Friday, September 23, 2011

We're the Best

I'm not one to boast, but - Raleigh is the best. We really enjoy this city and all it has to offer for us and the kids. And this week I found out we aren't the only ones.

Business Week named Raleigh America's Best City.

Photo from Business Week
Here is an excerpt from the article:

"Ask most people which city they would most want to live in and usually their answers would be shaped by such realities as proximity to their jobs and what they can afford. But suppose you could choose to live anywhere you wanted regardless of cost? What if you could live in a city that offered a wealth of culture, entertainment, good schools, low crime, and plenty of green space?"

Then it goes on to say...

"To most residents of Raleigh, it may not come as a surprise that their city earned the title of America’s Best City. Raleigh shows 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. Among its many attributes the city sports 867 restaurants, 110 bars, and 51 museums, according to Onboard Informatics, as well as a thriving social scene, good schools, and 12,512 park acres, equal to several times the green space per capita in cities like New York and Los Angeles, according to the Trust for Public Land. It also offers a great deal on nights and weekends—from concerts and opera, to the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes and college sports, to the 30,000-square-foot State Farmers Market."

If you want to skip to the end of the article, here is a link to the summary about why Raleigh is fabulous!

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