Living in Raleigh Is So In Vogue

For the second time this year, Vogue Magazine has spotlighted one of our Triangle cities on its highly-trafficked website and inside its well-read pages. 

So, whether you prefer to say "en vogue" or "in vogue," you'll be right when you're talking about living in Raleigh. 

Together with real estate website Trulia, Vogue named the City of Oaks among the top three places in the nation to buy a home in the coming year. According to Vogue:

If everyone you know seems to be moving to Raleigh, there's a reason: North Carolina's capital is often listed as one of the best places in the U.S. to live and, thanks to a booming tech industry, boasts one of the best employment markets in the country. The influx of jobs and money means the city has become pretty vibrant over the last few years—and some say the culinary scene is one of the most underrated in the country. That's thanks in part, no doubt, to 2014 James Beard Award–winner Ashley Christensen, who owns six highly acclaimed local restaurants (including Death & Taxes, Beasley's Chicken and Honey, and Poole's). Foodies will also love the 30,000-square-foot State Farmers' Market, which sells produce, meats, cheese, and specialty items from local growers and makers. To soak up the city's balmy southeast weather, take a stroll through Duke Gardens. With 55 acres of specialty gardens—including a moss garden, peony garden, and carnivorous plant garden—it's no wonder locals consider it one of the city's gems.

The study Trulia commissioned reviewed the 2017 housing market to provide forecasts for the upcoming 2018 market including buyer and seller behavior, homeownership rate predictions, and real estate market review.

Not surprisingly, Trulia's in-the-know research team revealed Raleigh to be among the top "Markets on the Move" based on job growth, low vacancy rates, affordability, inbound website searches for the city and surrounding area on Trulia.com, and population. Raleigh was the only North Carolina city to make the list which was whittled down from the 100 largest U.S. real estate markets.

 

Raleigh, A Great Place to Live

Raleigh has long been lauded as a great place to live, work and play.

From recent features on Inc.com and HuffPost to Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and too-many-to-count business and lifestyle publications and websites, you can trust that our Capital City is simply that, a capital choice to call home.

Made up of a thriving downtown with an ever-growing cityscape, historic neighborhoods, established communities, and newly built homes with an abundance of retail, restaurant and cultural hotspots in between, buyers will likely find all that they seek in Raleigh.

The Triangle city's convenient location just beyond the Research Triangle Park business hub is another popular perk with big businesses like IBM, Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, Fidelity and Credit Suisse.

 

Vogue Named Durham the "Hippest City in North Carolina"

Raleigh isn't the only Triangle city to gain affection from Vogue this year—Durham felt the love as well.

This spring, the Bull City strolled away with the fantastic claim of being the "Hippest City in North Carolina" thanks to its cultural offerings, award-winning chefs and local restaurants, and must-visit hotels.

According to Vogue writer and Durham day-tripper Jennifer Rice: Durham is perhaps known first and foremost as the home to Duke University (and its famed basketball team), but it's becoming a destination for much more than just Blue Devils games. In recent years, a bustling and creative culinary scene has emerged. The Durham Performing Arts Center, American Tobacco Campus, Brightleaf Square, and Durham Bulls games—where you can watch a home run while noshing on empanadas and peach cobbler with ice cream—are also noteworthy attractions.

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