During the last 30 years, growth in Raleigh, and the surrounding Research Triangle Region, has consistently and significantly outpaced the nation. Fueled by an impressive mix of education, ingenuity and collaboration, North Carolina’s capital city has become an internationally recognized leader in life science and technology innovation. It also happens to be a really nice place to live.
Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, the second largest city in NC (behind Charlotte) and part of the larger “Triangle Area,” comprised of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Consistently one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country, Raleigh’s population has grown by nearly 20% over the last eight years (55% increase since 2000). This population increase is driven by a number of attractive factors: excellent economy and job market, renowned colleges and universities, fantastic medical facilities, great weather and very affordable cost of living. Raleigh alone boasts a population in excess of 1.3M and the Triangle’s population has exceeded 2.2M.