U.S. News and World Report just came out with their annual best places to live list and the Raleigh Durham metro area ranked 10th in the nation. "The 25 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2019" took into account factors such as jobs, desirability, cost of living and quality of life.
According to U.S. News and World Report:
"The Raleigh and Durham metro area continues to be an attractive place for people to relocate, thanks to its affordability and job market. Research, technology, education and health care are consistently growing industries in the area."