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people walking outdoors with a dogSmall towns and southern charm with high tech jobs and nearby major cities make the Triangle East region a great place to live.

Whether you are a native North Carolinian with an appetite for its famous barbecue or a newcomer who prefers a warm bagel, the central part of Johnston County is a place that everyone is starting to call home. In one of the fastest growing places in the country, this area offers quiet, safe neighborhoods, low crime, excellent health care and a good sense of community.

The neighboring towns of Kenly, Micro, Princeton, Smithfield, Selma, and Wilson's Mills are located along Interstate 95 in the center of Johnston County. Interstate 40 and four-lane U.S. 70 also provide great connections to this area.

A part of North Carolina’s Triangle Region, the Triangle East communities are only 22 miles from Raleigh and 29 miles from the Research Triangle Park. The Atlantic Coast, with its beach resorts, is approximately a two-hour drive. North Carolina’s Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains are about four hours away.

A diversified economy provides excellent career opportunities. A growing and highly acclaimed school system offers an effective learning environment with state-measured accountability. The area provides state-of-the-art hospital and urgent care with access to some of the best health care facilities in the world. Numerous recreational options abound, not only locally, but throughout the Triangle region.

Residents rave about the mild weather in the Triangle East area. In fact, that’s one of the most common reasons newcomers give for moving here. You can enjoy four distinct seasons with very little snow and enough sunny days to allow golfers on the links throughout the year.

Take a look at Triangle East and see why its one of the best places in America to live, work and raise a family. Click our New Resident Guide Below to learn more!