to top shopping spots in Durham, Chapel Hill, and Cary, too! Here are a few of the most popular malls throughout the area:

Dining

International cuisine, American favorites, casual or upscale...Raleigh has it all when it comes to restaurants! The City of Oaks is packed with all of your favorite eateries, so there's always something new and exciting to try. If you're eager to sample the local flavors, here's a list of some of our favorite spots around town:

Employment

Many buyers find themselves drawn to Raleigh for the area's employment opportunities—and we can't say that we blame them. The nearby Research Triangle Park is home to dozens of internationally-recognized tech companies, as well as the most prestigious research universities in the Southeast. Some top industries in the area include biotechnology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, IT, business, finance, and furniture. Here are just some of the familiar companies that call Raleigh home:

  • Amazon
  • IBM
  • SAS Institute
  • Red Hat
  • WakeMed Hospitals

Schools

Even if you don't have children, it's always a good idea to invest in a city with fantastic public schools. Luckily, Raleigh's younger residents are served by Wake County Public Schools, the largest and one of the best school districts in the state. WCPSS educates over 160,000 students in the area, and they also offer a diverse selection of magnet and specialized programs. Many graduates also go on to attend nearby colleges, such as Duke University, North Carolina State University, or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Raleigh also features plenty of private and charter schools to suit your child's individual needs. Cary Academy, St. Mary's School, Cary Christian School, and Woods Charter School are just a few of the area's top-performing institutions.

Parks

There's nothing quite like getting out and enjoying that Carolina blue sky—and when you live in Raleigh, you'll gain access to endless parks, trails, greenways, and so much more. In fact, the city maintains over 8,100 acres of park land, 78 miles of greenways, 22 community centers, 5 public lakes, and multiple state parks. If you want a taste of Raleigh's natural beauty, we have a few spots you definitely need to visit:

Museums

Almost all of North Carolina's top museums are located in and around the Raleigh area. So if you're looking for something to do on a Saturday afternoon, eager to plan the perfect date night, or just want to give your kids a little history lesson, we have plenty of options that are sure to delight! Raleigh also features plenty of historic monuments and buildings, many of which date all the way back to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Here a few spots that are ideal for your next Raleigh adventure:

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Wondering What's Around?

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Our Favorite Local Picks

PNC Arena

This premiere facility serves as Raleigh's hotspot for concerts and sporting events. Here, you can root for the Carolina Hurricanes NHL hockey team, cheer on the NC State Wolfpack, or check out a performance by one of your favorite musical artists.

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Duke Energy Center

The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts hosts a variety of distinguished speakers, performers, and Broadway plays throughout the year.

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Fayetteville Street

This street is located in the heart of Downtown Raleigh, and it's where you'll find tons of local retailers, as well as some of the best restaurants in town.

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Raulston Arboretum

Head to this 10-acre botanical garden on NC State University's campus to discover North Carolina's native flora and fauna—entry is free!

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Now Is the Time to Make Your Move

Eager to call Raleigh home? The Ida Terbet Team is here to help! We have all the details you need to know about life in Raleigh, and we'd be happy to help you navigate your real estate journey from start to finish. Just give us a call to see what we can do for you.