About the Triangle Area

Whether you're moving across town or from abroad, here you can find some of Alexandra's best picks for amenities and attractions in the area. 
 
Raleigh and the Triangle Area provide something for everyone. Come explore!

Natural Recreation

 

One of the most defining charactetistics of the Triangle area is how green it is! Not only is everyone's front yard lush with geenery, there are also many untouched parks all throughout the area. Whether it's a quick stroll around your neighborhood park like Lynn Lake, or it's an overnight camping adventure at Umstead Park, the diverse recreational options offer something to everyone. Fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, or just a relaxing picnic are some of the most popular activities. Check out the resources: Umstead Park, Falls Lake, the Rose Garden, Pullen Park, Lake Johnson, Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve. The list goes on! Search all types of parks and facilities here.

Bubbling Downtowns

 

Our emerging downtowns bring entertainment, dining, shopping, and museums together in one bustling place. Charming architecture and new buildings alike show off our cultural scenes. Check out the art galleries on of the first Friday of every month, see live music in Carrboro, or grab a bite to eat downtown any day of the week for something fresh and different. Nightlife is great for any age group and in any atmosphere, whether the occasion is casuals or a special events. 

Shopping

 

Whether you prefer small boutiques or your favorite name brand stores, the Triangle has it all.

 

Our area's shopping malls are more than just stores; they are gathering places with restaurants, movie theaters, indoor and outdoor promenades, plazas, and special event spaces year round. Check out the Streets at South Point, Crabtree Valley Mall, Triangle Town Center, and Cary Town Center.

 

If you prefer small boutiques and independent businesses, Cameron Village, North Hills Mall, and City Market in downtown Raleigh feature local artists, crafts, and shops. 

 

And let's not forget the North Carolina State Farmer's Market - open every day of the week!

Education & Universities

 

The North Carolina public school system is one of the best in the nation, with a diversity of options of charter schools, magnet schools, and specialized curricula. 

 

The Triangle area is also home to some of the best universities: UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State Univerity, Duke, and Wake Forest are some of the larger universities. 

Sports

 

Our universities also have a competitive sports atmosphere. Our college basketballs teams are recognized nationwide, and not just because of Michael Jordan! 

 

North Carolina is also home to the pro sports teams of the Carolina Hurricanes (hockey), the Carolina Panthers (football) and the Durham Bulls (baseball). Catch a local game any time of year!

Research

 

The Triangle area is named after Research Triangle Park - the hub for advanced research in the region, specializing in medical, engineering, and tech industries and bringing high-skilled jobs to the area.

 

Our dense collection of univerisities also hos research campuses throughout the area, making North Carolina one of the strongest leaders in new technologies in the country.