Triangle area North Carolina downtown at night

If you are considering relocating to North Carolina, you may have heard the term “the Triangle'' thrown around in conversation. The Triangle is well-known among North Carolina residents and visitors alike.

I’ve created this guide on the North Carolina Triangle to explain its importance and share why it makes such a great place to live. Read on to learn more about the Triangle area in North Carolina and what makes it special.

What is the Triangle in NC?

So, you’ve probably heard the term “the Triangle,” but what does it mean, and what cities make up the Triangle in North Carolina? 

The North Carolina Triangle area includes Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. These three important cities make up the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, and all feature prestigious universities. North Carolina State University is located in Raleigh, Duke is in Durham, and UNC-Chapel Hill is in the beautiful locale of Chapel Hill, NC.

When looking at a map, if straight lines connected the three cities, they would form a triangle shape, gaining the nickname “the Triangle” or “the Research Triangle.”

Research and Industries in the Triangle

The North Carolina Triangle region has some of the most innovative and fastest-growing companies in the entire state. In fact, there are 12 colleges and universities (including the three top-tier universities mentioned above) within the Triangle area that play a role in the research output by this part of the state.

Some of the top industries in the Triangle include:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • AgTech
  • CleanTech
  • Life Sciences
  • Cybersecurity
  • Fintech

Fast Facts About the Triangle

As you can see, this region of North Carolina sees plenty of opportunities for those interested in Technology, Finance, Manufacturing, and Science. Not to mention, it has a healthy number of jobs available in smaller industries. 

Why Relocate To the North Carolina Triangle Area?

Now that you know a little about the Triangle let’s discuss why it is a wonderful place to settle down. The Triangle offers residents a diverse range of living options. There are thriving downtown areas for young professionals along with laid back and safe suburbs for families and top-notch Active Adult 55+ communities. 

There are booming craft brewery scenes in both Raleigh and Durham and many fine dining options throughout the Triangle. Shopping centers in the region have both popular retailers and unique local shops to enjoy. Another draw to the North Carolina Triangle is the abundance of beautiful green spaces, public parks, and walking trails available to residents. 

With a healthy economy, excellent educational institutions, an international airport, and stunning homes, the Triangle is the place to be! Check out the Oak Springs Realty blog for more information about living in the Triangle area.  

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