What exactly is the Triangle area?

The Triangle of North Carolina is the region most recognizable by its three main cities (hence, “Triangle”), which are: Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Each has a distinctive culture, but are also similar in that they house at least 1 major university respectively — NC State (Raleigh), Duke (Durham), and UNC-Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill).

They are also accompanied by massive industry-leading campuses and business extension programs that serve far more people than simply the enrolled students — medical research facilities and hospitals, engineering and tech hubs, nationally competitive athletic programs and more.

Of course, The Triangle area is not limited only to these three anchoring cities, but also to the surrounding cities and towns, where so much of the local magic exists, standalone to the city-centers. Some of the more popular surrounding towns that get throw into The Triangle’s mixed cauldron include: Hillsborough, Wake Forest, Apex, Morrisville, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Pittsboro, Bynum, Saxapahaw, Bahama, Wilsonville, Fearrington, Neuse, Falls Lake, Knightdale, Fuquay-Varina, and more.

I’m a man of many curiosities. The Triangle offers a haven for experience junkies such as myself. Here is a short list of things, places, people, oddities, and experiences that strike me as … way freakin’ cool.


The trails that connect Chapel Hill – Carolina North, Bolin Creek, Morgan Creek, and more.

Farmer’s Markets – homesteaders, hippies, and PhD’s

Trees, everywhere

Hidden Music Venues

The Art Scene

Secret Hangouts

Farm Parties

Tech Startups

Restaurants sourcing from local farmers

Local Support Initiatives

Walking to school with your kids

No major geographical attractions? No mountains, no ocean, and lakes you don’t swim in. – yet an outdoor paradise.