5 Reasons Millennials Should Move To Raleigh

It’s a no brainer that Raleigh is one of the hottest and fastest growing cities in America, and there are a bunch of reasons to back it up. Millennials are flocking to the great North State’s capital in droves due to its booming job market, expansive culture and a wide array of weekend and nightlife activities to rival the burgeoning metropolis’s around the US.


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The Weekend Activities

Sometimes the weekend rolls around and you realize you didn’t exactly make any plans. Well fret not, because if you live in Raleigh then you’ve got your pick of the litter for things to do.

If you’re looking to get into the local sports scene, then you can start with the fastest growing sport in the USA and a local favorite to Raleigh: soccer. The Carolina Railhawks’ games are fast-paced, exciting and most importantly, cheap! And when the Hawks aren’t playing in town you can catch their away games at the local downtown pub, London Bridge. To find out more go to CarolinaRailhawks.com.

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Likewise if you want to get some fresh air, Raleigh holds one of North Carolina’s greatest state parks, William B. Umstead State Park. This diamond in the rough boasts walking trails, overnight camping, paddle boating and more.

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Raleigh also is host to quite a few amazing museums to get lost in. The NC Museum of Art and NC Museum of Natural Sciences have both undergone extensive renovations over the last few years and are a pure joy to spend a day in.

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The Nightlife

If you find yourself without plans on a Friday night, or any night for that matter, then living in Raleigh won’t leave you without options. Raleigh boasts an active and ever-growing nightlife scene that is constantly adding new venues, restaurants and bars to its repertoire. Local favorites are The Raleigh Times, Person Street Bar, and The Big Easy. But as the downtown area grows, even more places come with it.

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Boxcar Barcade is the best place to throw a couple back while running up your bar tab with tokens. Bars are open until 2am and with rideshare programs like Lyft and Uber in abundance, getting home is as easy as texting your ex-girlfriend. (But we suggest hailing an Uber instead)

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The Local Goods

Raleigh is active in the Maker Movement and the Made In The USA initiative. With your pick of the litter for local places to spend your paycheck, you’ll never find yourself poorly clad when attending any of our aforementioned activities.

A feminine favorite in the Raleigh scene is Edge of Urge, sitting in the quaint Person Street Plaza. The shop is chock-full of fun trinkets and eclectic wares to make you the talk of the town.

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Sitting right next to Edge of Urge is Lumina Clothing, a men’s clothing brand and lifestyle store, tasked with making Raleigh’s men look good.

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And lastly, a popular staple in the Raleigh fashion scene is Raleigh Denim. They make both men’s and women’s clothing so if you find a match on Tinder, you two can go on a shopping date.

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The Food

Thanks to Ashley Christensen, Raleigh has taken off as a hotbed of cuisines that leaves residents of the City of Oaks spoiled. The best part about the growing food scene is that you get top notch cuisine without the cranked up price. Cost of living in general is very low in Raleigh, and thanks to that you can enjoy tasty meals around the clock that won’t break the budget.

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Popular spots are Bida Manda, Poole’s Diner, The Pit, Standard Foods, The Station, and more. We could keep going on, but we think you should get out there and see for yourself!

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The Jobs

When you move to Raleigh, you won’t have to worry about finding a job. With the growing tech scene, companies like Citrix, Red Hat, IBM, and Cisco are making Raleigh one of the most employable cities in America. Raleigh is constantly topping lists for best cities for job growth and employment. We’re also full of creative design, advertising, and artistic agencies/companies looking to employ bright and budding talent.

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Coupled with the low cost of living, Raleigh can be a place where you can let your freak flag fly while putting a solid chunk of change in the bank. But get here fast! Raleigh is growing at a rate of 40,ooo people per year, and you’ll want to get here while it’s still cool and undiscovered, of course.


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