Spotlight: Raleigh’s bragging rights

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If it feels like every week brings another Raleigh accolade, that’s about right. Not only does our city receive frequent recognition as a place to both visit and move, our restaurants and bars also constantly top “best of” lists. To keep you in the loop, here are Walter’s top ten favorite honors bestowed on our city this year.

1. No. 1 mid-sized American city of the future (The Financial Times)

2. One of the “Cities All Twentysomethings Should Pick Up and Move To” (BuzzFeed)

3. One of the “Five American Cities You Should Visit in 2015” (The Huffington Post)

4. 3rd highest well-being among large communities in America (Gallup-Healthways)

5. One of the most innovative tech hubs in the nation (NerdWallet)

6. No. 1 Best City for Jobs (

7. One of the five best retirement destinations in the U.S. (Money magazine)

8. 7th smartest city in America (Forbes)

9. 17th best city to find a job (WalletHub)

10. Among “Cities to Watch in 2015” (Urbanful)