For the past decade Raleigh has been one of the hottest places to live in America and that notoriety has only added to the number of people who all want to purchase their stake in one of the fastest growing markets in the country. But while buyers are itching to purchase a home in Raleigh where the demand is high and the competition is thick buyers would be wise to take advantage of some of the hottest towns surrounding the capitol city.
At the top of many buyer’s list is the Town of Apex. In 2015, Time/Money Magazine named Apex the Number One Best Place to Live in the U.S. Buyers are often impressed with the top-notch schools, charming downtown, and beautiful neighborhoods. Apex also benefits from being approximately twenty minutes from the Research Triangle Park (the east coast’s Silicon Valley), Downtown Raleigh, and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Wake Forest, NC
Known for it’s large but intimate communities many buyers are amazed by the variety that can be found in Wake Forest. Buyers can purchase a home for as little as $200,000 and go up into the millions. Wake Forest is a diverse community rich with people from various backgrounds and great schools. It’s also minutes from one of North Carolina’s hidden treasures Falls Lake where people go to fish, boat, or enjoy a fun weekend camping trip right in their own “backyard.”
Just 20 minutes southeast of Downtown Raleigh the Town of Clayton is full of opportunity for home buyers. Because of it’s recent population growth Clayton has added two new schools to support the amount of students entering the district. Buyers will also notice several new home communities sprouting up within a two mile radius of one another around the entire town. Homes in Clayton remain affordable and Downtown Clayton is known for it’s Farmer’s Market and family fun festivals.
Moving to Raleigh doesn’t always mean you have to live in Raleigh. While Raleigh is the epicenter of the Triangle there are many surrounding locations that offer a great place to live, work, and/or play.