Many families have a great number of reasons which play into the ever-important decision of “where to move.” Regardless of their age, though, it is without question that a deciding factor in moving is the quality of education available to the children. The wide array of highly accredited, secondary education choices, the state of North Carolina boasts is without question a major reason why families with teenaged children are choosing the area. In this series of blog posts, we will focus on those secondary education schools, colleges, and universities. For this first entry, we will familiarize you with Raleigh’s North Carolina State (NCSU).
In many situations, we realize families’ are looking to move to a location that is close to where their child opts to attend college. Likewise, their son or daughter may already a given school and the parents are looking to relocate closer to them. Thus, in looking to relocate to the Knightdale Station new home community, North Carolina State makes a good initial article. Being only 20 minutes from the school’s campus, a new home in Knightdale puts you very close to your child’s location. Equally as important though, is the incredible education options your child is afforded in attending North Carolina State.
North Carolina State, a “Progessive Thinking School” from the Start.
If your child is considering or already attending North Carolina State, you are most likely aware of its impeccable credentials. However, for those of you not completely familiar with NCSU’s storied academic history, we will try to cover its vast assortment of programs and accolades both for the school and local area.
Founded in 1887, even 130-plus years ago, North Carolina State was a trendsetter, known for supporting ideals to take the field of higher learning into the future and to where it had never before imagined. One of the school’s initial main beliefs is one that it still adheres to today. This was one that supported all types of workers, farmers, mechanics, etc. having access to and an opportunity to receive higher education. The new generation of progressive thinkers actually founded NCSU via that method of thinking, originally naming the school, North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts.
So Much More than Just Agriculture and Engineering
While throughout its existence, North Carolina State has remained ‘forward in their thinking, it is by no means just an agricultural and engineering school. As a matter of fact, NCSU has grown to become a “powerhouse,” in numerous areas of study with one of the best “Return on Investment” rates as far as graduating students into the workplace in the entire nation.
Don’t believe us? Just ask any of North Carolina State’s over 36,000 undergraduate and graduate students who have received degrees in areas of study including science, math, technology, education, textiles, business, and natural resources. These students enjoy the luxury of being connected through NCSU with employers and companies throughout the Raleigh and NC Triangle area. Thus, upon graduation, they are afforded a “head start” on their career paths, with a “foot in the door” already under many circumstances.
Raleigh, along with neighboring Durham and Chapel Hill are the anchors of what is known as the Research Triangle Area. This is the hottest, “high-tech” job hub in the country. IBM, SAS Institute, GlaxoSmithKline, and Cisco Systems all call the Research Triangle home. Consequently, they all are filling many new positions as they continue to grow and thrive in the Raleigh area.
Raleigh, the home of NCSU, and its National Recognition as One of the Country’s Most Desirable Locations
North Carolina State is located in one of the most popular “relocation” destinations in the United States, Raleigh. The city has emerged as a top spot for professionals in the tech industry and for employment seeking individuals as a whole.
Many of the most respected publications in the U.S. have given Raleigh awards or accolades in recent years. Below, are some recent categories and distinctions the city has been honored for.
- “Easiest City to Find a Job” by Forbes
- U.S. Hot Spots for Tech Jobs” by Forbes
- “Best City in the U.S. for Young Professionals” by Forbes
- “Best Places to Live in NC” -U.S. News & World Report
- “Named “Expansion City,” by Google Fiber
- “Best Big City in the Southeast,” by Time
North Carolina State: Make Your Family a Part of the Wolf Pack!
The “Wolf Pack” is the school’s nickname and also the name of all the NCSU sports and competition teams. This you probably already knew if your child is attending or plans to attend the school. Whether they will actually participate in any of those extra-curricular type activities or not is their choice. Regardless, they will no question at some point throw the hand gesture synonymous with “the Pack” in the air. Likewise, once part of the “Wolf Pack” they will cheer for the red and white for life.
North Carolina State competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference in these types of competitive areas. This allows for many great rivalries right in the Triangle NC area. Especially with the nearby University of North Carolina Tar Heels (Chapel Hill) and Duke University Blue Devils (Durham).
130 Years …and Still Growing
Your move to be closer to your child is one that you can count on to be long term. This is due to many job opportunities straight from graduation at NC State. Likewise, with the overall youthfulness of the Raleigh community, many NCSU students simply put, never leave.
Nearly 130 years ago upon its creation, North Carolina State stood for progressive thinking and learning. The school’s processes many would consider ahead of the curve. All this time later, these same methods of thinking are churning out career-ready graduates. As a result of those methods, these graduates are bringing a new passion and work ethic to their respective fields.
Most importantly for you, your child will be bringing those same passionate methods to their own careers. Likewise, they will be bringing that passion less than a half hour drive up the road from your new home at Knightdale Station. For more on NCSU, visit their official website at ncsu.edu. Also, to view the currently available homes at Knightdale Station, visit knightdalestation.com