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Rich with technology and the smartest minds in the country, Raleigh Neighborhood is considered as one of the fastest growing cities in the US, not only in terms of population but also in terms of economy. With sky-high buildings, mouth-watering food, and amazing local culture, Raleigh is a city anyone could dream of living the most modern life in.
There are countless names to be counted as history-makers from this city and we are still counting. The city has blessed the nation with names like David W. Bagley, Shaker Asad, David J. Burke, Catham County Line, Andrew Johnson (the 17th President of US), Daniella Monet, Amy Sedaris, Woody Weatherman, Julia Montgomery Street, and many others. Currently, the city is also a music hub offering many prominent names in rapping, acting, singing, and sports.
Let’s have a quick look at some of the prominent features of the Raleigh area.
The history of Raleigh dates back to the 18th century when it was just a small colony named Bath. Situated in North Carolina, Bath was considered as the first nominal capital of the state. Due to the absence of permanent government institutions in Bath, the colony was deprived of its due importance. In 1743, government institutions were established in New Bern.
In December 1770, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a petition to create a new county by taking out portions from Orange, Johnston and Cumberland counties.
During the American Revolution, New Burn served as the center of activities in North Carolina. But governing from New Burn became difficult when the British Army laid siege to the county. A new capital had to be chosen and this time, the prestige was assigned to Raleigh.
The Philadelphia Plan of Thomas Holme establishes the foundations of Raleigh’s infrastructure. The central square was the center of government activities in the past. The first meeting of North Carolina General Assembly was held in Raleigh in December 1794.
Andrew Johnson, the 17th President of America, was also born in Raleigh. In 1818, when Andrew Johnson was only 10 years old, the water supply system of city was completed. Just after 1 year of its completion, the first volunteer fire company of the city was established. Simply put, Raleigh has shown an inclination towards technology since its birth.
The expansion of Raleigh started during and after the Civil War. It was a state-economy based city; therefore, the reconstruction of Raleigh after the Civil War was worth-watching. The expansion in population was seen when African-Americans, who had already become educated during the war times, started migrating to Raleigh. Today, Raleigh is a multicultural city with around 75% white majority and around 23% black population. North Carolina State University, Rex Hospital, The Academy of Music and Meredith College are some of the oldest constructions of Raleigh.
The history of Raleigh shows interesting trends in problem management. During the times of the Great Depression, when there was practically no employment for anyone, Raleigh offered educational and recreational programs to not only offer jobs to the unemployed but also to complete public projects as well as educate people. The North Carolina Symphony and Raleigh Memorial Auditorium were constructed during the same period.
Hurricane Hazel in 1954 significantly damaged the city but it was soon reconstructed.
Today, Raleigh is a center of arts, music, sports, technology, innovation, and smart and bright minds.
Geographically, Raleigh is located at an area of 144 square miles according to the US Census Bureau. With Neuse River in the north, the northern Raleigh also has FALL LINE i.e. the line where Atlantic Coastal Plain and Piedmont meet. Located at 150 miles north of Charlotte and 263 miles south of Washington DC, Raleigh offers close proximity to America’s dream cities.
The city has been divided into regions including the following:
It wouldn’t be wrong if we name Raleigh as the Four Seasons City. Unlike many other American cities, Raleigh is unique in a way that it offers all four seasons with winter as the shortest season. The climate is mostly humid throughout the year. April is the driest but there is average precipitation distributed throughout the year.
Traffic problems during winter due to snow storms are very rare. Raleigh receives 44.4 inches average rain while only 6.0 inches of snow is received during winters.
Simply put, shop your heart out in Raleigh. The city is so versatile in shopping experiences that we would recommend you to take a friend along with you to stop you from emptying your wallet and maxing out your credit card.
Here are the top shopping destinations in Raleigh.
Do you love sushi or coffee? From organic food to genuine traditional dishes, Raleigh has everything to make your breakfast, lunch, and dinner appetizing. Even if you love salads only, it will become difficult to choose a salad dish from the number of mouth-watering recipes the restaurants have on offer. The city is also home to all the modern and globally renowned food and drink franchises. St Jacques French Cuisine has been rated as 2015’s best restaurant in Raleigh by Trip Advisor.
Here are some restaurants to try out in Raleigh.
The vibrant nightlife of Raleigh is popular for countless reasons with music and food as the primary reasons. The people are amazing to hang out with at any day of the week. Even if you are new to the city, there will always be warm-hearted people to welcome you, dance and drink with you, and to help you make the best of your Raleigh trip.
Here are the top nightlife destinations to visit in Raleigh.
Raleigh has always given importance to education. Apart from the Public Sector University, Raleigh is also home to a number of arts and technology institutes.
Here are some of the prominent colleges and universities in Raleigh.
With a rich history in music, arts, and politics, Raleigh has some of the most interesting places for visitors and tourists.
Here are some of the places you should not skip if you are staying in the city even for a week.
Historic Oakwood, located in Downtown Raleigh, is one of the oldest neighborhoods of the country. With old houses dating back to the 19th century, the Historic Oakwood has everything from scenic beauty to veteran American lifestyle. If you are interested in purchasing or renting property in Raleigh, don’t forget trying out your luck at the Historic Oakwood. May be there is something precious hidden in the basement for you!
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