Welcome to the North Carolina "Triangle" area!
What does "Triangle" mean? The triangle area received it's original name because of the three major Universities of NC State (Raleigh), Duke (Durham), and UNC (Chapel Hill), located in close proximity to one another. The three Universities/cities form a geographic area referred to as the "Triangle" area. Within this area is one of the nations premier centers for development and research, the Research Triangle Park, covering 7,000 acres and located in the heart of North Carolina. In addition to the three main universities, the triangle area is abundant with other opportunities of higher education schools! Click here to see a list of other great schools in the RTP!
Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill
So maybe you are asking yourself, "Why the triangle?"
According to a recent article in Forbes, in which Raleigh was ranked as one of the 8 Most Business Friendly Cities, "Entrepreneurs give Raleigh great ratings for it's training & network programs. Smart Workers move to the area because of it's quality of life & the Research Triangle". Check out the links above to find out what each city has to offer as far as potential involvement in business opportunities, meetings and events, community interest, and much more!
We know what may be thinking- that there have to be more reasons for relocation than business and development. Listen to what Forbes reported about Raleigh in addition to the business praise. " Raleigh provides a big- city feel with a low cost of living, mild four-season weather, and world-class healthcare- thanks to all those medical schools." Click on the picture of the house to compare your current cost of living to the cost in Raleigh or the surrounding cities!! Click on the weather forecast below to get current weather information for Raleigh.
As we introduce you to all of the great things that the Triangle area has to offer, we can't overlook the importance of family! If you are looking for a great atmosphere for your children to grow up in, look no further!! In 2012 Raleigh was ranked by Forbes to be one of the "Best Cities to Raise a Family"! Click on the pictures below to view the website for the county school systems in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill! Also, Click here to see the NC state report cards for any of the local schools!!
What else then would draw a person to the Triangle area? LOCATION!! Imagine living 2 hrs from the Atlantic Ocean, 2.5 hours from the Mountains, with 4 lane highway systems for easy travel!! Also, because of it's location on the East coast I-95, and I-40 provide smooth and simple travel. Don't forget about Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU), which provides over 400 flights on eight major airlines to nearly 40 non-stop destinations each day!!
Sports & Leisure
In the hustle and bustle of life we understand how important it is to have downtime! Check out all that the Triangle has to offer as far as sports, entertainment, shopping, and the arts.
Carolina Hurricanes (Hockey) Duke Blue Devils UNC Tar Heels NC State Wolf Pack Carolina RailHawks (Soccer)
Streets at Southpoint Triangle Town Center
North Carolina Museum of Art NC Museum of Natural History NC Museum of Natural Sciences
William B Umstead Park
Amidst the busyness of life, enjoy hiking, mountain biking, fishing, & even horseback riding at this 5,597 acre state park!! The beautiful trees and wildlife will cause you to feel as though you are on a mountain vacation. Because of it's prime location between the vastly expanding cities of Raleigh, Cary, and Durham, you don't need to go far to step out of the business world and noise, even if just for a couple of hours! Click on the picture to go to the website for more information!
Here are just a few of the impressive and outstanding rankings that the Raleigh area has received in the last couple of years!
-#1 Fastest Growing City ( Raleigh)- Business Facilities/ August 2013
- #6 Hottest Housing Market in 2014 (Raleigh)- Zillow/ December 2013
-#2 City Creating the Most Technology Jobs (Raleigh)- Forbes/ November 2013
-#7 City for High- Paying Jobs (Raleigh)- Payscale.com/ October 2013
-Top 5 Best Places to Retire (Raleigh)- Money Magazine/ October 2013
-#2 Metro with Highest Annual Population Growth 2009-2012 (Raleigh)- The Atlantic Cities/ October 2013
-Top 3rd City to start a Business (Raleigh)- Forbes/ September 2013
-#3 Best Place for Business and Careers (Raleigh)- Forbes/ August 2013
-Top 10 Up & Coming City for Entrepreneurs (Raleigh - Durham)- Forbes/ September 2013
-#6 Best Metro for Recent College Graduates (Raleigh)- Forbes/ September 2013
-#9 Best City to Raise a Family (Raleigh)- Movoto/ May 2013
-#15 Most Inventive City in the WORLD (Raleigh)- Org. for Economic Cooperation & Development/ July 2013