The Triangle

Raleigh – Durham – Chapel HillThe Heart of North Carolina

Located in the heart of North Carolina, "The Triangle" includes the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.  With unparalleled access to world-class educational resources, prime sporting events, diverse and rich cultural opportunities, and a high standard of living, the Triangle offers something for everyone.

Climate & Recreation

The Triangle enjoys four distinct seasons with mostly moderate temperatures. Triangle residents love the fact that the coast is about two hours away, and a weekend trip to the mountains requires a three-hour drive. Locally, there are several lakes and miles of parks for outdoor enthusiasts. There are even paved trails for walking, biking, and rollerblading that pass outside our headquarters and our bright Carolina blue skies allow golfers to play most of the year.


Well known for outstanding universities and colleges, the Triangle is home to N.C. State in Raleigh, UNC in Chapel Hill, and Duke University and North Carolina Central University in Durham. It has been reported that the Triangle has the highest number of Ph.D.'s per capita in the United States.


Sports fans can attend an NHL hockey game, bring the family to a minor league baseball game, and enjoy the best collegiate basketball in the country, all without leaving the Triangle. Our Carolina Hurricanes played in the Stanley Cup finals in 2002. And in 2002 and 2003 the Durham Bulls, the Triple-A minor league affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, won the International League championship. Not to mention the numerous NCAA championships Duke and UNC have won over the years.

Arts & Entertainment

Spend the afternoon exploring three free state museums of art, history, and natural sciences. Stroll along the tree-lined streets of a Victorian-era neighborhood listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Or take the kids to the Morehead Planetarium or the hands-on Museum of Life and Science.

Research Triangle Park

Research Triangle Park, in the center of North Carolina's Piedmont Plateau, is one of the largest research and development facilities in the country.  The 69,000-acre development is located in the middle of the Triangle.

Quality of Life

The Triangle has made several national lists as one of the most desirable areas for the quality of life.  And even though the area is one of the fastest-growing in the country, the Triangle still retains its warmth and Southern charm.