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[:en]A Tale of Two Cities: Boston vs. Raleigh[:]

[:en]A cultural comparison of Boston and Raleigh, the capital city of the state of North Carolina, the state's second most populous city, and the home of our November Affiliate of the Month, Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty.

Bothknown for their research and technology roots and collegiate sports, the transient cities of Boston and Raleigh lure more residents every year with their flourishingjob markets that are growing faster than most others in the United States.

Many who call the Raleigh and Boston metro areas home are young, friendly, diverse, and with astrong sense of community. They enjoy dining out in local restaurantsmany of which have earned national accoladesand gathering over craft beers in one of many microbreweries.Both citiesencompass beautiful green spaces, family-friendly museums, and flourishing art and music scenes defined by monthly gallery walks, summer concerts, and music festivals. And from Raleigh's Civil War Walking Tour to Boston's Freedom Trail, each city is a natural playground for history lovers.

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464,758 (2017)

City population


685,094 (2017)

A southern charm feel with the hustle of a city City culture

A flourishing city with something for everyone: rich history, diverse neighborhoods, a bustling theater district, and some of the most renowned higher education institutions in the nation.

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Largest companies

State Street Bank

Fidelity Investments

John Hancock


Music festivals

Boston Calling

A world-record-breaking 378 unique draft taps at the Raleigh Beer Garden

Famed beer Samuel Adams


Krispy Kreme Donuts

Famed food

Clam chowder

Dunkin Donuts

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Tourist attractions

Faneuil Hall

PNC Arena

Hockey stadiums

TD Garden

Glenwood South

College gathering places Harvard Square

Aquedect at West Street

Tunneling projects

Big Dig

North Carolina State Capitol

Iconic landmarks

Old State House

USS Constitution

The Great Raleigh Trolley Popular tours

Swan Boats, Boston Duck Tours

City of Oaks Marathon Marathons

Boston Marathon


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