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GET TO KNOW RALEIGH
NC State University is located in the state capital of Raleigh. "Famous for its proximity to great universities and as an incubator for cutting-edge tech firms, Raleigh has so much green space it's described as a park with a city in it," according to Money Magazine, which this year ranked Raleigh 4th on its Best Big Cities list. Raleigh offers big city hustle and bustle intertwined with southern hospitality.
When people talk about Raleigh, you may hear them mention the “Triangle.” This term refers to the fact that on a map, the cities of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill form a triangle. Located within 20 miles of each other, each city has a unique ambiance. The Triangle offers something for everyone.
Median age: 31
Median home price: $259,000
Average Annual Temperature 71° high/ 50° low
WHAT TO DO IN THE TRIANGLE
12 movie theaters
41 golf courses
OUT ON THE TOWN (Districts in Raleigh)
4,300 acres of parkland and almost 1,400 acres of water. The greenway system spans 41 miles providing walking, jogging and hiking trails that connect many of the city's 150 major parks.
NC Coast – 2 hours
NC Mountains – 4 hours
Charleston, SC - 4 hours
Washington D.C. - 4.5 hours
Savannah, GA – 5 hours
Philadelphia, PA - 7 hours
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