Raleigh a city named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established the lost Roanoke Colony in present-day Dare County. Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina as well as the seat of Wake County. Raleigh is also known as the “City of Oaks” this is because of the many Oak trees found along the streets especially at the centre of the city. Raleigh is a city with a land area of about370 km square. The city was estimated to hold a population of 431,746 as of July 1, 2013 by the U.S. Census Bureau and one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The apartments available in this city are renowned for their living benefits and surrounding areas.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport, the region’s primary airport and the second-largest in North Carolina is located northwest of downtown Raleigh via Interstate-40 between Raleigh and Durham; it serves the city and greater Research Triangle metropolitan region, as well as much of eastern North Carolina. The airport offers service to more than 35 domestic and international destinations and serves approximately 10 million passengers a year. The airport also offers facilities for cargo and general aviation.
The North Carolina State University is located in the city also and is part of the Research Triangle area. Raleigh boast itself as an early example in the United States of a planned city, it is also the home to numerous cultural, educational, and historic sites. The Progress Energy Centre for the Performing Arts in Downtown Raleigh features three theatre venues and serves as the home for the North Carolina Symphony and the Carolina Ballet. Walnut Creek Amphitheatre is a large music heater located in Southeast Raleigh
Greater Raleigh’s has an array of cuisine which serves up something to satisfy almost any craving. Menus which range from upscale fine dining to brewpubs to traditional Southern cooking. It is also home to three wineries, two wine trails and sixteen (and counting) craft breweries. The city has a couple of bodies both locally based and otherwise to make both those residing permanently in the city and visitors to have a pleasant experience. The accommodation and apartments cost varies, however, the prices are relatively affordable in comparison to the social well-being and lifestyle of the city.
With an average household income in the city as $46,612 in 2000 and with a climate of springs and summers range from the upper-60s to the upper-80s (degrees Fahrenheit); fall averages in the 70s; winters hit the high-20s to mid-50s. Mean annual rainfall (inches): 45.23RaleighIs said to be:
- Among America’s Six Fastest Growing and Most Affordable Cities
- The second Best American City to Find a Job
- The fifth Best Performing City
- Among the Top 10 Best Run Cities in America
- Among the World’s 50 Leading Economic Growth Areas
- A Top Retirement City
- 7th – “America’s Smartest Cities”
- The second Best City for Young Professionals
- The best Place in America to Raise a Family
Raleigh is easily accessible by car, bus, rail or airlines.