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Downtown RaleighThe Research Triangle, a 3,480 square mile geographic region anchored by Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, consistently ranks among the nation's best places to live, work, raise a family and earn a world-class education. The area's strong and diverse economic climate, high quality of life, skilled workforce and highly acclaimed academic institutions are just a few of the reasons the Triangle has landed on so many top ten lists.  The area has been featured in renowned national publications such as Money, Forbes, FORTUNE and Entrepreneur. This region is about more than national accolades and recognition, prosperity and growth. At the heart of such top rankings lie unique communities steeped in tradition and history with a rare blend of diverse people from every corner of the globe. This mix of old and new, native traditions and newcomer influences, has shaped a region that today is recognized among the best in the world.