Map of Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh
Map of Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh and the Greater Triangle Area
The Triangle area is consistently rated as one of the top places to live in the country. Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill make up the three points in the Triangle, a local term used to represent these cities that surround Research Triangle Park. Research Triangle Park, otherwise known as RTP, is home to many prestigious companies and government agencies, including: Cisco, Biogen, IBM, Lenovo, United Theraputics, Glaxo Smith Kline, Dupont, RTI International, Credit Swisse, Quintiles, PPD, US EPA, and NIEHS to name a few.
The Triangle area draws a wide variety of people in numerous professions and offers excellent employment opportunities for a diverse and thriving population. The Triangle is also home to three major research universities: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University (in Raleigh) and Duke University (in Durham). This area thrives on its culture, history, education, medical centers and athletics. Let's take a closer look at the wonderful communities that make up the Triangle.