According to a recent report from the U.S. News & World Report, the Triangle is the seventh best place to live in the entire United States.

Beating out cities such as Nashville and Boston, the RaleighDurhamChapel Hill area cracked the Top 10 thanks in part to its research and technological roots that also boasts a booming food scene and has some great college basketball rivalries to go along with it.

In order to determine the ranking the job market, quality of life, and net migration were analyzed along with several other factors. Aside from stellar results in those categories, the Triangle area also possesses a low unemployment rate and a growing housing market.

The people that encompass the metro region are youthful and friendly, as well as diversified and educated. Because of this, the Raleigh-Durham area has done everything to accommodate the quickly growing population by ensuring gorgeous green spaces, a growing arts and entertainment scene with things like First Friday in downtown Raleigh, and plenty of summer concerts at Red Hat Amphitheatre.

The Triangle lures approximately 80 new residents a day to the area – many who work in Research Triangle Park. Thanks to a low average commute time of 21 minutes, it’s easy to see why the area is so popular.

The restaurant scene in the Triangle area is booming, with more than 100 in downtown Raleigh alone. Many chefs of these establishments have received national accolades, such as Scott Crawford of the new Crawford & Son.

A microbrewery scene has taken over the area, where many people gather daily to enjoy a local craft beer after work. Aside from all of this, a strong sense of community is present that features plenty of organizations with charitable give-back programs built into their mission statements and business models.

If you’re looking for a new home in the Triangle area, check out our new home community guides and New Home Finder today. You won’t regret the decision to make the move into one of the nation’s greatest metro areas.

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