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Raleigh: One of America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

Raleigh: One of America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighAs the land of opportunity, the United States has attracted people from around the world for centuries. Yet not all parts of the country are equally desirable, and some cities are far more liveable than others.

On an individual level, subjective measures often override other, more objective, considerations. Sometimes, we live in a place simply because it is where we grew up — it is familiar and where we feel at ease. Still, a range of factors can help compare U.S. cities objectively. Low crime, a healthy economy, and affordability are just a few examples of universally desirable attributes in any community.

24/7 Wall St. created an index of over three dozen socioeconomic measures to identify the 50 best American cities to live in. The most liveable cities span the country — from the Deep South to New England and from the Mid-Atlantic to the Pacific Northwest.

10. Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Population: 458,862
  • Median home value: $242,500
  • Poverty rate: 12.1% (bottom 25%)
  • Pct. with at least a bachelor’s degree: 50.8% (top 10%)

Raleigh is one of many fast-growing mid-size cities in North Carolina. Over the past 10 years, the population of Raleigh increased by 29.6%, the most of any city in the state other than neighboring Cary, and far more than the 7.1% national population growth rate.

Raleigh is located in the southeastern corner of the Research Triangle, a prospering area with three leading research universities and many high-tech companies. Raleigh itself is home to North Carolina State University and is a 30-minute drive from Duke University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. North Carolina has one of the largest brain gains — more college graduates are staying in the state than leaving — in the country. This has contributed to high educational attainment in cities across the state. In Raleigh, 50.8% of adults have at least a bachelor’s degree, far more than the 31.3% national share.

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In North Carolina it is Cheaper to Rent a Home than to Own

In North Carolina it is Cheaper to Rent a Home than to Own

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighOwning a home is often considered the American dream — and it's an expensive one. Homeowners in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., pay from 33% to 93% more for housing each month than do renters living in the same state.

But many homeowners reap benefits that you can't get from renting, such as financial security and stability, tax deductions, and a vehicle for retirement savings. 

While renting can't offer those long-term financial benefits, the study found that it's cheaper to rent on a month-to-month basis. If you're wondering how to save money for a down payment, renting can help you build that nest egg. However, in extremely expensive or competitive markets renting might be better for the long haul.

To determine the monthly homeownership premium — the additional cost of owning instead of renting, expressed as a percentage — NerdWallet compared 2015 American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau for the median gross rent and median homeownership cost in each state and Washington, D.C. Median gross rent includes the costs of monthly rent and utilities for all kinds of rental properties, and median homeownership cost includes monthly mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance and utilities.

This comparison doesn't include the down payment required to buy a home, which is traditionally 20% of the home price for conventional mortgages.

Key takeaways

Owning is more expensive everywhere. Across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more each month to own a home than to rent. The median cost people pay nationwide to own a home is 54% more than the median cost of monthly rent.

In some states, the cost of owning far eclipses renting.

In North Carolina it costs 49% more to own vs. rent each month!

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Renters Create More Wealth than Buyers

Renters Create More Wealth than Buyers

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighWith housing markets around the U.S. nearing the peak in their cycles, renters who reinvest their money have an increasingly better chance at creating wealth than individuals who purchase a home, according to the latest national index.

"On the heels of information concerning slowing housing starts, rising mortgage rates, decreased demand and unsustainable price increases, these numbers provide additional evidence that housing markets around the country are slowing, resulting in many to opt for renting," said Ken Johnson, Ph.D., a real estate economist and one of the index's creators in FAU's College of Business.

Of the 23 separate metro areas, many are nearing the top of their current housing cycle, meaning they are above their long-term pricing trend.

The biggest contributor to the rising cost of ownership is rising house prices.

The current scores driving the markets in the direction of renting and reinvesting appear to be the results of higher mortgage rates, increase in returns, on average, in the stock market, and the cost of ownership, which includes your mortgage payment, taxes, insurance, maintenance, etc.

All of these costs are rising faster than the cost of renting a comparable property. Therefore, renters who take the money they're saving each month and reinvest it are going to build wealth faster than those who buy a home, on average.

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Raleigh, NC is One of the Best State Capitals to Live In 2018

Raleigh, NC is One of the Best State Capitals to Live In 2018

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighState capitals aren’t just for lawmaking. Often, they’re thriving cities with a lot of economic and cultural value. In fact, they can be some of the best places to live in America. But not all state capitals are created equal. And though 17 of them are the largest cities in their states, the biggest population doesn’t always represent the best quality of life. Some have rampant poverty problems.

In order to determine which state capitals make the best place to live, WalletHub compared all 50 across 51 key indicators of affordability, economic strength, quality of education and health, and overall living standards. Our data set ranges from cost of living to K–12 school-system quality to number of attractions.

#6. Raleigh, NC Best State Capital to live in

Among some of the key indicators, Raleigh ranked:
#5. for Highest Median Income
#3. for Highest % of Adults with Bachelor's Degree or Higher

Methodology

In order to identify the best state capitals to live in, WalletHub compared all 50 across four key dimensions: 1) Affordability, 2) Economic Well-Being, 3) Quality of Education & Health and 4) Quality of Life.

We evaluated those dimensions using compiled 51 relevant metrics. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most livable state capital.

We then determined each state capital’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its “State Capital Index” and used the resulting indexes to rank-order our sample.

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Memorial Day Events in Raleigh, NC

Memorial Day Events in Raleigh, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighThe Raleigh area is a perfect place for visitors and locals for Memorial Day weekend. From a hot air balloon festival to baseball games, the destination is packing in the fun over the long weekend ahead. If you live in an apartment in Raleigh, NC take a look of some of the area events below!

Freedom Balloon Fest

Bring the family for a truly-unique event this Memorial Day weekend, Fri.-Mon. The Freedom Balloon Fest in the town of Fuquay-Varina (just a short drive from Raleigh) is an admission-free event that invites the public to enjoy dozens of hot air balloons as they fill the sky in celebration and remembrance. Events include: live music on the RE/MAX stage; a craft beer and wine garden; tethered hot air balloon rides benefiting charities; the Merchant, Arts and Crafts Vendor Village; the Disc-Connected K-9 Frisbee Dogs; and plenty of food options.

Show your patriotism

On Sun. evening starting at 7pm, the Town of Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheatre will host Triangle Wind Ensemble's American Celebration: Salute to the Cinema, featuring a musical salute to veterans, plus music by James Horner (The Perfect Storm), Bill Conti (Rocky), John Williams (E.T., Star Wars) and some favorites from Disney films. Gates open at 6pm, and picnics are encouraged! Food and beverages will also be available for purchase on-site.

Join Veterans Freedom Park, also in Cary, on Mon. for a Memorial Day Remembrance to honor those who have served our country. The ceremony is 2:30-3:30pm and will feature speakers from the Town of Cary and local armed forces community support groups.

Memorial Day weekend baseball

Catch a Carolina Mudcats baseball game at Five County Stadium in Zebulon. The Mudcats play against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans from Fri.-Mon. Catch Friday Night Fireworks at the Fri. game and again after the Sun. game to celebrate Memorial Day. On Mon., the team is set to sport patriotic-themed jerseys with the net proceeds from the game benefiting Hire Heroes USA. Hungry? The hot dogs are delicious and, of course, perfect for a baseball game!

From May 25-31, Ting Stadium at Ting Park is hosting the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA) Division I World Series. Eight regional winners will travel to Holly Springs to compete for the NCBA Division I Championship and participate in other events, such as a fan fest, home run derby and more.

The NCAA Division II Baseball Championships return to Cary, May 26-June 2, at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, which offers free parking and a full concession stand. This event brings together eight regional winners to compete for the national title.

Concerts

For a great way to kick off your Memorial Day weekend, head to the Midtown Beach Music Series in North Hills, Thurs. evening, May 24, 6-9pm to sing along with Jim Quick and Coastline and shag dance the night away. Or bring a blanket and settle in for some foot-tapping, finger-snapping good times on Sun., May 27, with Melissa Reaves during the Six Sundays in Spring music series in Wake Forest, 5-7pm.

Another great way to kick off the weekend a little early is with Ledisi at The Ritz on Thurs., 8pm! This 12-time Grammy Award-nominated vocal powerhouse has wowed fans ever since she came onto the scene.

Over the weekend, check out a variety of concerts, including smooth tunes from Brian McKnight at Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh (Fri., 7:30pm), the Outlaw Music Festival featuring Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, Alison Krauss and more at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek (Fri., 5:30pm), Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR and Lance Skiiiwalker at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek (Sat., 7:30pm) and Sugarland at PNC Arena (Sat., 7pm).

Catch a movie

Pack a blanket and picnic and bring your special someone or the whole family to enjoy a movie under the stars. Kick your weekend off on Fri. with a summer favorite, the Movies by Moonlight series at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, featuring the Disney movie Coco. The gates open at 7pm, and the movie will start at dusk (approximately 8:30pm).

Another great weekend adventure for movie-loving families starts on Fri. evening with a free showing of Coco at Lake Benson Park in Garner at 8:30pm. Bring your own picnic dinner or purchase light concessions on-site, and if you’re interested in spending the night during this special Friday Family Flick and Camping event, you can pitch a tent! (Pre-registration required for camping).

More picks

Start the weekend with uncontrollable laughter at the Oak City Comedy Festival, Raleigh’s first comedy festival! This five-day comedy celebration runs May 22-26 and features some of the hottest up-and-coming stand up comics and improv/sketch comedy groups.

The four-day Southern States Regional Championship Morgan Horse Show runs Wed.-Sat. at the Hunt Horse Complex at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Consider yourself a horse lover? Watch as Saddlebreds, Hackneys and Friesians complete, and even meet a horse!

Into soccer? On Fri. at 7pm, take the whole family to Military Appreciation Night at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. Watch the North Carolina Football Club take on the Atlanta United 2 during this United Soccer League match.

Get a sugar buzz this Memorial Day weekend! Raleigh's first all-dessert food truck rodeo, NC Sugar Rush, is taking place on Sun. from 1-5pm at the 200 block of E. Martin St. at City Market in downtown Raleigh. With more than 20 local dessert vendors, this event is packed with all things sweet like Italian ice, cheesecake, doughnuts, cupcakes and more.

Just want to Relax

Relaxing by the pool or chilling and grilling are all completely acceptable activities for Memorial Day weekend too.

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Personalize Your Apartment in Raleigh, NC

Personalize Your Apartment in Raleigh, NC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighHave you recently moved into an apartment in Raleigh, NC?  Now it's time to personalize your space. Here's a tip: Be willing to break a few rules.

Reimagine Rooms

This situation is no different than homeowners who buy a new-to-them home with slightly quirky features, and let’s be real, what homes don’t have slightly quirky features? Renters should forget about how a room is supposed to be used, and make it work for their own tastes. For example, cord-cutters don’t need to feel constrained by a cable jack, and a dining area could be better used as a space for a desk.

Right-Size Your Decor

Just because you live in small square footage, don’t think it requires small furniture. That is absolutely the wrong idea. Yes, your furniture should be appropriately scaled for the space. But too many small furniture pieces will make your home look smaller than fewer, more thoughtfully chosen pieces.

Do Double Duty

What about using a folded-down, gate-leg table as a console, either tucked behind a sofa or perhaps in an entry? When you host a large dinner party, it easily becomes a second dining table. Pieces that hide—nesting tables in the living room or ottomans under an open console table—have the benefit of being useful in a flash, without taking up extra space.

Float Away

Pushing everything against the wall is likely not the best use of space. Pull furniture toward the middle of the room, away from the walls. You can float your sofa, which made the living area feel substantially larger.

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The Many Reasons to Move to Raleigh, NC

The Many Reasons to Move to Raleigh, NC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 10, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighThere's no doubt that, when looking at a "Best of" list, you'll see Raleigh, N.C., right near the top. To toot our own horn, a few of our recent accolades include being named "America's Best City" by Businessweek.com, "Most Educated City in America" by Men's Health and "Healthiest City for Women" by Women's Health... not to mention GQ named us one of "America's Coolest Towns" and Southern Living named us one of the "Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South." Discover for yourself why N.C.'s capital city area is praised in the press as one of the best places in the nation to live, work and play.

Below are a just a few of the most recent accolades, those we are most proud of!

2018

#1 Among 2017 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2018
#6 Among 2017 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions (Marbles Kids Museum) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2018
#7 Among 2017 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions (North Carolina Museum of History) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2018
#9 Among 2017 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions (North Carolina Museum of Art) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2018
Among the Best Places to Go in April (Raleigh) - Town & Country Magazine, February 2018
#6 Among 10 Cities Primed for Economic Growth and Opportunity in 2018 (Raleigh) - CardRates.com, February 2018
#2 Among Best-Performing Cities (Raleigh MSA) - Milken Institute, January 2018

2017

#10 Among The 10 Coolest Places to Eat in 2018 (Brewery Bhavana) - Forbes, December 2017
Among The World's Best Cities 2018 (Raleigh) - Best Cities/Resonance, October 2017
#3 Among The Sportiest Cities in America (Raleigh) - Men's Health, September 2017
Among Best Budget Destinations in America, Part III: The South (Raleigh) - Budget Travel, July 2017
#10 Among 100 Best Cities to Drive In (Raleigh) - Wallethub, July 2017
#6 Among 100 Most Adventurous Cities in America (Raleigh) - Men's Health, June 2017
Best Connected Medium Sized Airport (RDU International Airport) - Massachusetts Institute of Technology International Center for Aviation, May 2017
#3 Among The 20 Safest Cities in N.C. from 2017 (Holly Springs) - Safewise, April 2017
#8 Among The 20 Safest Cities in N.C. from 2017 (Cary) - Safewise, April 2017
#12 Among The 20 Safest Cities in N.C. from 2017 (Wendell) - Safewise, April 2017
#15 Among The 20 Safest Cities in N.C. from 2017 (Morrisville) - Safewise, April 2017
#14 Fastest Growing Metro in U.S. (Raleigh) - U.S. Census Bureau, March 2017
Among Best Bread Bakeries in the South (La Farm Bakery, Cary) - USA TODAY, March 2017
2017 Five-Diamond Hotel Award (The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - AAA, January 2017
2017 Five-Diamond Restaurant Award (Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - AAA, January 2017
2017 Four-Diamond Hotel Award (Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel) - AAA, January 2017
2017 Four-Diamond Restaurant Award (Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern) - AAA, January 2017
Among 34 of the Best New Breweries in the U.S. (Bond Brothers Beer Company, Cary) - BeerAdvocate, January 2017
Among Top 10 Boomtowns of 2016 (Cary and Raleigh) - SmartAsset, January 2017
Among 12 Top Destinations of 2017 (Raleigh) - Forbes Travel Guide, January 2017
#22 Among Most Caring Cities in America (Raleigh) - WalletHub, January 2017

For all of these reasons and more, now is the time to move to Raleigh. For more information on apartments in Raleigh, NC contact Auston Grove.

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Apartment Hunting in Raleigh, NC

Apartment Hunting in Raleigh, NC

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 03, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighAuston Grove, apartments in Raleigh, NC, have redefined luxury apartment living with outstanding amenities, convenient location, spacious homes and unparalleled customer service.

Located within minutes of downtown Raleigh, Crabtree Valley Mall, the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Research Triangle Park, residents always have something to do in the area. The city even boasts beautiful weather this time of year!

It’s no wonder why residents love living in Auston Grove with top amenities for all to enjoy. The state-of-the-art fitness center is a popular spot among residents, along with the Internet Café, playground and the sparkling pool with a relaxing sun deck. The apartment community also has a garage available for residents.

Residents at Auston Grove have the option of coming home to spacious one, two or three bedroom apartments with 9-foot ceilings and elegant crown molding throughout. Featuring three floorplans, there is an apartment that is perfect for anyone.

The Auston Grove team members are outstanding as well! Team members truly understand and fulfill our vision of improving the world and how people live. At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters and Auston Grove is a shining example of this philosophy in action. The apartment homes and amenities make this community an incredible place to call home, but even more important is the courteous and responsive team who goes above and beyond for our residents.

To schedule a tour, contact Auston Grove. Visit today and discover for yourself what makes it truly unique and a great place to live in Raleigh!

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North Carolina’s Largest Craft Beer festival is in Raleigh

North Carolina’s Largest Craft Beer festival is in Raleigh

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Auston Grove Apartments in RaleighBrewgaloo, the second largest craft beer festival in the United States, is coming to downtown Raleigh for two great events on April 27 and April 28. If you live in an apartment in Raleigh, NC this is a great way to finish off NC Beer Month.

There are two options for attending the festival.

If you attend the Friday Kick-Off Sampling Event Block Party, you pay a one-time admission fee of $45 for all-you-can-sample North Carolina beer and ciders. A ticket to the Saturday event gets you 25 tickets to be redeemed for either a pint (5 tickets) or a 3 oz. sample pour (2 tickets).

On Friday, you can beat the crowd and taste some special brews that will not be available during the main event on Saturday.

This event is specifically designed to showcase sours and barrel aged beers. Expect some great food trucks as well, including Arepa Culture, Stuft and Our Cheese Curd Shack. Participating vendors include Gypsy Jule and Worsky Designs. There will also be DJs playing music throughout the night. Plus, if you dress up like your favorite North Carolina beer, you might win the costume contest.

The main event on Saturday will feature over 100 North Carolina breweries, food trucks and vendors. Live bands, like Wild Fur and the Travers Brothership, will be playing across three stages. Even if sampling beers is not for you, the vendors, food and music are open to the public free of charge.

Food will not be in short supply on Saturday, with over 40 food trucks, plus great local Raleigh restaurants, to choose from.

If you are looking for a place to start your sampling on Saturday, head over to the Four Saints Brewing Company tent and be one of the first to try the first carbon-neutral produced beer, the Founding Fathers Hemp Ale.

Four Saints teamed up with Urban Offsets, a business that specializes in sustainability, to create this environmentally-friendly brew. The beer was brewed will local ingredients, and Urban Offsets created a number of carbon offset projects in North Carolina that will completely offset the carbon emissions associated with brewing the ale. Cheers to that.

Brewgaloo takes place on Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Raleigh, NC is a Happy City

Raleigh, NC is a Happy City

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Auston Grove, Raleigh, NCThe U.S. Declaration of Independence speaks about the “pursuit of happiness” as a universal right Everyone gets joy from different things, whether it’s family, friends, activities, entertainment or work. But what people might not realize is that where you live may also determine how happy you are.

Location plays a hand in how bright or gloomy our days are. For years, researchers have studied the science of happiness and found that its key ingredients include a positive mental state, healthy body, strong social connections, job satisfaction and financial well-being. However, money can only make you so happy – people who make $75,000 a year won’t get any higher satisfaction from more money.

As this study aims to illustrate, moving to a certain city may help you be more content. WalletHub drew upon the various findings of positive-psychology research in order to determine which among more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities is home to the happiest people in America. We examined each city based on 28 key indicators of happiness, ranging from depression rate to income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day. Read on for our findings, methodology and expert commentary from a panel of researchers.

Raleigh, NC ranks 41 out of 182 top ranked cities.

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Auston Grove Apartments

1160 Auston Grove Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610

Call: 833-779-8856
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