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Cary Number 8 on list of America’s best cities to live

Once again the Triangle gets high on a list. Cary comes in #8 in the latest list from 24/7 Wall Street. Here’s the Cary detail:

8. Cary, North Carolina

> Median household income: $86,151
> Unemployment rate, 2013: 4.80%
> Median home value: $298,200
> Violent crime per 100,000 residents: 81.6
> Average commuter travel time: 22.1 minutes

A typical home in Cary is worth nearly $300,000, roughly double the statewide median home value. While Cary’s real estate market is relatively expensive, taxes are quite low, equal to less than 1% of typical home values.

Nearby Raleigh, which is much larger, tends to be a more popular destination among state residents. Downtown Cary, however, is developing rapidly. In recent years, Cary has attracted high numbers of new businesses and young entrepreneurs. With the unemployment rate at less than 5% last year, the local economy seems to be doing well. According to IHS Global Insight, the Raleigh-Cary metro area is expected to be among the fastest-growing economies in the U.S.”

See the full report here:

http://247wallst.com/special-report/2014/09/17/americas-50-best-cities-to-live/

Raleigh, NC – Best Place for Business and Careers 2014

Well the results are in and it’s another win for Raleigh, NC.  Forbes just published their “Best Places for Business and Careers 2014″ report.  Not surporisingly for those of us who live in Raleigh, we came out #1.  Forbes Reasons were:

“Fueling Raleigh’s consistent results are business costs that are 18% below the national average, and an adult population where 42% have a college degree, the 12th best rate in the U.S. (30% is the national average). Raleigh is home to North Carolina State University and nearby schools include Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The area’s appeal has led to a strong inflow of new residents to the city, which boasts the sixth fastest net migration rate over the past five years.

Research Triangle Park continues to fuel significant development in the area. The park is located at the core of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary Combined Statistical Area, and it is the largest research park in the country. It features roughly 170 companies that employ 39,000 full-time, mostly high-tech workers. There have been 1,800 start-up companies created at RTP since 1970.

Networking giant Cisco Systems announced plans last month to add 550 jobs in RTP by the end of 2017, in addition to the 4,600 already in the area. “By expanding our presence and hiring the best talent, we will continue developing technology solutions that will enable the Internet of Everything and fuel innovation here in RTP,” said Cisco President Gary Moore in a statement announcing the news. Other top employers in the park include IBM, GlaxoSmithKline , Fidelity Investments ,Biogen Idec, Credit Suisse and BASF .”

If you want more information on living in Raleigh or the surrounding towns in the Triangle Contact us.

Full details of the FOrbes report can be found here http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2014/07/23/raleigh-leads-the-best-places-for-business-and-careers-2014/

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Cary Named Second Safest city by Population in US

Downtown Cary

Downtown Cary

Once Again Kudos for Cary and the Triangle Region of North Carolina.  CQ Press, publisher of the annual “City Crime Rankings 2010-2011: Crime in Metropolitan America” named Cary the second safest in the nation among municipalities with populations of 100,000 to 499,999.  That’s a move up from position 5 in 2009.  See the full release here.

the second safest in the nation among municipalities with populations of 100,000 to 499,999 by CQ Press, publisher of the annual “City Crime Rankings 2010-2011: Crime in Metropolitan America”;

Raleigh & Cary named top in 10 Markets Most Likely to Appreciate

Raleigh & Cary named top in 10 Markets Most Likely to Appreciate by Forbes Magazine.  The magazine considered this part of the Triangle to be the best market for expected price appreciation due to the predominance of jobs waited toward growth industries.

Once again, The Triangle has proved to be a great place to live. See the full details below and ask yourself, “Why am I not buying today”

http://www.forbes.com/2010/09/10/real-estate-investing-property-lifestyle-housing.html

Interestingly, although I live in Raleigh, I find myself typing this post sitting in a hotel room in Austin, TX, the second on the list.  Clearly I am blessed

Chapel Hill Voted #3 in Top 10 College Towns

Top 10 College Towns: Great Cities for School & Life After Graduation

Livability.com has voted Chapel Hill #3 in College Towns. 

UNC, Chapel Hill, NC

UNC, Chapel Hill, NC

The website says:
“Not sure exactly what you’re looking for in a college town? Not to worry, Chapel Hill will have it. The impressive University of North Carolina helps the city city earn its spot in the Research Triangle by consistently ranking as one of the best universities in the U.S., but students will find plenty to do outside of academics. UNC’s Outdoor Education program aims to get students outside and active, while off campus, the popular Franklin Street area tempts undergrads with restaurants, boutiques and bars galore. The nightlife lights up here as well with popular spots like Carolina Brewery and Carolina Coffee Shop, and a strong music scene anchored by the well-known live music venue Cat’s Cradle.”

See the full review here: Livability.com