The dynamic, well-educated Southern hub of Raleigh, NC is a great city for anyone looking to raise a family or shape their future. With its two area universities, business-friendly environment, commitment to arts and recreation, and friendly Southern vibe, Raleigh has been experiencing exponential growth as a place to live and as a destination to visit. With popular neighborhoods like historic Boylan Heights, the popular Five Points district, of the student-friendly areas around North Carolina State University, there's a little bit of something for everyone. Apartments are readily available throughout the city, so no matter what vibe you're looking for, Raleigh is sure to have the perfect solution.
Despite the city's low unemployment rate and explosive residential and business growth, Raleigh apartments are pretty affordable. Hovering right around the national average in terms of housing costs, most one bedroom apartments in Raleigh cost anywhere between $600 and $900 depending on the neighborhood and types of amenities offered. Goods and services in this area are also quite close to the national average, so when coming to Raleigh you won't find any shockingly high prices in comparison to other cities and towns.
Raleigh is well known as a bustling college town. With North Carolina State University within the city limits, Raleigh attracts thousands of students every year (most of which take advantage of the affordable apartments in Raleigh). However, if you expect nothing but a collegiate atmosphere, think again. Raleigh and the entire Research Triangle Park area consistently top the list of the nation's best cities for local economy and business. Many of the companies here are centered on high-tech and medical corporations, many of which work with the area universities in research.