Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina, is known for its universities, food, technology, sports, and upbeat social atmosphere. Named after Sir Walter Raleigh (English expedition leader responsible for establishing the Lost Colony in Dare County), the seat of Wake County is also known as “The City of Oaks” due to the vast number of trees found throughout the area.
The city has been one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country for the better part of the last 15 years and is consistently ranked by Forbes as one of the best places in the country for business & careers.
Geographically, Raleigh is 2.5 hours from Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, and 3 hours from Boone, North Carolina. Its central location to both the mountains and coast make this an extremely popular home for many families. There is always a plethora of events or outings to attend across Raleigh: Visit Raleigh.
Some of Raleigh’s main attractions include: