Identified by the National Association of Realtors as one of the top metropolitan areas for baby boomers, Raleigh is getting attention for its steady job growth, affordable home prices, number of self-employed workers, and great Raleigh neighborhoods. Drawn to the sunny warm weather, lower cost of living, & top notch cultural events, Boomers who have delayed retirement and want to remain in the work force are finding Raleigh has much to offer. Bursting at the seams with a large variety of live performing arts events and visual arts collections, the area is also home to the best collection of museums in North Carolina, nationally-acclaimed organizations like Carolina Ballet and North Carolina Theatre and plenty of locally-owned galleries and collegiate arts programs to satisfy all of your artistic sensibilities.
Raleigh neighborhoods have also been in the top ranks of great places to raise a family due to its low crime rates, quality schools, relatively affordable housing compared to larger metropolitan areas like Los Angeles or New York. Greater Raleigh prides itself on being a family-friendly destination, with a wealth of museums, festivals, live performances, parks and lakes that are fun for everyone. From hands-on exhibits at Marbles Kids Museum and larger-than-life movies at Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre to the historic carousel and train at Pullen Park, the Raleigh area offers family attractions and activities for kids of all ages.
Being home to NC State University, Meredith College, NC Central and several other colleges makes Raleigh’s population of young adults an important part of the culture. The live music scene rocks with outdoor concerts at long-time area favorite Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, intimate venues like the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Bryan Theater, and major shows at the PNC Arena and the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Enjoying the southern climate is easy with ample places to explore and play outdoors in Raleigh neighborhoods’ many parks.