Life in the Triangle

If you are new to the area or considering a move to the Triangle area, read more to learn about what makes us special.

A top 5 U.S. News & World Report city, the Raleigh-Durham Triangle region is a primary destination combining history, urban renewal, nationally acclaimed dining, superb weather, great sports venues (both collegiate and professional), top-rated health care, unmatched recognized universities, excellent facilities for the arts and music, and the world-renowned Research Triangle Park.


The family thrives here boasting a unique combination of urban and rural, over 200 parks, a 152 mile greenway system for safe biking and hiking, and a nationally lower commute time. Luring nearly 80 new residents a day, the Triangle offers low property taxes that make home ownership more attainable. The cost of living in the Triangle is slightly lower than across the U.S. with a climbing number of Fortune 500 companies and a significantly rising job market.

Durham, Chapel Hill and the surrounding communities are frequently recognized nationally. Recent accolades include:

  • Durham & Chapel Hill: No.5 best place for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) graduates 2016. (NerdWallet)
  • Chapel Hill: 9th on the list of “100 Most Educated Places in America.”(NerdWallet)
  • Durham: No.10 top city for beer lovers. (Find The Home)
  • Chapel Hill recognized as a Best Workplace for Commuters
  • Durham metro area: No.10 top city for urban farming (Redfin)

Ready to call this place home? Contact Peak Swirles & Cavallito Properties for more information on real estate in the Triangle.