Forbes crunched the numbers on every metropolitan area in the nation this week to compile their 16th annual list of the Best Places for Business and Careers in the United States. And guess what? Raleigh, NC (located just one hour north of Moore County) ranked #1! Low business costs and an educated labor force were just a few factors that propelled North Carolina's capital to the top spot on the list. The Raleigh area is also home to RTP, the largest research park in the country, with 170 companies employing 39,000 fill-time, mostly high-tech workers. 

Thinking of taking a job in the Raleigh area? You're not alone. Raleigh has the country's sixth fastest net migration rate over the past five years. You're also not alone if you're concerned with the headaches and hassles of living in one of the country's fastest-growing cities. If this sounds like you, you should check out the quality of life available one hour south of Raleigh in Moore County!

Looking for five-star restaurants, craft breweries or world-class golf courses? It's all here. What about high quality K-12 schools and one of North Carolina's top ranked hospital systems? We've got that, too. 

With a lower cost of living than the Raleigh area, the 11 towns and villages of Moore County, NC (a community within the Research Triangle Region) offer residents the best of both urban access and rural living. Our modern communities give you room to relax without trapping you the urban sprawl, traffic and stress associated with the Raleigh metropolitan area. 

Moore County is the ideal location to raise a family without sacrificing your career. Picture yourself on a multi-acre lakefront property or sprawling horse farm, while being just an hour from an international airport, busting downtowns, and world-class research universities. 

Our communities are an easy drive to just about anywhere in Raleigh or Cary - hotbeds of high tech and high stress. Just ask Howard Rockett, Moore County resident and daily commuter.

"Those of us who raise our families in Moore County and commute daily to our high velocity careers know a life that most people can never appreciate," explains Howard. But don't take his word for it - come and see how our resident Stress Less and Live Moore. 


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