Moving typically isn’t a walk in the park, and it’s even harder when you’re relocating to a completely new town or area. And when you’re moving to a large area like the Triangle, well it can be downright overwhelming! One of the best things you can do when relocating is to plan ahead and be prepared.
So, here’s what you need to know about relocating to the Triangle.
It’s Mild, But We Definitely Get Four Seasons
Many people make the mistake of thinking that North Carolina weather is a lot like Florida weather. While it’s definitely not the Northeast, we do experience four full seasons—hot, humid summers, beautiful colors in fall, an occasional snowfall in winter, and early spring blooms.
The Triangle Has Urban Amenities with a Suburban Feel
If you like being close to everything and having lots of options, but don’t want that over-crowded tons-of-traffic urban inconvenience, you’ll love the Triangle. We’ve got everything here, from Trader Joe’s to NHL hockey, four major healthcare systems (WakeMed, Duke University, UNC Medical, and Rex Healthcare), three major universities (Duke, UNC, and NC State), and endless entertainment venues.
Best of all, in spite of everything it has, the Triangle is still pretty suburban, which means no sitting in traffic for hours on your way to work, waiting in long lines at the grocery store, or living two feet from your neighbor.
It’s a “City in a Park”
Raleigh’s been called the “City of Oaks” more than a few times, and driving through its tree-lined streets and verdant neighborhoods, it’s not hard to see why. But not only does the city look lush and green, it’s also got a lot of parks and trails, from the hundreds of acres of Umstead State to the miles of scenery along Neuse River Trail.
There are also several large lakes in the area, like Jordan Lake and Falls Lake, both of which are known for their boating, swimming, and other outdoor recreation (think: hiking, biking, camping, fishing…).
The Triangle Has Many Unique Communities
Part of what makes the Triangle so wonderful is its diversity—of people and of places. Even within Raleigh, you’ll find a lot of different communities, like the urban Downtown area, the lovely historic areas surrounding Downtown, and the elegant neighborhoods of North Raleigh.
Neighboring Cary has something of an upscale feel, while Apex is quaint and charming with a lot of new developments. To the north, Durham is a vibrant small city known for beer, live music, and Bulls baseball, and next-door Chapel Hill is known for its university and its lively downtown scene.
It’s a GREAT Place to Buy a Home
Been thinking of buying a home? If you’re relocating to the Triangle, you’re in luck; Raleigh was recently named the #11 Best Place to Buy a Home in America by Niche.com! (It’s also ranked the #13 Best City to Live in America and the #32 City with the Best Schools). Part of what makes Raleigh so terrific is not just the wide selection of homes it has (condos, townhomes, single-family, new, old, historic, luxury, affordable) but also that it’s still very affordable.
Other top contenders in the Triangle include Morrisville (#1 Best Suburb to Buy a Home in North Carolina), Holly Springs, Cary, Apex, and Durham.
Ready to Find Your Home in the Triangle?
Are you thinking of relocating to or buying a home in the Triangle? We’re here to help! Contact Carla Freund Realty today to learn more about the area, explore its beautiful communities, and find the perfect home for your needs.