The Raleigh- Durham area has thriving biotech and pharmaceutical industries, lots of local arts festivals and college sports
The Raleigh area has made a name for itself in the tech and biotech industries in part thanks to Research Triangle Park, a business campus located mostly in Durham County.
A relatively low cost of living helps the area stand out from pricier parts of the country.
Durham is home to beautiful botanical gardens, and North Carolina has great professional and college sports teams. Raleigh has wonderful museums, restaurants and night life. Annual summer arts festivals and age-old college sports rivalries keep the city active all year round.
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