Renting is More Popular than Ever October 9, 2012 at 9:07 pm
Today’s economy has changed the way people view their living arrangements and many are opting to rent, rather than own their home. This is not surprising with the millions of foreclosures and short sales that have taken place in the past four years. Renting allows the tenant to pay the rent and not be overwhelmed with the maintenance bills and mortgage payments. It also allows people to move where their careers take them without the burden and responsibility of a house.
What to do in Raleigh
One of the premier places to rent a home is in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina and has a population of 416,000. Raleigh offers the affordability of living in a city, while still having the southern hospitality and charm of America’s southern states.
The greater area of Raleigh is known as the “Smithsonian of the South” because there are over 40 free museums, gardens, educational learning centers and zoos, along with being a Performing Arts center. Raleigh has over 100,000 holes of regulation golf courses and 15 mini golf courses and disc courses. The area boasts three shopping malls, a number of shopping plazas and the state’s only Saks Fifth Avenue, so those who like to shop, can shop ‘till they drop!
Raleigh is filled with so many wonderful things to do, there is something for you. Spectator sports enthusiasts get their fix with year-round college sports, including hockey, baseball and football. Another great way to spend a weekend with the family is in the city’s cinemas, bowling lanes and Family Fun Centers that are open every day of the year.
Raleigh is a part of the “Triangle”, which includes two other cities, Durham and Chapel Hill. This area has won many “Best Places” awards over the years and Raleigh is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. As you explore the neighborhoods in Raleigh, you will find a wide variety of homes to rent. The sizes of the houses range from three bedrooms to seven and one bathroom to five, which offer reasonable rents that range from $800 to $3500. The town of Raleigh is growing and emerging as a model community in America and this city would be a fantastic place for your family’s new home.