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Raleigh Real Estate Answers – Looking for something to do in Raleigh, NC? Downtown Raleigh has lots of great places to go.

Raleigh Real Estate Answers – Looking for something to do in Raleigh, NC?  Downtown Raleigh has lots of great places to go.

One thing that makes Raleigh, NC real estate so valuable is the quality of life in the Raleigh, NC area. Raleigh consistently ranks in the top places to live in the U.S. and the word about Raleigh is getting out. released their April real estate data last week and it shows that Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill is the 22nd most searched real estate market in the country.

Recently, the Charlotte Business Journal reported that “North Carolina ranks 10th among the 50 states for economic growth during the past half-century, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data.”

Downtown Raleigh is located in the heart of the Triangle and it is the fastest growing metropolitan region in the Carolinas.

Downtown Raleigh offers culture, entertainment, and fun. You can find a numerous activities ranging from casual to elegant dining at over 165 restaurants or bars; shopping at a variety of clothing, furniture or antique stores; browsing though more than a dozen art galleries, or enjoying the night club scene.

Downtown Raleigh also features outstanding museums, the historic State Capitol and the IMAX theater.

Downtown Raleigh is changing and growing. The following is a list of nine new street-level businesses added during the first quarter 2011.

Crema at City Plaza has added a second café location to Crema on Fayetteville Street.

Several art galleries have opened at the Blake Street Studios in City Market, including African Beauty Jewelry and Artifacts, Emerge Fine Art, and Victoria Powers Studio Ten and  Designbox Shop.

Two restaurants/bars opened in the Warehouse District – Brewmasters Bar and Grill and Chris London’s Backstage

Fai Thai – a new Asian restaurant, opened across from Moore Square.

Gypsy Jule – a contemporary women’s clothing and accessories boutique, has opened in the Glenwood South District.

The Marti Hampton team recommends that you get out and enjoy entertainment, dining, shopping, and the many other fun-filled events held throughout the year in the heart of the capital city.

Looking to search for Raleigh North Carolina residential real estate? The Marti Hampton team has a great Raleigh home search tool, click here: Search Raleigh NC Real Estate

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