Downtown Raleigh’s Startup Scene

In recent years, Raleigh has won numerous awards and accolades for its business-friendly environment. The city has consistently ranked highly nationally as a hot spot for tech startups outside of Silicon Valley, and it certainly lives up to the title with hundreds of local Raleigh based startups working on changing the world. With its central location and close proximity to some of the best universities in the entire country, Raleigh has become a hotbed for tech startups especially, and...

Raleigh’s Art Scene – Rundown of The Best Local Galleries & Events…

Though Raleigh and the Triangle metro area are mostly known for the many innovative businesses and leading universities that are located here, Raleigh also has a burgeoning art scene with something fun going on pretty much each and every day, which is why our city is gaining national attention and recognition all across the board. The local Raleigh arts community gets together often, and puts on many art-related events throughout the calendar year, such as the widely popular SPARKcon and...

Get Out & Explore – Raleigh’s Flea Market at The Historic State Fairgrounds

The North Carolina State Fairgrounds is best known for the amazing NC State Fair that rolls into town every October. However, every weekend, the Fairgrounds transforms into an indoor/outdoor shopping mecca known as the Raleigh Flea Market. It is quite the attraction and consistently draws tens of thousands of visitors every weekend, rain or shine. Admission is always FREE! Since the early 1970's the Raleigh Flea Market has been solidly established as one of the Triangle’s top year-round tourist destinations,...

North Hills is The Place to Be — Live, Work, Shop, Dine and Play!

Young professionals and families alike flock to the North Hills area to do it all - live, work, shop, dine and play. Pay a visit to North Hills on any given day, and you will certainly see why it is such a perfect destination. Everything you could possibly need - food, shopping, entertainment - is within a walkable distance. Want to join the many residents already enjoying the North Hills life? Check out this quick guide: Living in North Hills There are...

Ready For a Date Night in North Hills?

Schedules are cleared. You booked your babysitter. You and your significant other FINALLY have time for a date night at North Hills... Yay!! North Hills really is the perfect spot for a date night in Raleigh because it has it all - fun activities, romantic restaurants, and even a 4-star hotel for an overnight date if you are simply not ready for your amazing evening to end. Here is our guide for planning the perfect North Hills Date Night: Activities North Hills...

North Hills Apartments: Top Choice For The Young Professionals

With so many shops, restaurants, bars and events, it is no wonder that many young professionals and millennials make North Hills their home. Its close proximity to the Beltline makes commuting easy. There’s even a Harris Teeter nearby, which provides an awesome selection of grocery items, living essentials, and prepared foods. If you aspire to join the many young professionals living in North Hills, there are plenty of luxury and modern rental communities to choose from. Check out this list...

North Hills: The Ultimate Local Boutique Shopping Destination in Raleigh

North Hills is home to dozens of locally owned boutiques that feature everything from clothing to books to toys to treats. It is the ultimate shopping destination in Raleigh, which means it is especially abuzz during the holiday season. You will find a boutique for just about any style or gift in North Hills. Here are a few of the most popular North Hills boutiques you gotta check out: Cameron Clothing Cameron Clothing is known for its trademarked sportswear collection and its...

Discover Hedingham – Located Just Outside of Downtown Raleigh

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Hedingham is an award-winning private community spread out on 600 acres, located in East Raleigh. It is situated on a beautiful 18-hole golf course and is comprised of about 2,500 total homes, swimming pools, playgrounds and an athletic club for private use by residents. In 2009, and 2012, Hedingham was named Community of Distinction in the category of Very Large Mixed Use Communities by the North Carolina Chapter of the Community Associations Institute. The location, amenities and wide variety of...

Best New Communities in Durham to Call Home

Today, Durham is still one of the most affordable places to live in all of The Triangle. It's proximity to RDU airport and Research Triangle Park makes it extremely attractive to young professionals and families to call home and put down roots. Durham is home to many sub-divisions and amenity-rich master planned communities, such as Brightleaf at The Park, one of the most desirable neighborhoods in The Triangle. This community is located in South Durham, and it offers single-family homes,...

Cary’s Top Five Most Prestigious & Exclusive Neighborhoods

The Town of Cary is home to some of the most elite communities in all of The Triangle area. One of the best places to call home is Preston, a premier residential community located in the heart of Cary. It is the largest master planned development in the Town of Cary, built around Prestonwood Country Club. The very essence of living in the Preston neighborhood is being a member of Prestonwood Country Club which offers the opportunity to escape one's...

Seven Most Popular & Affordable Communities Near Research Triangle Park

Tens of thousands of people work at the Research Triangle Park. Finding the right residential community close-by to call home may be tricky, but we have assembled for you a list of the 7 best communities which are still relatively affordable and in close proximity to RTP. Over at Brier Creek, you can enjoy a luxurious, low-maintenance, townhome-style, and single-level homes with one or two-car personal garages, a convenient location within walking distance to shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Also...

North Raleigh Shopping: Triangle Town Center VS. Crabtree Valley Mall

The North Raleigh area is lucky to have two fabulous, large and unique indoor shopping malls. Triangle Town Center and Crabtree Valley mall are not only two of the most popular malls in the Raleigh - Durham region, but they are also the largest. Triangle Town Center is one of the newer malls in the area and it is extremely popular with all ages. They even feature a large outdoor commons area with beautiful green open spaces and water features along...

Raleigh’s Most Popular Expensive Neighborhoods

The city of Raleigh is home to a wide variety of pricey neighborhoods and exclusive communities of million dollar homes. Some are historic, featuring unique and one-of-a-kind homes which are over 100 years old, closer to the city center where all the action is, while other pricey neighborhoods have just recently been solidly established in the past 15-20 years further out in the lesser densely populated and more remote locations which feature a quiet suburban all-around feel. There are many...

First Look: Raleigh’s Newest Exclusive Million Dollar Homes Community — Avalaire

Located in the heart of North Raleigh, Avalaire is one of the premier new luxury million dollar home communities in all of the Raleigh - Durham region that is currently being built out. Available homesites range from 3/4 acres to 2+ acres, with an average width of 150 ft. A total of 56 homesites are available at this time. Avalaire will offer a blend of country-style living, in the city, with its natural landscapes and beautiful park-like setting... About 25%...

North Hills’ $1 Billion in Development is a Huge Success! But What’s Next?

Today, North Hills is a pedestrian-friendly, walkable, mixed-use development that is without a doubt one of the most popular places in all of the Raleigh - Durham region to live, work and visit for a good time. It has seen a huge amount of support over the past decade and a half since development officially kicked off, and it has been embraced by so many new residents, neighbors, workers, and guests... Big time. Since 1999 the area has seen consistent...

Raleigh Golf Communities: Brier Creek VS. Wakefield

Two of the best master planned communities featuring a golf course in the northern parts of Raleigh are Brier Creek and Wakefield Plantation. For nearly two decades, these two prestigious golf course communities have been the most desirable places for golf lovers to call home. In North Raleigh, which is one of the most vibrant and appealing areas in all of our region, residents enjoy an amenity-rich lifestyle that is unmatched. Residents enjoy a relaxed and private atmosphere, combining personalized service,...

Wake Forest Golf Communities: Heritage VS. Hasentree

Wake Forest is home to many premier sub-divisions and highly sought after master planned communities, but specifically, two exclusive well-established golf course communities stand out from all the rest, and they are Heritage and Hasentree. Both master planned communities are built around their own private golf courses and offer an amenity-rich, luxurious lifestyle for its residents. In our comparison guide, we help break down everything you will need to know before making a decision about which golf community is right...

Affordable Suburban Living: Rolesville VS. Knightdale VS. Wendell

Once upon a time, the small towns of Rolesville, Knightdale and Wendell were mostly rural in nature, with only a few thousand residents, but that has been changing steadily as of late. These gateway towns located on the outskirts of Raleigh and Wake Forest today are some of the most popular and fastest growing places in the state. Below is our comparison guide for your to explore, before choosing which place to call home. ...remaining parts of this post could not...

Top Ten Best Public & Private Schools in Cary

The town of Cary is well known for having some of the very best public and private schools in the entire state. One of Cary's most popular schools consistently for the past 20 years has been the Cary Academy, an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school for students in grades 6-12 located on a beautiful 65-acre campus. This private school's vision all along has been to be a school of the future, combining a traditional liberal arts program with new pedagogical and...

Five Best Apartment Communities in Brier Creek

Brier Creek is one of the most popular places for renters due to its central location in The Triangle, and close proximity to RDU Airport and Research Triangle Park. Today, there are over a dozen apartment communities in Brier Creek alone. We have put together for you the very best options to review before deciding which place to call home. One of our favorites is The Jamison. Here, residents celebrate the artful Triangle lifestyle. This community offers a mosaic of natural...

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Best Local Restaurants Serving Up Southern Style Comfort Food in Cary

Southern style food is always popular and has a growing high demand here in the Triangle area, especially as new-comers who relocate to North Carolina discover the tasty and comforting cuisine. Creamy mac and cheese, perfectly prepared BBQ and crispy fried chicken - these are just a few good examples of comfort foods that...

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