The Research Triangle Park offers world-class universities, is a tech hub, and with so many cultures converging, the food scene is booming and diverse. Whether you're a local or a visitor, exploring the food scene and dining might be one of the biggest surprises and delights in the area. The first part of our list is our personal favorites in the area, and the second is the new restaurants generating buzz by the best bloggers in the Triangle.

My NC Homes Favorites:

Hawthorn & Wood

Location: Chapel Hill

Hawthorn is a blend of modern American cuisine with international touches, and this is high dining. The menu changes frequently, and it serves dinner. This is a great special occasion dining destination.


Location: Carrboro

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The Triangle region has been dubbed as the "Smithsonian" of the South. Famous authors, recording studios, and all incarnations of the performing arts thrive here. My NC Homes discusses events and venues frequently as a service to new buyers moving to the area, and our community. Here are some of our favorite venues, their neighborhoods, and what is happening this Spring. From open-air amphitheaters to intimate theaters, the Triangle has it all, we invite you to take a read and then get out and explore for yourself!

Koka Booth Amphitheatre: 

Location: 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC 27518

Spring Happenings: Tacos y Taps, April 6, Festival of all things Tacos and Beer.

Neighborhood: Nestled within Symphony Lake Park in Cary, Koka Booth…

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Storybook Living is coming to Chatham County. The Disney Company is developing a new home community called Asteria and we are excited to share this groundbreaking community that will is being developed in Pittsboro, along the Haw River between highways 64 and 501. Asteria community will be anchored by "the magic of Walt Disney Imagineering and presented with Disney service that puts you at the center of everything."


Asteria will be located on 1500 acres with over 4,000 residential units including single and multifamily homes, in addition to a portion devoted exclusively to 55+ age restricted living. Specific sales details announcements regarding size of homes and their interior amenities have not been announced, but we do know that…

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The Research Triangle Park region comes alive with holiday spirit in the winter and celebrations carry through well beyond New Years in the Western Calendar.  From the vibrant African American Cultural Celebration to the cosmic exploration of Astronomy Days, and the magic of holiday top hits with the North Carolina Symphony, there's a winter event for every interest. In the interest of your interests, we have broken these events into event types with links and specific events where the calendar is less densely packed. We hope you enjoy the Triangle to the fullest this holiday season!

Tree Lighting Ceremonies 

Kicking off the holiday festivities in RTP are a multitude of annual Tree Lighting Ceremonies. Gather to witness the illumination of one…

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The Research Triangle Park offers incredible events year-round, from the arts to dining, but it really has some special events during the fall. We have a full events calendar to appreciate everything from apple picking to wine festivals. Here are some of our favorite ways to experience the Fall Events in the Research Triangle Park.

Good Hope Farm Harvest Festival, Cary, NC

Many new residents to Cary and in the Triangle area, are unaware of its rich agricultural roots. Good Hope Farm is a staple and offers programming year-round, but is especially vibrant during fall. Enjoy live music, local food, craft vendors, environmental education, kids activities and more at Harvest Fest. This is a free outdoor event the whole family can enjoy. There are…

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Purchasing a home is one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make. In the current real estate landscape, where we are post pandemic, low inventory, and with fluctuating interest rates, it is imperative that you have an expert guiding your hand in a decision of this magnitude. Whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned seller, partnering with an expert who has decades of experience analyzing historical data in addition to block on block local knowledge will be essential to making sound decisions and protecting your investments.

Experience is Key

No one is perfect and no Realtor is a mind reader, however, Realtors with more experience have the ability to put mortgage rates, home negotiation and pricing, and discussions…

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When it comes to craft beer, the Research Triangle Park region boasts an impressive lineup of breweries.. From traditional ales to more local farm-to-table concoctions, the breweries in the RTP cater to a variety of tastes. Let's go on a virtual brew crawl of our favorite breweries, as ranked online and by our expert Realtors at My NC Homes. So grab your pint glass and let's get some elbow curls done!

Bull City Ciderworks 

Address: 305 S Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27701



Brewing is not just beer, Bull City Ciderworks focuses on crafting amazing hard ciders. Newcomers and aficionados will enjoy what Bull City is brewing. They have great events as well from animal rescue events to Cider Pong.


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When it comes to celebrating the Fourth of July, The Research Triangle Park offers a variety of events and activities for locals and visitors, from families to foodies. Here we give you a quick guide to some of the best July Fourth celebrations in The Research Triangle Park. Festivities, fireworks displays, and family-friendly attractions make this region an ideal destination for Independence Day.

The Festival for the Eno is a two day event, July 1 and 4, from 10-6pm. It is one of the most anticipated events in the Triangle area and draws visitors specifically for this festival. As a celebration of art and culture the event features live music performances, local arts and crafts, food vendors, and interactive exhibits. Held along the banks of the…

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As the temperatures rise, days grow longer and schools let out for the summer, we are ready to be outside for as long as possible! North Carolina is a nature lover's paradise, offering a diverse range of outdoor destinations within a 100-mile radius of the Research Triangle Park area. From trails to lakes, to beaches and mountains, adventure is just a short drive away. My NC Homes offers a list of some of the top Get Outside destinations that residents and visitors of Raleigh-Durham can explore this summer.

Hiking and Biking Trails

The RTP region boasts numerous trails that cater to all skill levels for hiking and biking. William B. Umstead State Park, minutes from downtown Raleigh, offers over 20 miles of multi-use trails through woodlands,…

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As summer approaches and the days grow longer, The Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina offers lots to do with long days, and longer nights! During summer the pace of the RTP really revs up and offers an array of entertaining and engaging events for locals and visitors alike. My NC Homes offer you some of our choices for top summer events in The Triangle and remind you if you are considering buying or selling in this incredible community, reach out to us to see your home value and what insights we have into today's market.

RTP Food Truck Rodeo

RTP Food Truck Rodeo is a gas-tronomic extravaganza that brings together the Triangle's best food trucks. Taking place on select Fridays it features a diverse range culinary styles, live music,…

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