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Can-do. Cool. Healthy. Brainy. Young. Funny. Inventive. Optimistic. Clean. Affordable. Smart. These are just a few of the words that top national media outlets use to describe us and our region in their key yearly rankings of places across the country.  Here’s how the Triangle stacks up when it comes to housing, safety, well-being, health, and quality of life:

#1 & #3 Top Metros with the Lowest Jobs-Housing Imbalance (Durham, NC (#1); Raleigh, NC (#3)) | Manhattan Institute | July 2021

#12 Most Future-Focused City in America (Raleigh, NC) FinanceBuzz | July 2021

#7 & #11 Best Run Cities in America (Durham, NC; Raleigh, NC) WalletHub | June 2021

#4 Top Mid-sized Americas City of the Future 2021/22 Overall (Raleigh, NC) FDI Intelligence | June 2021

#10 Best State for LGBTQ Job Seekers (North Carolina) Adzuna | June 2021

#3 Best State for Higher Education (North Carolina) SmartAsset | May 2021

#7 Best Places to Retire Early (FIRE) in the U.S. (Raleigh, NC) Magnify Money | May 2021

#5 Most Affordable Metro in North America (Raleigh, NC) Oxford Economics | May 2021

#6 City Where Asian Americans Fare Best Economically in the U.S. (Cary, NC) SmartAsset | May 2021

6th Best City in the U.S. to Live when Working Remote (Raleigh, NC) Rocket Homes |February 2021

#3 Fastest-Growing U.S. Metro from 2019-2020 in the U.S. (Raleigh, NC) US Census | March 2021

#5 Best County to Live In America (Wake County, NC) Niche | March 2021

#1 School District in the U.S. for Number of Teachers Nationally Board Certified (Wake County School District) | March 2021

#1 State in the U.S. for Number of Teachers Nationally Board Certified (NC) | March 2021

#7 City Where Millennials Are Moving (Cary, NC) SmartAsset | March 2021

#6 State Where Millennials Are Moving (North Carolina) SmartAsset | March 2021

18 Public High Schools Ranked Among the Top 10% of Public High Schools in the U.S. (Research Triangle Region, NC) U.S. News & World Report | April 2021

Top 10 City to Live in After the COVID-19 Pandemic (Raleigh, NC) R New York | March 2021

Top 10 City to Live in After the COVID-19 Pandemic (Raleigh, NC) R New York | March 2021

#5 Best City for That Work-From-Home Life (Raleigh, NC) CNBC | January 2021

Top 20 Cities Where Black Americans Fare Best Economically (Raleigh, NC #20; Durham, NC #8) SmartAsset | February 2021

#4 Most Affordable City With High Salaries and Low Costs of Living (Raleigh, NC) Motley Fool | January 2021

#1 Top City for Roommate Living in America (Raleigh, NC) STORAGECafé |February 2021

#3 Best State to Drive In (NC) WalletHub | January 2021

#3 Best State Capitals for Safety and More (Raleigh, NC) WalletHub | January 2021

#4 U.S. City for Veterans to Live (Raleigh, NC) WalletHub | November 2020