27606 Following the establishment of the Research Triangle Park (RTP) in 1959, several tens of thousands of jobs were created in the fields of science and technology, and it became one of the fastest-growing communities in the United States by the early 21st century. [57] Raleigh falls in USDA hardiness zones 7b (5 °F to 10 °F) and 8a (10 °F to 15 °F).[59]. [14] The county was formed from portions of Cumberland, Orange, and Johnston counties, and was named for Margaret Wake Tryon, the wife of Governor William Tryon. In 1922, WLAC signed on as the city's first radio station, but lasted only two years. After the Civil War ended in 1865, African Americans were emancipated. Bicyclists and pedestrians also may use Raleigh's extensive, In May 2011, Raleigh was designated a Bicycle Friendly Community by the, In 2002, the "Walk [Your City]" initiative was started in the city which provides a, This page was last edited on 19 November 2020, at 03:45. It is now Raleigh's oldest continuous radio broadcaster. In 1853, the first State Fair was held near Raleigh. Some of the names have become common place among locals such as the Warehouse, Fayetteville Street, and Glenwood South Districts. [57] On average, there are 69 nights per year that drop to or below freezing, and only 2.7 days that fail to rise above freezing. The name of the Research Triangle (often shortened to the "Triangle") originated after the 1959 creation of Research Triangle Park (RTP), located in Durham and Wake counties, among the three cities and their universities. Stop in at markets, unique boutiques, art galleries and locally owned cafés and restaurants. Raleigh is a large city and the capital of North Carolina state, considered to be the second largest city in the state after Charlotte. In the 2000s, an effort by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance was made to separate this area of the city into five smaller districts: Fayetteville Street, Moore Square, Glenwood South, Warehouse (Raleigh), and Capital District (Raleigh). Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is also called the City of Oaks. Visitors also will enjoy fishing from the pier, hiking through nearby Carolina Beach Lake Park or Carolina Beach State Park, or visiting the NC Aquarium or the Fort Fisher State Historic Site. When you arrive, I suggest grabbing a coffee from the cool local cafe, Bespoke Cafe, they will fuel you up for the day ahead. Clayton is a small town community that has been booming with transplants and where you’ll find boutique stores, historic buildings, charming southern homes, and hipster cafes and bars. Located 140 miles from Raleigh on Pleasure Island in Cape Fear, this family-friendly beach offers a boardwalk with boutiques and unique shops, carnival rides, a yearly music festival and quaint locally owned restaurants. 8115 Brier Creek Parkway Raleigh, NC 27617 (919) 406-0183 Walk over from SUNdays to Crystal Pier for beautiful views of the beachfront, go for a swim, play in the sand, read a book. Atlantic Beach is a popular part of North Carolina's Crystal Coast. Information found on DMV Office is strictly for informational purposes and does not construe legal or financial advice. [citation needed]. Public schools in Raleigh are operated by the Wake County Public School System, the largest public school system in the Carolinas. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city. A lot of workforce is engaged in services including both governmental and private sectors. North Carolina State University is located in southwest Raleigh where the Wolfpack competes nationally in 24 intercollegiate varsity sports as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Suite 130. Winters are generally cool, with a normal January daily mean temperature of 41.0 °F (5.0 °C). Southern Living magazine calls it “the South’s tastiest town”. Suite 1700 Raleigh, NC 27609. Greyhound Lines provides an inter-city bus service to Durham, Charlotte, Richmond, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and other cities. The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts complex houses the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, the Fletcher Opera Theater, the Kennedy Theatre, and the Meymandi Concert Hall.