Dozens of towns surround the Triangle’s original cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill each with their own unique character and history. The historic districs in Wake Forest, Apex, and Hillsborough with their charming downtowns and old buildings draw residents and vistors looking for a bit of nostalgia. The Triangle’s reputation as a center for the technology and healthcare industries has contributed enormously to making us the 14th fastest growing city in the U.S. with an average of 64 people to moving to Wake County alone each day. Perhaps that has something to do with all the recent awards we have received in the last couple years such as: #3 City for Young Families, Top 10 Best City in America to Live, Top 30 Safest Cities to Raise a Child, & Top 5 City for Jobs. It also doesn’t hurt that the Triangle bost some of the best Universities in the country in Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, & NC State University.
With so many great places for newcomers to plant their roots, we’ll dive into each of these cities & towns and explore what each has to offer including: schools, events, amenities, and even individual communities, to help you find the best place for your to hang your hat based on your needs and lifestyle.