Life in Raleigh

The Life in Raleigh blog category will be for events that are coming to Raleigh that we want to share with everyone! We have also started a group on Facebook, so join the conversation! #RaleighLife

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Living in Holly Springs, NC

Find out why so many folks are moving to Holly Springs, NC

Moving to Holly Springs, NC - What it is like living in and Relocating to Holly Springs, NC

Holly Springs, North Carolina is one of the best places to live in the country so it's no wonder so many folks are trying to move here! With a population of just over 30,000 Holly Springs has been growing around 5-6% annually. Holly Springs is located in Wake County and is a suburb of Raleigh, around 20-minutes from the State's Capital. Everything is seemingly new in Holly Springs from the semiprofessional ballpark to Holly Springs Town Center for shopping and dining. The weather in Holly Springs includes mild Winter's with warmer Springs and Falls allowing for golf nearly year-round! The homes for sale in Holly Springs are new and affordable with lots of new

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Best Beaches Near Raleigh, NC

With so many popular beaches near Raleigh, NC you'll never run out of great places to spend some time in the water and sun. The map above is a great way to determine just how far the beach is from Raleigh, NC. We will go through each beach and discuss how far it is as well as what to expect when visiting!

While our website is mainly focused on helping people find great homes in Raleigh we love to write about local information that helps answer questions for folks who may be potentially moving here.

Without further ado here are some of the best beaches in Raleigh, NC.

Outer Banks Beaches

How Far: 219 miles from Raleigh estimated 3 hours 30 minutes drive time.

The beaches and towns located in the outer

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What are The Best Neighborhoods in Apex, NC?

The Best Neighborhoods in Apex, NC

Living in Apex, NC as a Realtor I have developed a great understanding of the best neighborhoods so if you are moving to Apex, NC here's what you need to know! Especially after showing hundreds of homes, to all different types of clients in the area. Families, young professionals, retirees, no matter who you are there is always something fun going on in Apex for everyone and anyone! Even Apex's neighbor to the south, Holly Springs, is seeing some of Apex's growth as the entire area continues to be a great place for folks to live. Without further ado, here are some of the best neighborhoods in Apex:

Search Homes for Sale in Apex, NC

History of Apex

Apex, NCApex is a town in Wake County, North Carolina

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Which Cities in Raleigh Have Appreciated The Most in the Last 5 Years

Home Appreciation in Raleigh, North Carolina Area

This data compares home appreciation from the timeframe of July 2012-2013 to the timeframe of July 2017-2018

Raleigh

In Raleigh, homes have appreciated by 32% over the last 5 years. The average sales price between July 2012-2013 was $243,489 and five years later (July 2017-2018) it's $321,715. This represents a total appreciation of $78,226 for homeowners in Raleigh over the last five years.

The average days on market in Raleigh has decreased from 88 to 35. This is a significant decrease and only shows just how much buyer demand has increased locally.

Cary

Cary is largely a similar story to Raleigh in the fact that homes have appreciated by 26% over the last five years. While this

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Neighborhoods in Durham, NC - What are the best?

Jump to the Best Neighborhoods in Durham:

  • Brightleaf at the Park
  • Carolina Arbors
  • Chancellor's Ridge
  • Downtown Durham
  • Duke Park
  • Fairfield
  • Forest Hills
  • Grandale
  • Hope Valley Farms
  • Northgate Park
  • Parkwood
  • Southpoint
  • Treyburn
  • Trinity Park
  • Woodcroft
  • Woodlake

Looking for more information on top neighborhoods in Durham, NC? Family, young professionals, retirees, there are great subdivisions in Durham for everyone and anyone! Aside from its neighboring city, Cary, Durham is the fastest growing city in North Carolina by percentage, ahead of Raleigh, Charlotte, and Greensboro. 

Durham is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States and is one of our focus areas. We absolutely love Durham, and

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The Top Neighborhoods in Clayton, NC - What are They?

The Best Neighborhoods in Clayton, North Carolina!

There are many neighborhoods and homes for sale in Clayton, NC. A lot of these neighborhoods would qualify as the best in town, depending on what type of home and neighborhood you were looking for. As a resident and as a Realtor in Clayton, NC, my years have experience give me a great background on the town! For some people looking to move to Clayton, it may be a golf community or an equestrian community or a planned development with lots of amenities. Some people looking for a home in Clayton don’t want any of the above but would rather find a small subdivision with large private lots and no HOA dues. Whatever the type of subdivision you’re looking for there’s a good chance you’ll find it in

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Living in Fuquay-Varina, NC: A Guide to Best Neighborhoods in Fuquay-Varina!

 What is it like living in Fuquay-Varina and what are the best neighborhoods?

Living in Fuquay-Varina has it's benefits and one of the major pluses is the great neighborhoods and community. Being one of the faster growing cities in North Carolina, Fuquay-Varina has doubled in it’s population over the past ten years to over 26,000 residents. Being just south 25 minutes from downtown Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina offers the residents a lot of the great things that Raleigh offers. It has both small and large businesses, great area for recreational activities and overall a great place to live. Let’s find out which neighborhoods in Fuquay-Varina might be the best fit for you!

Best Fuquay-Varina Neighborhoods

  • Broad St. / James Slaughter St.
  • Town
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Chapel Hill Neighborhoods

Chapel Hill, North Carolina is filled with great neighborhoods and putting together a list of 10 proved to be quite the challenge. A lot of these neighborhoods are where our friends live so we were able to generate some direct information from them. 

The Best Chapel Hill Neighborhoods in North Carolina - Check out the 10 best!

One thing to know about Chapel Hill from the beginning is that it doesn't have the posh communities like LA, Beverly Hills, or others. All neighborhoods are going to vary in both price and people, whether it's first time home buyers or C level executives. That's one of the best parts about living in Chapel Hill.

If schools or certain locations are important to you, you'll want to reach out to us directly as well will be able to tailor a search to your criteria. Without

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What are the Best Wake Forest Neighborhoods?

Wake Forest is a town located northeast of Raleigh and has been exploding with growth. One of the best parts of living in Wake Forest is the downtown area filled with local shops, restaurants, breweries and a small town charm that is sure to delight you. 

We have helped people a number of people buy and sell homes in Wake Forest and are happy to help you as well. Without further ado, let's jump into the information you're looking for, the town's best spots to live!

Best neighborhoods in Wake Forest, North Carolina - What it's like living here!

 Hasentree

Where world-class amenities meet small-town charm, Hasntree is one of the more modern neighborhoods in Wake Forest. With a country club as it's backbone and amenities for everyone, it's a place the whole family will

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Best Breweries Raleigh NC

Don't drink and blog they said, whoops... Just kidding. So we hit a local Raleigh coffee shop, which also happens to serve Trophy's Trophy Wife Pale Ale, and crafted this blog on some of the best breweries Raleigh has to offer! We also wrote an article on the best restaurants in Raleigh (if you want to read that after!)

While we our committed to helping clients find great homes for sale in Raleigh we also LOVE to produce local content. This is a fun article to write, and we hope you'll enjoy it as much as we enjoyed drinking writing it! 

With great beer comes great responsibility...

Trophy Brewing

Website and Directions

Raleigh, NC - Trophy Brewing and PizzaWith locations on Maywood, Wilmington, and Morgan, Trophy Brewing has become a staple in the Raleigh beer scene.

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