Raleigh has been named the 7th richest city in the U.S. by Forbes magazine.
Great quote from article as to why this is the case:
“A very short answer is very smart workers,” Atkins says. The area has the largest research park in the world, Research Triangle Park, and has become a center for knowledge industries.
“Smart people can live anywhere,” Atkins says, “and they choose to live in the best places.”