Welcome to The Triangle

Get to Know Our Area

The Triangle area, also known as the Raleigh-Durham area, is a great place to live. Let's take a look at everything it has to offer!

What You'll Love About the Triangle

Because of our area's pleasant weather, top employers, excellent schools, and beautiful homes and neighborhoods, the Triangle is one of the best places to live in the United States. In fact, it ranks comfortably at the top of lists like US News & World Report's "Best Places to Live" and Forbes's "Best Places for Business and Careers." Here's a quick guide to our area.

Featured Amenities

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Research Triangle Park

"The Triangle" gets its name from Research Triangle Park, a research campus in Durham boasting more than 200 companies. Since RTP is anchored by three universities — North Carolina State University in Raleigh, Duke University in Durham, and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill — the three "points" of the Triangle are Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. However, the Triangle area also includes the communities and towns in the vicinity of these three major cities.

Exceptional Schools and Universities

Education is a priority for many residents in the Triangle. Not only do residents have access to a nationally ranked public school district like the Wake County Public School System, residents are also just minutes from top private schools and world-renowned universities. The Triangle also boasts educational institutions like North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM), a pioneering public residential high school; Durham School of the Arts, a top-ranking magnet school; and a plethora of Montessori schools and preschools.

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Plenty of Outdoor Adventures

The Triangle area is known for its parks and trails. Residents can hike, bike, ride horses, and camp in the expansive Umstead State Park, swim and sail in Jordan Lake and Falls Lake, and follow miles and miles of paved and nature trails throughout the area. Eager to explore the rich landscape up close and in person? Spend a few hours on long-distance trails like the 27-mile Neuse River Trail, 22-mile American Tobacco Trail, or the local segment of the 1,175-mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail. And there are plenty of other places to explore, too!

Want to Learn More About the Triangle?

Each city, town, and neighborhood has its own story to tell. Whether your idea of "fun" is hiking through the woods, attending concerts and festivals, exploring the region's premier shopping centers, or trying out the best restaurants and breweries in North Carolina, you can find something fun to do in one of these areas of the Triangle. Choose an area below to learn more about the lifestyle it has to offer, explore popular neighborhoods in the Triangle, or contact us for a personal tour of your favorite communities and homes.