Raleigh Real Estate Information

If you are going to North Carolina, for sure you will be hearing about Raleigh. It is the capital city of North Carolina and the county seat of the Wake County. With this in mind, one may assume that Raleigh is one of the most progressive towns in North Carolina. In terms of population, really it is. In fact, it was considered as the most populous city in North Carolina and the fastest growing metropolitan area in the nation.

Together with Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh is also part of the well known Research Triangle metropolitan region. Apex, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, and Knightdale are some of the nearby towns and communities of Raleigh. The city name was named after Sir Walter Raleigh. One of the most prominent person who was born in Raleigh is the 17th president of the United States of America, Andrew Johnson.

Raleigh is subdivided into seven major geographic regions namely: Old Raleigh or Downtown Raleigh, East, West, North, Midtown Raleigh, Southeast, South Raleigh. Each of this regions have their own character to boast of. Commercial and residential establishments are all important features that make up these regions of Raleigh.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport serves as the gateway to international as well as national air travelers. It serves as the cargo and general aviation facility offering service to many international as well as domestic air carriers. This airport is considered as the second largest airport in the state of North Carolina.

Freeways and highways and other major routes all provide easy access within the city and nearby towns. Intercity trail and bus system for those who are used to public transport services are also available.

Like all other progressive towns, the city of Raleigh provides venues for the performing arts as well as recreational facilities for residents and travelers. These arenas provide an epitome and visualization that Raleigh is indeed worthy to be named as the city capital of North Carolina.