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Raleigh North Carolina, City of Oaks and lots of other trees.

Raleigh North Carolina, City of Oaks and lots of other trees. If you have ever flown into Raleigh from a city like New York or Philly or Boston you know what I'm talking about.

After living in Philadelphia for years I got used to flying in over row upon row of houses, warehouses, massive snake like highways. I am always impressed when I fly into Raleigh as all you can see as the plane approaches is trees (creative license, it's not all you can see!).

Raleigh NC

 

 

Raleigh NC

 

 

 

The City of Oaks is how Raleigh is described and when you see downtown you appreciate why.

the city of Raleigh enacted a comprehensive tree conservation ordinance  which took effect on May 1, 2005.

The ordinance establishes standards for preserving trees on lots that are two acres or larger, occupied or vacant.

 

 

 

 

 

Raleigh NC

 

 

 

 

Everywhere you go in Raleigh you will see trees and efforts to protect them. There is something about trees

in a city that adds so much. Apart from the obvious, shade, color, oxygen, the effect of breaking up the view of building after building cannot be measured but is a great addition to the landscape. However let me say

that Raleigh has some beautiful buildings both old and new.

 

 

 

Raleigh NC

 

Some of the awards Raleigh and the surrounding area have won recently include

#1 city  where Americans are relocating to -Forbes.com April 2009.

#10 Best City of 2009 (Raleigh-Cary)-Kiplinger's Personal Finance May 2009

#8 Best Big City for Jobs  (Raleigh-Cary)- Forbes.com May 2009

#10 Great Cities for Salary Growth (Raleigh-Cary)-Yahoo! Hotjobs,January 2009

#1 City with best economic potential (Raleigh)- April 2009

Tree City USA Recognition ( Cary, Raleigh, Wendell,Zebulon)- Arbor Day Foundation March 2009

#1 Best Place for Business and Careers (Raleigh-Cary)- Forbes.com March 2009

 

 

Raleigh NC

The view from Kelly's Hospital-------->

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 2 commentsDavid O'Doherty • September 07 2009 07:49AM

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David,

We DO have trees, don't we?  I love the live oaks at Dorothea Dix, some with branches spreading over 100 feet wide.  They are also scattered around Raleigh in some older neighborhoods.

It is hard to find a place for specimens like that in newer subdivisions with homes close together.

Posted by Mike Jaquish, 919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate (Realty Arts) over 9 years ago

Hey Mike, that first picture was taken from Dix, I hope the powers that be don't screw that beautiful park up, it really is a treasure.

Posted by David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC (Raleigh Realty Inc) over 9 years ago

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