Discover Triangle NC Area Communities

Explore Diverse Communities in the Triangle Region

The Research Triangle, often dubbed "The Triangle," is a thriving metropolitan area in North Carolina, comprising Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Over time, it has expanded to include neighboring regions, emerging as one of the nation's fastest-growing metro areas. Initially anchored by Wake, Durham, and Orange counties, it now encompasses Chatham, Johnston, Franklin, and parts of Granville and Alamance counties. Renowned for its proximity to major research universities—Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, and NC State—it's a leading hub for technology and biotech industries.

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Apex is a town in Wake County, adjacent to Cary, and about 15 miles south of Raleigh. Apex has a strong regional economy, a charming downtown, and friendly welcoming residents. 


Cary is a large town in Wake County, adjacent to Raleigh. It’s a town family-friendly neighborhoods and safe, quiet cul-de-sacs, with just the right amount of classic Southern charm.

Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill offers a diverse population from college students to retirees. It has transformed from a small, relatively rural, turn-of-the-century village to a thriving, cosmopolitan University city.


Clayton residents range from young families to retirees. They enjoy the comfort and security of living within a small community and are able to take advantage of the benefits of living close to the major metropolitan Triangle area.


Creedmoor is a small town packed with southern flare and a charming history in Granville County, roughly 25 minutes from Wake Forest and Wake County. Creedmoor was founded as a result of multiple railroad companies expanding to outer, suburban edges of the growing towns of Durham and Wake Forest.


Durham is home to the world-renowned Research Triangle Park (“RTP”), home of more than 170 high tech companies, as well as a thriving entrepreneurial community. 


Franklinton is a small town located just ten minutes from downtown Youngsville. Many subdivisions often claim they are located in either Franklinton or Youngsville, or border both towns. Though Franklinton is so close to it's neighbor, it is still very much its own community.

Fuquay Varina

Fuquay Springs, incorporated in 1909, joined neighboring community of Varina in 1963 as one municipality. Fuquay-Varina has become one of the fastest growing small towns in North Carolina. 


Hundreds of recreational land, a vibrant historic district, and great location within the Triangle are what set Garner apart from other cities in Wake County.


Hillsborough is a quiet southern town that prides itself on such monumental historic sites and a strong agricultural scene, with many farms being passed down through the generations. Though the town is small compared to other major cities in North Carolina, Hillsborough is experiencing a growth in new construction and master-planned communities. 

Holly Springs

All you need to do is ask around… Holly Springs is a great place to live and work. No matter your age or favorite hobby, opportunities to enjoy life are abundant in and around town.


Knightdale is a small, but growing town about 20 minutes east of downtown Raleigh. Because of its smaller size but tremendous location, Knightdale offers residents a great, quiet place to raise a family without sacrificing the excitement and access of city living.


Located about twenty-nine miles Northeast of downtown Raleigh, Louisburg is a quiet, country town that gives residents convenient access not only to areas in the Triangle, but also the Virginia border. Residents can reach our neighboring state by traveling just thirty-one miles, while still being about a two hour drive from the NC coast, and an hour or less to most cities within the Triangle. 


For decades, Morrisville was a “sleepy little town by the airport” but the last twenty five years have brought growth and development making the town the place to be. 


Residents of Pittsboro embrace small town values of respect for one another and a strong sense of community. Its' people are a diverse group of artists and farmers, merchants and students, and it is home to the North Carolina Zen Center.


Capitol of the state of North Carolina, Raleigh is the anchor city of the Research Triangle region and is dubbed "The City of Oaks" for its many oak trees.


Rolesville is a small town nestled in northeastern Wake County just outside the capital city of Raleigh. It is the second oldest town in Wake County and one of the fastest growing towns in the State of North Carolina for the past several years. 


Those looking for a small town feel with outdoor activities galore and easy travel access may want to look to Smithfield. The town is filled lakes, rivers, and lush greenery. The Neuse River runs right along the city center, separating the downtown area from what is known as West Smithfield by the locals.

Wake Forest

The residents of Wake Forest enjoy a unique lifestyle that combines the best of a small town sensibility with suburban amenities and metropolitan sophistication. Safe, tree-lined neighborhoods offer affordable housing.


With a motto of "small town, big charm," you know Wendell is the perfect place for quiet family living with southern hospitality.

Willow Spring

Willow Spring, or known as Willow Springs to some residents, is an unincorporated community located in southeastern Wake County and the western region of Johnston County. The are is about twenty-five minutes from downtown Raleigh, Garner, and Apex. A thirty minute drive leads residents to downtown Fuquay Varina or Wake Technical Community College's Southern Wake Campus. 


A growing town in southwestern Franklin County rich in history and located near the prosperous Triangle region of North Carolina. Youngsville has seen growth without losing the rural charm that makes it a desired destination for families and businesses.


Known as the Town of Friendly People, the Town of Zebulon has much to offer residents and businesses. Located 20 minutes east of Raleigh, the State Capitol, Zebulon provides traditional small town living close to a bustling metropolitan area.

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