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Welcome to Raleigh
Stretching 145 square miles near the heart of beautiful North Carolina, Raleigh is a great place to call home. With parks, historic sites, and local and national businesses, there is always something to do in the area.
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A Brief History of Raleigh, NC
In the 1500s, Sir Walter Raleigh sponsored the “Cittie of Raleigh,” but it was set up near Roanoke Island, about 190 miles away. The current city of Raleigh was named after him in 1792 when it became the seat of government for NC. Today, a statue of Sir Walter Raleigh stands outside the Raleigh Convention Center downtown.
One monument to Raleigh’s history in North Carolina government is the North Carolina Capitol building, which was completed in 1840 and has become a national historic landmark. The state legislature no longer meets in the Capitol building but at the North Carolina State Legislative Building two blocks away.
Great Raleigh Culture
Raleigh is home to dozens of state and local history museums and modern art museums, including the North Carolina Museum of Art and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
There are many parks in the area, too, from small parks like Worthdale Park to large parks like nearby William B. Umstead State Park.
And something is always happening in Raleigh, whether the event is held downtown or in a neighboring area. Annual Raleigh area events include:
- Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
- Rock n’ Roll Marathon
- World Bluegrass Festival
- North Carolina State Fair
- First Night Raleigh
- and more!
A Growing City
Raleigh is one of America’s fastest growing cities, near the renowned Research Triangle Park, which includes companies like IBM, Cisco, Lenovo, and many more. Local businesses are also well-known and loved by Raleigh residents.
Large shopping areas like North Hills, Crabtree Valley Mall, Triangle Town Center, and Cameron Village Shopping Center offer a variety of shopping and dining experiences, ranging from local boutiques to familiar favorites.
With convenient access to major roads like I-40, US-1, and the I-440 and I-540 Beltline, you can work and play in no time!
Make Raleigh Your New Home!
What more could the capital of North Carolina offer? If you see yourself living here and enjoying everything about this growing city, let us know! Make Triangle Experts your Raleigh real estate resource. Check out our home buying resources, and use the advanced search feature to find a property that fits your lifestyle.
Selling Your Raleigh Home?
We’re sad to see you go! Selling your home can be stressful, but list with us and we can make it as painless a process as possible. Use our home seller resources to find out information about what your home is worth and tips for selling your home. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us!