For years Raleigh has been voted the best place to live in the United States. The reasons are obvious. There’s plenty to do in the City of Oaks. Between shopping, great food, inexpensive cost of living, the reasons are endless. Home to several fabulous colleges and universities, proximity to the coast and mountains, Raleigh wins. Enjoy the North Carolina Museum of Art, Marbles Museum, North Carolina Museum of History, Yates Mill Pond, North Carolina State Fair, concerts, hockey, and more. Raleigh offers big city fun on a small city budget.