Living in Raleigh
Living in Raleigh looks like spending the day diving into the city's culinary scene then taking a long walk on one of the area's scenic nature trails. Or maybe, living in Raleigh is starting you day with a short commute to the Research Triangle Park then taking the long way home down the city's oak-lined streets to unwind after a hard day's work. And for those who love to be on-the-go all the time, Raleigh looks like your playground—with art galleries to admire, cultural festivities to immerse yourself in, and collegiate and professional sports teams to cheer on.
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Parks & Recreation
Known as a "city in a park" Raleigh residents have more than 10,000 acres of parkland to explore. From biking routes and running trails to kayaking excursions and nature experiences, there are endless ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Raleigh. Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve is a U-shaped piece of property carved out of the Neuse River, where locals love to soak up the serenity of the preserve's undeveloped pastures and woodland areas—odds are, U'll love it here, too!
As the state capital, Raleigh is the hot spot for all the happenings, including annual celebrations such as the North Carolina State Fair and the State Farmers Market serving up the freshest produce statewide. No matter what time of year it is, your social calendar is sure to be overflowing when you live here. For our foodies, mark your calendars for the Tacos 'N Tap Festival held at the fairgrounds, the annual International Food Festival, and the Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo.
History & Museums
Raleigh is a haven for history lovers, with enough museums and other historical sites to fill an entire textbook! The North Carolina Museum of History is a downtown Raleigh staple, where you'll find more than 14,000 years worth of state history displayed throughout dozens of engaging exhibits. Take a step back in time at the North Carolina State Capitol on one of its guided tours, or bring yourself back to modern day and visit the current Governor's home at the North Carolina Executive Mansion.
From department stores and designer luxuries at Crabtree Valley Mall to the six city blocks of speciality shops at Village District, Raleigh's shopping scene is one of the most sought after in the state. If shopping small is more your style, then you'll love the Raleigh-based brands in Downtown Raleigh. You can snag a sweet handmade sentiment at DECO Raleigh gift shop or finally find a perfect fitting pair of jeans at Raleigh Denim Workshop—these jeans are locally made right here in Raleigh!
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Dorothea Dix Park
What once was an expansive plantation, then North Carolina's first mental health facility, is now Dorothea Dix Park. This park is a rarity of rich landscapes and rolling fields, right in the heart of Raleigh's cityscape. Much more than just a community park, Dorothea Dix is a local event space, an open area for your furry friends to run free, and the go-to spot for a Kodak moment with more than 8 acres of sunflowers.Visit the Park »
North Hills Mall
Located in Midtown Raleigh, North Hills is a huge open-air shopping district featuring more than 130 local shops. Beyond just being one of the city's go-to shopping destinations, North Hills has everyday conveniences along with quality amenities such as salons and spas, grocery stores, and a state-of-the-art gym. Plus, you'll probably find yourself coming here for a night out at the district's 14-screen cinema, delicious eateries, or its outdoor live music venue.Shop North Hills »
Neuse River Greenway Trail
A leg of the 100-plus-mile Capital Area Greenway System, the Neuse River Trail takes you all the way from Falls Lake in North Raleigh to the Wake County border in southeast Raleigh. Embark on the 30-mile paved trail and you'll find yourself surrounded by undisturbed seclusion. The Neuse River Trail is one of the most scenic parts of the overall Greenway System, with historic sites and vast wetlands scattered along the route.Explore the Trail »
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