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The Triangle: The Best Place to Live in NC

That's not just our opinion —, Money Magazine, Forbes, and countless other publications have named Raleigh, Durham, and surrounding communities in the top of their "best places to live" lists for years. Thanks to our region's thriving job market, world-class arts and culture, top-tier schools and universities, four-season climate, and relatively low cost of living, the Triangle is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the United States!

Why So Many People Move to the Triangle

First, let us explain exactly what "the Triangle" is: this region is named after Research Triangle Park, a massive research campus that is anchored by three well-known universities in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. These major cities, as well as neighboring towns like Cary and Garner, are all considered part of the Triangle area.

Though high-tech jobs at Research Triangle Park are a major draw to our region, the Triangle's ample amenities make it an ideal place to live, work, play, and retire. Whether you want to live in a big city or a small town, you can find your perfect home in no time. Let us introduce you to the Triangle area!

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Raleigh and Durham, the Triangle's biggest cities, are packed with museums, historic sites, and cultural points of interest. Among the Triangle's must-visit destinations (and North Carolina's most popular tourist attractions) are Raleigh's North Carolina Museum of Art, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), and Durham's Carolina Theatre.


In the Triangle, you can enjoy the outdoors all year long! Watch the spring blooms come alive at Umstead State Park, escape the summer heat at Falls Lake, or tee off at one of dozens of golf courses as the leaves change color. And with the Triangle's central location in North Carolina, you're only a couple of hours away from the western North Carolina mountains or the beautiful Carolina beaches.


Can't wait to immerse yourself in local culture? Step back in time at the North Carolina Museum of History or, if you want to explore prehistoric times, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Interested in space exploration, instead? Don't miss an out-of-this-world show at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in Chapel Hill.


There's a reason Zagat named the Triangle among the nation's hottest food cities! From upscale restaurants like Durham's Washington Duke Innand Raleigh's Angus Barn  to local eateries like Chapel Hill's Foster's Market, there's something for every taste in the Triangle. Our local breweries, too, are second to none!

The Triangle's Top Neighborhoods

Brier Creek Country Club

Known for its stately brick homes and luxurious lifestyle, Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh features an 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, on-site dining at the clubhouse, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a convenient location near Research Triangle Park.

Carolina Preserve

This 55+ community in Cary was designed for modern, stylish living. Not only does it offer residents an array of on-site amenities (including a fitness center and an arts studio), it is located just minutes from major shopping centers, nature trails, and the RDU International Airport.

Briar Chapel

One of the largest green communities in the Triangle, Briar Chapel is on the up and coming! The neighborhood offers some of the best amenities, from a water park to a community garden, and 900 acres of space to enjoy the outdoors.

Retiring to the Triangle?

With so many amenities and a variety of 55+ communities, the Triangle is an ideal place to retire in North Carolina! Whether you have your heart set on a specific community or just want to know more about the region, we have you covered. Ready to get started?

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You couldn't make a better decision than living in the Triangle! We love living in this area, and we know you will, too. Let us make your relocation as simple and easy as possible. Contact us at Lisa Ellis & Company at 919-606-1754 or view our featured resources below to find all the information you need.

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