THE TRIANGLE 411
Want to move to the Triangle? Do you live in the area and want to move to one of our awesome communities? Here are some things you need to know about THE TRIANGLE and tips that will help you navigate through real estate in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding cities:
The Triangle refers to Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, the three major cities in our region. If you were to draw lines on a map to all three – you’ll get a TRIANGLE.
Locals will say Raleigh OR Durham – NOT Raleigh-Durham. NOT RDU. RDU is our airport, owned by both towns – so, if you were to tell someone you are moving to RDU, they may offer you a pillow and blanket for staying in the airport. Raleigh and Durham are very different cities, both with communities and homes that offer something for everyone.
WAKE FOREST is a town not the University. Wake Forest University is in Winston-Salem. Homes in Wake Forest offer beautiful neighborhoods and a hop, skip and a jump into Raleigh.
Just like the TRIANGLE has 3 cities, we also have 3 counties – Wake, Durham and Orange. Orange is mostly Chapel Hill.
ALL ABOUT WAKE COUNTY
The Triangle’s largest county both in terms of land mass and population, Wake County is home to more than 1,000,000 people and 12 different municipalities. Even in this heavily populated place, there are still plenty of options that allow you to feel like you’re miles from any hustle and bustle of the city. It’s expansive with a variety of real estate and homes to meet to check off all your boxes. Home to many colleges and universities including North Carolina State University, Campbell Law School, Meredith College and MORE!
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DURHAM (dER uhm) not Dur Ham
Durham County is unique in more ways than one, but one of the more interesting aspects of this second most populous county is that it is home to only one city, the City of Durham, also known as the City of Medicine. But don’t think for a second that this is not a diverse community. Durham is home to Duke University and North Carolina Central University.
When Orange County is mentioned, most people in the Triangle immediately think of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While it is a huge component of the County’s image, residents know there is so much more than UNC. In fact, Chapel Hill isn’t even the seat of county government, the beautiful small town of Hillsborough holds that distinction. And you can’t forget Carrboro—easily one of the Triangle’s hippest communities filled with art galleries and dining options that cities twice its size would love to have.