What's the vibe in the Triangle?

As you consider moving to Raleigh, you may be wondering what the general vibe or culture is in the area. While most anyone could tell you that a city like New York is brimming with vibrant diversity, and Los Angeles is a mix between surfer-chic and Hollywood glam, the atmosphere in a city of smaller proportions may not be so obvious. Fortunately, moving into one of the homes for sale in Raleigh-Durham means you will be living in one of the most likeable areas in the country. Many residents can't say enough good things about living in the Triangle for its variety of entertainment options, job opportunities and good old southern hospitality.

The great thing about the area is that each of the Triangle cities offers something unique to residents. For instance, many consider Cary to be a good place for young families. It's full of neighborhoods perfect for kids who like playing in spacious backyards and riding their bikes in cul-de-sacs.

On the other hand, Durham is typically best for those who enjoy the arts. The North Carolina Central University Art Museum is located at 1801 Fayetteville Street and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is also located in Durham. Furthermore, Golden Belt, a historic textile mill that has been renovated for artist studios, loft apartments, restaurants and more. Here you can find unconventional art exhibitions, theatre performances and live music, making it the ideal location for residents who appreciate an artsy feel.

In many ways, Raleigh is the place to be if you prefer an urban vibe. According to the latest 2010 Census Bureau, the population in Raleigh was 403,892. To many, this offers a big city feel without all the hassles that come with huge metropolitan areas like the Big Apple, such as overwhelming crowds and honking taxi cabs.

One resident reviews Raleigh on AreaVibes.com by saying, "As you're driving in to Raleigh the first thing many people will notice right off the bat is the skyline. The elegant skyline created by all of our wonderful buildings gives you a big city feeling that you just can't help but smile when you see. It really is a place that I'm proud to call home."

Finally, Chapel Hill is usually considered to be a classic college town. When asked to describe the atmosphere and people in the area, UNC Chapel Hill alumni Matthew Churinske placed progressive, diverse, well-educated and active at the top of his list. However, many would argue these are great ways to describe the Triangle as a whole - making it a favorable place for anyone to call home.