About the Triangle Area
The world-renown Research Triangle Region of North Carolina is a metropolitan region of about 2 million people that centers on the three counties of Wake, Durham, and Orange, even though the region actually encompasses parts of ten counties. Each county has a Convention and Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce to provide specific and comprehensive information.
The Research Triangle Park, the largest planned research center in the United States, was created in 1959 through the efforts of Governor Luther Hodges and hundreds of scientists, politicians, and business leaders. Located between Raleigh and Durham and the Triangle’s three acclaimed universities (the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, and North Carolina State University), Research Triangle Park (RTP) encompasses 7,000 acres and is home to more than 300 research and development organizations employing 55,000 North Carolinians.
In the region, the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau provides information about North Carolina’s capital city and Wake County attractions, including NC Museum of History, NC State Museum of Natural Sciences, NC Museum of Art, the NC State Capitol, State Legislative Building, NC State University, Carolina Hurricanes, Carolina Mudcats, and Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
The Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau provides information about Durham attractions, including Research Triangle Park, Duke University, the Durham Bulls, and the Durham Museum of Life and Science.
The Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau provides information about the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the town of Chapel Hill, and historic Hillsborough, NC.
Why to Live in the Research Triangle Park
If you have been contemplating moving to North Carolina for your job or to enjoy one of the fastest-growing areas of Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Wake Forest, Apex or any of the dozen major communities in this region, there are many other reasons to make your move to the established Research Triangle Region of North Carolina.
The park is home to over 300 companies, including Biogen, Syngenta, United Therapeutics, Cisco, Bayer Crop Science, Eisai, BASF, the U.S. EPA, NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS; the only NIH institute/center outside of the DC metro area). While the area has done an exceptional job establishing businesses and jobs, the Research Triangle Park is not just a great place to live and work; its attractions are also a big draw and have established the area as an exciting place to go. There are many lush bike and exercise paths that are surrounded by pines and small hills.
The four major tech areas in the US today are: outside of Boston, Silicon Valley, outside of Austin, and our RTP. As compared to any of the other booming regions, our RTP has a more diverse and more affordable lifestyle and home prices.
For more information about moving and making investments in the Research Triangle Park, contact our office today by calling (919) 459-6300.