“Yep, just another reason to move to Raleigh!” is what one friend wrote on Facebook after seeing that Raleigh was named the Top Public School System for Large Populations over 300,000 by Great Schools. Also in the Top Five School Systems the report lists Colorado Springs, Mesa Arizona, Honolulu and Virginia Beach.
We live in this school district. While the report correctly states that:
[Wake County Public School System is ]home to three high schools that offer the demanding, well-respected International Baccalaureate program. In fact, the entire district is focused on college prep; more than 90% of students plan to continue some form of higher education, with well more than half heading off to four-year colleges.
The competitive Academic environment can not be overstated at some schools. Our daughter attends Green Home High School, where a grade point average of 3.5 is in the middle to lower half for the class!
Having great schools, with dedicated teachers, and parents who truly care about education will continue to help Raleigh / Cary be top destinations for businesses looking to expand. As noted in the report:
Overall, Raleigh has survived the economic recession and real estate crash and is already growing again. Many families point to the wide cultural diversity — museums, sports, extracurricular offerings and camps, options in education and worship, dining, and more — that makes it a great place to live.
We Agree! We”grew up” in the Triangle, live in the Cary / Raleigh area, and enjoy sharing information with folks relocating here!
If you are considering a home purchase in Raleigh or Cary, NC call Steve and Eleanor Thorne 919-649-5058. We have programs specifically for those who are relocating, and we have the best mortgage rates available.