Real Estate Investment in Raleigh, NC

Why Invest in Raleigh Real Estate?

Known as the “Research Triangle,” the Raleigh-Durham area is home to IBM, Cisco, SAS and Wells Fargo. Not only does the area offer a wide range of career opportunities, the area also has affordable housing and walkable neighborhoods. According to CNN, Raleigh was ranked the #1 place to relocate for a job in 2016. In 2015, there were over 24,000 job openings alone. Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, and Davidson University are some of the top schools in the area along with quality state schools (NC State). Raleigh-Durham continues to be the fastest growing metropolitan area while maintaining the #2 ranked affordable housing market in the U.S.

Market Highlights

  • Home to 200 companies in the Research Triangle that employ more than 46,000 workers in biotechnology, information technology and related sectors
  • Ranked 2nd in affordable housing markets with good schools in the U.S. – (RealtyTrac)
  • Fastest growing metropolitan area through 2025
  • Raleigh is the #1 place to be hired because of the ratio of number of job active openings to population – (CNN)
  • Ranked #7 for lowest cost of living compared to salary out of the United States tech hubs
  • Wake County is projected to increase 24.5% in population by 2027
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University and Davidson University drive demand for rental housing
  • Entertainment venues: PNC Arena, an indoor sports arena and concert venue that houses the NHL’s Hurricanes

Northwest Raleigh

The northwest region of Raleigh is home to some of North Carolina’s best places to live, such as Morrisville (#1), Cary (#2), and Chapel Hill (#3). It includes more than 200 companies that draw in thousands of college graduates a year. On top of great universities, Chapel Hill School District is ranked #1 in all of NC according to bestcolleges.com. With 3 prestigious Universities nearby and thriving businesses, the northwest will always have a large population and demand for housing.

  • The Research Triangle- more than 200 companies that employ over 46,000 workers in biotechnology, information technology and related sectors; IBM, Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, Lenovo, LabCorp, General Electric, etc.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill- D1 University, ranked 30th in Nation
  • Fastest growing metropolitan area through 2025
  • Duke University- ranked 3rd in all of NC according to bestcolleges.com
  • Davidson University- ranked 2nd in all of NC according to bestcolleges.com
  • North Carolina State University- #4 best college in NC by bestcolleges.com
  • The PNC Arena- indoor sports arena, concert venue, home to NHL Hurricanes
  • Raleigh Durham International Airport- 14.6 miles from downtown Raleigh
  • The Streets at Southpoint- shopping mall in Durham
  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • North Carolina Museum of Art- galleries, education studios and special exhibitions north of NC State University

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Northeast Raleigh

Northeast Raleigh is close to multiple nature preserves and is a short drive to Lake Falls. Wake Forest suburbs generate strong family demand with great neighborhoods. Surrounded by parks and athletic centers, it is projected to increase in population by 24.5% by 2025. In addition, the schools in Wake County are also ranked #5 in all of North Carolina according to niche.com.

  • North Hills- a mix of 130+ local shops, spas, markets, restaurants and hotels
  • Wake University- ranked 6th best college in North Carolina
  • Mordecai Historic Park- President Andrew Johnson’s birthplace
  • Raleigh Beer Garden- world’s largest selection of beer on tap under the same roof (350+)
  • Neuse River Trail- longest river in NC, trail goes from Falls Lake in Wake Forest to Wake/Johnson County line
  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences- oldest established museum in NC
  • Falls Lake- most of Raleigh’s fresh water comes from this lake, short commute to Durham or Raleigh
  • Raleigh Durham International Airport- 14.6 miles from downtown Raleigh
  • The Streets at Southpoint- shopping mall in Durham
  • IBM manufacturer, LabCorp

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Southwest Raleigh

The southwest region of Raleigh has a wide variety of shopping and entertainment. It is also home to two of North Carolina’s top places to live, Cary and Apex. These suburbs in Wake County are ranked #2 and #4 by niche.com, largely due to the short commute to the city, great school systems, and neighborhood safety.

  • Pullen Park- NC’s first public park in Raleigh, close to the North Carolina State University, 5th oldest operating amusement park in the U.S.
  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre- outdoor amphitheater
  • Mordecai Historic Park- President Andrew Johnson’s birthplace
  • Lake Johnson- Rec center, 5 miles of trails, boat rentals, fishing, campgrounds
  • State Farmers Market
  • Jordan Lake- reservoir southwest to Raleigh, lots of boating ramps and beaches
  • Falls Lake- most of Raleigh’s fresh water comes from this lake, short commute to Durham or Raleigh
  • Raleigh Durham International Airport- 14.6 miles from downtown Raleigh
  • The Streets at Southpoint- shopping mall in Durham
  • Cary Towne Center- shopping mall

Southeast Raleigh

The southeast region of Raleigh is rich in culture, making it home to some of the most historical landmarks in NC. The area has access to the I-95, I-40, and U.S. 70. As living standards in southeast Raleigh continue to improve, the area as a total is growing at a fast pace.
Johnson County represents a particularly exceptional area of growth right now. With access to major freeways, Johnson County is projected to grow 27.3% by 2027. The southeast is a great place to invest because of the cheaper housing and option to live either downtown or a slower atmosphere outside the city.

  • Coastal Credit Union Music Park- music festivals
  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre- outdoor amphitheater
  • North Carolina State Capitol Landmark- one of Raleigh’s National Historic Landmarks, honors significant events in NC’s history
  • North Carolina Executive Mansion- “the most beautiful governor’s residence interior in America”-President F.D.R., offers tours of the mansion
  • Red Hat Amphitheater- downtown Raleigh, 5000 seat outdoor music venue
  • The Neuse Golf Club- 21 miles from downtown Raleigh
  • Five County Stadium- Carolina Mudcats, Brewers minor league team

 

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