The lively and vibrant capital of North Carolina is known as the “City of Oaks”. In the historical downtown area you’ll find a variety of shops, restaurants, museums, monuments and greenspace among its beautiful tree-lined streets. Rich in culture, there is no shortage of museums and fine art experiences –North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Marbles Kids Museum, North Carolina Museum of History, Mordecai House and Historic Park and is also home to the Carolina Ballet and North Carolina Theater. Those who would rather spend their time outdoors can find over 5,500 areas of recreation and trails in William B. Umstead Park. You’ll find that there are many reasons that Raleigh is rated one of the best places in the nation to work, live and play. If you’re searching for a quiet, yet convenient area outside of the bustling city to call home, there are many charming and historic areas just waiting to welcome you.  Let us help you explore your options – contact United Real Estate-Raleigh today!

Cary / Morrisville

With its proximity to Raleigh and small-town atmosphere it’s no wonder that the Cary/Morrisville area is frequently ranked among the Best Places to Live in the country.  This community celebrates diverse restaurants and the Koka Booth Amphitheater, which was named the Nation’s Best Small Concert Venue.  Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the natural beauty of the extensive walking “greenway” trail system throughout the area.  With low crime and a booming economy Cary/Morrisville is the ideal place to call home.


This friendly and welcoming community is regarded as a small up-and-coming town, but contains larger than life amenities that you’d find in a more urban area.  Discover culture at the Durham Performing Arts Center which features Broadway productions, high-profile concerts and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival.  There’s also no shortage of culinary adventure in Durham, which was deemed the "The South's Tastiest Town", and showcases a restored historical area with many award winning restaurants to choose from.  For those who seek outdoor exploration, Durham is home to the Eno River State Park, Durham Bulls Athletic Park and the American Tobacco Trail.  There’s something for everyone in Durham!

Chapel Hill

Residents of Chapel Hill enjoy a small town lifestyle along with family owned, award-winning restaurants, boutique shopping and music venues.  Unsurpassed charm meets college town in this enchanting area outside of Raleigh.  Here you’ll find the Ackland Art Museum, Morehead Planetarium, access to public art and parks, and many other fantastic reasons to call Chapel Hill home.

Wake Forest

Boasting a thriving medical and technology economy and located just 30-minutes north of Raleigh, this quaint, historic town has much to offer.  From the shops and art galleries that anchor the nostalgic downtown district to the many outdoor attractions, this area cannot be missed.  Enjoy boating, camping, cycling, hiking and fishing within the Falls Lake State recreation area or explore the garden, farm buildings, paved walking trials and pecan groves that highlight the E. Carroll Joyner 117-acre park.  Don’t forget to step back in time at Shorty’s famous hotdogs, which opened in 1916 and still in its original location.


Conveniently located just outside of the bustling city of Raleigh is this quintessential small town renowned for its loyal, tightly knit community.  Featuring family owned businesses and acres of award-winning parkland this “All American” city is a wonderful place to settle in and call home.  Each of these distinctive outlying areas are conveniently within reach of the Raleigh city center, yet have their own story and captivating qualities that make them unique.  United Real Estate – Raleigh can find the best fit for you and the lifestyle you’re seeking.  Don’t hesitate to call us today!