Why Raleigh?

Reasons to come to the City of Oaks

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Quality of Life

Smiling people in Moore Square

With great weather, parks, greenways, festivals, sports venues, and a rich art scene, there's always something to do. Our amenities, strong network of medical centers and affordable cost of living, place Raleigh on many top 10 lists of best places to live. Learn more

Talented Workforce

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Continued collaboration between academia, government, businesses and community leaders attracts some of the top talent locally, nationally and abroad. Learn more


The roof at Raleigh Union Station with green plants and soil that clean and absorb rain

This green roof at Raleigh Union Station collects rain before it falls to the ground or evaporates into the air. This type of planted roof helps reduce pollution to a stream called Rocky Branch.

In Raleigh you'll find electric vehicle charging stations, solar-powered parking meters, backyard composting, a bikeshare program and other programs run or provided in partnership with the City's Office of Sustainability. Learn more

Transportation, Access and Infrastructure

Two women riding Citrix bicycles with a GoRaleigh bus in the background

It's easy to get in and around Raleigh by bike, car, bus, train or plane. Even if you need to get around "virtually" we have you covered with high-speed fiber. Learn more



Mark Weldon
Small Business Development Manager 


Lead Department:
Housing and Neighborhoods