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Serving the triangle area which includes Wake County, Orange County, Durham County, and Chatham County. Specific cities are Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, Pittsboro, Hillsoboro.

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Relocating to the Triangle area of North Carolina?  Overwhelmed with the many different communities such as Apex, Cary, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, Morrisville, Raleigh, and Wake Forest?  Where will the kids go to school? Moving to any new area is a huge task. Let us make it easy and help you make the best choice for you and your family.

The triangle has consistently been ranked as one of the best places to live. Recent accolades include:

Area Overall - Tampa Bay Partnership Regional Economic Scorecard, September 2007

Gold Rating - Expansion Management's Education Quotient, January 2007

Most Wired City - Forbes.com, August 2006

Greatest Home Price - Appreciation Market Veros, July 2006

Star Quality of Life Metro - Expansion Management "Quality of Life Quotient, May/June 2006

Best Value Public Colleges - Princeton Review, March 2006

Most Educated City - American Community Survey, January 2006

Top 100 Places to Retire - Ranked twice by Where to Retire, 2005 & 2006

Top "Seven Cool Cities" for Young Professionals - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, October 2005

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Let us help make your home search easy by working with one of our agents. You tell us what you are looking for; your criterias, your priorities, the home styles you like, the areas you want to be in, any preferences you have, etc..

  • Identify the possible communities. Our agent will guide your tour of the area.
  • Screen the available homes in your target market.
  • Introduce you to the local style, feel, and its surroundings.
  • Visit the candidate homes with you.
  • Review & Prepare the narrowed list to make your offer.
  • Negotiate the terms and conditions on your behalf.
  • Follow Through for you to ensure the closing and movein is arranged.
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Phoenix has the resources and the local expertise to ensure your move into the area is secure and that it leaves you with a peace of mind.  Our agents have the passion and dedication to work with you and assist you through the transition from the house search, the purchase & closing, scheduling the move, coordinating the utilities, and the final touchdown of moving into the house.  We also have the back-office resources to handle the last minute changes.  We have handyman on staff.  We have the local contacts with all the businesses that you need when you move into the area.

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The Triangle


The Triangle is in the center of North Carolina and is about three PhoenixRealtyhours from both the coast and the mountains. People choose to live in the Triangle for reasons such as our first-rate Universities and Colleges, Scenic Communities, Business Growth, Quaint Residential Areas, Plentiful Shopping, and our four seasons.

The Triangle is formed by Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.

The majority of the population is distributed among these three urban areas which are approximately 35 minutes from each other.  Other communities, including Cary, Morrisville, and surrounding suburbs, also add to the diversity of the Triangle.

PhoenixRealtyOur community is consistently ranked as one of the best metropolitan areas in the country for quality of life and work.  We are home to Research Triangle Park (RTP), and  three major universities, including: The University of North Carolina, Duke University, and North Carolina State University.

Above all, the Triangle offers a high quality of life and a friendly and inviting community. Newcomers have much to discover!

 

 


Chapel Hill                              PhoenixRealty

Home of the University of North Carolina, and affectionately known as "The Southern Part of Heaven".

Chapel Hill and her sister city, Carrboro, form the smallest of the three points of the Research Triangle area. Chapel Hill is unique in its lifestyle and uncommonly beautiful in its scenery. It is considered an ideal place to live by many, and residents take great pride in its enticing quality of life.  Called the "Southern Part of Heaven," Chapel Hill is a university town, which has preserved the quaintness and charm of a village while enjoying the amenities of a lively, cosmopolitan metropolis. 

Additionally, several cooperative research projects between corporations in the Research Triangle Park, the town and the university are attracting service and supply firms. This new growth and development adds even greater variety to an unusually diverse university town.

Located in Orange County, Chapel Hill is approximately 10-15 minutes from the Research Triangle Park and 35 minutes from Raleigh. The town's permanent population is 44,000, which swells to well over 60,000 when the university is in full session.  Chapel Hill is home to the University of North Carolina. Founded in 1795, it is the nation's first and oldest state supported university.  The history Of Chapel Hill is linked to the university and the college continues to be the town's major employer. It serves as a focal point for many community activities including theater, concerts, guest speakers and championship sports.

The downtown area borders the scenic campus with its historic and modern buildings, tremendous oaks, parks and arboretums. The heart of town is Franklin Street with small shops and restaurants. The bustling activity of students and shoppers on Franklin Street has been revered by visitors for years. It presents a quaintness that is part of the charm of this unique community.  The town is nationally recognized for its high quality public education system. Excellent health care services are provided by North Carolina Memorial Hospital and by nearby medical services in Durham.  The diversity of the population stimulates an astounding array of cultural, entertainment, recreational and enrichment offerings. A few of the special attractions are the Morehead Planetarium, the Arts Center, the North Carolina Botanical Gardens and the Ackland Museum.

Chapel Hill and Carrboro are distinct communities with separate governments but a common school system. The towns share all amenities including the YMCA and a gymnastics center.  Chapel Hill and Carrboro offer big city life and small town living. The cosmopolitan atmosphere, abundant resources and amenities, and the aura of the best college town in America contribute to the charm and appeal of this community. The youthful enthusiasm of the student population blends easily with professionals, executives, artists, retirees and world-famous people, all fitting naturally into a way of life that is Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

At Triangleplace.com, our goal is to provide you the quality place and homes you can call home.  Our Rental homes are privately owned, well kept and care for.  We strive to keep only the best rental homes in the triangle area and will work with only quality homes.  As a professional, whether you are a nurse, doctor, professor, resident, hi-tech worker, attorney, and/or family, you can count on Triangleplace.com to provide you only our best Chapel Hill rental homes, Durham rental homes, Cary rental homes, Raleigh rental homes that money can buy.

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CarrboroPhoenixRealty

Located just South of Chapel Hill, this small town is alive with history.

Chapel Hill and her sister city, Carrboro, form the smallest of the three points of the Research Triangle area. Chapel Hill is unique in its lifestyle and uncommonly beautiful in its scenery. It is considered an ideal place to live by many, and residents take great pride in its enticing quality of life.

Called the "Southern Part of Heaven," Chapel Hill is a university town, which has preserved the quaintness and charm of a village while enjoying the amenities of a lively, cosmopolitan metropolis.

The completion of the 1-40 interchange has provided improved access and promoted residential and commercial growth.

Additionally, several cooperative research projects between corporations in the Research Triangle Park, the town and the university are attracting service and supply firms. This new growth and development adds even greater variety to an unusually diverse university town.  Located in Orange County, Chapel Hill is approximately 10-15 minutes from the Research Triangle Park and 35 minutes from Raleigh. The town's permanent population is 44,000, which swells to well over 60,000 when the university is in full session.  Chapel Hill is home to the University of North Carolina. Founded in 1795, it is the nation's first and oldest state supported university.  The history Of Chapel Hill is linked to the university and the college continues to be the town's major employer. It serves as a focal point for many community activities including theater, concerts, guest speakers and championship sports.

The downtown area borders the scenic campus with its historic and modern buildings, tremendous oaks, parks and arboretums. The heart of town is Franklin Street with small shops and restaurants. The bustling activity of students and shoppers on Franklin Street has been revered by visitors for years. It presents a quaintness that is part of the charm of this unique community.

The town is nationally recognized for its high quality public education system. Excellent health care services are provided by North Carolina Memorial Hospital and by nearby medical services in Durham.  The diversity of the population stimulates an astounding array of cultural, entertainment, recreational and enrichment offerings. A few of the special attractions are the Morehead Planetarimn, the Arts Center, the North Carolina Botanical Gardens and the Ackland Museum.  Chapel Hill and Carrboro are distinct communities with separate governments but a common school system. The towns share all amenities including the YMCA and a gymnastics center.  Chapel Hill and Carrboro offer big city life and small town living. The cosmopolitan atmosphere, abundant resources and amenities, and the aura of the best college town in America contribute to the charm and appeal of this community. The youthful enthusiasm of the student population blends easily with professionals, executives, artists, retirees and world-famous people, all fitting naturally into a way of life that is Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

At Triangleplace.com, our goal is to provide you the quality place and homes you can call home.  Our Rental homes are privately owned, well kept and care for.  We strive to keep only the best rental homes in the triangle area and will work with only quality homes.  As a professional, whether you are a nurse, doctor, professor, resident, hi-tech worker, attorney, and/or family, you can count on Triangleplace.com to provide you only our best Chapel Hill rental homes, Durham rental homes, Cary rental homes, Raleigh rental homes that money can buy.

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HillsboroughPhoenixRealty

A town with great "Southern Charm".

Hillsborough, often described as the Colonial Williamsburg of North Carolina, is known for its rural charm and historical significance.   Its population of 5,000 is growing because of its convenient location to the Research Triangle Park and the employment centers in Burlington and Greensboro. Current housing ranges from vintage 18th century colonials to smart contemporaries and new tradition.   The downtown area offers main street shopping but other centers are located nearby. The Daniel Boone Complex includes nearly 60 shops appealing to antique lovers.

At Triangleplace.com, our goal is to provide you the quality place and homes you can call home.  Our Rental homes are privately owned, well kept and care for.  We strive to keep only the best rental homes in the triangle area and will work with only quality homes.  As a professional, whether you are a nurse, doctor, professor, resident, hi-tech worker, attorney, and/or family, you can count on Triangleplace.com to provide you only our best Chapel Hill rental homes, Durham rental homes, Cary rental homes, Raleigh rental homes that money can buy.

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DurhamPhoenixRealty

Discover what makes Durham a cultural, educational and entertainment center!  The City of Medicine.

Durham began in 1854, when Dr. Bartlett Durham sold four acres of land to the North Carolina Railroad Company to build a new station between Hillsborough and Raleigh. A small village soon sprang up around the depot. In 1865, huge armies of Union and Confederate forces gathered in Durham as General Joseph E. Johnston negotiated his surrender to General William T. Sherman at Bennett Place, the largest troop surrender at the end of the Civil War.                                                                                                  Washington Duke's house and Factory

Today, Durham is home to Research Triangle Park, Duke and North Carolina Cerntral universities and many City of Medicine, USA medical, diet and fitness centers. Durham is also home to 13 historic sites, three art centers, nine signature annual events with national or regional recognition, plus dozens of other core and celebrated annual events, six science and nature centers and great spectator sports venues.

At Triangleplace.com, our goal is to provide you the quality place and homes you can call home.  Our Rental homes are privately owned, well kept and care for.  We strive to keep only the best rental homes in the triangle area and will work with only quality homes.  As a professional, whether you are a nurse, doctor, professor, resident, hi-tech worker, attorney, and/or family, you can count on Triangleplace.com to provide you only our best Chapel Hill rental homes, Durham rental homes, Cary rental homes, Raleigh rental homes that money can buy.

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CaryPhoenixRealty

Chatham Street in Cary's center still evokes a laidback small-town atmosphere, but elsewhere the town is moving inexorably, frenetically, toward a big city's pace.

Located in Wake County. Cary is located near the center of North Carolina. The closest surrounding cities are Raleigh and Apex, however Chapel Hill, Durham, Garner, Fuquay Varina, Morrisville, Sanford, Wake Forest, and Pittsboro are all within a 40-minute drive. The closest airport is Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) which is about 15 minutes away by interstate. The most well-known work center near Cary is Research Triangle Park (RTP) which is about 30 minutes by car. Nearly all of the above-mentioned cities have their own commercial centers as well. Cary hosts Regency Park, Weston Park, and MacGregor Park. Colleges and universities within easy commute from Cary include North Carolina State University (in Raleigh), Duke University (in Durham), and University of North Carolina (in Chapel Hill). Some of the smaller colleges are Meredith College, Meredith College, Peace College, and Wake Technical College. Cary is two-and-a-half hours to the ocean and three house to the mountains.

Cary's population which has grown from 44,276 in 1990 to 101,715 in 2002 makes the town a big suburban area with a small-town feel.  Cary is located in central North Carolina's Wake County in the heart of the Triangle area. It is between Raleigh and Research Triangle Park, near Jordan Lake. 

It is the third largest municipality in the Triangle and the 10th largest in the state, and many consider it the South's newest city. But those who live in town say it is also a place of close-knit neighborhoods and civic groups.

Cary is a mix of old and new. It has a modern, centralized Town Hall campus and an old-style refurbished downtown, which is within walking distance of older neighborhoods. Nearby is Cary Elementary School, one of the oldest public schools in North Carolina, and an often-touted symbol of the town's rich history.  Downtown Cary is the main attraction when it comes to traditional town events, such as the Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival. On the last Saturday in August, blocks of downtown are given over to more than 500 exhibits of handmade crafts and original works of art, which attract thousands of visitors from all across the state.

Each year, the town also holds the Page One Festival of Books for which nationally known writers come to read their work and schmooze with prospective publishers.  Five minutes away from downtown, though, modern subdivisions with streets that end in cul-de-sacs abound. Here is the new Cary of dozens of shopping centers and lots of restaurants.  The new Cary is where well-heeled young families come to live, work in the area's high-tech industries and school their children. It is one of the Triangle's best addresses, one people are willing to pay for.  Home to the largest, privately-held software company in the world—SAS Institute, Cary has attracted other key, world-class businesses including IBM, MCI, Siemens, American Airlines, Lucent Technologies, Oxford University Press, the Lord Corporation, and Austin Foods.  There are two country clubs, 184 restaurants and a mall, Cary Towne Center, that houses Hecht's, Dillard's and Sears department stores as well as The Gap.

It is in this newer part of Cary that an array of new hot spots has come to town. The best known is Gypsy's Shiny Diner, which opened in late 1997 to offer a 1950s atmosphere and diner-style food. It is on Buck Jones Road at Devonshire Place.  Other new spots include the steakhouse Ruth's Chris, which is on Buck Jones Road; a family-oriented skating rink, Jellybeans, also on Buck Jones Road; and a hotel, Embassy Suites, which has sprouted up on Harrison Avenue.  As for schools, there is Cary Academy, which opened in August not far from SAS Institute, with 245 students in grades 6-10. Grade 11 is to be added in the coming school year.  Those who plan to send their children to the school on Harrison Avenue should be prepared for the cost. Tuition for the upper school is $9,200. The middle school is $8,750 a year.

At Triangleplace.com, our goal is to provide you the quality place and homes you can call home.  Our Rental homes are privately owned, well kept and care for.  We strive to keep only the best rental homes in the triangle area and will work with only quality homes.  As a professional, whether you are a nurse, doctor, professor, resident, hi-tech worker, attorney, and/or family, you can count on Triangleplac.com to provide you only our best Chapel Hill rental homes, Durham rental homes, Cary rental homes, Raleigh rental homes that money can buy.

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Morrisville

The up and coming community to join the Triangle, growing by leaps and bounds.

While homes were being built in Cary, Morrisville officials were busy attracting thriving businesses such as USA Today, Kaiser Permanente, AT&T, Radian and MCI.

But the 16-screen Carmike Cinema draws folks to Morrisville from across the Triangle, especially on nights and weekends. And new homes, apartments, and hotels are going up all over town.   

Just off Interstate 40, Morrisville's commercial growth includes Triangle Factory Shops, a mall with more than 50 manufacturer-owned outlet stores. The Northern Wake Expressway, a new highway that will move traffic from Raleigh-Durham International Airport around the capital faster, also promises to add further polish to Morrisville's image as a hub of business.

But Morrisville is not all business.

With Raleigh-Durham International Airport for a neighbor, Morrisville is about 13.2 square miles in area, has five parks on 51 acres providing the town's 2,123 residents with the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities.

And for those who like flowers, there is a greenhouse close to downtown where orchards bloom year-round.

Civil War buffs can gaze at two shells displayed in the town's newly renovated town hall.

And in the Shiloh area, visitors will find a spirited community founded by freed men and women after the abolition of slavery.

At Triangleplace.com, our goal is to provide you the quality place and homes you can call home.  Our Rental homes are privately owned, well kept and care for.  We strive to keep only the best rental homes in the triangle area and will work with only quality homes.  As a professional, whether you are a nurse, doctor, professor, resident, hi-tech worker, attorney, and/or family, you can count on Triangleplace.com to provide you only our best Chapel Hill rental homes, Durham rental homes, Cary rental homes, Raleigh rental homes that money can buy.

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RaleighPhoenixRealty

The Capitol presides over downtown Raleigh, where older business districts are seeing new activity, a venerable auditorium is getting additions, and a children's museum has been completed.

Following the American Revolution, part of the former English colony of Carolina became the state of North Carolina, and a permanent capital city was necessary. In 1792, the city of Raleigh was established and named in honor of navigator and historian Sir Walter Raleigh. Raleigh, North Carolina has the distinction of being the only state capital to have been established on land specifically purchased by the state for its government seat. The city's founding fathers called Raleigh the “City of Oaks,” and dedicated themselves to maintaining the area's wooded tracts and grassy parks.

The seventeenth president of the United States -- Andrew Johnson -- was born in Raleigh in 1808. Some 60,000 Union troops were quartered in Raleigh when word came of President Lincoln's assassination in April 1865. Torch-carrying troops, bent on revenge, headed downtown. General John Alexander Logan stopped the troops at gunpoint, thus saving Raleigh's downtown. Raleigh remained a rather sleepy state capital until 1959 when an initiative by the State of North Carolina carved out the now world-renowned Research Triangle Park just west of the city. This nucleus of research has transformed the Raleigh, North Carolina area into one of the fastest growing and most desirable cities to call home in America

Lauded as the "The Best Place to Live in America" by Money magazine in 1994 and the "Best Place to Live in the South" in 2000, Raleigh provides its people and enterprises with a world-class combination of economic vitality, educational opportunity, environmental quality and community quality-of-life.

Raleigh has not only six colleges and universities, but also a multisport arena, a billion-dollar second loop highway under construction, and a growing and diverse collection of small- to mid-size businesses, many feeding off nearby Research Triangle Park, 15 miles northwest of downtown Raleigh.

From scratch 206 years ago as the state's new square-mile capital, Raleigh was a sleepy town for most of its history and never built a strong manufacturing base. But the city has grown rapidly for three decades, capitalizing on the success of Research Triangle Park.

Older neighborhoods lie generally inside Interstate 440, more commonly called The Beltline. Many old homes in Oakwood, Boylan Heights and Mordecai have been restored, and a few downtown housing developments are under way.

Growth has spread outside the 24-mile Beltline loop, especially throughout the half of the city known as North Raleigh, filled with leafy subdivisions, quiet cul-de-sacs, strip malls and busy roads.

The New Outer Loop, Interstate 540, is being built across Raleigh's northern tier. Its first segment connects I-40 near RTP to U.S. 70 near Raleigh-Durham International Airport. From there, the northern half of the loop will arc across North Raleigh and end at a planned U.S. 64 bypass near Knightdale, east of Raleigh.

In southwest Raleigh and along the Hillsborough Street commercial district are centered around N.C. State University, North Carolina's biggest college. Raleigh's new arena is has been completed next to N.C. State's Carter-Finley Stadium and near the State Fairgrounds, off Wade Avenue near I-40. It is  the home of The National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes.

Raleigh is the fastest-growing sector of the city, extending across the Neuse River to Wake Forest and toward Rolesville. A new mall will open in Spring 2002 and is located between the Outer Loop and Capital Boulevard.

The namesake of English explorer Sir Walter Raleigh -- who never set foot in the colony that became North Carolina -- has a growing artistic community and many cultural attractions, including several state museums, the N.C. Symphony Orchestra and The North Carolina Theatre. Raleigh has added two or three performance halls to its venerable downtown Memorial Auditorium to create a performing arts center. The Exploris children's museum has been completed next to the downtown Moore Square, across from the historic City Market dining and shopping district.

Raleigh has an extensive park system and is building one of the country's best recreational greenway systems along its creeks, lakes and The Neuse River, with many more miles complete than any other North Carolina town's; most of it remains to be built. Other recreation attractions are Falls Lake to the north, Jordan Lake to the west, and the city's Lake Wheeler to the south.

Raleigh keeps growing outward, the revitalization of old downtown property continues at a modest pace, turning warehouses into restaurants and condos in several places along railroad tracks. A few new residential projects are popping up downtown, too.

The top 10 employers for 2001 in Raleigh: State of North Carolina; IBM; Wake County Public School System; North Carolina State University; GlaxoSmithKline, Inc; WakeMed; Nortel; Rex Healthcare; SAS Institute, Progress Energy.

At Triangleplace.com, our goal is to provide you the quality place and homes you can call home.  Our Rental homes are privately owned, well kept and care for.  We strive to keep only the best rental homes in the triangle area and will work with only quality homes.  As a professional, whether you are a nurse, doctor, professor, resident, hi-tech worker, attorney, and/or family, you can count on Triangleplace.com to provide you only our best Chapel Hill rental homes, Durham rental homes, Cary rental homes, Raleigh rental homes that money can buy.

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