Cary is a thriving community in the heart of the Triangle area of North Carolina, between Raleigh and renowned Research Triangle Park. The Triangle area is repeatedly ranked among the top regions in the country to live or work, to find a home or start a business, to raise a family or retire. Money Magazine named Cary, North Carolina, the hottest town in the East and one of six Hottest Towns in America. Cary was also recognized by Money Magazine as one of the Best Small Cities in America, ranking an impressive fifth on one of the magazine's annual lists of Best Places to Live. As noted in several major publications, Cary's accolades are numerous.
On the whole, Caryites are a hard-working group with one of the highest median household incomes in the state. And being no further than 20 minutes from
major universities such as Duke, North Carolina State, and the University of
North Carolina, it's no wonder that education is an important part of Cary life. More than two-thirds of adults hold a college degree. About 97 percent of citizens have access to the Internet in this, the Technology Town of North Carolina.
Cary continually ranks as one of the top 20 safest large cities nationally and the safest in the Southeast. Its Police and Fire departments and Emergency Medical Services are nationally accredited.
Tree-lined streets and well-groomed subdivisions and office parks show Cary has grown the right way. Cary is home to world class businesses and national retail stores. Our fast-growing Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources program has something for everyone, regardless of age or interest.
all information obtained from: townofcary.org
20 minutes from downtown Raleigh
With more than 60 commercial buildings and homes dating from 1870 to 1940 and a district on the National Register of Historic Places, Apex is restoring its turn-of-the-century railroad heritage. Downtown Apex features antique and specialty gift shops, as well as restaurants that include the award-winning Anna’s Pizzeria. Tour historic Hughes and Salem Streets. Visit the circa-1914 Apex Union Depot. Dine at Daniel’s and experience First Fridays downtown or the Peak Fest in early May. Indulge your inner fashionista at Beaver Creek Crossings. Further south, the North Carolina Railroad Museum offers rides on restored trains. Named the number one Best Place to Live in America by Money magazine (2015).
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a blossoming Southern metropolis
You'll feel enriched and energized the instant you're warmly welcomed by its smart, savvy locals. Raleigh's residents head top-tier technology, education and life science institutions; its artists create a bevy of cultural and culinary touchstones; and its storytellers proudly carry on the collective heritage of a rich, historic capital city.
Our passionate, entrepreneurial and innovative residents have propelled the development of world-class cultural assets and a growing lifestyle scene that, in turn, have created a host of homegrown, authentic visitor experiences for you to take part in.
Get your toes tapping to the sounds of emerging music and bands, as well asrollicking bluegrass festivals and more. Invigorate your senses by sampling the many flavors of artisan craft brews and spirits. Discover gifts and treasures from local boutiques, including many handmade and custom designs for truly eclectic finds. And, join in broadening your horizons through an enticing array of visual and performing arts exhibitions.
A smart, modern-meets-historic destination like Raleigh, N.C., has a lot to offer. We know you'll be energized by the fired-up cultural heartbeat fostered by passionate minds of Raleigh.
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During the past 20 years, Holly Springs has transformed itself into one of the most attractive communities in the Research Triangle Region. While we’re home to small businesses and multi-national firms-including the $600 million Novartis flu vaccine manufacturing facility-you'll find that Holly Springs remains a family-centered community.
All you need to do is ask around… Holly Springs is a great place to live and work. no matter your age or favorite hobby, opportunities to enjoy life are abundant in and around town.
Our Parks and Recreation Department offers a diversity of parks, a recreation center, a cultural arts center, a lake and retreat center, greenways, and picnic shelters. Programming includes art, drama, music, athletics, nature and outdoor education, cooking, after-school and track-out care, fitness and wellness, dance, special interest, and specialized recreation as well as summer camps and senior programs.
For the golfer, the town of Holly Springs is home to two private courses: Devils Ridge, part of the Sunset Ridge community, and 12 Oaks, part of the 687-acre 12 Oaks community. Both of these communities, like many others in Holly Springs, also provide access to swimming pools, tennis courts and walking trails. The character of Holly Springs truly can be sensed at local events, including the downtown Farmers Market, Hollyfest (an annual Town festival), and Christmas Parade along Main Street. Regional activitiesJust minutes up the road, a number of excellent amenities are easily reached and include state art, history and natural sciences museums; performing arts venues; sports destinations; and historic sites. For more information about regional activities, visit Raleigh's tourism website at www.visitraleigh.com.
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Whether you know of Durham as the "City of Medicine" or the "Bull City" it's easy to see why so many residents and businesses call Durham home. A unique mix of rich history, pioneering achievements, and diverse culture – that's what makes Durham the kind of place that is always engaging. The national accolades it's earned as a place to live, work, and play only prove what anyone who's been here has already experienced – and experience is the key.
More than nine million people visit Durham each year, where they will all find a wealth of things to see and do. Whether you're looking for awarding-winning performing arts, unique visual arts, stimulating nightlife, one-of-a-kind shopping, or scenic natural experiences, Durham has you covered. There are also historic sites to visit, sporting events to watch, outdoor recreation to try, and farms to tour. In other words, Durham is overflowing with unique, exciting things to do, no matter what kind of experience you're looking for, and there's always something new.
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Morrisville is located in Wake County, in central North Carolina equal distance from Raleigh and Durham. We have a population of over 21,000, easy access to I-40, I-540, US-1 and are adjacent to Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Research Triangle Park, putting us in a prime location for doing business. If you’re already a resident, we’re glad you’re here. If you’re thinking of moving to or setting up shop in Morrisville, we look forward to welcoming you to a life of prosperity and fulfillment. People move to Morrisville for many reasons - our excellent schools, proximity to Research Triangle Park, and the Raleigh-Durham area to name a few.
People stay in Morrisville because of the superb quality of life we offer. Our businesses are thriving, our neighborhoods are safe, our winters are mild and our summers are warm.
Centrally-located between the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and the legendary Outer Banks and Atlantic Coast to the east, Morrisville enjoys an average year-round temperature of 60 degrees.
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"the southern part of Heaven"
The town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina is home to the grassy malls and brick walkways of the University of North Carolina's historic campus. The presence of the country's first public university has allowed a vibrant arts and culture scene to grow in Chapel Hill. Check out a concert by a local band, watch the stars fly at the Morehead Planetarium or catch a varsity game pitting the wildly popular Tarheels against their historic Southern rivals.
Though Chapel Hill is a principal city of a large metropolitan area, it retains a relatively small-town feel. Combined with its close neighbor, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area has roughly 85,000 residents. The New York Times Travel feature "36 Hours" stopped by Chapel Hill, Carrboro and UNC to share what the lively area can provide in a day and a half.
The Triangle has the third-largest collection of modernist homes in the country, as recently highlighted by The Washington Post. Los Angeles and New York’s Long Island are the only areas with more.
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30 minutes from downtown Raleigh
A hot dog at Shorty’s and a visit to the Olde English Tea Room are absolute musts in this 100-year-old town. Shop at The Cotton Company, Old Magnolia Trading Company or the N.C. Specialty Shops, where you make your own gift basket of Tarheel souvenirs. Stroll through other shops and art galleries dotting the historic downtown commercial district. Visit The Wake Forest Historical Museum and the campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (which was the Wake Forest College campus before that school moved to Winston-Salem in the fifties). For the sports enthusiast, The Factory offers ice rinks, a skate park, indoor soccer, an inflatable playground, miniature golf and go-carts–while Heritage Golf Club offers the best in play any time of the year.
all information obtained from: visitraleigh.com