About Raleigh

Aerial image of Raleigh skyline

Welcome to Raleigh, North Carolina!

NC State University is proud to call Raleigh home. The City of Raleigh was founded in 1792 as the state capital of North Carolina. In the 21st century, Raleigh is a rapidly growing Southern city and part of the greater Research Triangle area. Raleigh is regularly ranked as one of the best places in the nation (and world) to live, work, and play.  It is home to diverse businesses, a hub for research and innovation, a seat of government, and a destination for cultural and culinary arts.

Visitor Resources

Things to Do

There is always something to do, see, and experience in the greater Raleigh area.  Below are just a few resources to help you get started exploring the vibrant culture that make’s Raleigh a top destination for business and pleasure.