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17 THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUME 17 — ISSUE 1 THE TRIANGLE The Triangle's outlying cities and towns hum with activity as well. Thirty minutes north of downtown Raleigh, the 100-year-old town of Wake Forest lures outdoor enthusiasts through its 12 greenways and 11 parks filled with walking trails, ball fields, a 1,000-seat outdoor amphitheater, and even a skateboard park. On the other side of Raleigh sits Cary, home of the USA National Baseball Training Complex and the North Carolina Symphony. Although it's jokingly said that the letters in Cary stand for "concentrated area of relocated Yankees," this 155,000-person melting pot is one of the safest in the nation — in 2015, CBS News reported that its crime rate is the sixth-lowest of any major U.S. city. Hillsborough, a stone's throw north of Chapel Hill, is a haven for both artists and writers — and barbecue lovers, with its annual Hog Day held each May. Called "a small town with a big history," its downtown district percolates with 18th- and 19th-century charm. More than 100 houses, churches, a school, and other structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Thousand-year-old Native American relics also remain, suggestive of the substantial bartering that once took place at the nearby Great Indian Trading Path. Hillsborough was also formerly home to explorers, political players, strong female figures and even Billy Strayhorn, an American composer known for his close relationship with jazz great Duke Ellington. The city of Carrboro lies so close to Chapel Hill that it's almost unclear where one town ends and the other begins. It is a market town, proud of its local produce and crafters, with Weaver Street Market at its epicenter. This community-owned natural foods grocery store (also located in Hillsborough and Southern Village) partners with local artisans and food producers to give its customers high-quality native products. For more than 20 years, its springtime Piedmont Farm Tour has connected consumers with the people who grow their food. Throughout the year, the market brings community members together through a series of classes and family events. As evidenced from places like Carrboro's Weaver Street Market, the Triangle is so much more than a college mecca, a talented workforce, and an endless entertainment empire — it's one big community-focused neighborhood. The people are friendly, the food local, and the southern charm authentic. So it's no wonder why the Triangle region continues to grow each year. [] THERMO DIRECT SERVES CUSTOMERS IN RALEIGH, GARNER & SURROUNDING AREA Providing whole house diagnostics for your residential home comfort needs. Thermo Direct is the "Second Opinion" every home needs. Call our Home Comfort Doctors today for a complete diagnostic evaluation of your heating and cooling system. We have the answers… no excuses only solutions! Free Same day service available, FREE service/Diagnostic fees with any repair, Free In-Home Custom Evaluations for Replacements, Fixed right or Your Next House Call is Free, Comfort Club Monthly Maintenance Plans, Indoor Air Quality Products, as well as whole house Weatherization and Energy Audits. To schedule an appointment give us a call at 919-662-4112 or schedule an appointment online. HEATING • COOLING • GENERAL CONTRACTING

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