#1 Family Friendly City in U.S.
(Raleigh, NC) Human Life Project, January 2013See more rankings ▶▶
We're often asked why has Raleigh has seen such impressive growth over the past three decades. The answer is easy. Our people. Not only is Raleigh's population is one of the most well-educated in the world—almost half the people older than 25 have at least a four year degree—but we're also a friendly and welcoming bunch. In large part because we kind of have to be. After all, most of us aren't originally from the area, meaning we were new at one point too and relied on help from others to learn the ropes and finding our niche. So we're basically repaying the favor. Oh, and a little bit of Southern hospitality never hurts.
More than 40% over the age of 25 hold at least a bachelor's degree
35 residents were added to the City of Raleigh every day for the last 10 years (127,750 people)
Less than 50% of residents in the Raleigh-Cary MSA have lived in their current homes for more than 7 years.
As part of the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina, the City of Raleigh is engaged in a major talent attraction initiative called "Work in the Triangle. Smarter from any Angle." We realize that companies can relocate and expand anywhere in the world they choose. And that a primary driver of their location decision is the ability to hire, attract and retain talented people. So in addition to our continued pursuit of recruiting new companies to Raleigh, we're also engaged in recruiting smart people to Raleigh. We believe doing so will make us even more attractive to the kinds of companies we're pursuing. Click the image below to learn more!