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Triangle Living

The Triangle area of North Carolina includes Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, along with several smaller towns. Depending on your preference, you can live like you’re living in the big city, or choose to be out in the country where you can actually see the stars at night.

The cities boast most of the conveniences you would expect, such as shopping malls, large movie theaters, a convention center, access to an international airport, constant entertainment and eating options, professional and collegiate sports teams, and a variety of activities any weekend of the year. The Triangle is home to many people who are not native to North Carolina, so you will also find a cross-section of cultures and lifestyles.

Country Living

The country option is available in almost any direction to make travel convenient. Yes, it’s potentially a longer drive to work, but in return you get a larger yard, smaller classroom sizes in the public schools and most importantly, small town charm! Most of the smaller communities such as Fuquay-Varina, Clayton, Knightdale, Wake Forest, and Hillsborough, have an annual town parade where the streets are closed to cars and you will find arts, crafts and learn about the history of these small southern towns.

There are a variety of Triangle employers in fields such as local and state government, medical facilities, pharmaceutical companies, computer manufacturers, software programming, and service companies. The Triangle area is a great place to open a small business, and our unemployment rate is low which continues to appeal to companies scouting out new offices.


The climate is inviting since we have four full seasons. Summer is warm, so it is a perfect time to be outdoors at a pool or area lake, plus the ocean is only 1 ½ hours from Raleigh. The larger lakes in the Triangle allow boats, canoes, and fishing. State parks here in the Triangle are a great choice if you like camping, hiking or mountain biking. Fall has cooler weather and colorful leaves on our hardwood trees. This time of year many people make a weekend trip to the mountains to enjoy the Blue Ridge Parkway or Asheville’s famous Biltmore Estate. Fortunately, winter is relatively short here, so we do not get very much snow or ice. However, we are only a 4 to 5 hour drive from the mountains where you can enjoy skiing.

This is just a sample of what the Triangle has to offer. Please let me know if you have questions about the area or if you would like more information about a hobby or activity. I can recommend some specific websites that might be helpful and interesting – email me at

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