Raleigh Is Ranked Best In The Nation

The state's capital has earned top honors as Businessweek's best city in the country.

The magazine says Raleigh is the best city in the country based on things like wealth of culture, entertainment, education, low crime rate and plenty of green space.

The article credits the "cultural graces" that go along with the Research Triangle Park and the three universities in the area.


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  • by Melvin Location: Jacksonville on Sep 23, 2011 at 09:20 AM
    Someone might want to rethink this. Former Gov. Mike Easely convicted felon, former Agriculture Commissioner Meg Scott Phipps convicted felon, Former Speaker of the House, Jim Black, convicted felon, former Rep, Micheal Decker convicted felon. Sitting Gov. Bev Perdue using state helicopter for campaigning. Best in the Nation for government corruption maybe, but thats about it.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 23, 2011 at 06:40 AM
    Not as great as Austin, TX but it is a still an amazing city.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 22, 2011 at 01:37 PM
    They have to think up something to write about to keep their jobs. Don't belive everything you read.
  • by Gregory on Sep 22, 2011 at 01:17 PM
    Imagine the condition of the other cities!
  • by WHAT! on Sep 22, 2011 at 11:31 AM
    Are you kidding me?? Raleigh!! Please Business, help me find the art, culture and low crime in Raleigh.
  • by Lubba Location: Well.... on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:17 AM
    Well it's not the best place to be a state employee of buy gas, No raises and high gas tax......but The good Gov. will take the credit
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Sep 22, 2011 at 09:55 AM
    Nice place, no jobs, nobody home.
  • by Dawg on Sep 22, 2011 at 09:34 AM
    Entertainment? What watching the clowns we call elected officials?
  • by Allen Location: Washington on Sep 22, 2011 at 09:21 AM
    My city of birth, Raleigh is indeed a fine place, but I don't know that I'd go so far as calling it the "best" in the U.S. LOL@ the Grimesland comment!
  • by I Feel Safer At Home on Sep 22, 2011 at 07:24 AM
    Even though they SAY it's safe, I'm not gonna go there.
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