Raleigh

509 reviews
  1. City in North Carolina
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A

Homes for Sale

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$205,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$914
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    230
    0
  • Murder
    3
    0
  • Rape
    18
    37
  • Robbery
    141
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    736
    1
  • Theft
    2,163
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    164
    0

Residents

Median Household Income
$54,581
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    14%

Reviews

509 reviews
  • Excellent
    80
  • Very Good
    218
  • Average
    185
  • Poor
    13
  • Terrible
    3
Raleigh, North Carolina is where I was born and raised since I was a kid. Over the years I have seen it continuously change and grow. The biggest part is in downtown Raleigh( Also known as the City of Oaks) which is continuously building and expanding more around it. There are many festivals and parades that are in Raleigh that come year around. One of the best parades by far is the Raleigh Christmas Parade, which always happens in December. Overall Raleigh is definitely one of the greatest places in NC.
  • Current Resident
  • 17 days ago
Like my rating the area is okay, I personally do not plan on staying after my lease is up. I moved here from California, so it's a big difference in general. But I will be wiser with my decisions next time.
  • Niche User
  • 2 months ago
It's clean and family friendly. I feel safe at home.
  • Niche User
  • 2 months ago