The Top 5 Reasons to Relocate to Raleigh

The Top 5 Reasons to Relocate to Raleigh

April 26, 2018

Raleigh is a great place to live. It’s so appealing that the population is rising at a dramatic rate—projected to increase 50% between 2010 and 2030! Forbes ranked North Carolina’s capital as the 14th fastest-growing city in the U.S. With this growth comes the demand for quality homes, so Baker Residential developing two new home communities in the most popular Raleigh suburbs. But if you’re wondering why this city is so appealing, here are the top 5 reasons to relocate to Raleigh.

It’s a great place to work (and retire).

Forbes put Raleigh in the second spot on its list of “The Best Places for Business”. The city is located in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, with Durham and Chapel Hill completing the region that is densely populated with global technology and R&D companies. The area ranks fifth among the top tech markets in the country, and the list places Raleigh in good company: Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and Boston/Cambridge. The availability of so many businesses also sparks job opportunities, and Raleigh has a robust job market! 

Once you decide to leave the working world, the Raleigh area is equally desirable. Considered a great place to retire, Raleigh offers a thriving economy, great healthcare, and among the best cities for successful aging, with high scores for healthcare, wellness, and general livability.

Raleigh is a smart choice for education.

With three top universities—North Carolina State, Duke University, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—a top-rated public school system, Raleigh is known for the quality of its education. Even those who are not attending a public school or pursuing a degree enjoy the ability to take classes at their leisure. Forbes clearly respects the value of this city and placed Raleigh as second on its list of “10 Most Educated Cities in America”.

You don’t have to choose between beaches and mountains. 

When you live in Raleigh, you’re only a few hours from the seashore to the east and the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west. The Atlantic Coastal Plain, which includes Cape Fear, is a popular escape for Raleigh residents. North Carolina is also dotted with lakes if you enjoy freshwater adventures.

Foodies are never disappointed.

Whatever your appetite is craving, you’ll find a feast in Raleigh. Fine dining is everywhere, whether you crave a chef’s creation or a perfectly prepared steak or seafood platter. For casual eats, the Food Truck Triangle is a popular gathering spot where you can explore a different on-the-go menu every day. For a café or bistro, diner or grill, the only difficulty you’ll find among Raleigh restaurants is making the choice.

It’s a great place. Ask anyone!

The Wall Street Journal placed Raleigh as #10 on the 2017 list of “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live”. In addition to education, cost of living, diversity of experiences, and great people, the quality of life here includes a temperate climate so you can get out and enjoy yourself as often as you like. 

If you’re looking for more of a suburban experience, Cary and Apex are just outside Raleigh. These towns are ranked #2 and #3, respectively, among the “2018 Best Places to Live in North Carolina”. Baker Residential chose these two Raleigh suburbs for our luxury new home communities. Providence at Yates Pond in Cary features estate homes on spacious lots with scenic views. Weddington is coming this summer to Apex, with plans for 100 four- and five-bedroom new construction homes

Baker Residential specializes in creating premiere communities in desirable locations, like Raleigh, Apex, and Cary, North Carolina. Discover the Baker difference and the value of living near Raleigh. 


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