The Area (Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill)
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill has consistently been chosen as one of the "Best Places to Live in America" by the press. Chapel Hill was named #2 "Top City To Have It All" by the A&E Channel, Cary chosen as the #4 "Best City Overall", and Raleigh was chosen as the #4 "Best Big City in America" placing ahead of both San Diego and New York city for 2006.
"People come to the Research Triangle area for opportunity [and] because they can't believe how pretty the place is. More than 30 parks and greenways dot the region, and regular arts and crafts festivals bring tens of thousands to the downtown area to browse. The city also has one of the country's lowest crime rates." CNN/Money.com