Originally Posted by TarHeelJ
Great photos! I'm not sure why people are surprised about Raleigh...it's not one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. year after year for nothing.
It's mainly because the majority of growth in Raleigh has been in the suburbs, and for the size of the metro, downtown Raleigh is very small.
“The railroad has penetrated it in every quarter, cities having sprung up, splendid hotels have arisen, an exotic semi-metropolitan watering–place life has been transplanted into these mountains. The most perfect climate, both in winter and summer, which can be found east of the Mississippi River has attracted (to Asheville) the hordes of fashion..." -- Courtenay De Kalb, January 30, 1892
Last edited by hauntedheadnc; Jun 26, 2012 at 3:47 AM.