Working in Raleigh
Raleigh has a thriving economy with major top employers such as IBM Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, and BASF Corporation. In 2017, Raleigh was named the third best city for job seekers.
Raleigh is tremendously rich in educational opportunities with major universities and colleges in the vicinity including The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and Duke University at Durham. Close by is Wake Forest University, a private university known for its diverse and vibrant community.
Things to do
When you move to Raleigh, NC you will find plenty of things to do from parks and sporting events, to museums and shopping districts, and fabulous dining. Check out this calendar of downtown Raleigh events – there is something for everyone including live music, art exhibitions, food tours, and even a Harry Potter festival!
If you prefer the great outdoors enjoy Pullen Park, North Carolina’s first public park. Enjoys playgrounds, sports fields, an indoor aquatic center and peaceful trails. It’s free of charge and offers carousel rides and trips on paddle boats.
If you enjoy walking your dog, jogging or just strolling through the woods, the Neuse River Trail is a 28-mile path that stretches from the Falls Lake Dam in Wake Forest down to the Johnston County line in Raleigh and is a beautiful way to connect with nature.