If you're looking for Raleigh NC real estate, now is the perfect time to check out all the City of Oaks offers. Living in Raleigh NC offers many lifestyle amenities, with abundant entertainment, dining, and outdoor living options. Raleigh is the perfect place to call home with its vibrant culture, an unbeatable combination of city and nature, and thriving arts and sports scenes.
Raleigh is booming - and its real estate market is no exception. With the city's thriving economy and diverse communities, there are plenty of properties. Whether you're looking for a single-family home, a condo, or an apartment, we can help you find options that suit your budget and lifestyle.
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Raleigh is a city that has it all - from delicious cuisine to breathtaking nature, thrilling sports, and inspiring arts. Whether you're a foodie, an outdoor enthusiast, a sports fan, or a culture seeker, you’re sure to find something that will captivate and delight you.
Raleigh offers many opportunities and attractions, making it a sought-after destination for residents and visitors alike. Here are our top suggestions.
Raleigh is home to some of the best restaurants and bars in the South, from the trendy downtown eateries to the hole-in-the-wall dives of the surrounding neighborhoods.
One of Raleigh's most iconic sports venues is PNC Arena, home to the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes. The city is home to the NC State Wolfpack, a Division I men's basketball team with a rich history of two NCAA championships and several conference titles.
From tech startups to established corporations and a thriving entrepreneurial scene, Raleigh provides a dynamic and supportive environment for career growth.
In fact, an April 2023 study from the Wall Street Journal has Raleigh ranked as the fifth- best job market in the United States. Our high rating is based on several factors, including competitive costs compared to similar-sized cities, a pleasant climate, and high-quality universities which supply a constant flow of skilled workers.
Currently, Raleigh’s cost of living is 4% lower than the national average, with lower costs than the national average in transportation, healthcare, and groceries. With a median home price of around $420,000, Raleigh is relatively moderate compared to other major U.S. cities. Looking for affordability with a good quality of life? Raleigh is calling your name!
Raleigh, NC has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid, with high temperatures reaching the mid to upper 90s°F. Winters are mostly mild but occasionally experience snow and ice with temperatures dropping to the mid 20s°F.
Spring and fall are pleasant, with mild temperatures and occasional rain. The area receives an average of 46 inches of precipitation per year, with the most occurring during summer. Hurricanes and severe thunderstorms are also possible during the spring and summer months.
Raleigh is home to many highly-rated public and private schools. The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) is the largest in the state and offers a diverse range of educational programs and extracurricular activities.
WCPSS does have a few quirks, though - check out our guide on Capped Schools to find out why your child may be assigned to a different school than you were expecting. There’s also great information about Raleigh (and nearby Durham) schools in this article we wrote last year.
Additionally, the greater Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) has several prestigious universities, including North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University.
Variety? Yeah, we’ve got that. With over 300 different neighborhoods (depending on who’s counting, but it’s a lot!), the Raleigh area is known for having numerous distinct communities throughout the city. You can search Raleigh homes for sale by neighborhood here.
If you want to live in the vibrant downtown area, check out my top 7 Raleigh housing neighborhoods!
Raleigh's median home sale price is slightly higher than the national average. However, Raleigh's other cost-of-living factors (transportation, healthcare, groceries) do mitigate that difference and, coupled with the city's wide array of lifestyle amenities, contribute to the appeal of Raleigh's real estate market. And people moving to Raleigh from other major cities and tech hubs find our prices considerably lower than the areas they're moving from.
The market has improved slightly for buyers over the last year but still favors sellers. For houses under $500,000, we’re still seeing homes selling quickly and with multiple offers. Even with higher interest rates, we believe Raleigh real estate is a solid long-term investment.
Companies continue to find the area attractive, from established corporate businesses like Apple to many new startups - and Raleigh has a workforce ready to go!
With its vibrant economy, top-notch education opportunities, diverse culture, and abundant outdoor activities, living in Raleigh NC offers something for everyone. The thriving Raleigh NC real estate market offers many options, from charming historic homes to modern developments.
Come see what Raleigh has to offer! View the listings below for available homes in Raleigh or contact us today for more information about all the Triangle cities (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill).
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