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About Raleigh, N.C.

Urban Life

complex minutes from Meredith. Major performance companies are:

With an energy all its own, Raleigh blends city life with Carolina

North Carolina Symphony, the North Carolina Theatre, the Carolina

charm. A population of more than 350,000 enjoys shopping, arts and

Ballet and the A. J. Fletcher Opera Institute. Major museums located

culture, and outdoor recreation—all within the city limits. And with

in Raleigh include: North Carolina Museum of Art; the North Carolina

an annual average high of 70 degrees, Raleigh buzzes with activity

Museum of History; the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences;

year-round including springtime strolls in Cameron Village, summer

the African American Cultural Complex; and Marbles, an interactive

concerts in the park, fall at the North Carolina State Fair and sledding

children’s museum. Raleigh is also home to movie theaters, music

in the occasional light snow.

and dance clubs and a lively theatre and gallery scene.

• The capital city of North Carolina has a population of more

Sports And Leisure

than 350,000

The area offers a variety of restaurants, specialty shops, clubs and

• Raleigh is located 150 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean and

galleries in bustling neighborhoods. Professional sports teams include

190 east of the Great Smoky Mountains

the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL), the Carolina Mudcats (AA baseball),

• Raleigh has an annual average high of 70 degrees and low of 47

the Durham Bulls (AAA baseball) and the Carolina Railhawks (USL-1

• The mean annual temperature is 59.8

soccer). Raleigh has more than 50 miles of greenways, including two

• Diverse population—one third of Raleigh’s population is made up

miles of greenway connecting our campus to the community, as well

of minorities

as 150 parks and lakes.

• Home to three state museums of art, history and natural sciences • Three hospitals within the city

#1 Best City for Women Entrepreneurs (Raleigh-Cary, NC)-

• Raleigh is a true college town; in addition to Meredith College,

Raleigh is home to a variety of higher learning institutions: North Carolina State University, Peace College (women’s college), St. Augustine’s College, Shaw University., November 2006

#1 Best Place to Get a Job – “Forbes” Magazine, February 2007 #1 Hottest Job Market – Business 2.0, March 2004

• NC Central University, UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University are

#2 Best City to live, work and play –, June 2008.

located within 30 minutes of Meredith’s campus

#2 Most Educated City – U.S. Census Bureau, May 2004

Arts And Culture There is always something to do in Raleigh, thanks to a wide variety of cultural and entertainment options. Major venues include: RBC Center; Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek; and the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, a four-theatre


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#2 Best Place for Business and Careers – Forbes Magazine, 2006 #4 Best Places to Live – “Money” Magazine, 2006 #4 City That Rocks – “Esquire” Magazine, April 2004 #6 Best City for Singles – “Forbes” Magazine, 2006

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