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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$218,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$966
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%

Raleigh Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    230
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    18
    41
  • Robbery
    141
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    736
    500
  • Theft
    2,163
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    164
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,641
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

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I've lived in Raleigh almost 20 years now, and I can truly call it home! It is such a wonderful place to raise a family, as it is filled with lots of green parks, hiking trails, museums, and community events. Downtown Raleigh has grown SO much with local business and artistry, and the food scene is known across the country. Not to mention the excellent school systems, both in Grade School and Universities! Overall, I would recommend Raleigh to anyone looking to settle down and live a safe, and progressive, community-driven environment. Raleigh is the city of love!
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Raleigh, a city that feels small and big at the same time. Walk through downtown on a Saturday in the summer with all the hustle and bustle, and then travel 20 minutes down the road to a mom and pop ice cream parlor...it's truly the best of both worlds! People wave even when they don't know you, offer a smile when you seem low and make you feel like you're at home! Public transportation is minimal, so I'm waiting to see how adding more will make this small city seem even bigger!
I live on the edge of Raleigh/ Cary/ Garner, but spend most of my time in Raleigh. Downtown is a decent size and is full of really good local spots to get food and coffee. Theres always a lot of events going on which is cool if you're going to the event but annoying when theres no where to park and the roads are closed off. The rest of the area I think is beautiful and I feel lucky to live here. I've been here all my life and every time I go out of town, I'm excited to come home. I love how my house has a big yard and an area for the dogs to run around and places for big bon fires but if I drive only a few minutes I can be in crossroads shopping center and have every shop I need. The area feels very safe and pretty clean I love it!