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What Makes Raleigh a Hip and Affordable Place to Be?

Dec 7 2015

Long renowned for being the site of three leading universities – North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University – Raleigh, NC is emerging as a haven for young renters looking for a hip and affordable place to live and work.

According to a recent study from Fannie Mae’s Multifamily Economics and Market Research Group (MRG), an estimated 24 percent of Raleigh’s population falls in the 20-34 age bracket – so-called Millennials looking to rent apartments or condos in a city that offers culture, affordability, and high-paying jobs.

Kim Betancourt, director of economics for Fannie Mae, who co-authored the study, cites “improving multifamily fundamentals such as shifting demographics, a surge in job growth, and positive net migration,” for the area’s popularity.

“There’s a lot of culture because there are things to do,” Betancourt adds.

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