Last Christmas, I went to Charlotte for some holiday cheer and to see some friends who had relocated to the Queen City. 2017 had been a great year for real estate and with all the articles in Forbes
Raleigh And NC State
I have lived in Raleigh for close to 14 years and love the city. My husband is a Tar Heel but I live and work less than 3 miles from NC State and my office is filled with Wolfpack fans. It has been a long football season but basketball has started so I am starting to breath a bit easier. One of the things I have been remiss in doing as a Raleigh resident is taking advantage of all that NCSU has to offer. While I blame it on sports rivalry, I have begun to realize how much I am missing. Here are a few things about NCSU that are really great.
1. McKimmon Center This conference center is so much more than that. There are hundreds of continuing education courses offered. I recently took one on social media and was not even the oldest person in the class!
2. NCSU Design School WOW! From graphic and textile design to industrial and civil engineering NCSU is a world renowned leader in design. The Architecture School has influenced our city in profound ways and continues to spill out in our sky line and our local community. They have a summer camp for kids as young as sixth grade to start learning about design. There are classes, lecture series and a magazine you can subscribe to. Whether it's learning photoshop to improve your family photos or learning about green landscaping NCSU can share their wealth of knowledge. Some of the NCSU graduates who have stayed around a made our city better: Raleigh Denim, Holly Aiken, and Bida Manda.
3. Hunt Library. This is not your mother's Dewey Decimal system. A state of the art building, "library" almost seems an understatement. It's "bookbot" brings the book to you rather than roaming the stacks by yourself. It's mission is: to be a place not of the past but of the future, a place where our students, faculty, and partners can gather to research, learn, experiment, collaborate, and strengthen NCSU long tradition of leading transformative change. There are a ton of events or tours for Raleighites to enjoy.
4. Sports. it is hard not to wear red on the weekend in Raleigh. Carter-Finley Stadium allows you to exit a football game for some additional tailgating and then return to the game. Reynolds Coliseum is a great venue with tradition and basketball history; it's where the 1983 Cardiac pack played the year they won the NCAA championship. The women's basketball and volleyball still play there. And then there is the PNC arena, shared by NCSU men's basketball and the NHL Carolina Hurricanes. All fun and games but click here for the best sporting experience in the Triangle.
Raleigh is a college town. The Triangle is a college town essentially as well. It's one of the best reasons to live here. Whether it brings continuing education or a job opportunity or innovation to the city itself, NCSU adds a big footprint to our daily living.
Melanie Jones is a real estate broker in Raleigh and the greater Triangle area who is known for her tenacity and passion. The key to her success hinges on one thing: people. Melanie starts every trans....
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