Everyone, at one point or another, regardless of location or financial status, has at some point or another dreamed—or maybe daydreamed is a more accurate word to describe it—about picking up roots and planting them elsewhere. It’s an intrinsic human desire almost as strong and completely at odds with the desire to stay firmly planted where we’ve always been. More than that, it’s an instinct that is uniquely American.
One of the biggest reasons people never act on their impulse is due to another deeply entrenched instinct: the fear of the unknown. But these days with technology at our disposal, we can act on our pick-up-and-go impulses without putting ourselves at risk of severe disappointment. One look at a city like Raleigh, North Carolina (in particular at its growing population, which has made it the 8th fastest growing city in the country and already the 45th largest city in the U.S.) tells you that there are an awful lot of people taking advantage of those modern day opportunities.
Fortunately, it’s never too late to take part in the charge. If you’re contemplating a relocation, consider looking into Raleigh apartments that’ll place you within a stone’s throw of the city’s vibrant culture so that you can better ascertain if the city’s right for you. But as most locals will warn you, once you’re there you may not want to leave.