Forbes: Triangle offers good bang for buck

Posted December 7, 2009

Affordable real estate and a growing jobs forecast put Raleigh solidly among the metropolitan areas that offer "bang for the buck," Forbes magazine says.

The magazine ranked 100 cities based upon the affordability and availability of real estate, and the percentage of unemployed and new jobs forecast. Raleigh ranked 21st. The Greensboro-High Point area ranked 31st. The only other North Carolina metro on the list, Charlotte, came in 56th.

Omaha, Neb., was the No. 1 city on the list; New York, Miami and Los Angeles made up the bottom of the list.


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  • tarheelalum Dec 8, 2009

    The title should read "Raleigh" not "Triangle" as Raleigh does not cover the entire Triangle. The real estate prices in Chapel Hill are far higher than anything I have ever witnessed and I have spent time in many states(10+)

  • tpbwetland Dec 7, 2009

    Who is writing these articles? Sounds like a geography lesson, or more attention spent on details, are in order. The writer says that Charlotte was the only other NC city listed in the top 100 cities other than Raleigh. Well, last time I checked, Greensboro/High Point, listed at number 30, are both in NC. Shame on WRAL for not paying attention to details.

  • Sarge Dec 7, 2009

    they also have Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metro Area as the 25th best... yet just recently Youngstown was voted as one of the worst cities. So which is it?