Campbell Law School

Raleigh: The heart of North Carolina


Besides being the legislative heart of North Carolina, Raleigh is a thriving center for culture, leisure, and entertainment. Raleigh is home to a variety of museums and performing arts centers with offerings that include opera, ballet, touring musicals, and local theater productions.

The city is made up of a diverse network of neighborhoods and entertainment districts—each with its own culture and flair. You can shop and affordably dine in the open-air spaces of Cameron Village. The Capitol grounds offer stately buildings and historic architecture. Moore Square is always bustling with festivals and outdoor concerts. Dine, dance, see, and be seen in the Glenwood South and Hillsborough Street areas where students, executives, visitors, and locals converge. The area's year-round calendar of events provides unique entertainment opportunities for all interests and ages.

Spectator sports, both college and professional, are always available. Area teams include the Carolina Hurricanes National Hockey League (NHL) team, the Durham Bulls and Carolina Mudcats (MILB) baseball team, and the Carolina Railhawks professional soccer team. Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) teams in the area include the North Carolina State University Wolfpack, Duke University Blue Devils, and University of North Carolina Tar Heels.

Raleigh is a great place to live, learn and launch a career. 
But don't take our word for it. Check out these national surveys and studies that ranked Raleigh as one of the best areas for work and quality of life.
 
 
#1 Fastest Growing City (Raleigh, NC) Forbes, March 2013
 
#1 America’s Best City (Raleigh, NC) Businessweek, September 2011
 
#1 Healthiest City for Women (Raleigh, NC) Women’s Health Magazine, January 2012
 
#1 Fastest Growing City in the South (Raleigh-Cary, NC) Fortune Magazine, April 2011
 
#1 Best Place for Business and Careers (Raleigh, NC) Forbes Magazine, June 2011
 
#2 Biggest Brain Magnet in U.S. (Raleigh-Cary, NC) Forbes.com,
February, 2011

#2 Best City for Young Professionals (Raleigh, NC) Forbes.com, July 2011
 
#2 Fastest Growing U.S. City  (Raleigh, NC) CNNMoney.com,
April, 2012
 
#3 Best Performing City   (Raleigh-Cary, NC) the Atlantic Cities
April, 2013
 
#4 Best City for Young Entrepreneurs  (Raleigh, NC) Forbes.com
April, 2013