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Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina and is the second largest city in the state after Charlotte. With a population of half a million, and a nickname of the City of Oaks, it’s a very interesting place to live and work.
Raleigh also forms part of the Research Triangle made up of North Carolina State University, Duke University and North Carolina Central University in Durham and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. These schools feed the tech, telecommunications, financial, electrical and manufacturing employers that call Raleigh home.
Corporate housing in Raleigh is a combination of furnished apartments, townhomes, purpose-built and converted historical. It’s a real mix here which offers a lot of choice for furnished rentals.
The local economy is a diverse mix of education, manufacturing, research, finance and general industry. It helps keep the city strong and maintain its economy regardless of wider economic factors.
Major employers in Raleigh include Red Hat, North Carolina State University, Wal-Mart, IBM Corporation, WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Target, UNC Rex Healthcare, SAS Institute, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Harris Teeter, Blue Cross and Blue Shield North Carolina, North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services, Fidelity Investments, Xylem, Conduent Incorporated, GlaxoSmithKline, Food Lion and Duke Energy.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) serves the local region and is northwest of the city. It is linked to the city via bus to Downtown.
Car is king here but parking enforcement is relentless. Major routes into Raleigh include I-440 Beltline, I-40, I-85, I-95 and US 1. Plentiful local routes handle residents and commuters.
Raleigh is an early example of a planned city so has the benefits of decent transport links and planned neighborhoods.
Neighborhoods in Raleigh planned city include Oakwood, Cameron Village, Boylan Heights, Hayes Barton, Mordecai, Downtown, Historic South Park, North Hills, Wakefield, Falls River, Brier Creek, Five Points, Stonehenge, Six Forks, Glenwood Ave, Oberlin/Glenwood and NC State
Things to see and do in Raleigh include City of Raleigh Museum, North Carolina State Capitol, N.C. Museum of Art, N.C. Museum of History, Adventure Landing, Sky Zone Raleigh, Carolina Hurricanes, Pullen Park, William B. Umstead State Park, North Carolina State Fair and World of Bluegrass.
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Raleigh, North Carolina