If you’re considering moving to Raleigh, you’ve come to the right place to learn a bit more about it! Coleman Worldwide Moving has been a top moving company for over 100 years! And since we’re residential movers that have experience moving people all across the country (and beyond), we figured we’d share some of the highlights of places with which we’re familiar.

There are countless plus sides to living in North Carolina’s capital city, but to ensure we don’t waste any of your time during this research process, we’ll be talking about the four main things that will draw you there:

  1. The Cost of Living
  2. The Job Market
  3. The Public Transportation
  4. The Fun Stuff

1. The Cost of Living

Every place is different when it comes to how much it costs to live there, which is something you have to consider when you’re accepting a new job or planning the next phases of your life. In terms of cost of living in Raleigh, you’re in a pretty decent spot!

Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina and is one of the most populous cities in the state, coming in second place only to Charlotte. It’s a booming area with a cost of living that is approximately 4% lower than the national average. From housing and utilities to transportation and groceries, you can expect to find fair pricing and ease of access.

2. The Job Market

Whether you work in, finance, government, higher education, medicine, technology, or anything in between, you can find where you belong when you live in Raleigh. The city boasts a booming job market in a variety of sectors with job openings across all different experience levels. Plus, you can have peace of mind knowing Raleigh’s unemployment rate is lower than the national average!

Raleigh is also home to North Carolina State University and is a part of the Research Triangle—or “The Triangle”—with Durham and Chapel Hill, which is home to the largest research park in the United States and is home to a wide range of high tech companies.

The Triangle is home to more than 300 well-known businesses, such as:

  • Cisco Systems Inc.
  • IBM Corporation
  • SAS Institute, Inc.
  • WakeMed Health & Hospitals

…and has fueled nearly 2,000 startups since the 1970s!

The city has also experienced growth in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries and is home to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

3. The Public Transportation

Another part of what makes Raleigh such a great place to live for people from all walks of life is how easily you can get around the area or to other nearby places. Thanks to their solid public transportation systems, Raleigh can be a convenient home for local employees and commuters alike.

Raleigh boasts a multimodal transportation system, which means you can find a way to get around the city no matter your preference! This includes BikeRaleigh for the city’s bicycle network and GoRaleigh, GoRaleigh Access, and Transit Authority for the trains and buses throughout the city.

The central part of the city also sits within the Raleigh Beltline, which is a highway that encompasses a booming business district as well as residential areas. In addition to traveling throughout the city, you’ll never have to go too long without planning your next adventure to a nearby city like Wilmington or Charlotte thanks to the straightforward drive or easy public transit access!

4. And the Fun Stuff

When you’re considering where to live, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the logistics. You’ve been asking yourself questions like: Where will I work? How will I get around? How close am I to the grocery store? The hospital? The airport?

While all of these are important considerations, they shouldn’t be the only ones. So, we’d be remiss not to talk about the other side of the coin: recreation and night life! The good news? Raleigh is teeming with both.

Raleigh is known as the City of Oaks due to the many oak trees around the city. The best part is you won’t just find these in parks; the trees line the streets all the way into the heart of the city. Speaking of parks, you can visit a lot of them here. This includes the JC Raulston Arboretum and Pullen Park, just to name a few of the 200+ sites throughout the city.

As far as fun places to visit go, there are too many to count! That said, we wanted to list a few to get you started:

  • Coastal Credit Union Music Park
  • North Carolina Museum of Art
  • North Carolina Museum of History
  • PNC Arena
  • Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Triangle Town Center & Commons
  • Village District

…and more!

Reach Out to Our Moving Professionals Near You to Learn More Today

When you choose Coleman Allied as your moving and storage company, you’re choosing professional movers that are familiar with relocations of all scopes. As an agent for Allied Van Lines and a ProMover with the ATA MSC, our long-distance movers have the skills, knowledge, and resources to make your upcoming move a breeze.

Call us or use our online form to learn more about our moving and storage services, or set up a free consultation through an online form here on our website to get started on your own move!