Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, offers the advantages of a big city with the friendliness of a small town. As a part of the Research Triangle area, Raleigh is home to many Fortune 500 technology, research, and pharmaceutical companies.
Whether you enjoy good food, music, sports, shopping, art, or the outdoors, there is always something for you to do here! The temperature is mild with all four seasons (average: high 21 degrees Celsius, low 8 degrees Celsius). Raleigh is conveniently located two hours from both the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains, which makes weekend trips easy and accessible.
Raleigh is a great place to live, work, and study.
- No. 1 among the best places for business and careers (Forbes, 2014)
- No. 1 among U.S. cities attracting the most families (Forbes, 2014)
- No. 2 among America’s 15 best cities for young professionals (Forbes, 2014)
- No. 3 among the best midsize U.S. metro areas for college students (American Institute for Economic Research, 2014)