Header photo: Lissa Gotwals
The area’s energetic, intelligent and culturally-rich vibe is shaped by the smart, savvy locals who call the area home. Artists, athletes, bakers and BMX bike champs; musicians, magicians and mathematicians—all sorts of passionate people contribute to the innovative, one-of-a-kind experiences that await visitors.
Meet some of these residents as you explore the city, and they will stop everything to share their favorite things and invite you to sit for a bit and swap stories. Southern-born or not, Raleigh’s residents greet you with a hospitality that embraces people from across the globe who have come to work with the area’s major companies, to start their own businesses or to be part of the vibrant arts and cultural scene.
Read about them and what keeps them here, and hear from them as they talk about what makes the Raleigh area so special.