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The City of Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, home to several colleges and universities, with a vibrant performing arts community. Fueled by an impressive mix of education, ingenuity and collaboration, North Carolina’s capital city has become an internationally recognized leader in life science and technology innovation.

Raleigh is home to North Carolina State University (NC State) and is part of the Research Triangle together with Durham (home of Duke University and North Carolina Central University) and Chapel Hill (home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). The name of the Research Triangle (often shortened to the “Triangle”) originated after the 1959 creation of Research Triangle Park (RTP), located in Durham and Wake counties, among the three cities and their universities. The Triangle encompasses the U.S. Census Bureau’s Raleigh-Durham-Cary Combined Statistical Area (CSA), which had an estimated population of 2,037,430 in 2013. The Raleigh metropolitan statistical area had an estimated population of 1,390,785 in 2019.

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2021

Raleigh earned the “Leading the Way Award” for being ranked in the top 10% of local governments in the U.S. with regard to resident satisfaction with government services and customer service – ETC Institute – April

Raleigh ranks 7th best city for STEM workers – WalletHub, February 

Raleigh’s economy is the 5th best-performing in the United States – Milken Institute, February

Raleigh ranks 3rd in Best State Capitals – WalletHub, January 

Raleigh ranks 1st on a list of places that provide the best opportunities for shared living arrangements, earning it the distinction of being named “roommate capital” of the country – StorageCafé, January

Raleigh ranks 3rd in Happiest Cities in America poll – Men’s Health, January

Raleigh ranks 3rd in U.S. for Cheap Cities Seeing Relocation Boom amid COVID-19 Pandemic – 24/7 Wall Street, January

2020

Raleigh-Durham ranks 5th in the nation for the life sciences industry – CBRE

Raleigh ranks among the Best Tech Towns – CompTIA

Raleigh named one of the Safest Cities in America – WalletHub

Raleigh ranks among Most Affordable Cities for Early Retirees – SmartAsset

Raleigh ranks among Best Places to Retire – Forbes

Raleigh ranks 15th Most Pet-Friendly City – WalletHub

Raleigh ranks in top 10 Most Recession-Resistant Cities – SmartAsset

Raleigh named one of the best state capitals to call home – Wallet Hub

Raleigh ranks in 10 Best Cities in the U.S. to Move to Right Now – Curbed

Raleigh ranks second on Numbeo’s Quality of Life Index for 2020 – Numbeo

Raleigh one of The Best Places to Raise a Family on a Budget – The Motley Fool

Raleigh ranks among Top 10 Metros for Millennials Who Want to Relocate – Commercial Cafe

Raleigh ranks as Third Best City for Millennials to Relocate – INDYWeek

Raleigh ranks among Top 10 Best Cities to Work from Home – SmartAsset

Raleigh among ‘most livable’ up-and-coming markets for tech jobs – Zillow

2019

Raleigh is the 2019 Best City to Drive In – wallethub.com, September

Raleigh ranks 2019’s 11th Best Big Cities to Live In – wallethub.com, July

Raleigh ranks 2nd in 2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live – livability.com, May

Raleigh ranks 3rd Best in Quality of Life in the World – NUMBEO, March

Raleigh is 2nd in Most Family-Friendly Cities poll – Homes.com, February