Raleigh named #1 place to live

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Businessweek has selected Raleigh as its best place to live in the country.

The Bloomberg magazine used more than a dozen different indexes to reach the conclusion that North Carolina’s state capital was the best among the country’s largest 100 cities.

“The city sports a high number of bars, restaurants, and cultural institutions as well as a thriving social scene, great parks, and good schools,” states Businessweek’s blurb on the city. “Raleigh reflects the cultural graces that go along with anchoring the so-called research triangle, home to North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“Of course, it’s also much more. The city offers a great deal on nights and weekends, from concerts and opera to the 30,000-sq.-ft. State Farmer’s Market. North Carolina’s state capital is tops in our book.”

Other North Carolina cities making the cut were Charlotte (20), Greensboro (31), Durham (37) and Winston-Salem (46). Read More.

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