In a recent report by Stacker, Wake County was named the #1 best county in North Carolina to raise a family. All 100 counties in N.C. were analyzed using a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, healthcare, recreation, and weather. Wake County proved to have the highest diversity and education levels amongst its residents. Wake County also had the top public and private schools in the state, with many high schools offering Early College STEM programs. Read more here.