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Most Popular North Carolina Baby Names
William Noah Liam Mason James
Elijah Jackson Carter Jacob Aiden
Ava Emma Olivia Isabella Sophia
SOURCE: NC Center for Health Statistics
Best-Performing Large City in U.S.
Madison Abigail Harper Elizabeth Charlotte
While many larger metros are experiencing stronger economic fortunes, some metros are showing a significant competitive advantage. Some of these factors include a high concentration of tech services and strong climates for entrepreneurship, both of which Raleigh enjoys.
TOP TRAVEL DESTINATIONS FOR 2017 1. Berlin 2. Oahu 3. Riviera Nayarit (Mexico) 4. Montreal
6. Bogota (Colombia) 7. Washington, DC 8. Phoenix 9. Los Angeles/Beverly Hills 11. Santa Barbara 12. Houston 13. Lisbon 14. Bali
SOURCE: Forbes Travel Guide
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RALEIGH RANKED 4TH
Among All U.S. STATES
SOURCE: Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities 2016 index
AMERICA’S FAVORITE CITIES:
With summer approaching rapidly, 919’ers might want to consider taking a road trip right here in North Carolina – because the state is considered one of the best states for that type of jaunt.
Readers of Travel & Leisure magazine voted on “America’s Favorite Cities”, and Raleigh ranked ninth. “The Research Triangle city impressed readers with its bars and brainy locals,” editors wrote.
The WalletHub report compared the 50 U.S. states in terms of 21 metrics that speak to each state’s suitability to summer travelers with a dual mandate of fun and frugality. The metrics ranged from average gas prices to the quality of roads and the number of attractions.
Buffalo topped the list, which editors considered a “big upset.” San Antonio was second, followed by Providence, RI; Norfolk, VA; Nashville, TN; Albuquerque, NM; Richmond, VA; and Knoxville, TN.
North Carolina ranks No. 4 on the list, receiving the highest marks for number of scenic byways and lowest price of camping. Oregon is the best state for a summer road trip. The worst state: Connecticut.
SOURCE: Travel & Leisure magazine
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