DO NOT MOVE TO RALIEGH
Well unless you have a few million don’t move to Raleigh. The nice parts of Raleigh are really really expensive, the other areas are too crime infested and dirty.
I live in Cary, very nice city, very clean city. Schools in Cary are excellent, I personally go to a school in Apex. I would definetly move into the Cary/Apex/Holly Springs area if you had the choice. Cary was in the top 10 places to live in one of those magazine rating things.
Cary is pretty much the quintessential suburban town. Very pretty city and also very green. One of the best things about the Cary area is, your only a few hours away from either the mountains or the beach. In the mountains you have Asheville, with the Biltmore house and the famous Grove Park Inn resort, and at the beach you’ve got the Outer Banks which are great beaches.
Crime is another plus with the Cary area. We have a very low crime rate, but if you have move too close to Durham it gets rough with gangs, and Raleighs pretty close.