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Voted Top 10 Best General Contractors in Raleigh, NC

Upton & Co Inc was voted #10 for The Best General Contractors in Raleigh by General Contractors Magazine. This publication aims to create local editorial content on general contractors throughout the United States.   In this list, these award-winning contractors are recognized by various publications and organizations for high-quality craftsmanship and beautifully designed, luxurious custom homes found in Raleigh’s fine neighborhoods and surrounding communities.

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America's Fastest Growing Cities

Forbes Names Raleigh 4th among Fastest Growing U.S. Cities

Taking a look at the 100 most populated cities across the nation, the experts at Forbes.com named Raleigh at number four nationwide on their list of the Fastest Growing U.S. Cities.

In coming up with the final listings for the annual Forbes’ ratings of the Fastest Growing U.S. Cities, six metrics were focused on. The specific Statistics for each of the top 20 cities on the list of  the Fastest Growing U.S. Cities were detailed in the Forbes article, in which Raleigh was actually the first town on the list outside of Texas, as numbers 1-3 were Houston, Austin, and Dallas, with Seattle, Washington coming in at number five, one slot behind.

Utilizing data gathered from the last two years from Moody’s Analytics, the first area looked at was the estimated population growth of each of the 100 municipalities, which when compared against the others in the top five, Raleigh saw a 1.86 percent increase in its population in 2014 ranking third among the top five in this category. Likewise, its overall numbers in population growth for 2015 was also third, with an expected 2.02 percent increase to be seen this year. The city’s overall Economic Growth Rate of 3.43 percent was also the third best among the top five listed on the Fastest Growing U.S. Cities for 2015.

Annual job growth based upon the previous years statistics and the economic growth rate of each city were also factored into the study. Here, Raleigh placed fourth with an impressive 3.54 percent growth in its job rate. Forbes’ also looked at information compiled by Payscale.com to look at the average salary for college educated workers in each of the 100 cities and federal unemployment data was also considered in the extensive ranking process of the Fastest Growing U.S. Cities, with the median average annual salary of college graduates being $64,700.

For a detailed look at the entire listing of the Fastest Growing U.S. Cities and more information on the annual study, visit www.forbes.com.

Cary Tops List of “Best Raleigh Suburbs to Live In”

With the Triangle area seeing consistent growth year after year due to a thriving job market, unmatched cost of living, and overall quality of life, Raleigh and its surrounding suburbs have become one of the most popular and sensible spots nationwide for relocation. A recent study conducted by the respected real estate brokerage and blog, Movoto, looked at all of the towns across this area, ranking the Town of Cary first on their 2015 list of the “Best Raleigh Suburbs to Live In.”

Several factors leading to Cary being named number one on the Movoto list of “Best Raleigh Suburbs to Live In” were thoroughly explained in the article at their website by Staff Writer, Natalie Grigson. One major area that was cited for Cary’s number one listing in the “Best Raleigh Suburbs to Live In” was the town’s median household income of $90,000 that was nearly double the N.C. state average of $45,150.

Overall median home value was another area looked at in the process, with Cary’s currently being an impressive $303,700. Unemployment rates of each of the 12 suburban Raleigh towns studied also played into the final rankings, with Cary boasting a rate of 5.3 percent, which stands a full two points lower than the given median average for the entire United States. A low crime rate for the size of the town and an average daily commute time of just 22 minutes, which sits well below the average of nearly all town’s polled also weighed heavily in the final tally that saw Cary placed on top of the list of the “Best Raleigh Suburbs to Live In”

Summarizing the placement of Cary at number one among the “Best Raleigh Suburbs to Live In, ” Grigson explained, “This affluent Raleigh suburb is the type of place you might find on the cover of a magazine or on the front of a postcard. The streets are not just safe, but beautiful—lined with trees, expansive yards, large single-family homes of all styles.”

“If you’re looking to move to the suburbs to raise your family, you won’t find a better place than Cary,” continued Grigson in her praise of the town. “Nearly a quarter of its population are made up of school-age children, and down the line, it’s just about 20 minutes from universities like Duke, North Carolina State, and UNC.”

Cary NC Custom Home Builder, Upton & Co., builds their distinctive custom homes across the Triangle area, currently working to deliver on the dreams of new home owners with their superior craftsmanship and keen attention to even the smallest details in some of Cary’s most spectacular neighborhoods including Sedgefield, Greyhawk Landing, and the soon to be opened Preston Development community, Preston Retreat, among others. To see some of the incredible Upton & Co. homes and floor plans available in Cary visit uptonandco.com

To view the entire article on the “Best Raleigh Suburbs to Live In,” visit movoto’s website at www.movoto.com.