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Raleigh is Among the Best Places to Live

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 09, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCNC, SC cities among best places to live in the nation, US News reports

U.S. News and World Report has a new list of the 100 best places to live in the U.S., and Raleigh and Durham come in together at No. 13.

The Raleigh and Durham areas were No. 7 in 2017.

The new list rates North Carolina's Triangle above Charlotte.

Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill are known for their research/technology roots and collegiate rivalries and are luring nearly 80 new residents each day with strong job growth and a high quality of life.

Many people who call the Raleigh and Durham metro areas home are young, friendly, diverse and educated. They enjoy dining out in local restaurants — many of which have earned national accolades — and gathering over craft beers in one of the region's many microbreweries.

Raleigh-Durham also has a strong sense of community, and the people who live in the area are friendly. The green spaces surrounding the towns, family-friendly museums and growing art and music scenes make a strong case for the area.

U.S. News also ranked the Triangle the 17th best place to retire to in the country. Charlotte is the 22nd best.

Raleigh is one of the best state capitals to live in, study says. Here’s why.

The abundance of oak, pecan and magnolia trees help the region retain rural flavor, while the downtown skyline is representative of the state capital's role as a growing industrial hub.

The publication examined 125 of the largest U.S. metro areas to find the best places to live. U.S. News used the unemployment rate, average salary, median annual household income, cost of living, crime rates, migration data, quality of education and health care, commute times and more data to determine the ranking.

Good news, singles: Raleigh, Charlotte and Durham ranked among best metros for dating.

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Raleigh, NC: A Top Ten City to Start a Career

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 03, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCDeciding where to lay the foundation for a long and prosperous career can be a tall order, especially for recent graduates entering the job market for the first time. After all, there are many factors — job-market saturation, housing affordability and commuter-friendliness, for instance — to consider about each prospective area. The market is ripe for new graduates, though, with an unemployment rate of only 4.1 percent as of March 2018. And employers plan to hire 4 percent more graduates from the Class of 2018 than they did from the Class of 2017.

Starting a career doesn’t need to be that difficult or intimidating. WalletHub compared the relative market strength and overall livability of more than 180 U.S. cities to help recent college graduates find the best cradles for their budding careers. We examined each city based on 27 key metrics that range from the availability of entry-level jobs to monthly average starting salary to workforce diversity. A complete breakdown of our findings, a detailed methodology and expert career advice can be found below.

Raleigh, NC

Overall Rank: 9
Total Score: 57.82
Professional Opportunities Rank: 17
Quality of Life Rank: 10

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What is the Cost of Living in Raleigh, NC?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 26, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCIf you are looking for a great city in which to work and live, you may want to consider Raleigh. The Cost of Living in Raleigh is equal to the national average, which, in comparison to most major cities, is very reasonable. Expenses such as housing, transportation and utilities are all below the national average. As gas prices continue to rise, many people are concerned about the cost of transportation. In Raleigh, the Average Commute Time is 25 minutes. The city is currently working to improve their public transportation in an effort to reduce traffic congestion and encourage the use of bicycles. The implementation of a new transportation plan could make it easier to get to work and further reduce transportation costs, helping to maintain the reasonable cost of living that Raleigh is known for.

Salaries in Raleigh

In some cities, a low cost of living can result in lower salaries. In Raleigh, this does not appear to be the case for people working in information technology. Researching Median Salaries in Raleigh shows that software engineers have a competitive median salary.

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Raleigh: On the List of Best Places People Are Moving to in 2018

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCIn calculating the Best Places to Live, US News factors in each metro area's growth due to net migration over a five-year period. For the 2018 ranking, we used net migration data from 2012 to 2016 from the US Census Bureau, the most recent complete data set at the time of our calculations. Places with the most growth might be attracting new residents thanks to a hot job market, affordable housing, a desirable location or some other factor. Raleigh is one of the top metro areas out of the 125 most populous in the US.

14. Raleigh, NC

  • Best Places to Live 2018 rank: 13
  • Median Annual Salary: $52,669
  • Net Migration Rate from 2012-2016: 6.63%

Home to major universities - the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, Duke University, and North Carolina State University - The Raleigh and Durham area has plenty of former students who are choosing to lay down permanent roots, while others are flocking to the metro region for the job opportunities the schools and other locally based corporations offer.

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North Carolina: One of the Best States to Retire Financially

Joseph Coupal - Friday, July 13, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCWe all want to make the most of our money, especially once we retire. Finances pay a big part in deciding where to spend your golden years; fortunately, North Carolina is one of the most tax friendly states for retirees – perfect for enjoying the finer things in life.

North Carolina Retirement Taxes

There’s a few reasons why North Carolina makes the cut as one of the best states to retire to for taxes. Due to a tax reform back in 2013, the Tar Heel state now charges income tax at a flat rate of just 5.75% as well as a tax exemption on all Social Security retirement benefits. There’s no wonder these retiree friendly taxes add that extra appeal for those looking to relocate during retirement.

Competitive Cost of Living

As well as North Carolina providing great taxes for retirees, you’ll also find a low cost of living in the state. The lower price of food, utilities, transport and housing here compared to other states means you’ll have more freedom to spend money on the things you love. If you’re in need of healthcare, you’ll be happy to know that prescription drugs are fully exempt from tax in North Carolina as well. The low cost of living retirees can enjoy here has even lead to the city of Durham being featured in MSN Money’s list of top ten places to retire.

Adventure On Your Doorstep

North Carolina has an abundance of spectacular scenery to discover. With national parks, waterfalls and mountains at every turn, you won’t need to travel far or spend much to explore this beautiful state. The state’s well-maintained highways provide easy access to North Carolina’s stunning beaches and quaint coastal towns, as well as the breath-taking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains – perfect locations for money saving days out!

Keep Active For Less

Living on a retirement income doesn’t mean you have to revert to a slower pace of life. Get out and explore all that this state has to offer. Having all this available on your doorstep is a great way to keep active without breaking the bank.

Combine a low cost of living, retiree friendly taxes and an abundance of free and budget friendly locations and activities and it’s easy to see why North Carolin of one of the best states to retire in, both financially and lifestyle wise.

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Raleigh: One of America’s Best Cities to Live

Joseph Coupal - Friday, July 06, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCAs the land of opportunity, the United States has attracted people from around the world for centuries. Yet not all parts of the country are equally desirable, and some cities are far more liveable than others.

On an individual level, subjective measures often override other, more objective, considerations. Sometimes, we live in a place simply because it is where we grew up — it is familiar and where we feel at ease. Still, a range of factors can help compare U.S. cities objectively. Low crime, a healthy economy, and affordability are just a few examples of universally desirable attributes in any community.

24/7 Wall St. created an index of over three dozen socioeconomic measures to identify the 50 best American cities to live in. The most liveable cities span the country — from the Deep South to New England and from the Mid-Atlantic to the Pacific Northwest.

10. Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Population: 458,862
  • Median home value: $242,500
  • Poverty rate: 12.1% (bottom 25%)
  • Pct. with at least a bachelor’s degree: 50.8% (top 10%)

Raleigh is one of many fast-growing mid-size cities in North Carolina. Over the past 10 years, the population of Raleigh increased by 29.6%, the most of any city in the state other than neighboring Cary, and far more than the 7.1% national population growth rate.

Raleigh is located in the southeastern corner of the Research Triangle, a prospering area with three leading research universities and many high-tech companies. Raleigh itself is home to North Carolina State University and is a 30-minute drive from Duke University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. North Carolina has one of the largest brain gains — more college graduates are staying in the state than leaving — in the country. This has contributed to high educational attainment in cities across the state. In Raleigh, 50.8% of adults have at least a bachelor’s degree, far more than the 31.3% national share.

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Where to See Fireworks in Raleigh, NC

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 29, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCReady to celebrate Independence Day in a big way this year? Fireworks displays, carnival rides, live music and other patriotic celebrations are lined up all across the Raleigh area to celebrate America's 242nd birthday—don't miss out! If you live in an apartment in Garner, NC, here's your rundown on the biggest and best family-friendly Fourth of July events in the area. (Heads up: A few events listed below don't include fireworks but are early in the day—hit those early then head to more celebrations with fireworks later in the day!)

July 3 and 4

Carolina Mudcats' Mudcats for America Series

The Carolina Mudcats will kick off July with a full week of home games at Five County Stadium in Zebulon. Celebrate Independence Day with the Mudcats, and you'll enjoy "the best fireworks show in Eastern N.C." that follows the July 3 and 4 games.

Wake Forest Independence Day Celebration

The town of Wake Forest offers up two days of Independence Day celebrations, July 3-4. The Fireworks Spectacular on July 3 will feature live music from Raleigh-based band Crush, plus food trucks and vendors serving up hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn and snow cones. Admission is free! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. On the morning of July 4, kids can jump in on the annual Children's Parade (line-up begins at 10am; parade begins at 10:30am), then have a blast at Art & Games in the Park, 11am-1pm, with inflatables, sack races, a watermelon seed-spitting contest, pie-eating contest and more.

July 3

Garner July 3 Independence Day Celebration

Grab a blanket and head to Garner's Lake Benson Park for an evening of patriotic entertainment. The Independence Day Celebration starts at 5pm with music from The Embers, plus games for kids in the Kids Zone as well as local food and drink offerings. The North Carolina Symphony will put on a patriotic program later in the evening, followed by fireworks. Picnics, coolers and beach umbrellas are welcome!

Fuquay-Varina Independence Day Celebration

The town of Fuquay-Varina will host its Independence Day Celebration July 3, featuring food vendors, live music, free inflatable rides and a fireworks display at South Park. The park's splash pad will also be open for kids. The celebration starts at at 6pm.

Morrisville July 3rd Fireworks

You don't have to wait until July 4 for fireworks in Morrisville! The annual Morrisville July 3rd Fireworks display will be held at Morrisville Community Park, with music and food trucks kicking things off at 6pm and fireworks blasting off at dusk. Bring a chair and cash for a tasty treat from a local food truck.

July 4

Apex Olde Fashioned Fourth of July

Check out the town of Apex's Olde Fashioned Fourth of July from 9am-1pm on Independence Day, where carnival games, a giant slide, climbing wall and more are sure to entertain. Kids 12 and under can also participate in Uncle Sam's Parade of Wheels down Salem St.—decorate your bikes, wagons, tricycles or other non-motorized vehicles in patriotic colors! The parade starts at the corner of Salem and Chatham Sts. at noon; line-up is at 11:45am.

Town of Cary's July 4th Celebration

Relax under the pines at Koka Booth Amphitheatre for the Town of Cary's July 4th Celebration—the biggest and best Independence Day party Cary has ever thrown. Beginning at 3pm, you'll be able to enjoy family-friendly activities, including rides and games, a venue-wide scavenger hunt, watermelon eating contests and even a 50-foot Ferris wheel! The Cary Town Band kicks off music at 5:45pm, followed by the North Carolina Symphony and fireworks to cap the evening.

Raleigh 4th of July Fireworks Display

You can't miss Raleigh's Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza! Returning to West Raleigh after six years, the city's annual July Fourth fireworks will be held around the Stadium and Arena Complex (Carter-Finley Stadium and PNC Arena area). Free parking to view the fireworks will be available within PNC Arena lots, Carter-Finley Stadium lots and North Carolina State Fairgrounds Bunn Field lots along Trinity Rd. Fireworks will be launched from the Varsity Lot at North Carolina State University. Gates open at 6pm, and fireworks launch at 9:32pm. Perfect for family and friends, this breathtaking show is a must-see.

Knightdale July 4th Celebration

The Knightdale July 4th Celebration will take place July 4 at 5pm at Knightdale Station Park. Enjoy food trucks, vendors, kid-friendly activities and a free performance from headlining band The Embers.

Rolesville 4th of July

The Town of Rolesville is set to put on a stellar Independence Day celebration. The event includes a patriotic parade, live music from the Tyson Brothers Band and Redline, plenty of local-favorite food vendors, kids games and activities, an incredible fireworks show and more.

Joel Lane Museum House Independence Day Open House

Dive into Raleigh history at the Joel Lane Museum House, also known as “The Birthplace of Raleigh,” at the 27th annual Independence Day Open House, 11am-4pm. Historians will be on-site demonstrating various aspects of colonial life, and kids can participate in hands-on activities like making rag dolls and writing with a quill pen. Admission is free.

Wendell July 4th Parade and Celebration

Join the Wendell Historical Society and Town of Wendell for a July Fourth parade and celebration, 10:30am-1pm. The parade begins on Main St. at Wendell Blvd. and includes veterans, children in their most patriotic wear and bands. It’s a quaint and wholesome observance for the whole family. Following the program are free hot dogs and fellowship!

July 4th Fireworks at Brier Creek Commons

Brier Creek Commons' 12th Annual July 4th Fireworks begins at 7pm with the "Show Us Your Stripes Block Party," featuring bounce houses, games, prizes, face painting, food and more. Fireworks get underway after dark.

Independence Day Olde Time Celebration at Bond Park

Join this old-fashioned celebration of our nation's birth at Cary's Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 8am, which is sure to be lots of fun for the entire family! The celebration includes a fishing tournament, parade and family contests like donut eating, watermelon eating, lakeside games and more. The Boathouse is open for rentals all day long.

North Carolina Courage vs Chicago Red Stars (with post-game fireworks)

The North Carolina Courage, sitting atop the standings in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) after three months of dominant play, will host the Chicago Red Stars on Independence Day at Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. A patriotic night all around—the evening will serve as Military Appreciation Night—fans will be invited onto the field to enjoy post-game fireworks

July 5

Holly Springs July 5th Celebration

Join the town of Holly Springs for a traditional celebration of America's birthday at Bass Lake Park. Admission is free, and pets are allowed on a leash. There will be face painting, inflatables and rides, food vendors, kids crafts, live music from the Holly Springs Community Band and The Holiday Band and a fireworks display beginning at 9:15pm. Parking is available at Jefferson L. Sugg Farm.

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High Earners are Moving Toward Renting

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 22, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCThe Fastest Growing Group of Renters: It May Surprise You

You think you have the average American renter all figured out—that they're a group of young, unsettled, commitment phobic folks, just starting out and scraping by? It’s time to widen that picture a bit. In fact, the fastest-growing group of new renters includes those aged 50 or older, or younger folks raking in six-figure salaries.

This is a tale of the haves—who could afford to buy a home, but choose not to—and the have-nots, who don't make enough money to become homeowners. And although overall rental prices are starting to level off, and in some cases even dip a little, there still aren't nearly enough affordable rentals to meet the overwhelming demand from lower-income renters.

The new renter: Older and wealthier than you'd expect

Overall, renters had a median age of 40 in 2016—up from 38 in 2016. (In comparison, homeowners are a median 56.) That's because more baby boomers, whose kids have flown the coop, are downsizing out of their large, suburban homes and opting for maintenance-free rentals instead. No more mowing the lawn and shoveling snow for them! That's pushing up the median age of all renters.

More folks earning some serious dough are also choosing to rent rather than buy. About 13.3% of renter households made more than $100,000 in 2016. That's up from 9% in 2006.

That's partly because some high earners are saddled with high student debt loads, making it difficult to cobble together a down payment. In addition, more-walkable cities, many of which have undergone attractive revitalizations, have also become desirable places to live. So those with means are willing to lease a unit in a newly constructed community with luxe amenities.

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Raleigh, NC is One of the Best State Capitals to Live In

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 15, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCState capitals aren’t just for lawmaking. Often, they’re thriving cities with a lot of economic and cultural value. In fact, they can be some of the best places to live in America. But not all state capitals are created equal. And though 17 of them are the largest cities in their states, the biggest population doesn’t always represent the best quality of life. Some have rampant poverty problems.

In order to determine which state capitals make the best place to live, WalletHub compared all 50 across 51 key indicators of affordability, economic strength, quality of education and health, and overall living standards. Our data set ranges from cost of living to K–12 school-system quality to number of attractions.

#6. Raleigh, NC Best State Capital to live in

Among some of the key indicators, Raleigh ranked:
#5. for Highest Median Income
#3. for Highest % of Adults with Bachelor's Degree or Higher

Methodology

In order to identify the best state capitals to live in, WalletHub compared all 50 across four key dimensions: 1) Affordability, 2) Economic Well-Being, 3) Quality of Education & Health and 4) Quality of Life.

We evaluated those dimensions using compiled 51 relevant metrics. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most livable state capital.

We then determined each state capital’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its “State Capital Index” and used the resulting indexes to rank-order our sample.

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How Much More Does it Cost to Own vs. Rent a Home in North Carolina?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 07, 2018

Abberly Place apartments in Garner, NCOwning a home is often considered the American dream — and it's an expensive one. Homeowners in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., pay from 33% to 93% more for housing each month than do renters living in the same state, according to a new NerdWallet analysis.

But many homeowners reap benefits that you can't get from renting, such as financial security and stability, tax deductions and a vehicle for retirement savings. 

While renting can't offer those long-term financial benefits, it's cheaper to rent on a month-to-month basis, the analysis found. If you're wondering how to save money for a down payment, renting can help you build that nest egg — but in extremely expensive or competitive markets, renting might be better for the long haul.

To determine the monthly homeownership premium — the additional cost of owning instead of renting, expressed as a percentage — NerdWallet compared 2015 American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau for the median gross rent and median homeownership cost in each state and Washington, D.C. Median gross rent includes the costs of monthly rent and utilities for all kinds of rental properties, and median homeownership cost includes monthly mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance and utilities.

This comparison doesn't include the down payment required to buy a home, which is traditionally 20% of the home price for conventional mortgages, but is lower for FHA or VA loans.

Key takeaways

Owning is more expensive everywhere. Across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more each month to own a home than to rent. The median cost people pay nationwide to own a home is 54% more than the median cost to rent each month.

The smallest difference is still a third more to own. The state where the premium to own a home is lowest is Florida, where it costs a median of 33% more to own than to rent. The states with the next lowest premiums are Colorado (40%) and Arizona (41%).

In some states, the cost of owning far eclipses renting. In New Jersey, the state with the highest homeownership premium, the median monthly cost of owning is nearly double that of renting (93%). The next most expensive places to own are Rhode Island, where the median homeownership cost is 84% higher than renting, and Connecticut, where owners pay a median of 82% more than renters each month for housing.

Here's how much more it costs to own vs. rent each month in North Carolina - 49%.

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