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The Triangle is attractive due to its strong and diverse economic climate, high quality of life, skilled workforce and reputation for higher education. The following is a sample of the accolades bestowed upon the Research Triangle over the past few years.

2004

No. 11 U.S. Real Estate Market
(Raleigh-Durham)
Expansion Management
Oct 2004

No. 4 Best City for Dating
(Raleigh-Durham)
Sperling's Best Places
May 2004

No. 4 Best City for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
Gold Guide Rankings
May 2004

No. 2 Best Place for Business
(Raleigh-Durham)
Forbes
May 2004

No. 1 City With Happiest Workers
Hudson Employment Index
Mar 2004

No. 4 City That Rocks
Esquire Magazine
Apr 2004

No. 1 Hottest Job Market
(Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill)
Business 2.0
Mar 2004

No. 6 Most Fun City
Cranium
Jan 2004

2003

No. 3 Best Place for Business and Careers
Forbes
Jun 2003

No. 2 Best Place for Education
Forbes
Jun 2003

No. 9 Best City for Singles
Forbes
Jun 2003

No. 1 Best Place to Live and Work
Employment Review Magazine
Jun 2003

No. 1 Best Place to Live
MSN House and Home
Jul 2003

No. 3 Best Place to Reinvent Your Life
AARP Magazine
May/June 2003

2002

No. 10 Real Estate Market
Expansion Management
Aug 2002

No. 18 Best Sports City
Sporting News
Aug 2002

No. 2 City in the US for Relocation
Expansion Management
Jan 2002

No. 3 Hottest Metro
Plants, Sites & Parks
Mar 2002

No. 4 Best City for Singles
Forbes
Jun 2002

No. 1 Best Place to Live and Work
Employment Review
Jun 2002

2001

No. 13 Best Place for Business and Careers
Forbes
May 2001

No. 4 Healthiest Metro Area in the U.S.
Demographics Daily
Jun 2001

Top 20 Best Urban Trails
(Raleigh's Umstead Park)
Runner's World
Oct 2001

No. 13 Best Place for Business and Careers
Forbes
May 2001

2000 and earlier

No. 1 Best Place to Live in the South
(Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill)
Money Magazine
December 2000

No. 4 Best City to Start and Grow a Company in Now
(Raleigh-Durham)
Inc.
December 2000

No. 1 of Top 6 States for Commitment to Child Care
(NC)
Working Mother Magazine
October 2000

No. 14 out of America's 50 most Wired Cities
(Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill)
Yahoo! Internet Life
March 2000

No. 6 Best Place to Live
USA Today
November 1999

No. 13 Hottest High Technology Regions of America
Wall Street Journal
November 1999

No. 7 of the Top 10 Hot Markets for Home Prices
Smart Money
May 1999

No. 25 Best Sports Market
Sporting News
July 1999

No. 3 Fastest Growing Mid-sized Airport in the World
(RDU International)
Airports Council International
1999

No. 2 Big Southern City Place to Live
(Raleigh)
Money Magazine
June 1998

No. 13 High-tech Metro Area
(Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill)
Milken Institute
July 1999

No. 6 Best Cities for Business
Fortune Magazine
November 1998

No. 1 Best Place to Live
Money Magazine
September 1994

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