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Raleigh-durham, NC

Raleigh-durham, NC


Moving to Raleigh-Durham, NC

Just 25 miles apart, the city of Raleigh and the city of Durham practically sit on top of one another, with the Raleigh-Durham airport right in between. Whether you’re moving to Raleigh, Durham, or somewhere in between, you can learn all about the area below!

There are many things to do and see after moving to Raleigh-Durham, NC.

What you need to know about moving to Raleigh-Durham

Did you know? Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina.

Education: If you’re looking to further your education, or a great school for your kids, the Raleigh-Durham area delivers. For school-age kids, Raleigh provides the Wake County Public School System, while Durham provides Durham Public Schools. For higher education, Durham provides Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and Durham Technical Community College. Raleigh offers North Carolina State University, Wake Technical Community College, Shaw University, Meredith College, William Peace University, St. Augustine’s University and more!

Weather: Whether you’re moving to Raleigh or moving to Durham, the weather is about the same. Winters are short and cool with temps in the 40s, while summers are hot and humid, with average temps in the 80s-90s. As for snow, Raleigh gets about 6 inches per year, while Durham gets about 6.8 inches.

Sports: If you love watching sports of any kind, Raleigh-Durham has everything you’re looking for. First, Duke University’s men’s basketball team is by far draws the most crowds. The team has won the NCAA Division 1 Championship twice since 2001 and four times overall. If you like hockey, head over to Raleigh to watch the NHL Carolina Hurricanes. You can also support the Carolina RailHawks FC (North American Soccer League), the Carolina Mudcats (single A minor league baseball), and the Durham Bulls (AAA minor league baseball). North Carolina State University also competes in the same conference as Duke. There are plenty of sports to watch after moving to Raleigh-Durham.

Nicknames: Durham is called “The City of Medicine” because of its cutting-edge research in medicine, specialty clinics, hospitals, and major national and multinational health care companies. Nearly one in our people work in health-related fields in Durham. Raleigh is nicknamed the “City of Oaks” for its many oak trees throughout the city.

Economy: In 2013, Raleigh was named #3 by Forbes as the best place for businesses and careers.  Major industries include finance, medical, clothing textile development, and research. The city is also a major shopping point for Eastern North Carolina. Durham was once based on a tobacco and textiles industry, but today, it relies on pharmaceuticals, human biotechnology, finance, IT, education, and more. You’re sure to find a great job after moving to the Raleigh-Durham area.

Things to do: There are plenty of things to do whether you’re in Durham or in Raleigh.

  • Visit the Museum of Life and Science.
  • See a performance at Durham Performing Arts Center.
  • Walk around the Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
  • See the beauty of the Duke University Chapel.
  • Catch a game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
  • See a lemur at the Duke Lemur Center.
  • See the wild side of the city at the Eno River State Park.
  • Take the kids to the Marbles Kids Museum.
  • Learn about the state’s history at the North Carolina Museum of History.
  • Walk the Neuse River Trail.
  • See beautiful art pieces at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Looking for more things to do? Check out the Raleigh Tourist Site or the Durham Tourist Site.

How will you move to Raleigh-Durham?

Make your move to Raleigh or Durham an affordable one with U-Pack®. U-Pack is a self-moving service alternative to truck rental. You pack, load, and unload and U-Pack does all the driving.

Here’s how it works:

  • U-Pack delivers the moving container or trailer to your home.
  • You load.
  • U-Pack drives.
  • You unload.
  • U-Pack picks up the empty equipment.

The best part? U-Pack prices are easy on the wallet. In fact, 78% of U-Pack customers chose U-Pack because of the price.

Get a free moving quote and see how much your Raleigh-Durham move will cost with U-Pack. We drive. You save.®

Raleigh-Durham Resources

Durham City Website

Raleigh City Website

Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Durham Chamber of Commerce

Station Address:
Address: 208 Muldee St
Raleigh-Durham, NC 27703
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (919) 596-7227
Fax: (919) 598-0666

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Raleigh-Durham, NC, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in Raleigh-Durham, NC. If you have questions about serviceability to your location, please call us at 800-240-7422, and a U-Pack Moving Consultant will gladly help.

Cities Served:
ABBOTTSBURG, NCADDOR, NCANGIER, NC
APEX, NCARCHER LODGE, NCARCOLA, NC
ASHLEY HEIGHTS, NCAUBURN, NCBAHAMA, NC
BAILEY, NCBARCLAYSVILLE, NCBEAR CREEK, NC
BEARPOND, NCBENSON, NCBEREA, NC
BETHEL HILL, NCBILBOA, NCBLADENBORO, NC
BLANCH, NCBONSAL, NCBRAGGTOWN, NC
BRICKHAVEN, NCBROADWAY, NCBROOKSDALE, NC
BRUNSWICK, NCBUIES CREEK, NCBULLOCK, NC
BUNN, NCBUTNER, NCBYNUM, NC
CARALEIGH, NCCARBONTON, NCCARRBORO, NC
CARY, NCCASTALIA, NCCA-VEL, NC
CEDAR GROVE, NCCENTERVILLE, NCCERRO GORDO, NC
CHALYBEATE, NCCHAPEL HILL, NCCLAY, NC
CLAYTON, NCCLEGG, NCCOATS, NC
COLON, NCCOUNCIL, NCCREEDMOOR, NC
CUMNOCK, NCDEXTER, NCDICKERSON, NC
DREWRY, NCDUBLIN, NCDUNCAN, NC
DUNN, NCDURHAM, NCEAGLE ROCK, NC
ELIZABETHTOWN, NCELLIOTT, NCEPSOM, NC
ERWIN, NCESTELLE, NCEVERGREEN, NC
FAISON, NCFALCON, NCFARRINGTON, NC
FOUR OAKS, NCFRANKLINTON, NCFROGSBORO, NC
FUQUAY SPRINGS, NCFUQUAY VARINA, NCGARLAND, NC
GARNER, NCGILL, NCGLENN, NC
GODWIN, NCGOLDSTON, NCGORDONTON, NC
GORMAN, NCGREYSTONE, NCGULF, NC
HARRELLS, NCHAYWOOD, NCHELENA, NC
HENDERSON, NCHENRICO, NCHESTER, NC
HILLSBOROUGH, NCHOFFMAN, NCHOLLY SPRINGS, NC
HURDLE MILLS, NCINGLESIDE, NCJONESBORO, NC
KENLY, NCKIPLING, NCKITTRELL, NC
KNIGHTDALE, NCLAFAYETTE, NCLAKEVIEW, NC
LEASBURG, NCLEEBRICK, NCLEMON SPRINGS, NC
LEWIS, NCLILLINGTON, NCLONGHURST, NC
LOUISBURG, NCLOWES GROVE, NCLYON, NC
MCCULLERS, NCMAGNOLIA, NCMAMERS, NC
MANSON, NCMAPLEVILLE, NCMARIETTA, NC
MARSTON, NCMERRY OAKS, NCMETHOD, NC
MICRO, NCMIDDLEBURG, NCMIDDLESEX, NC
MILLBROOK, NCMILTON, NCMONCURE, NC
MORIAH, NCMORRISVILLE, NCMOUNT PLEASANT, NC
NELSON, NCNEUSE, NCNEW HILL, NC
NEW HOPE, NCNEWTON GROVE, NCNORLINA, NC
NORTH DURHAM, NCNORTHSIDE, NCOAK GROVE, NC
OLIVIA, NCORRUM, NCOXFORD, NC
PARKWOOD, NCPIKEVILLE, NCPILOT, NC
PINEBLUFF, NCPINE LEVEL, NCPINE VIEW, NC
PITTSBORO, NCPRINCETON, NCPROCTORVILLE, NC
PROSPECT HILL, NCPROVIDENCE, NCRALEIGH, NC
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NCREX, NCRILEY, NC
ROLESVILLE, NCROUGEMONT, NCROXBORO, NC
SANFORD, NCSEAFORTH, NCSELMA, NC
SEMORA, NCSMITHFIELD, NCSOUTH HENDERSON, NC
STEM, NCSTOVALL, NCSURL, NC
TIMBERLAKE, NCTOWNSVILLE, NCTRAMWAY, NC
TURKEY, NCVARINA, NCWAKEFIELD, NC
WAKE FOREST, NCWARREN PLAINS, NCWARRENTON, NC
WENDELL, NCWESTGATE, NCWHITE LAKE, NC
WHITE OAK, NCWILLIAMSBORO, NCWILLOW SPRING, NC
WILSONS MILL, NCWILSONVILLE, NCWILTON, NC
WOOD, NCWOODSDALE, NCYOUNGSVILLE, NC
ZEBULON, NCNORTHVIEW, NCLASSITER, NC
ALTON, VABRUNSWICK, VACHASE CITY, VA
CLARKSVILLE, VADANRIPPLE, VADENNISTON, VA
EDGERTON, VAEMPORIA, VAJARRATT, VA
LAWRENCEVILLE, VAMAYO, VAMIDWAY, VA
NELSON, VAOMEGA, VASOUTH HILL, VA
SUTHERLIN, VAUNION LEVEL, VAVIRGILINA, VA
WOLF TRAP, VA
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Service may be curtailed. Contact local service center for details.