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Triangle Accolades Make it a Great Place to Live, Work and Play

Below are just some of the accolades that make Raleigh and the entire Triangle area a fantastic place to relocate to and call home. You can contact me, Jim Allen , to help you in any aspect of the research or home buying process .

2012 Triangle Accolades...

• #56 Among Best Places to Live, America’s Best Small Cities (Cary) - CNNMoney, August 2012
• #10 Among Cities with Green Architect Services (Raleigh) - Thumbtack.com, August 2012
• #5 Among the Nation’s Eco-Friendliest Cities (Raleigh) - Thumbtack.com, August 2012
• #18 Among Best Public Golf Courses in North Carolina (Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University, Raleigh) - Golf Magazine, July 2012
• #2 Among Best Places for Business and Careers (Raleigh-Cary) - Forbes, June 2012
• #7 Among Cities with the Most College-Educated Residents (Raleigh-Cary, 41% in 2010) - The New York Times, May 2012
• #6 Among Top Cities for Staying Young (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) - RealAge, June 2012
• #2 Among 10 Fastest-Growing U.S. Cities (Raleigh) - CNNMoney, April 2012
• 10 Best Cities in America for Health and Happiness (Raleigh) - EcoSalon, March 2012
• #1 Among Healthiest Cities for Women (Raleigh) - Women’s Health, January 2012
• Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South (Raleigh) - Southern Living, January 2012

2011 Triangle Accolades...

• The 10 Safest Cities in the U.S. (Cary) - M&C, October 2011
• #10 Among the Best Cities for Men 2012 (Raleigh) - Men’s Health, December 2011
• #2 Among Top Medical Cities (Raleigh-Durham-Cary) - MedCity News, December 2011
• #4 Among the Best Cities for Technology Jobs (Raleigh-Cary) - Forbes, November 2011
• #7 Among Smartest Major U.S. Cities with More than 100,000 Residents (Cary) - American City Business Journals, November 2011
• America’s Best City (Raleigh) – Businessweek.com, September 2011
• #3 Most Educated City in America (Raleigh) - Men's Health, September 2011
• #5 Among 10 Best Cities for Educated Workers (Raleigh-Cary) - 24/7 Wall St., September 2011
• #4 Among Top 100 Places to Live in 2011 (Raleigh) - RelocateAmerica, July 2011
• #2 Next Big Boom Town (Raleigh-Cary) - Forbes, July 2011
• #1 Among Best Places for Business and Careers (Raleigh-Cary) - Forbes, June 2011
• #14 Among 2011 Best Cities for Job Growth (Raleigh-Cary) - Forbes, June 2011
• #3 Best Labor Market for Young Adults (Raleigh-Cary) - Portfolio.com/bizjournals, April 2011
• #3 America’s Cleanest Cities (Raleigh-Cary) - Forbes, March 2011
• 50 Best Hospitals in America (Rex Hospital, Raleigh) - HealthGrades, March 2011

2010 Triangle Accolades...

• #8 Best City for Job Growth (Raleigh-Cary)- Newgeography.com, November 2010
• Top 10 Places in America Poised for Recovery (Raleigh-Durham-Cary) - Newsweek, November 2010
• #8 Safest City in the U.S. (Cary) - CQ Press, November 2010
• #1 County in Green Jobs (Wake County) - N.C. Sustainable Energy Association, October 2010
• #4 among America's Smartest Cities (Raleigh-Cary MSA plus Durham MSA) - The Daily Beast, October
• Top 10 Best Cities for Families (Raleigh) - Parenting.com, September 2010
• #1 Among 10 Great Cities for Raising Families (Raleigh) - Kiplinger’s, August 2010
• #1 for Top Public Schools: Large U.S. Cities (Wake County Public School System) – great schools,
• #3 Best Market for Young Adults (Raleigh-Cary) - Portfolio.com, March 2010
• #1 among America’s Most Wired Cities (Raleigh-Cary) - Forbes.com, March 2010
• #1 Healthiest County in North Carolina (Wake County) - University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, January 2010

2009 Triangle Accolades...

• One of the U.S. Best City (Cary, NC) to Start a Business BusinessWeek, March 27, 2009
• # 1 Fastest Growing Metro (Raleigh-Cary)
Census (from 2007 to 2008), March 19, 2009
• # 23 Fastest Growing Metro (Durham) Census (from 2007 to 2008), March 19, 2009
• # 1 Most Favorite Basketball School (UNC)
Harris Interactive, March 26, 2009
• # 2 Most Favorite Basketball School (Duke)
Harris Interactive, March 26, 2009
• # 3 Most Favorite Women's Basketball School (UNC) Harris Interactive, March 26, 2009
• # 7 Most Favorite Women's Basketball School (Duke) Harris Interactive, March 26, 2009
• # 10 Top Startup Locations and New Braches for Logistics Bizminer,
Business Xpansion Journal, January 2009
• #4 Major Market in the South (Raleigh-Cary, NC)
• #9 Market in the South for Advanced Manufacturing (Raleigh-Cary, NC)

2008 Triangle Accolades...

 • # 1 Best Place (Raleigh) to Live in the U.S. Msnbc.com, June 2008
• Top Ten Great Innovation Market in the South (Raleigh-Cary-Durham, NC)
Southern Business & Development, Winter 2008
• #1 Best Place for Business and Careers (Raleigh, NC) Forbes.com, March 2008
• #20 Best Place to Live and Launch (Raleigh, NC) CNNMoney.com, March 2008
• #6 Medium-Sized Metro (Raleigh-Cary, NC) Site Selection, March 2008
• #2 Best City for Bargain House-Hunters (Raleigh, NC) Forbes.com, February 2008
• #9 Best City for Jobs (Raleigh, NC) Forbes.com, January 2008
• #3 Most Romantic City for Baby Boomers (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC)
Sperling's BestPlaces, March 2008
• # 2 Fastest Growing Metro (Raleigh)
American City Business Journal, December 5, 2008
• # 1 Best City (Durham) to Retire
Black Enterprise, September 10, 2008
• One of 15 "Up-and-Coming Neighborhoods: Great Buying Opportunities"
BusinessWeek, September 23, 2008
• # 1 Best State Business Climate (NC) Site Selection, November 2008
• # 2 Best State (NC) in Business Climate Development Counsellors International (DCI), July 28, 2008
• # 4 Best State for Business (NC) Forbes, July 31, 2008
• # 2 Best Performing Metro (Raleigh-Cary) Milken Institute, September 10, 2008
• # 3 Most Educated Workforce (Raleigh) Business Facilities, July 2008
• # 13 Fastest Growing City (Raleigh) by Percentage Value U.S. Census Bureau, July 10, 2008
• # 5 Fastest Growing City (Cary) by Percentage Value U.S. Census Bureau, July 10, 2008
• # 10 Fastest Growing City (Raleigh) by Numeric Value
U.S. Census Bureau, July 10, 2008
• # 2 Best City (Raleigh) to Live, Work and Play Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2008
• # 8 Best City (Raleigh-Durham) for Recent College Grads Forbes, June 26, 2008
• # 1 Pro-Business State (NC)
Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc., June 2008
• # 12 Largest Employment Levels of Drug and Pharmaceutical Jobs (Raleigh-Cary MSA)
Technology, Talent and Capital: State Bioscience Initiatives 2008, June 18, 2008
• # 9 Largest Employment Levels of Drug and Pharmaceutical Jobs (Durham MSA)
Technology, Talent and Capital: State Bioscience Initiatives 2008, June 18, 2008
• # 7 Largest Employment Levels of Drug and Pharmaceutical Jobs (Raleigh-Durham-Cary CBSA)
Technology, Talent and Capital: State Bioscience Initiatives 2008, June 18, 2008
• # 2 Highest Location Quotient in Drugs and Pharmaceutical Jobs for Medium MSAs (Durham MSA) Technology, Talent and Capital: State Bioscience Initiatives 2008, June 18, 2008
• # 4 Highest Location Quotient in Drugs and Pharmaceutical Jobs for Large MSAs (Raleigh-Cary MSA) Technology, Talent and Capital: State Bioscience Initiatives 2008, June 18, 2008
• # 11 Largest Employment Levels in Research, Testing & Medical Labs for Large MSAs (Raleigh-Cary MSA) Technology, Talent and Capital: State Bioscience Initiatives 2008, June 18, 2008
• # 17 Largest Employment Levels in Research, Testing & Medical Labs (Durham MSA)
Technology, Talent and Capital: State Bioscience Initiatives 2008, June 18, 2008
• # 1 Largest Employment Levels in Research, Testing & Medical Labs for Medium MSAs (Durham MSA)
Technology, Talent and Capital: State Bioscience Initiatives 2008, June 18, 2008
• # 1 Labor Market (Raleigh) for Young Adults
American City Business Journals, May 16, 2008
• # 3 Most Competitive State (NC) in 2007 Site Selection, May 2008
• # 4 Highest Concentration of Tech Workers (Durham MSA)
AeA's Cybercities 2008, June 23, 2008
• # 12 Highest Concentration of Tech Workers (Raleigh-Cary MSA)
AeA's Cybercities 2008, June 23, 2008
• # 4 Best College Program (UNC) in 2007-2008 Sports Illustrated, July 16, 2008
• The Best American City for Singles (Raleigh, NC)
Every Day with Rachael Ray, January 2008
• Top Five Strongest Real Estate Market (Raleigh-Cary, NC)Veros.com, January 2008
• #3 Most Wired City (Raleigh, NC)Forbes.com, January 2008
• #10 Least Miserable Airport (Raleigh-Durham Intl.)U.S. News & World Report, February 2008
• #1 Healthiest City for Men (Raleigh, NC)Men's Health, January 2008

 

2007 Triangle Accolades...

 • #7 Top Appreciating Metro Area (Raleigh, NC)Money, December 2007
• Gold Rating (Wake County Schools)
Expansion Management's Education Quotient, January 2007
• #1 School District in the Nation for Certified Teachers (Wake County)
National Board of Certified Teachers, January 2007
• Top 50 Hottest Cities for Expanding and Relocating Companies (Raleigh-Cary, NC)
Expansion Management, February 2007
• #1 Seller's Market-Residential (Raleigh, NC) Forbes.com, June 1007
• #16 Top Real Estate Market (Raleigh, NC) Expansion Management, October 2007
• #3 - Medium Markets (Raleigh-Cary, NC) Worldwide ERC and Primacy Relocation, 2007 Report
• Top 25 Places for Retirement Jobs (Raleigh-Durham, NC) MarketWatch, November 2007
• #1 Top Business Climate (North Carolina) Site Selection, November 2007
• #12 Most Affordable Real Estate Market in the Nation (Raleigh-Cary, NC),
Forbes.com, August 2007
• #18 Fastest Growing Suburb in America (Holly Springs, NC)
#20 Fastest Growing Suburb in America (Wake Forest, NC)
#63 Fastest Growing Suburb in America (Apex, NC), Forbes.com, August 2007
• #14 Best Place to Live (Apex, NC)
# 22 Best Place to Live (Holly Springs, NC),
Money, July 2007
• #5 Best Place to Find a Mate (Raleigh, NC) Men's Health, March 2007
• #3 Economic Development Hot Spot (Wake County, NC)
National Policy Research Council, September 2007
• #10 Economic Development Hot Spot (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC)
National Policy Research Council, September 2007
• Top Research Science Park (North Carolina State University - Centennial Campus)
The Association of University Research Parks, November 2007
• #15 Most Educated Workforce (Raleigh, NC) Business Facilities, July 2007
• #12 Best Market for Female Execs and Women Business Owners (Raleigh, NC), Bizjournals, August 2007
• "Fast City" for Research and Development (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
Fast Company, July 2007
• #3 5-Star Business Opportunity Metros (Raleigh-Cary, NC) Expansion Management, August 2007
• #3 Techiest City in America (Raleigh-Cary, NC)
U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 (Data released September 2007)
• #8 County for Business Recruitment and Attraction (Wake County)
#10 Large Metro for Business Recruitment & Attraction (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC),
Expansion Management, May/June 2007
• 5-Star Knowledge Worker Metro (Raleigh-Cary, NC)
#3 Metro for College Educated Workers (Raleigh-Cary, NC) Expansion Management, April 2007
• #3 America's Best Jobs in the Hottest Cities (Raleigh-Durham, NC) Business 2.0, May 2007
• Top Ten Places in the South for the Creative Class (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
Southern Business and Development, Winter 2007
• #3 Best City for African Americans (Raleigh, NC) Black Enterprise, May 2007
• Top 5 Cities for Young Singles (Raleigh, NC)
Kiplinger's Best Cities for Every Stage of Your Life list, June 2007
• #8 Fastest Growing Metro in the Nation (Raleigh-Cary, NC) U.S. Census Bureau, April 2007
• #1 Best Place for Business and Careers (Raleigh, NC)
Forbes, April 2007
• #1 Best U.S. City for Jobs (Raleigh-Cary, NC) Forbes.com, February 2007
• #4 Hottest Job Market for Young Adults (Raleigh, NC) Bizjournals, April 2007
• #8 Fastest Growing Large City (Cary, NC)
#15 Fastest Growing Large City (Raleigh, NC)
U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 (Data released 2007)

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