Living in The Triangle

While The Triangle is mainly known for being home to RTP, great college basketball, and the state capital, it’s also consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in America. Here are just a few reasons Capitol City Homes is proud to call The Triangle home.

Recent Growth

With 64 individuals moving to the city per day, it’s no wonder that our economy was ranked 5th best performing in the United States by the Milken Institute and over $3.2 billion has been invested in the city’s growth over the past five years. Not to mention, Amazon will be opening two new locations in Raleigh and Garner in 2021, helping to further fuel our economy and increase jobs.

However, the real kicker came just a few weeks ago when Apple announced that The Triangle will be the home of its newest campus. With jobs starting as early as 2023, this move is expected to push $1.5 billion into North Carolina’s economy and generate over 3,000 new jobs right here in Wake County.

Many of our Triangle area new home communities, such as Hobby Farm, Chapel Ridge,  Jones Farm, Kathryn’s Retreat and Lynn Ridge, are the perfect proximity to the proposed address near 540, and provide an oasis to return to after a busy day at work.

Higher Education

Ranking #1 for job growth is no surprise with an area full of impressive colleges and universities. While many people associate NC with the well-known schools, like Duke, UNC, and NC State, Wake County and surrounding areas are also home to many other centers of education ranging from trade schools to liberal arts colleges. Here are just a few:

  • Shaw University
  • Meredith College
  • Wake Technical Community College
  • Aveda Institute Chapel Hill
  • Living Arts College
  • Saint Augustine’s University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Durham Technical Community College
  • North Carolina Wesleyan College
  • William Peace University


Although the sports scene looks quite different than it did just 10 years ago, the fanbase of many North Carolina teams is growing right along with the state’s population. And while Charlotte might be home to the Carolina Panthers, Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill are no stranger to exciting sports teams and opportunities.

From the Carolina Hurricanes and Durham Bulls to the basketball fame of Duke and UNC, The Triangle offers sporting events for the whole family all year long. The area is also full of award-winning golf courses such as Lonnie Pool and Prestonwood and is often the host of many amateur and pro tournaments.

The Triangle is also the future location for Downtown South — a $2 billion development aimed at creating a “Southern Gateway into Downtown Raleigh.” In addition to office and retail space, the area will be home to an estimated 20,000-seat stadium with plans to house a professional soccer team.

Arts & Leisure

The arts and leisure scene in this area is both extensive and impressive with a calendar full of must-see shows or events. Notable mentions include:

You can also find a variety of shows and concerts at the various local event venues including DPAC, Walnut Creek, Red Hat Amphitheater, The Ritz, Coastal Credit Union, and more.


While The Triangle is home to a Forbes Five-Star restaurant — Herons (located at The Umstead Hotel) — it is also a breeding ground for upcoming culinary talent and local fan favorites. If you’re looking to impress, look no further than Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern or The Angus Barn. Both known locally as go-to spots, the food and ambiance at these restaurants will not disappoint.

If you’re looking for something a bit more casual, we suggest checking out either of the two Raleigh food halls — Transfer or Morgan Street — for a choice of variety or the State Farmer’s Market for a taste of local NC cuisine. No matter where you turn in The Triangle, you’re sure to find a restaurant, new or old, to taste test.


The Triangle is home to one of the best local brewing scenes in the country. In downtown Raleigh check out Big Boss for a venue with great beer, games, and food trucks, or Crank Arm for an IPA and elaborate flywheel sculptures on the walls. In Durham, Fullsteam is a mainstay and a great place to grab a beer before attending a live concert across the street at Motorco Music Hall. Carolina Brewery competes for the best beers in Chapel Hill, but they definitely can’t beat the rooftop views at Top of the Hill!


What’s better than being able to enjoy the full range of natural landforms all in one state? Within just a few hours, your family could be on the white sandy beaches of The Outer Banks, the wide-open waters of many area lakes, or the rolling hills of the Appalachian Mountains. Day trips, weekend getaways, and family vacations are endless with the incredible proximity that The Triangle provides its residents.

There are endless must-see and do attractions in The Triangle but the true beauty of this area comes from its growing diversity, southern charm, and modern amenities. While it holds on to traditions like The State Fair, Raleigh is also no stranger to change, innovation, and growth. Let one of our new home communities be the foundation for your next adventure in this exciting area. Contact us today and Imagine Life Inside your new Capitol City Home!

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