If you want to live the good life, Raleigh is the place to be! In a recent study by Portfolio.com, Raleigh beat out other major cities such as Washington and Minneapolis-St. Paul as the number one major metropolitan market that offers the best quality of life in the United States.
Factors that positioned Raleigh in first place are rapid growth, a vast inventory of new homes, an impressive supply of high-level jobs, and a well-educated workforce.
The study by Portfolio/bizjournals analyzed the 67 metropolitan areas that have populations of 750,000 or more. Using 20 statistical categories, the highest scores went to well-rounded markets with healthy economies, moderate costs of living, light traffic, impressive housing stocks, and high-powered educational systems.
To view the Top 10 list, please read more at Portfolio.com.