Moving from Denver, CO to Raleigh, NC

Moving from Denver, Colorado to Raleigh, North Carolina

If you’re moving from Denver to Raleigh, you’ll be moving from a city with a population of 619,968 to a city with a population of 416,468. So, you will have to get used to a city that’s a bit smaller than where you are now. However, don’t worry about missing out on anything when you move from Denver to Raleigh! You’ll find that Raleigh is a beautiful and friendly Southern city that has so much to offer! You’re sure to love all the opportunities that Raleigh provides!

Driving from Denver to Raleigh:

If you plan to drive yourself when moving from Denver to Raleigh, you can expect to be on the road for about 24 hours. Because you’ll be traveling more than 1,600 miles, you’ll probably want to stop at a few cities along the way! You’ll be passing through Topeka, KS where you can visit the Topeka Zoo, which has an indoor rainforest! Then, stop in St. Louis, MO and take a ride to the top of the 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch! Shortly before you get to Raleigh, stop off in Greensboro, NC and check out the International Civil Rights Center and Museum located in the building where the Greensboro sit-ins occurred in 1960. Then, it won’t be long before you arrive in Raleigh!

Raleigh’s Climate

Moving from Denver to Raleigh means that you’ll have to get used to a much more humid and hot climate. Unlike Denver, which receives an average 53 inches of snow each year, Raleigh receives an average of only six inches! However, precipitation is much more abundant in Raleigh, with an average of 43.3 inches annually, than in Denver. Most of Raleigh’s precipitation occurs in the summer months, which are very humid with average highs in the high 80s while winters in Raleigh are slightly drier with average low temperatures in the low 30s. 

Raleigh’s Transportation

If you use public transportation when moving from Denver to Raleigh, you may have a more difficult time in Raleigh. While Capital Area Transit (CAT) and Triangle Transit provide several fixed bus routes that go throughout the city as well as to nearby suburbs, there is no rail service in Raleigh. However, driving in Raleigh is extremely easy and the preferred method of transportation for most residents since the city is served by several Interstates, U.S. Routes, and North Carolina Highways!

Raleigh’s Education

Public Education in Raleigh is provided by the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). WCPSS has a total enrollment of more than 149,000 students, making it the largest school district in the state. So, if your kids are moving from Denver Public Schools which has an enrollment of over 81,000 students, it may take them a little time to get used to Raleigh’s schools, but it won’t be long before they feel right at home! If you’re looking for higher education, Raleigh is also home to great colleges and universities including North Carolina State University, Shaw University and Wake Technical Community College!  

Raleigh’s Recreation

Because Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, it is home to a variety of fun activities! For the sports fans out there, check out the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League, the Carolina Mudcats, a minor-league baseball team, and the Carolina RailHawks FC of the North American Soccer League. College sports are also popular in Raleigh with the North Carolina State University Wolfpack competing nationally in 24 intercollegiate varsity sports!

However, if you’d like to spend an afternoon exploring a museum, be sure to visit the North Carolina Museum of Art, the North Carolina Museum of History, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the Marbles Kids Museum!

Raleigh is also home to several performing arts groups including the North Carolina Theatre, the North Carolina Symphony, the Carolina Ballet and the Opera Company of North Carolina!

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