Triangle Area Named 7th Best Place to Live in the U.S.
Many of us who already call the Triangle area home know how lucky we are to live in such a desirable part of the country. Combing a beautiful natural setting with plenty of places to work and a rapidly growing housing market, opportunities are plentiful all over the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area.
But as job growth continues to rise and more people are starting to recognize The Triangle area as a destination market, we’re also starting to gain more attention nationally as well.
In the most recent U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of the 100 Best Places to Live, the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area placed 7th overall, ahead of other major cities like Boston, Salt Lake City, Dallas, and Nashville.
According to their release, U.S. News and World Report analyzed each metro area’s current job market, quality of life index, desirability index, and net migration to determine rankings, and the Triangle area scored especially well in terms of a low unemployment rate, a thriving real estate market, and the average cost of living (affordability).
As for the cities that placed higher than Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, Austin took home the No. 1 spot on the list, followed by Denver, San Jose, Washington D.C., Fayetteville, and Seattle.