Raleigh Neighborhoods

Featured Neighborhoods in Raleigh

1 Durham

Durham is the main county seat of Durham, although portions of it extend into other counties. It is the fourth largest city in North Carolina, with almost 230,000 residents as of the 2010 United States census. Durham is the home of famous universities such as Duke University and North Carolina Central University, and is also one leg of the Research Triangle. Durham grew slowly before the Civil War, but expanded rapidly following the war, with much of this growth attributed to the establishment of a thriving tobacco industry. Veterans returned home after the war with an interest in acquiring more of the great tobacco they had sampled in North Carolina. These days the city is known more for its high tech industry.