When you visit Raleigh for the first time, you can tell that things just seem to work. Whether it’s the city’s cleanliness, convenient electric car charging stations, smooth roads, well-maintained parks, or the people bustling to and from high-paying jobs, the city seems to just have itself together. It’s not just a coincidence. City leaders ensure that the budget is balanced each year to both maintain a beautiful city and to ensure that residents’ needs are met and exceeded where possible.
In fact, Raleigh was named the 11th Best Run City in America in 2021 by WalletHub. The journalists there measured the quality of services residents receive against the city’s total budget, and Raleigh’s score was among the best. When it comes to the following factors, Raleigh tops the list:
- Lowest long-term debt outstanding per capita
- Highest high school graduation rate
- Lowest infant mortality rate
- Lowest violent crime rate
- Lowest unemployment rate
- Highest median annual household income (cost of living-adjusted): Raleigh was #5
- Lowest % of population in poverty
- Highest quality of roads
- Least air pollution
It should come as no surprise; Raleigh has topped many “best of” lists in recent years, and with the area’s job market and economy exploding, it’s sure to remain one of the best places to live for a long time to come.
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