Raleigh ranked #2 'boom' town

RALEIGH

Forbes.com ranked Raleigh number two on the list.

They said the capital city has "experienced the second-highest overall population increase and the third-highest job growth over the past two decades."

"It also ranked among those regions seeing the biggest jump in new immigrants and is the No. 1 city for families with young children," according to the business magazine's website.

Raleigh's affordable housing and short commute times to work were factors, Forbes said, that made the city "highly attractive to recent college graduates and millennials looking to start families."

The City of Oaks is home to North Carolina State University, the Carolina Hurricanes, and a plethora of restaurants, bars, and museums.

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