About Raleigh, N.C.
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
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
as 150 parks and lakes.
• Home to three state museums of art, history and natural sciences • Three hospitals within the city
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• 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.
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• NC Central University, UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University are
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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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