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Most Popular North Carolina Baby Names

BOYS

GIRLS

William Noah Liam Mason James

Elijah Jackson Carter Jacob Aiden

Ava Emma Olivia Isabella Sophia

SOURCE: NC Center for Health Statistics

RALEIGH

Best-Performing Large City in U.S.

Madison Abigail Harper Elizabeth Charlotte

#6

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

5. RALEIGH!

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

Ready for a Road Trip?

RALEIGH RANKED 4TH

Among All U.S. STATES

SOURCE: Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities 2016 index

AMERICA’S FAVORITE CITIES:

RALEIGH #9

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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SOURCE: WalletHub www.919Magazine.com

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