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Anyone looking for a fun holiday for the entire family, or a good place to live, could do much worse than Raleigh, North Carolina. There are a great many attractions, a stately sense of history, and the pulsing energy of a big city to make this Wake County city the ideal affordable getaway for all. It's a great place to soak in some history, revel in culture and enjoy nature in the outdoors. There are three state museums, free admission, the grounds of the State Capitol, and a historic cemetery to bring the past alive. A City Market and a State Farmer's Market is the ideal place to buy some fresh produce, and homemade treats around at the State Farmers Market. Nature lovers can really enjoy Raleigh with its parks, lakes and trails, which allow you to enjoy biking, hiking, swimming, boating, and golf.
The capital of North Carolina, Raleigh is the 2nd largest city in the state and the County Seat. With just over 400,000, and an area of about 145 square miles, Raleigh is among the largest and growing urban centers in the nation. The foundations for the creation of Raleigh, a part of the Research Triangle metropolitan region, were laid in 1770, when the new Wake County was created, on the petition of Joel Lane. Raleigh was established in 1792 and named after Sir Walter Raleigh. Raleigh was captured, during the Civil War, by Union cavalry command by General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick but not much damage occurred during the war. However, the post war economic slump translated into slow growth for the area. Over the remainder of the century, Raleigh grew slowly but surely, with an emphasis on learning and education. The city fared better during the great depression than most others of its size, thanks to tremendous involvement of the local government. The opening of the Research Triangle Park in the late 1950's, the city experienced a surge in population, and repeated hurricanes and other problems have been unable to curb the growth since, and city planners have made space for high-rise buildings and sky scrapers with the same panache that they used in preserving historical buildings.
Raleigh has a well connected and efficient network of connectivity. The Raleigh-Durham International Airport is the primary airport and is just northwest of downtown while a number of private airports also operate in suburban areas. A number of Interstate Highways, including the I-40, the I-440, and the I-540 connect Raleigh to the rest of the world as do the NC 55 interchange and the US-64/US-264 interchange. US highways in the city include Route 1, Route 64, Route 70, Route 264, Route 401 and numerous North Carolina highways. Amtrak connects Raleigh to cities like Charlotte, New York City, Washington, D.C, Philadelphia, Miami, and so on. Internal public transport is handled by the Triangle Transit bus and the Capital Area Transit.
Raleigh Public schools are part of the Wake County Public School System or the Durham County Public School System. The schools run by these two is complemented by eleven charter schools that are administered independently of the County School System. For the parents, Raleigh's major employers include financial or banking services; medical, electrical, electronic and telecommunications manufacturing, clothing, food processing, pharmaceuticals, and paper products. Raleigh also houses some of country's largest research parks, and retail shipping is another major industry.
Art and culture are enjoyable at the many centers for theater, shows, music and exhibitions, and professional art organizations such as the North Carolina Symphony, and the Opera Company of North Carolina, call Raleigh home. A wide variety of leisure activities related to parks and open spaces is available with over 8,000 acres of park land, over a hundred tennis courts, public lakes, and aquatic facilities. An arboretum and botanical garden has free public entry.