What's so great about living in the Triangle?

Nestled near the center of North Carolina and off Blue Ridge Parkway is the area known to many as the Triangle, which includes the state's capital, Raleigh, as well as Chapel Hill and Durham. The Research Triangle region is home to The Research Triangle Park, established in 1959 by three prestigious universities - Duke University, the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State - to attract the best minds in technology research. Carolina Living says currently Research Triangle Park employs nearly 50,000 people - just one of the reasons homes for sale in Raleigh and the Triangle area are so popular.

Sometimes called the "Smithsonian of the South," Raleigh and the surrounding towns offer a lot to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being rich in education, the many historic homes make for a picturesque place for families and the chic shops and restaurants are perfect for young people and singles.

This area is also known for its art and culture with a selection of museums nearby such as the North Carolina Museum of Art at 2110 Blue Ridge Road and the North Carolina Museum of Natural History on 11 West Jones Street. If all this isn't enough to move to the Triangle, consider that North Carolina is one of the few states that enjoys four distinct seasons and the people here are some of the friendliest in the South.