The “City of Oaks,” as it's sometimes called, Raleigh, North Carolina is a beautiful, tree-lined city set atop softly rolling hills. Located in the central-northeast region of North Carolina, which is about two hours west of the Atlantic shoreline, Raleigh is the state capital. Raleigh is a rapidly growing city with a population of around 420,000.
Getting around Raleigh is fairly easy and comfortable. The city is set up so that commuters can quickly get into the heart of the city from any direction. Though most people use their own cars to get around town, public transportation is available. Commuters can make use of Capital Area Transit busses and the Raleigh Trolley.