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Raleigh, The City of Oaks

The city of Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina and is located in Wake County. It’s widely known as the “City of Oaks”, due to its beautiful oak trees in the heart of the city. 

Raleigh is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States and the second-largest city in North Carolina, after Charlotte. It is a part of the Research Triangle Park, which also includes Durham and Chapel Hill.

Raleigh’s primary neighboring towns include Cary, Morrisville, Clayton, Wake Forest and Rolesville. While Raleigh has a sense of small-town charm, its up-and-coming metropolis makes it a highly promising place to live. 

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Thriving community in Raleigh

RTP is home to more than 200 companies and over 50,000 people working in fields like microelectronics, biotechnology, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and environmental sciences.

Population: Raleigh (2018): 469,298; Wake County (2018): 1,092,305; Raleigh MSA (2018): 1,362,540.

With many young residents, Raleigh is thriving with culture and arts. Whether you are a family person with little children or fresh out of college and searching for a new exhibit in town. Raleigh’s interactive museums are engaging and fun. 

The admission is generally free, but you can leave a donation of your choice. The art galleries and art museums are waiting to be explored with their European art collections and some modern-day masterpieces.

Great for sport and outdoor fun

Do you love sports? Raleigh is big on hockey. The National Hockey League Carolina Hurricanes has been in the city since 1999. In terms of college sports, there are some wonderful selections, like NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference member North Carolina State University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University.

If you are not a sports champion but rather a person who likes to engage in amateur sports, you have plenty to choose from: soccer, softball, basketball, and dodgeball leagues are offered throughout the city. 

For the lovers of the great outdoors, there are two bike routes that go through Raleigh: The Mountains to Sea trail and the US Maine to Florida route and the 200-plus parks for biking and hiking. Also, Golf is a major activity in Raleigh, and public golf courses can be found across the metropolitan area.


Sports in Raleigh
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Perfect location

Raleigh is located perfectly for weekend trips to the beach or mountains. Carolina Beach is two hours away. And if you love the mountains, you can get to Ashville in less than four hours.

The summers here are incredibly hot. But the winters are pleasant and mild and nothing like the sort of snow and ice you see in places like New England. The average temperature in Raleigh for the winter is 43 degrees, while the summer sees an average of 78 degrees.

The commute in Triangle isn’t a headache. No matter where you work, in Raleigh or in the surrounding area, the average commute usually doesn’t exceed 23 minutes. That, of course, excludes weekday rush hours, when getting between Raleigh and Durham can take well over an hour. If you are a committed environmentalist, you’ll be happy to learn that 2,2% of people in Raleigh are walking and biking to work. 

The local government invests millions of dollars in improving biking awareness and infrastructure between Raleigh and Durham. Save some oxygen and get your exercise!

Strong economy in Raleigh

The economy of the city is strong, and the job market is incessantly growing. North Carolina has a flat income tax of 5.25%. The sales tax rate for Raleigh is 7.3%. The median household income is $61,505 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The cost of living in North Carolina is 5% lower than the national average. 

The median gross rent in Raleigh is estimated at $1,010, whereas the median house value is at $225,000. The area has great public schools and universities. In fact, population % with bachelor’s degree or higher has reached 50%. The unemployment rate is very low and currently is at 3,4%.

The average age in Raleigh is 36 years old, and it’s considered to be a wonderful place to raise a family. The Raleigh metro area is expected to have 2.2 million residents by 2040, which is up 72% from its current base.

Map of North Carolina with Raleigh in the middle

Best neighborhoods in Raleigh:

  1. Apex – it’s on the National Historic District Registry and has a small-town charm.
  2. Oakwood – minutes from downtown Raleigh and popular among young couples.
  3. Five Points – north of downtown Raleigh.
  4. North Hills – Raleigh’s fastest-growing area with great schools, restaurants, parks, and lots of apartment options.
  5. Brier Creek – one of the youngest neighborhoods, with many different housing options and the famous Brier Creek Country Club featuring estates and townhouses.

Top Universities of the area:

  1. North Carolina State UniversityNorth Carolina’s largest university with over 35,000 students. This research university is a powerhouse in science, math, engineering, and technology.
  2. Wake Forest University – a diverse and private university with students from all over the US and from over 46 countries.
  3. Duke University – a research university, the second-largest private employer in North Carolina that ranked among the best places to work.
  4. UNC-Chapel Hill or The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – the nation’s first public university from 1795 with a reputation of one of the best universities in the world.
Come visit Raleigh and see for yourself.

It’s a thriving area with a lot of promise and potential. You will not want to leave!

Movers in Raleigh

At Distinctive Moving and Storage, we are proud to be part of the community in Raleigh. It is our home and we love it! Moving to Raleigh is a big step, but we can assure you, you won’t regret doing so.Contact Phone: (919)747-3262 | Check out or Specials on moves for NC residents 
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Services we offer

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Local Moves

By local movers

By the hour, flat-rate, or not-to-exceed estimates. Moving within the state of North Carolina.

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Long-distance Moving

For state to state moves

Based on the inventory of the items. Handled by our company. Direct and flexible delivery options. 

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Packing Services

And packing supplies

Pre-packing, full-packing and partial packing services. Moving or not, we are happy to help.

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Short and Long-term Storage

Climate controlled storage available

We offer storage services for the clients with a move of any size.  Flexible terms, easy payment schedule. 

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Professional Piano Movers

Years of experience handling fragile instruments
Upright, baby-grand, or a grand piano. We are experts with years of training in handling pianos.
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Commercial Moves

Movers for your office, warehouse or shop.

Special rates for local businesses. Tailored estimates, and service. We can do it all, no exceptions.

What our clients say about us

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I am very happy with the services provided. Distinctive movers helped me move locally from Raleigh to Cary. I had a two bedroom apartment and moved into a 3 bedroom apartment on the 3rd floor. I was surprised by how efficient and fast the guys worked. Bottom line, I paid a fair price, and my items were delivered with no damages. I recommend their services to anyone looking for a great mover.
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Distinctive Movers helped me and my family with the move to Florida. I am very happy with the service and the price. Only moving company who offered a complete and detailed quote with the answers to all of my questions. I would definitely recommend them if you are looking to move to a different state.
Elena Bland
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I moved my five bedroom house. The customer service was wonderful. I don’t have much experience with moving, so was expecting it to be a stressful event my friends had described it to be. 🙂 but thanks to these guys the whole process has gone pretty smoothly. Good communication is the key. I’m definitely happy with the result.
Jenny Harris
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Distinctive Movers are punctual, careful and friendly. We had to move a three-bedroom home out-of-state. They packed every piece of the furniture carefully to avoid any damages. The complete process from moving out to moving in took less than a week. Quick delivery, affordable cost. Thank you!
Jason Metcalfe
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We had 2 movers who got the job done quickly. We chose a full-packing service. They packed up vases, glasses, and other kitchen items. Every piece was handled carefully and there were no damages to any of the items. Took apart all the furniture and put it back together quickly and correctly. I would highly recommend.
Rasheed Ferry
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Incredible movers. The guys were so accommodating and polite, they managed to get everything done quickly and without any problems. I can highly recommend Distinctive Moving to anyone looking for a mover in Raleigh.

Why settle for less? Hire Distinctive Moving and Storage today!

Hours of operation:

Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Sunday: Closed.

Fully licensed and insured

NC License (C-2945)
USDOT: 3372637
MC: 1081463

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Distinctive Moving and Storage L.L.C.

10520 Little Brier Creek Ln #202
Raleigh, NC, 27617

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