NBC did a recent top 10 best places to live. They used all the other one to compile this list. Charlotte, NC was #9. But it gets better! Raleigh was #1! And it topped many of the other best places to live list too. And why not? We have the RTP (Research Triangle Park) that is a huge technology hub. Lots of stuff to do, museum wise too. And more than a half dozen hospitals within about 20 minutes of each other. LOTS of colleges and universities. And a great access to locally grown produce year round. The best parts of Raleigh, in my opinion, are the little suburbs in it, the old places. I've family that live on a good piece of land (meaning they have a standard swimming pool and still lots of yard around it) right near most things in Raleigh. I also love driving around and seeing all the different types of buildings. It is good to live in a place I love.