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Get To Know the Cities and Towns of Raleigh Durham

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The greater Raleigh-Durham area is made up of cities, towns and neighborhoods that, together, are home to a population of over 1.2 million residents. Amazingly, most of Raleigh-Durham still has a small-town feel, despite having "big town" services, employment opportunities and attractions.
  1. Downtown Raleigh
  2. Downtown Durham
  3. Chapel Hill

Downtown Raleigh

Downtown Raleigh Skyline

Streets lined with majestic oaks, fantastic shopping, dining, nightlife and cultural attractions are just some of the things that downtown Raleigh 's neighborhoods have to offer.

Downtown Durham

Many of downtown Durham 's neighborhoods have recently undergone both dramatic renewal and historic preservation projects, allowing Durham residents to commemorate Durham 's past while enjoying the present.

Chapel Hill

UNC's Old Well

Chapel Hill, North Carolina is home to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since the university is the true core of the town, Chapel Hill residents tend to make full use of the university's facilities, activities and cultural events. The town of Chapel Hill also has some unique shopping and dining establishments, though shopping opportunities are generally limited to boutique-style stores because Chapel Hill strives to be a "big box-free zone".

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