Welcome to Raleigh
North Carolina’s capital city is home to a myriad of historic sites, museums, parks, and schools. From magnificent architecture to meandering natural trails, Raleigh has it all, and then some. With countless career, educational and developmental opportunities, the City of Raleigh is a great place to put down roots.
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Travel Time to Cary: 17 mins
Travel Time to Durham: 28 mins
Closest Airport: Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Major Highways: I-40, I-87, I-440, I-540
Population (2017): 464,758
Average Home Value: $225,000
Zip Codes: 27511, 27518, 27529, 27545, 27560, 27587, 27591, 27601, 27603, 27604, 27605, 27606, 27607, 27608, 27609, 27610, 27612, 27613, 27614, 27615, 27616, 27617, 27703.
Spotlights of Raleigh
A Historic North Carolina City
The city was named after Sir Walter Raleigh and became North Carolina’s government hub in 1792. Downtown Raleigh’s historic landmarks and sites include the State Capitol building, Haywood Hall House and Gardens, Mordecai Historic Park, and more.
Charming Local Culture
Raleigh has dozens of museums, restaurants, and modern marvels. The Contemporary Art Museum, which opened in 2011, boasts new and emerging art and design exhibitions. Another new facility, the James B. Hunt Library at nearby NC State University, made Business Insider’s list of the coolest college libraries in the US. The North Carolina Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural Sciences are also great places to visit.
Kings Barcade hosts local and national artists, game nights, and other fun late-night attractions. For unique dining experiences, restaurants like The Angus Barn or St. Jacques French Cuisine are favorites.
Great for Commuters
Major roads like I-40 and US-1 pass through Raleigh, making trips to major cities like Charlotte, Richmond, and Wilmington easy. For destinations across the country or across the world, the Raleigh-Durham International Airport is a short trip down the highway.
The renowned Research Triangle Park in Durham is just thirty minutes from the heart of Raleigh, making the city a great place for commuters.
What You'll LOVE in Raleigh
The City of Oaks is the capital of North Carolina and there’s a bounty of fun things to do! Whether you choose to spend time in Downtown Raleigh or out and about in the Umstead Park, you can be sure that you’ll never be bored in the City of Oaks. Ranked as one of the top places for young people to live, Raleigh living has the perfect balance of work and play.
The City of Raleigh is proud to be served by the Wake County Public School System. Not only is it an award winning school district, but it has also been recognized by Forbes Magazine as a great place to raise children. In Raleigh, you can be sure that the students are molded into becoming learners for life.
There’s a bounty of stunning homes for sale in the City of Oaks. Raleigh has stunning homes designed to suit every lifestyle. Whether you choose to live in a historic home or a swanky Downtown apartment, you can be sure to find the right place that fits your unique tastes.
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