Raleigh is known as the “City of Oaks” due to its Oak tree lined streets and parks. This scenic town is rich in culture, education and history. Raleigh is located midway between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Some of the country’s most beautiful scenery is just a short road trip away. There is the excitement of the championship winning hockey team, the Hurricanes, and an exceptionally diverse art scene that includes The Duke Energy Center for the performing arts that is home to the North Carolina Symphony and the Carolina Ballet. Shop in one of Raleigh’s historic districts or take a hike through the award-winning parks across the metropolitan area. This city offers something for every walk of life.