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Wake County, NC real estate is the home of Raleigh, North Carolina's state capital. It's the second most populated county in North Carolina, second to Mecklenberg (Charlotte) and is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.

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Wake County, NC real estate is the home of Raleigh, North Carolina's state capital. It's the second most populated county in North Carolina, second to Mecklenberg (Charlotte) and is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.

Raleigh is located in the central part of North Carolina and is part of what is commonly called "The Triangle." The Triangle being the larger region made up for Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.

In recent years, Wake County, NC real estate, and the Triangle have received much recognition from national publications as one of the top places in the United States to live, work and play.

Climate

Wake County, NC real estate is located in a subtropical climate with moderate temperatures in the fall, winter and spring. Summers are much warmer with high humidity.

Wake County, NC real estate and Public Schools

Like a majority of North Carolina counties, Wake County has it's own school district and is the 18th largest public school system in the country.

Colleges and Universities

Wake County, NC real estate is home to a number of major colleges and universities including North Carolina State University, which is one of the three major research universities of The Triangle. UNC Chapel Hill and Duke (Durham) being the other two.

Other Higher Education Institutions:

  • • Meredith College
  • • Peace College
  • • St. Augustine's College
  • • Shaw University
  • • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • • Wake Technical Community College

Sports

Professional Teams

Wake County, more specifically, Raleigh, is home to the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes that play at the RBC Center. Cary is home to the Carolina Railhawks, a soccer team in the United Soccer League that competes at the WakMed Soccer Park.

College Teams

North Carolina State is well known for their basketball and football teams.

Wake County Transportation

By Car

I-40 is the only major interstate to run through Wake County, NC real estate. I-40 has two spur routes, I-440 that makes up the beltline around Downtown Raleigh and I-540, a partially completed loop connecting the towns of Wake Forest, Knightdale, Garner, Apex, Cary, Morrisville, Rolesville and Fuquay-Varina.

By Plane

Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU) services 45 domestic and international locations and is located in the northwestern part of Wake County, NC real estate.

Commerce

Employment

The Wake County economy is greatly influenced by the Research Triangle Park (RTP), the country's largest industrial research and development park. RTP is a center for U.S. high tech and biotech research. There are over 150 companies located in RTP, with some of the largest being IBM, GlaxoSmithKline and Cisco.

The Raleigh has received a number of accolades and been highly ranked nationally as a best place to find a job and operate a business.

Shopping

There are a number of malls, shopping centers and retail areas scattered throughout Wake County. You can visit one of the major department stores of Triangle Town Center, Crabtree Valley Mall and the Cary Towne Center or enjoy the smaller shops and boutiques in Cameron Village and North Hills.

Recreation

There are 3 state parks located in Wake County, NC real estate: Falls Lake, William B. Umstead and Jordan Lake. Throughout the County there are 152 city parks. One popular park/trail is the American Tobacco Trail, a 22 mile project with 15 miles located in Wake County, NC real estate for walking, cycling and, in parts, horseback riding.

Arts and Entertainment in Wake County

Museums

There are a number of museums located in Wake County, NC real estate, with several state museums including the NC Museum of Art, NC Museum of Natural Science and the NC Museum of History.

Performing Arts

There are several performing arts venues including the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre and the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Progress Entery Center for Performing Arts. Wake County, NC real estate is also home to several professional art organizations including the NC Symphony, Opera Company of NC, NC Theatre and the Carolina Ballet.


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Properties Listed:  563
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Under $100K 285
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$200K-$299K 66
$300K-$399K 33
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