- City in North Carolina
Crime & Safety
Raleigh is an excellent city with plenty to do and it's overall a great city for families and those seeking to further their careers. One great thing about Raleigh is that there are various ways to get around the city and it is easy to get around, whether you want to go by bus, car, bike, or even walking there are plenty of routes available to you. Likewise, the city is rapidly expanding, making it a hub for job opportunities and real estate as well, though this also contributes to a semi-high cost of living and increased congestion as the population here is rapidly expanding. The city is quite diverse, with plenty of exploration into the rich culture of all the communities that make up this great city, and which also makes for an interesting and exciting city with plenty to do, especially at night. But don't worry, despite the excitement, it is a safe city overall, and I love it here. It's a 5/5 from me!
I am a traveling Registered Nurse that has 13-week contracts in different cities of my choice. I had chosen Raleigh, NC for this contract and have been living here for approximately 12 weeks now. From my experiences of traveling, Raleigh offers great restaurants and nightlife for young professionals. The people, overall, are very welcoming to an outsider and being in a hospital I have come to realize the safety and prestigious areas of the surrounding hospitals. Coming from Denver at one point in my career, I do believe that Raleigh offers less outdoor experiences such as swimming, biking, hiking, and other such activities. Although a few hours from the mountains and water, it does not offer the "here and now" outdoor recreation as other cities such as Denver offer. Overall, I believe Raleigh is a great friendly city to visit for all ages!
My experience living and working in Raleigh is fantastic. The people here are so kind, welcoming, and genuine, and I love being a part of a community of inspiring leaders and entrepreneurs. One of my favorite parts about Raleigh is First Friday, which happens the first Friday of every month. Downtown is hopping with events, performances, art exhibits, and more! I'd love to see more artistic events throughout the normal week, too. Parking can definitely be tough on weekends or during big events, but luckily there are some parking decks to accommodate!