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North Carolina State University
Leadership in education as well as research is how North Carolina State wants to be known. The largest university in North Carolina has historically put out the best agriculture, engineering, design and textiles graduates, but now offers a great variety of over 100 bachelor's degrees.
An Adventurer's Spirit
North Carolina State is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, the state's capital, a city with excellent infrastructure and servicing. The city itself is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, and English adventurer. It retains the adventurous spirit of its namesake even today, with the prime part of the city's mission being innovation. Sustainability, environmental initiatives, growth and diversity are the focuses of the city government.
Raleigh Neighborhoods for NCSU Students
If you want to live close to school, Aurora is the best neighborhood to choose. NCSU is slightly west of the city itself, and the epicenter of the West Raleigh neighborhood is the junction of Hillsborough Street and Oberlin Road - the former creates the northern border of NCSU, so school is right in the middle of West Raleigh action.
If you are able to travel, North Raleigh offers the greatest diversity of housing and apartments for rent, with more of a suburban feel. Old Raleigh has plenty of beautiful buildings, historic areas as well as cultural activities - however apartment rentals in this central area can be expensive.
Much of the lower priced housing around NCSU is in the small area to the northeast of the university. $450 to $650 a month will get you a peaceful, if smaller place. There are also good apartment options quite close to school, but these are in high demand!
Refreshment in Raleigh
Wander a little way up Hillsborough Street to find plenty of places for an amber ale or heady red, as well as gigs like Raleigh Little Theatre to enjoy the effects!
Right around the corner from your university, and hopefully not far from your student housing, is Snooker's Sports Pub, an underground pool hall (literally) with a focus on great tables. The Brewery is just a little further away, where you can sip on a pink champagne or malty brew and listen to a good variety of music genres in a place with great acoustics.
There is a huge number of restaurants in Raleigh, but the one you'll find yourself 'accidentally' leaving your sandwiches at home for is the close-by Neomonde Bakery and Deli, with Greek, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean lunches as well as sandwiches and bakery fare. Sushi Tune is not far away from NCSU either, and you can get traditional Southern fare at Bojangles Famous Chicken and Biscuits.
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What's the weather like in Raleigh?
The weather in Raleigh is one of the major lures to this city. The winters are fairly mild and short-lived, yet residents still experience the diversity of a seasonal climate. Snow is rare, but in the chance that it does occur, even a small amount has the ability to nearly shut down the city. That being said, the weather is warm and sunny from mid-March through October and allows Raleigh residents to enjoy the beautiful local scenery or head out to explore nearby vacation hotspots Outer Banks or the Wilmington shoreline.
Why should I move to Raleigh?
Besides the obvious appeal of the agreeable climate, many people will find countless other reasons to call Raleigh "home". The education is excellent, with 10 colleges in the vicinity. The job outlook is positive, with many companies expanding and new ones moving in, and the cost of living is very affordable. Raleigh has all of the amenities of a great city: an abundance of shopping centers, restaurants, parks, and a busy nightlife. It is also in close proximity to many other popular cities, with Richmond and Charlotte a quick two-hour drive away, and DC about five hours away. Overall it is a safe, healthy, and friendly city- the perfect place to raise a family.
My boss has asked if I would be interested in relocating from Atlanta, GA to Raleigh. What's the best area in Raleigh to live? Also, I want my kids to go to good schools, great sports programs, etc.?
We think that a good place to start looking is Oakwood Park, in the northeast corner of Raleigh. There is a park nearby and the streets are generally uncrowded. On the west side of town you can look at Westover/Mount Vernon and Roylene Acres. There will be pluses and minuses about living closer to North Carolina State University. You may also want to look at apartments in Cary, which is about 15 minutes out of downtown Raleigh.
How far is the airport from downtown Raleigh and can I get there easily and cheaply?
Raleigh-Durham International is a major airport hub within the US, located just 11 miles from downtown with a driving cost of about $2. Johnston County is the next closest airport, located in Smithfield, about 21 miles from downtown Raleigh with a driving cost of around $3. Horace Williams Airport is located in Chapel Hill, about 26 miles from Raleigh with a driving cost of around $4. For those who prefer not to drive to the airport, an array of alternative transportation modes are available including shuttle buses, local taxis, and limousine services.
Does Raleigh have any famous museums or exhibitions?
Raleigh is chock full of fantastic museums and exhibitions. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the oldest museum in North Carolina and the largest of its kind in the Southeastern United States. With four floors of exhibits including a living conservatory, naturalist center, discovery room, and high definition films, it's no wonder the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the most visited attraction in the state, with an estimated 700,000 visitors each year. The North Carolina Museum of Art features a free permanent collection with over 5,000 works of art from African, European, and Judaic descent. This impressive art museum also boasts free guided tours, an open-air amphitheater with concerts and performances throughout the year, and an outdoor park with art installations displayed throughout the trails, streams, and open spaces. Some other renowned Raleigh museums include the Contemporary Art Museum, the North Carolina Museum of History, and the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
What would an ideal weekend be like in Raleigh?
Start out the weekend with some outdoor Raleigh fun. Umstead State Park offers as oasis of greenspace for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The local golfers can enjoy their time in the sun at the Hedingham Golf Club. Then be sure to soak in some of the local culture at one of Raleigh's museums, like the North Carolina Museum of Art or the Museum of Natural Sciences. For some evening-time adventures, head to Raleigh's historic Oakwood neighborhood to view the beautiful Victorian homes along this scenic route, or head down to City Market's quaint shopping district, just three blocks east of Main Street in downtown Raleigh.
Is Raleigh famous for any kind of restaurant or food in particular? What's the local favorite?
Like any large metropolitan area, espeically those located near college campuses, food from all parts of the world can be found somewhere in the city. Based on its proximity to the ocean, some of this food includes seafood. And, like most cities in the American South, many menus feature home-style cooking. Big Ed's serves Southern standards for breakfast like homemade biscuits and grits with gravy.
Does Raleigh have a good school system?
Yes, Raleigh does have a good school system. Public education is primarily provided by the Wake County School District, which is headquartered in Raleigh. With 157 schools serving over 134,000 students, this district was rated better than 90.4 percent of school districts in North Carolina and 66.5 percent of school districts in the country. There are also several private schools in the area.