Our Triangle cities and counties have had a banner week on the national and regional “best of” lists. From accolades spotlighting job growth and health to recognition for some of the top businesses and restaurants in the area, the Triangle scored big on benefits and amenities for its residents.
- The Raleigh-Cary metro brought home a top 10 spot on Milken Institute’s “Best Performing Cities” list. Ranked sixth among large cities, Milken studied the metro area’s job growth, wages and salaries, and the concentration of high-tech industry.
- The United Health Association has recognized Orange and Wake as the top two healthiest counties in the state. According to the Association’s Annual Health Rankings report of all North Carolina counties, Chatham ranked ninth, Durham placed 11th and Franklin came in at 46th on the list.
- BuzzFeed named Raleigh Times Bar the best bar in North Carolina as part of its “Best Bar in Every State in 2015” list. The local watering hole has been a staple in downtown Raleigh for many years and has grown in popularity for its tasty bar food and brew.
- Red Hat earned a repeat place on Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” list for 2016. The Raleigh-based company claimed 37th place out of the top 50 large companies reviewed.
- Only in North Carolina included Beasley’s Chicken + Honey on its list of the 10 best restaurants in the state that are “hard to get into… but totally worth it.” Beasley’s is one of Ashley Christensen’s downtown Raleigh eateries, which continues to draw foodies near and far.
- The Angus Barn has been spotlighted as the best steakhouse in the state by entertainment website Thrillist.