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Old 11-21-2012, 09:40 PM
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Welcome to City-Data’s Triangle Area forum!

This forum officially covers the cities of Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Cary, but you’ll also find information on other local areas here in beautiful North Carolina.

There are literally thousands of threads, and the best way to find specific information is to use the Advanced version of our Search tool in the menu bar at the top of forums... select Search, select Advanced Search, include Key Word to search, select Sort By Last Date & select Raleigh as forum to search. See About the Forum and FAQ for more useful tips!

Popular Threads

Official Triangle Photography Thread

Newcomer? Triangle Terms and Survival Guide

You know you are from Raleigh if ...

//www.city-data.com/forum/ralei...l#post41049797, a really good thread with location-specific advice on screening realtors in the Triangle area.

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Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Amtrak locations


But, Officer, I wasn't driving THAT fast!
(Note: Use caution and common sense when considering legal options discussed on this forum. Free advice is oftentimes worth exactly what you pay for it.)


Chambers of Commerce

Cary Chamber of Commerce
Chapel Hill/Carrboro Chamber of Commerce
Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Cost of Living

Cary: Mar. 2012 cost of living index 95.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Chapel Hill: Mar. 2012 cost of living index 98.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Durham: Mar. 2012 cost of living index 94.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Raleigh: Mar. 2012 cost of living index 95.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Creepy Crawlies & Scary Slitherers

Are snakes a problem in the area?
Six foot black rat snake – cool
Are there a lot of bugs in Raleigh
What kind of snake?
Snake people – identify this?
Bug questions from a northerner
What do you know about copperhead snakes?
Snake repellent for copperhead
What kind of snake is this?
The real deal on snakes and spiders
Copperhead snakes
Snake ID please
Big yellow and black spider
A scared NY-er – please give me the real scoop on snakes in North Carolina!
Found my first snake in my front yard in N. Raleigh
A cockroach question, if I may
Please help – water bugs, palmetto bugs, hugh roaches
ID this spider please
Are there a lot of bugs in NC?
The Japanese beetles are here!
Bug bites/Lyme disease in Durham?
What is it with all the ladybugs?
Information needed about ticks
Mosquitos … what do you do
They are here … BEWARE!!! (Japanese beetles that is…)
Bug questions from a northerner


North Carolina Attorney General
Cary: 2010 Overall Crime Index = 105.9 (National average = 311.4)
Chapel Hill: 2010 Overall Crime Index = 190.5 (National average = 311.4)
Durham: 2010 Overall Crime Index = 462.4 (National average = 312.0)
Raleigh: 2009 Overall Crime Index = 311.3 (National average = 315.5)

Crime Maps

RAIDS Online (choose your location)
Durham PD Crime Mapper
Raleigh PD Online Crime Mapping
Wake County Sheriff Reports
NC Spotcrime.com (choose your city)

Department of Motor Vehicles

North Carolina DMV main site
How to apply for a driver’s license
How to register your vehicle
Downloadable Driver’s Manual

Gasoline Prices

Gas Buddy (Raleigh, but other cities available as well)
Gas Price Watch (Raleigh, but other cities available as well)
MotorTrend (Raleigh, but other cities available as well)


Duke Health
Raleigh General Hospital
Rex UNC Health Care
WakeMed Health & Hospitals


Chapel Hill Libraries
Durham County Libraries
Wake County Libraries

Local Governments

Town of Cary
Town of Chapel Hill
City of Durham
Durham County
City of Raleigh
Wake County

Moving Here

Relocation prospecting trip - How's my agenda?!
People who are from VT, NH, Maine and even Mass
Native NYC folks who have relocated to the Triangle?
I am considering moving from Spencerport, NY to Raleigh area
Moving to Raleigh from Delaware … Is it as good as I think?
Question for families who have moved from the Westchester NY area to the Triangle
Considering moving to Raleigh from Columbia, SC
Moving to Raleigh from New York
Mid-20’s couple relocating from NJ to Raleigh
Thinking of relocating family from NY
Considering relocating from Long Island to Raleigh
Move to the Triangle from NYC?
Advice for a New Yorker moving to Raleigh? Wake County?
Have a lot of New Yorkers moved to this area?
Thinking about moving to NC from Boston
Possible relocation to Raleigh from NY (local advice please)
Get me out of Ohio! Thinking of moving to Cary, NC


Cary and Morrisville News
Chapel Hill News
Durham Herald Sun
Raleigh News & Observer
Triangle Business Journal


Good slice of pizza?
Let’s talk pizza
Best pan pizza in the Triangle?
Best non-chain pizza in Chapel Hill?
Gluten free pizza
North Raleigh alternatives to Milton’s Pizza & Pasta?
Schiano’s Pizza in Pleasant Valley is now Gino’s – new owners?
Just moved to Southpoint area; looking for pizza
Sir Pizza in Morrisville
Lilly’s pizza opening up a location in downtown Durham!
All Aboard Pizza in Holly Springs
Time for a Randy’s Pizza thread
Do you like independent pizza places in Raleigh?
Pizza that drips
Any Chicago style pizza in Raleigh/Cary?
Fuggedaboutit Pizza
Pizza with thin, crispy crust
NY style pizza?
Anyone ever gotten a take and bake pizza from Papa Murphy’s?
Any good WNY style pizza in North Raleigh?? Does it exist?
NYC pizza in Raleigh
Real NY style pizza
Pizza Hut is coming to Holly Springs

Property Tax Information

Chapel Hill
Durham County
Wake County

Public Transportation

Triangle Transit

Capital Area (Raleigh) Transit (CAT)
Chapel Hill Transit (CHT)
Durham Area Transit (DATA)

Schools, General Information

Find information about local schools nationwide at Great Schools!
Find information on student achievement, class size, school safety, school technology, teacher quality, etc., at NC School Report Card

Schools, Public – Chapel Hill/Carrboro

Chapel Hill/Carrboro Schools website

Confused about Chapel Hill schools
Math program in Chapel Hill schools
So you think Chapel Hills schools avoid redistricting?

Schools, Public – Durham

Durham County Schools website
Strong Durham Schools

Kudos Durham Schools
What’s the real story with Durham schools?
Question about Durham schools
Durham public schools

Schools, Public -- Wake County

Wake County Schools website

General Wake County Schools discussion thread (2013 school year)
General Wake County Schools discussion thread (2012 school year)
What would you do to get Wake County Schools back on track?
Wake County Schools – help me understand
Would the schools deter you from moving here?
Magnet & Charter Schools

Schools – Finding a teaching job

Trying to land a teaching job in Raleigh for five years
Teaching job in Wake County (and surrounding area)
Finding a teaching job … please help
Teaching job Tips?
Getting stressed trying to find a teaching job
Moving from NY need a teaching job
Wife was wondering about teaching profession in Wake

Schools, Private – Non-Religious

Atlas International School (Grades K-8)
Carolina Friends School (Grades PreK-12)
Cary Academy (Grades 6-12)
Chesterbrook Academy Cary and North Raleigh (Grades PreK-5)
Durham Academy (Grades PreK-12)
Emerson Waldorf School (Grades PreK-12)
Hopewell Academy (Grades 5-12)
North Raleigh (Grades PreK-5)
Ravenscroft School (Grades PreK-12)
Thales Academy (Grades K-12)
Triangle Day School (Grades PreK-8)

Schools, Private – Religious Affiliation

Adventist Christian Academy
Al-Iman School
Cardinal Gibbons High School
Cary Christian School
Cathedral School
Friendship Christian School
Grace Christian School
Lerner Jewish Community Day School
Neuse Christian Academy
North Raleigh Christian Academy
Raleigh Christian Academy
St. David’s School
St. Mary’s School
St. Thomas More Academy (9-12)
St. Thomas More Catholic School (K-8)
St. Timothy’s School
Trinity Academy

Shopping Areas

Cary Towne Center
Brier Creek Commons
Cameron Village
Crabtree Valley Mall
North Hills
North Ridge Shopping Center
Streets at Southpoint
Triangle Town Center


Raleigh Durham Traffic Conditions
Beat the Traffic

TV Stations

WRAL (CBS affiliate)
WTVD (ABC affiliate)
WNCN (NBC affiliate)
UNC TV (PBS affiliate)
WLFL (CW affiliate)
WRAZ (Fox affiliate)


AT&T (phone & cable)
Cary Public Works (water & sewer)
Century Link (phone & cable)
City of Raleigh (water & sewer)
Duke Energy (electric)
Progress Energy (electric)
PSNC Energy (natural gas)
Time Warner (phone & cable)
Wake Electric Membership Corporation (electric)


Campbell University
Duke University
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University
Shaw University
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Wake Tech Community College

Visitors – Things to see and do

Visit Chapel Hill
Durham Visitor Information Site
Visit Raleigh

Planning a trip.
Where to Stay, What to See in Raleigh?
101 Things to do in the Triangle


Weather Underground

Seasonal Affective Disorder in Raleigh-Durham?
How much snow do you get annually?
Amount of sunshine in Raleigh?
Which month has the worst humidity?
A different question about summer weather in the Triangle
Raleigh climate?
Typical winter?

Wireless Access (Wi-Fi) Access Points

Cary free wi-fi spots
Chapel Hill free wi-fi spots
Durham free wi-fi spots
Raleigh free wi-fi spots

Work & Jobs Information

Chapel Hill

A tip of the hat and many thanks to BstYet2Be, who provided the inspiration for this thread.

Shout out to jelenap... thanks for the update suggestions!

Last edited by RedZin; 05-03-2018 at 12:31 AM..
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:34 AM
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Read this first. Updated May 2018. Thanks again for the suggestions, jelenap!
When in doubt, check it out: FAQ
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