Newcomer Magazine


Posted June 6, 2007 2:44 p.m. EDT

If you’re wondering why the population of Morrisville has more than doubled over the last five years, you need look no further than it’s nextdoor neighbor— the Research Triangle Park.

Morrisville has everything right within an arm’s reach... a vibrant community with plenty to do, its right next door to one of the nation’s premiere technology and research centers. Think San Jose and Silicon Valley, only without the congestion and impossibly high housing costs. Unlike similar communities, this town’s housing gives your bank account room to spare; pair that with an average annual income of $56,000 and your pockets are left overflowing. Morrisville is filled with subdivisions featuring beautiful and spacious new homes, convenient to many local shopping centers, including Prime Outlets with more than 50 outlet stores.

This community is also very convenient to the larger cities of Raleigh and Durham, and it’s just a hop across Interstate 40 to Raleigh- Durham International Airport. In Morrisville, you can enjoy Lake Crabtree County Park, where the whole family can spend a day hiking, picnicking and paddle-boating. Or, if you’re in the mood for a taste of culture and an attractive selection of fine wines, take a tour of the state’s first winery, Chatham Hill Winery.

Morrisville’s most attractive attribute is its proximity to Research Triangle Park, the world’s largest research park. More than 100 research and development organizations are located in the Park’s 7,000 square miles. RTP is consistently named one of the top areas to work, and it’s easy to see why. The Park is brimming with job opportunities for those in biotech, chemical, pharmaceutical and information technology fields. World-renowned companies such as IBM, GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco Systems and SAS call RTP home.

With Morrisville you can have the best of both worlds. It offers the simplicity of a small town with the world at your fingertips.