The Triangle Area
I feel fortunate to live in this great area. For over 21 years I’ve called the Triangle “home”. It has been a wonderful place to raise my daughter, who was able to participate in a wide range of activities, from ice skating to rec-league basketball to travel-team fastpitch softball and high school softball and field hockey. Of course, the area is home to numerous high-level youth soccer associations and a wide myriad of other activities.
From a community standpoint, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is a spectacular venue for touring versions of Broadway plays, concerts, comedians and more. The Durham Bulls are quite possibly the country’s most popular minor league baseball team, and an evening at a Bulls’ game is very affordable and enjoyable entertainment. We also have the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League, the Stanley Cup champions of 2006. The Downtown area of Durham has been revitalized, and is home to a large number of restaurants and some micro-breweries. The Streets at Southpoint Mall has provided an incredible boon to the southwest portion of Durham. Of course, Research Triangle Park (The Park) is home to numerous national and international corporations, ranging from pharmaceutical companies to technology companies and more.
There are many colleges in the area, including Duke, University of North Carolina, North Carolina State, and North Carolina Central University. The close proximity of these schools to each other creates a vibrant, exciting, and fun atmosphere for any sports enthusiast, and the academic caliber of these schools rival the best in the nation.
Geographically, we’re 2.5 hours to swimming and sunbathing at the Atlantic Ocean, 2.5 hours to skiing in the mountains, about an hour to some of the world’s best golf courses in Pinehurst, 2.5 hours to Charlotte (NASCAR, anyone?), 4.5 hours to Washington, DC, and 6 hours to Atlanta. The Raleigh-Durham International Airport even has direct flights to Europe! What more could anyone want?