Make the Move to the Triangle, North Carolina


Here you’ll find young, friendly, diverse and educated people who enjoy dining out in local restaurants and gathering over craft beers. The family-friendly Triangle (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill) also has an abundance of beautiful green spaces and a growing art and music scene.

Overall Cost of Living Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina


Higher Education in Durham, North Carolina
Durham takes great pride in its educational resources and opportunities. Duke University is one of the nation's premier private institutions and one of the state's largest private employers. North Carolina Central University is an integral part of the University of North Carolina system, while Durham Technical and Community College is an important part of the region's effort to provide an educated and trained workforce.


Rich in Educational Opportunities - Raleigh, NC

The Raleigh area is rich in educational opportunities being home to 10 traditional universities and colleges. Among the traditional colleges are North Carolina State University, a major research center; a private women's college; a law school; three seminaries; and two historically black universities.  Raleigh’s academic research network is enhanced by the presence of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University and North Carolina Central University – all a 45-minute commute within Research Triangle Park.


Nearby Attractions

The Outer Banks are barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina, separating the Atlantic Ocean from the mainland. Their open-sea beaches, state parks and shipwreck diving sites make them a popular destination. 

By Car: 5 hours

Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills are an ideal destination all year long. Four distinct seasons offer visitors an abundance of opportunities to create unique experiences each time they visit.


By Car:  3 hours

Kure Beach, NC is home to the oldest fishing pier on the Atlantic Coast, an oceanfront park, a nearby state aquarium, historic fort, and beautiful seaside surroundings. Kure Beach provides the perfect setting for you and your family to explore and reconnect in this pure and natural playground.


By Car: 2 hours and 45 minutes

#1 Best School System/District in North Carolina -- Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
The 2020 Best School District ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more. Durham Public Schools is the state’s seventh-largest public school system, serving more than 33,000 students!

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Overall Cost of Living Index

Median cost of a home in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina $252,650

  • Washington, DC - $556,700 (120% more than Raleigh/Durham, NC)
  • San Francisco, CA - $1,378,300 (446% more than Raleigh/Durham, NC)
  • Boston, MA - $602,600 (139% more than Raleigh/Durham, NC)
  • Miami, FL - $329,900 (31% more than Raleigh/Durham, NC)
  • Charleston, SC - $316,500 (25% more than Raleigh/Durham, NC)
  • Los Angeles, CA - $689,500 (173% more than Raleigh/Durham, NC)
  • Seattle, WA - $714,400 (183% more than Raleigh/Durham, NC)
  • Atlanta, GA – $259,000 (3% more than Raleigh/Durham, NC)
  • Nashville, TN - $262,000 (4% more than Raleigh/Durham, NC)
  • Alexandria, VA - $542,100 (114.6% more than Raleigh/Durham, NC)
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#16 Best Green Cities in the US -- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
This data is discovered by Sperling's BestPlaces.  It examines 24 data metrics in 5 major categories -- air and watershed quality, mass transit usage, power usage, farmers markets, organic producers, and a number of green-certified buildings -- which determines which metro areas are the best places to live a green life.

We have hundreds of parks – playgrounds, state parks, dog parks, walking/leisurely parks throughout the Triangle! So many great places to play - the Triangle’s parks serve as sites for many of our recreation athletic leagues, activities, and events.