There are many reasons to study, live or work in the Raleigh metropolitan region, which is consistently recognized by national publications as one of the `best places to live‘ in the United States.
North Carolina’s state capital, Raleigh has a mild climate year-round (average high temperature of 71 degrees), it‘s easy to see why the “City of Oaks” and the surrounding region is rapidly becoming one of the most desirable destinations in America.
The greater Raleigh area has five venues for live music events. The Red Hat Amphitheater is located right downtown and has a capacity of 5,990, while the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek part of a 77-acre complex and can seat 6,847.
Sports and outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to cheer about, as Raleigh and the surrounding area is home to professional hockey, minor league baseball and pro soccer teams among the sports to enjoy.
Raleigh is home to the annual North Carolina State Fair. The state’s largest annual event, is held for 11 days in mid-October, and attracts more than a million people every year.