Living In The North Carolina Research Triangle

By Karen Hoeve Published 04/30/2007 | Real Estate
For a number of years the North Carolina Research Triangle area has been emerging not only as one of the nation's prime industrial areas but as one of the nation's prime residential areas as well. This area began its growth many years ago when the area was primarily a research park that was dedicated to the development of new technology. With the growth of the park, came a new interest in the residential potential of this area. The park now encompasses the three cities of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, thereby linking three of the most popular residential areas in the state,

The three major cities in the triangle have a long history of high living standards supported by some of the best services and amenities available anywhere. One of the major assets of this area is the fact that it values and stresses the importance of education. There are a number of great universities located in this area which is a direct benefit to the well being of the triangle's research facilities. Most notable of these schools is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University. In addition to these schools, there is a great network of community and trades colleges throughout the area.

It is almost a moot point to say that the economic picture is one of robust growth and expansion. With major player companies such as IBM, GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco Systems and governmental agencies forming the backbone for the Research Park the job market is thriving and growing. Another great aspect of this area is the fact that it is one of the most highly educated areas in the nation. This is a natural by-product of the Research Park's need for a highly trained and intelligent work force. With the expansion and evolution of the park, the communities around it have evolved in step. This area has become a great place to live and raise a family.

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