THE TRIANGLE 411
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Want to move to the Triangle in North Carolina? 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. Lots of surrounding cities are included when locals talk about The Triangle in North Carolina.
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 in the Triangle, not the University. Wake Forest University is in Winston-Salem, which is in The Triad. Confusing right? I know.
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill – the major Triangle Towns:
RALEIGH (Raw-lee) not Rally
Raleigh is all about a downtown vibe, music, sports, universities, trees, subdivisions, families, singles, and research and MORE! No wonder is ranked high on soooo many lists. Raleigh truly has something for everyone and great employment options.
Raleigh’s founding fathers called Raleigh the “City of Oaks” and dedicated themselves to maintaining the area’s wooded tracts and grassy parks. Home of the N.C. State Fair, N.C.’s largest annual event. If you visit Raleigh and see the beautiful Oak trees, you’ll see what we mean.
Talk about some greenspace! Raleigh boasts more than 9,000 acres of parkland and almost 1,300 acres of water, offering recreational activities year-round. A nationally-acclaimed greenway system spans more than 180 miles, providing walking, jogging and hiking trails that connect many of the City of Raleigh’s 200+ parks and Town of Cary’s 30+ parks. Surrounding towns have even more parks and recreational opportunities.
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.
CHAPEL HILL (everyone pronounces this correctly)
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.
About North Carolina
If you’re looking for a new home, you’ve come to the right place. The experienced team at NC Pro Realty Group is your best choice for a realtor in the area.
If you don’t live in North Carolina yet and you’re considering making it your home, you’re going to love it.
- 2 Million New Residents: Between 1990 and 2010, North Carolina gained more than 2 million new residents due to migration.
- 5th Largest Population Increase: From July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018, the state’s population increased by nearly 113,000 individuals. This marks the third consecutive year that the state population has grown by more than 100,000 in a single year. Among the states, North Carolina had the 5th largest numeric increase since 2017.
- NC Grows Faster than National Average: With a growth rate of 1.13% since 2017, North Carolina continues to grow faster than the national average (0.6%) and was the 10th fastest-growing state.
- Huge Growth Since 2010: Since 2010, North Carolina’s population has grown by nearly 850,000 residents, an increase of 8.9%.
- Largest Net In-Migration from CA, NY, NC: According to detailed data in the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS), North Carolina had the largest net in-migration from New York, New Jersey, and California, with net gains of over 10,000 residents from each state.
- 1,000,000 New Residents in 10 Years: From 2010 to 2019, North Carolina gained over 1,000,000 residents.
Although reasons for migration vary widely, they can be put into a few major categories:
Work: People move to NC because they received a new job or were transferred, they want an easier commute, they retired, or because they are unemployed and looking for work.
Family: People move to NC due to household changes, such as a divorce or separation, or children are moving away from their parents to establish their own households.
Housing: People are moving because they bought a home, wanted nicer housing or a better neighborhood, or are looking for more affordable housing.
Other: People move to NC may be starting college, for health reasons, because they want a change of climate, or for non-voluntary reasons, such as natural disasters or foreclosures.
There are lots of great homes available and we’d love to take you for a tour. If you see a home (or 20) that you like, please reach out and we will make plans to meet you and show you around.