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Surrounding Communities (Metropolitan Area)

Apex 20212 (27509) Named for the highest point on the railroad. Small town quickly growing into affluent suburb.
Cary 94536 (101265) "Containment Area for Relocated Yankees." National Geographic called "Suburbia Unlimited." Has now grown to a city, but with little vertical development.
Chapel Hill 48715 (49368) Known for alternative culture and college atmosphere. Home to the University of North Carolina.
Durham 187035 (201726) More blue collar sister city to Raleigh. Known for black history.
Fuquay-Varina 7898 (11110) Still some of the best country living inside Wake county.
Garner 17757 (21772) Former railroad town. Somewhat blue collar suburb but growing more upscale.
Holly Springs 9192 (13740) Formerly a sleepy country town. Now a quickly growing commuter suburb.
Knightdale 5958 (6137) Suburb for blue collar and professionals getting established. Known for shopping.
Morrisville 5208 (11595) Still a small community nestled ideally in between Raleigh and Durham. Explosive growth likely to continue, both commercial and residential.
Rolesville 907 (1035) Still a quiet town out in the sticks.
Wake Forest 12588 (17390) Traditionally a suburb with its own culture. With new Wakefield development line between Raleigh and Wake Forest blurred. Original home of the university with the same name.
Wendell 4247 (4388) Small country suburb. First taste of down east North Carolina.
Zebulon 4046 (4135) Farthest flung Wake County suburb. Home of the Carolina Mudcats minor league baseball team.
Population is 2000 census and 2004 estimated from


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