Morrisville is the closest town to RTP — one of the largest research parks in the world — so it makes sense that many newcomers employed by companies in the park are choosing to make Morrisville their home. The 2015 U.S. Census showed the population at 23,699, a 31 percent increase since 2009. Residents have access to walking and cycling trails, downtown festivals and more, so they get the benefits of a small town with quick access to work locations and community amenities.

Located just 9 miles from Raleigh, this small town is also one of Triangle’s fastest growing. Annual events include the Easter Eggstraordinaire, Fourth of July celebration and Christmas on First Avenue. Knightdale ranked 13th on the National Council for Home Safety and Security’s 2018 list of “The Safest Cities in North Carolina.”

Town of Morrisville

100 Town Hall Dr., 919-463-6200

Population: 24,732

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