Raleigh Area Accolades

2011 Accolades

  • 2011 Platinum Choice Award (Greater Raleigh CVB) - Smart Meetings magazine, December 2011
  • #41 Among Top 200 Hotels in the United States (The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - Condé Nast Traveler, October 2011
  • The 10 Safest Cities in the U.S. (Cary) - M&C, October 2011
  • #10 Among the Best Cities for Men 2012 (Raleigh) - Men's Health, December 2011
  • #4 Among 10 Most Tech-Friendly Terminals for Tech Travelers (Terminal 2, RDU International Airport) - PCWorld, December 2011
  • #1 Among 10 Best U.S. Airports for Wi-Fi (RDU International Airport) - PCWorld, December 2011
  • #12 Among 20 Best U.S. Airports for Tech Travelers (RDU International Airport) - PCWorld, December 2011
  • #2 Among Top Medical Cities (Raleigh-Durham-Cary) - MedCity News, December 2011
  • Nine Beautiful New Airport Terminals (RDU International Airport Terminal 2) - The Atlantic Cities, December 2011
  • #4 Among the Best Cities for Technology Jobs (Raleigh-Cary) - Forbes, November 2011
  • #23 Among Smartest Major U.S. Cities with More than 100,000 Residents (Raleigh) - American City Business Journals, November 2011
  • #7 Among Smartest Major U.S. Cities with More than 100,000 Residents (Cary) - American City Business Journals, November 2011
  • America's Best City (Raleigh) - Businessweek.com, September 2011
  • #3 Most Educated City in America (Raleigh) - Men's Health, September 2011
  • #5 Among 10 Best Cities for Educated Workers (Raleigh-Cary) - 24/7 Wall St., September 2011
  • #7 Among America's 20 Can-Do Capitals (Raleigh) - Newsweek, September 2011
  • Top 100 Best Cities for Families (Raleigh) - Parenting.com, September 2011
  • 2011 Gold Service Award (Greater Raleigh CVB) - Meetings & Conventions, August 2011
  • Top 50 Late Night Dining Restaurants in the Nation (Solas Restaurant Lounge & Roof, Raleigh) - OpenTable, August 2011
  • Most Efficient Small/Medium Airport in North America (RDU International Airport) - Air Transport Research Society, August 2011
  • #4 Among Top 100 Places to Live in 2011 (Raleigh) - RelocateAmerica, July 2011
  • Best Barbecue Joints (The Pit, Raleigh) - AOL Travel News, July 2011
  • One of the Coolest Small Cities in America (Raleigh) - GQ, July 2011
  • #10 Among Top Large City Hotels in U.S./Canada (The Umstead Hotel & Spa, Cary) - Travel+Leisure, July 2011
  • #2 Next Big Boom Town (Raleigh-Cary) - Forbes, July 2011
  • #21 Among 2011 Top 25 Arts Destinations - Mid-Size Cities (Raleigh) - AmericanStyle Magazine, July 2011
  • #1 Among Best Places for Business and Careers (Raleigh-Cary) - Forbes, June 2011
  • #22 Best Major League Sports Franchise (Carolina Hurricanes, Raleigh) - ESPN The Magazine, June 2011
  • #7 Best National Hockey League Franchise (Carolina Hurricanes, Raleigh) - ESPN The Magazine, June 2011
  • #14 Among 2011 Best Cities for Job Growth (Raleigh-Cary) - Forbes, June 2011
  • Best New Public Golf Course for 2010 (Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University, Raleigh) - North Carolina Golf Panel, May 2011
  • Six Best New Museums in North America (N.C. Museum of Art, Raleigh) - AirTran GO Magazine, May 2011
  • Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community (Raleigh) - League of American Bicyclists, April 2011
  • #7 Top Metro for Small Business (Raleigh-Cary) - Portfolio.com/bizjournals, April 2011
  • #3 Best Labor Market for Young Adults (Raleigh-Cary) - Portfolio.com/bizjournals, April 2011
  • #3 America's Cleanest Cities (Raleigh-Cary) - Forbes, March 2011
  • 12th Most Socially Networked City (Raleigh) - Men's Health, March 2011
  • 50 Best Hospitals in America (Rex Hospital, Raleigh) - HealthGrades, March 2011
  • 50 Best Hospitals in America (Rex Hospital, Raleigh) - Becker's Hospital Review, March 2011
  • One of Best 10 Restaurants at U.S. Airports (42nd Street Oyster Bar, RDU) - USA Today/Frommer's, March 2011
  • #2 Brain Magnet in the Nation (Raleigh-Durham-Cary) - Forbes, February 2011
  • U.S. Metro with Third-Highest Percentage of Same-Sex Couples Raising Children (Raleigh-Cary) - Gary Gates, UCLA Law School, January 2011
  • Two of America's 100 Best Beer Bars (Busy Bee Café and The Raleigh Times Bar, Raleigh) - Draft Magazine, January 2011
  • 2011 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture (West Building, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh) - The American Institute of Architects, January 2011
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