Raleigh-Durham charter buses
Raleigh, with almost a half a million residents, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. Known as the “City of Oaks” for the many oak trees that line the city’s downtown streets, Raleigh, North Carolina’s capital, offers a variety of cultural and educational opportunities and a distinct history that spans the city’s 143 square miles.
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Transportation In and Around Raleigh
Plans are underway to build a combination of high-speed rail, light rail and commuter rail lines through the core of the city to help ease congestion. Parts of a new, 70-mile I-540 loop helped to ease congestion in the North Raleigh area, but completions of the loop is not expected for another 15 years. Meanwhile, a charter bus from Metropolitan Shuttle can make it easier and more convenient to travel around the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Research Triangle. The expansive area is comprised of 2 million people.
What to Expect in Raleigh
In addition to its highly ranked colleges and universities, Raleigh offers a plethora of cultural and performing arts venues. Downtown is home to many historic neighborhoods, prominent business districts and such historic buildings as the Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel built in the early 20th Century. The outlying communities offer diverse housing developments that are served by a number of primary transportation corridors.
Raleigh is a great location for for those who prefer a warmer climate but still enjoy four distinct seasons. Winters are generally short, summers are hot and humid, and, on average, 48 days a year have temperatures above 90 degrees. Because snow is a rarity-Raleigh averages only six inches of snow a year-winter storms can cause traffic problems.
Over the years, Raleigh’s exceptional quality of life and its welcoming business climate have helped land the city on a number of “Top 10” lists, including ones by Forbes, MSNBC and Money Magazine.
Raleigh’s Research Triangle
The Research Triangle is a major source of the state’s economy. Created in 1959, Research Triangle Park is home to many research institutions and high-tech and biotech companies. It is anchored by North Carolina State University, Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and the town of Chapel Hill. IBM Corp, BASF, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, General Electric Co. and Verizon are some of the region’s larger, private employers. Financial services, medical telecommunications, food processing and clothing and apparel balance out the rest of the economy.
Raleigh Professional Sports Teams
Conference and Convention Venues
Museums and Arts Organizations
JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University
Raleigh’s 8,100-acre park system includes 112 tennis courts, five lakes and eight aquatic facilities
Colleges and Universities
In 2011, Time magazine ranked Raleigh as the third most educated city in the United States based on the percentage of residents who had college degrees.
Here’s a sampling of schools:
North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Duke University, Durham
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Meredith College, a private women’s college in Raleigh
William Peace University, a private college in Raleigh
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