Discover the North Central Region
This 15-county region, including the metropolitan areas of Raleigh, Durham, and Cary known as the Triangle in North Carolina, is the state’s innovation center. The region is globally known as the largest research center in North America, offers world-renown healthcare, and serves as the higher education hub for the state with three major universities and numerous smaller colleges and universities. The small towns and cities are exploding in population, and that has resulted in vibrant downtown districts that offer a variety of housing options and job opportunities, plus lots of locally owned shops and businesses, award-winning culinary delights including farm-to-table options and Eastern North Carolina style barbecue, handcrafted cocktails and brews, and a plethora of cultural amenities that include internationally known Whirligigs and folk art, theater, live music, art galleries, and more. Explore the region’s farm and food tours, experience the public art, take in a college football or basketball game, and enjoy the outdoor recreation options in the state parks and regional lakes. A visit to the North Central region may convince you to become a new resident.