What You Should Know Before You Move
People move to the Triangle for a number of reasons, from a job change to a desire to live closer to loved ones. Not surprisingly, a lot of people have a ton of questions when they're preparing to relocate.
As Cary real estate agents and native North Carolinians, we have insider knowledge about the homes, neighborhoods, schools, job opportunities, and amenities in the Triangle. Check out our FAQs to learn more about our area, or give us a call at 919-810-2203 or 919-810-2188.
Q: What Exactly is the "Triangle Area"?
The short answer? The Triangle (or the Research Triangle as longtime locals call it) consists of Raleigh, Durham, and the towns and communities surrounding these two major North Carolina cities.
The long answer? The name "the Triangle" comes from Research Triangle Park, a massive research campus in Durham that's home to more than 250 high-tech companies.
In the 1960s when the park was just getting off the ground, Research Triangle Park's founders partnered with three local universities: Duke University in Durham, North Carolina State University in Raleigh, and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. These three universities (and, as an extension, their cities) became the three "points" of what we now know as the Triangle area. As the region grew with Research Triangle Park, smaller towns and communities like Apex, Cary, and Fuquay-Varina came to be known as part of this "Research Triangle area."
Want to learn more about the Triangle and why it's a great place to call home? Explore our local area guides!
Q: Who Are the Top Employers in the Triangle?
From high-tech headquarters to startups to educational institutions, the Triangle's job market offers career opportunities in a variety of industries. Here's a sample of the region's largest employers:
- Education: Duke University, North Carolina State University, Wake County Public School System
- Financial & Banking: Credit Suisse, Fidelity, Wells Fargo
- Government: Environmental Protection Agency, State of North Carolina
- Healthcare: Duke Health, Rex Healthcare, WakeMed Health & Hospitals
- Science & Technology: BASF, Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, NetApp, SAS Institute
These top employers are scattered throughout the Triangle. If you have questions about the commute or want to know about neighborhoods that are located near these companies, contact us and we'll provide you with the resources you need!
Q: What Kinds of Real Estate Options Can I Find in This Area?
Like the Triangle's job market, the real estate market is just as diverse. The good news? No matter what kind of home you're looking for, you're sure to find it in the Triangle! Choose a type of property below to find available homes for sale in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, and Raleigh.
Need to buy a home but don't know where to start? Ask us for a free home buying guide and we'll help you find the perfect home!
Q: Where Can I Learn More About Relocating?
Our relocation package is a great place to start. We understand that your relocation and home buying needs are unique, so we can provide you with information that's personalized to you.
Of course, we're always available to talk about the area, the real estate market, and communities you may like. We specialize in new construction, so we can keep you updated about brand new homes in the Triangle, too. Contact us and let's talk!