“Livability.com” recently ranked Raleigh, NC, #2 on their list for the 100 best places to live in 2019. Durham also made the list at #23.
This list did not just cover places from North Carolina, but from all 50 U.S. states as well. Its ranking was based on affordability civics, demographics, economy, education, health, housing, and infrastructure. It also looked at other, smaller categories, such as amenities.
“For six years, Livability editors and data scientists have combined our obsessions with cities and data to create our annual ranking of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America.Livability.com
Every time we make this list, we look at hundreds of data points and examine more than 1,000 cities based on economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and health care.
This year, we wanted to get back to basics, so we started with a single question:
What matters most to you when you’re deciding where to live?
That’s what we asked 1,000 millennials across the country in an exclusive survey.
Their #1 answer, by a landslide? Affordability.”
Raleigh scored high in the amenities category, because Raleigh offers something for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re into sports, food, adventure, or whatever else, Raleigh has something for you! This is because Raleigh, as well as Durham, is full of creative people that support research, entrepreneurship, and creativity. Some important places that reflect these ideas are the art, history, and natural sciences museums. An added bonus is that all three are free! If you’re looking for another fun, free hangout spot then check out the “William B. Umstead State Park”.
There are many places to have fun in Raleigh. If you’re looking for a throwback beverage or even a nice brew, hit up “The Pharmacy Cafe” or “Brewery Bhavana”. You could also head to “Quail Ridge Books” for a relaxing day or to “Triangle Rock Club” to have a fun time with friends. If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, you could check out Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex. It was started by a pro BMX rider and has many different things to try.
NC offers many different kinds of restaurants, but it’s specialty is authentic southern food. If you’re looking for that perfect southern meal, then head on over to Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen. It has every southern favorite you’re searching for. If you want something a little sweeter though, you can always try Howling Cow ice cream. It’s an ice cream maker that has been in business for over 70 years.
Besides the jobs available at the places mentioned above, or at the beloved North Carolina State University, you could find a job you love in Raleigh. The Raleigh area is well known as home to the Research Triangle Park, so there are many careers in IT and manufacturing, as well as employers such as Duke University and Health System.
Moving To Raleigh NC
One of the biggest factors Livability considered for their list of Best Places To Live was Affordability. With the cost of housing sky-rocketing in many large metros, young people ready to buy a home are finding better options in places like Raleigh.
Raleigh and its suburbs offer a variety of housing at just about every price point. For folks looking for affordability in up and coming communities, check out the eastern side of the Greater Triangle.
Communities such as Knightdale, Wendell, and Zebulon have a lot to offer at a more attractive price tag.
A little further east, home buyers will find that the Rocky Mount and Wilson areas are even more affordable.
If you’re thinking about moving to the Raleigh area, but you’re not sure which community would be the best fit, contact us at 919-887-5114. We have real estate specialists with expertise from the Triangle to the coast!