The Magic Triangle: Why it’s among the best places to live in North Carolina

The Magic Triangle: Why it’s among the best places to live in North Carolina

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January 30, 2020

They call it “The Magic Triangle”—Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. These three cities continue to attract newcomers. There are a lot of reasons why it’s among the best places to live in North Carolina. As a local homebuilder in this beautiful region, Baker Residential can enlighten you as to why this region should be on your radar for your next move.

U.S. News & World Report publishes an annual list of “Best Places to Live in the USA” Out of 125 metropolitan areas the editors analyzed, they chose Raleigh-Durham for the #10 spot.

“A strong sense of community is evident, as strangers are quick to provide a friendly conversation when standing in line at a supermarket,” the article reported. If that’s not enough criteria for you, the analysts also cited job growth, a high quality of life, ample green spaces, a growing art and music scene, and local restaurants that have a penchant for gaining national acclaim.

Homesnacks is in the business of gathering and analyzing piles of data about states, counties, cities, and neighborhoods across the U.S. Their 2019 list of the “10 Best Places to Live in North Carolina” placed Cary and Apex—both located in the Research Triangle—in the #1 and #3 positions, respectively. Chapel Hill earned the seventh spot. 

TheCrazyTourist placed Cary second on its list of “15 Best Places to Live in North Carolina”. Chapel Hill holds third place, Raleigh is fifth, and Apex is seventh.

Why do these people think so highly of our region?

A bucolic urban oasis

Some might say that we at Baker Residential are biased, because we build homes here. But let’s turn that around. We build homes here because it’s such a great place to live and we want to give more people the opportunity to enjoy this exceptional lifestyle.

Southern Living recently dedicated several pages to tout the benefits of living in North Carolina’s Research Triangle. The article nicely summed up the unique character of the area and the people who live here.

“They're keenly aware that their cities don't have the same flash or festivals as, say, Austin or Atlanta. And they're quick to say that's exactly what they like about them. Free of the fuss, these towns, known more for their major universities and the international companies headquartered in Research Triangle Park, have discreetly transformed into a bucolic-urban oasis where the arts and tech synergize and anything homegrown (from businesses to vegetables) is enthusiastically exalted. This place isn't a playground for tourists; it's a living room for locals.”

This is what it’s like to live here. And we want you to know what it’s like to live here in a Baker Residential home. Our three communities of distinctive homes are situated in Cary and Apex, close enough to all the offerings of the stellar Southern suburbs, but balanced with privacy and serenity. Providence at Yates Pond in Cary, Weddington and McKenzie Ridge, both in Apex, feature award-winning designs. Our high standard for standard features rewards our homeowners with the best of the best—an outstanding home in an outstanding area.

From the Millennial who’s attracted to the region’s diverse, eclectic, and vibrant lifestyle to a Boomer looking for an enriching retirement—and everyone in between—our communities present an inviting choice. Wander through our gallery, take some virtual tours, and then contact Baker Residential to look more closely at the best places to live in the best cities to live in.


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