Quality of Life

Businesses and residents of Morrisville have at their doorsteps one of the best places to live, work and play.  Morrisville’s 6.8 square miles features the best of what the Raleigh-Cary MSA has to offer.

Growth the Right Way

For decades, Morrisville was a “sleepy little town by the airport” but the last twenty years have brought growth and development making the town the place to be. Thanks to the slow development of the Town, the growth that has occurred has incorporated amenities that are important to quality of life in the 21st century.  Commercial developments feature outdoor spaces that create a sense of place that residents flock to.  Greenways and sidewalks connect neighborhoods and commercial areas.


Morrisville is a welcoming town which is one of the reasons it has one of the most diverse populations in the country.  Research Triangle Park has brought to the area people from a wide variety of countries and cultures.  Along with different customs, foods and religions, these newcomers bring with them high levels of education and training making Morrisville’s education attainment one of the highest in the nation.

Cost of Living

Morrisville is in the Raleigh-Cary Metropolitan Statistical Area. The latest data on the cost of living reports an index of 90.5 as of 2015.

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Survey

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Morrisville enjoys a desirable climate with warm summers and mild winters.

Average Temperatures
Month Average High Average Low Average Precipitation
January 51 31 3.5
April 72 48 2.9
July 90 70 4.7
October 73 50 3.3


Things to do
Morrisville has much to offer families choosing to live in this great community. The Town of Morrisville provides a range of activities, and has invested in connection, with parks and greenways throughout the community.

Morrisville may be a town of approximately 24,000 but the variety of restaurants feels more like a town of 240,000. Italian, Indian, Asian as well as American fare – Morrisville’s dining scene has it all.

Morrisville offers the convenience of well-known store names for shopping throughout the area. Grace Park and Park West Village, two of the newest developments in Morrisville, are shining examples of New Urbanism’s live-work-play centers.

Morrisville’s enviable position near major thoroughfares means easy access to regional cultural attractions. Less than 20 minutes away are some of North Carolina’s best museums, concert venues and sports teams.

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