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America's Best: Raleigh NC

Raleigh, NC has achieved significant recognition over the past two years, showcasing its stature as a premier city for living and doing business. Here are the top 20 accolades, ranked by their significance and authoritativeness:

  1. #1 State for Business (2022, 2023) - North Carolina recognized by CNBC as America's top state for business, underscoring Raleigh's economic leadership.
  2. #1 Best State for Business - Forbes consistently ranked NC highly in 2017, 2018, and 2019, reflecting Raleigh's strong business environment.
  3. #2 Best Place in the U.S. for Remote Workers (2022) - Noted by Triangle Business Journal, highlighting Raleigh's infrastructure and connectivity.
  4. #3 Best Business Climate in the U.S. (2023) - Business Facilities praised Raleigh-Cary MSA's economic conditions.
  5. Top 5 Gay-Friendly Cities in the U.S. (2024) - Raleigh listed by Home & Texture, indicating its inclusive community and quality of life.
  6. #4 Among Best Places to Live in the U.S. (2022) - Rated by Money, recognizing Raleigh's overall livability.
  7. #2 Among South’s Best Cities on the Rise (2022) - Southern Living emphasized Raleigh's dynamic growth and appeal.
  8. #3 Happiest City in America (2022) - Ranked by Men’s Health, based on wellness and community satisfaction.
  9. #1 Best City for Working Women (2022) - Apartment List highlighted Raleigh for its supportive professional environment for women.
  10. Top State Business Climate (2021) - Ranked #1 by Site Selection Magazine, showcasing Raleigh's supportive economic policies.
  11. #3 STEM Job Growth Index (2022) - Raleigh's tech and science sectors were spotlighted by RCLCO.
  12. Top 10 Best Cities for Senior Citizens (2022) - Recognized by Age in Place, showcasing Raleigh's amenities and services for seniors.
  13. #3 Among America's Best-Run Cities (2022) - Raleigh's efficient governance and public services were recognized by WalletHub.
  14. #9 Among Safest Cities in America (2022) - Raleigh's low crime rates earned it a spot on WalletHub’s list.
  15. Among Five Best Music Cities in the U.S. (2022) - Clever Real Estate recognized Raleigh for its vibrant music scene.
  16. #14 Best City to Live in the USA (2022) - Noted by Livability.com, highlighting Raleigh's quality of life and amenities.
  17. Among Top 15 Best Places to Raise a Family on a Budget - The Motley Fool appreciated Raleigh for its affordability and community quality.
  18. #10 Among Best Cities for Veterans (2022) - Raleigh's resources and support for veterans were noted by WalletHub.
  19. Among Top 10 Metros for Millennials Who Want to Relocate - Commercial Cafe recognized Raleigh's appeal to younger demographics.
  20. Among Top 15 Most Educated Cities in the U.S. - Raleigh's education levels and resources were highlighted by WalletHub.

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