Raleigh, which is no stranger to the top of various "best of" lists, just misses the top 10 of Forbes.com list of the Most Affordable Cities in America.
The magazine's online ranking uses factors including the current median asking price of homes, median salaries of workers with bachelor's degrees or higher, a cost of living index from Moody's Economy.com and the latest unemployment rates. Omaha, Neb., is No. 1, followed by Buffalo, N.Y., Detroit, Indianapolis and Cincinnati.
Raleigh comes in at No. 11. Not to worry, the new year is young and there will be plenty more lists to brag about. Economic recruiters often use such rankings when they're marketing this region to potential employers and residents.
But one small beef: Does Forbes really need to use a photo of snowy Raleigh for its online slideshow? It's timely, no question, but hardly a realistic representation of the city's climate.
Read the full Forbes report here.