Home to over 1.3 million residents, Raleigh, North Carolina, is a wonderful place to buy a home in the east-central part of the state. Situated where the gently rolling hills of the Piedmont region meet the flat coastal plain, Raleigh sits around 434 feet above sea level. This remarkable Wake County city and hosts around 15.6 million visitors annually. As the state’s capital, it is full of outstanding amenities and attractions to engage and entertain guests and residents alike. Comprised of 146 square miles, Raleigh has a long, rich history, having been founded in 1792 and named after Sir Walter Raleigh. The city is known as the “City of Oaks” because of its dedication to preserving its grassy parks and wooded tracts of land. Furthermore, it is home to the state’s largest yearly event, the North Carolina State Fair.
Raleigh is one of 12 Wake County municipalities. The Raleigh area is home to a portion of the renowned Research Triangle Park, as well as to RDU International airport. Residents enjoy quick and convenient access to Interstates 40, 85, 90, 95, and 495, as well as four major U.S. Highways. This proximity to major transportation routes makes it relatively easy to visit other nearby cities. Wilmington is only 123 miles from Raleigh, Charlotte is only 143 miles away, Ashville is only 241 miles, and Washington, D.C. is only 251 miles from Raleigh. Adding to the allure, the Raleigh area is home to eleven principal universities and colleges.
All of these great features, along with the fact the Raleigh area has been slowly growing into a technology hub, continually attracts new residents. Raleigh real estate prices tend to be slightly higher than average, but vary greatly from neighborhood to neighborhood. Raleigh homes located south of downtown tend to be less expensive, while those west of downtown in the Cameron Park area can considerably higher. Amidst Raleigh homes for sale, you’ll find modern condos, efficient apartments, low-maintenance townhomes, spacious single-family homes, historic properties, multi-family homes, and everything in between. So regardless of whether you are searching for a Raleigh property that is small or grand, new or historic, you can find exactly what you are looking for with the help of an experienced realtor. If you would like to learn more about available real estate in Raleigh, North Carolina, please allow us to assist you and contact us today.
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