I am Richard Callahan and I live and work in Raleigh, North Carolina.
I live with my wife and three kids in Historic Oakwood in Downtown Raleigh.Â We have two kids at Enloe High School, one at Wake Tech, and one who’s a graduate of UNC-W and currently living in Connecticut.Â Rounding out our household is Roxie, a 5-pound spitfire Maltese dog, and Socks, our cat that actually rules our roost.
I have lived in Raleigh since I was a child.Â Although I was born in Long Island, New York, my parents moved to Greensboro, N.C., when I was very young, and then to Raleigh soon after.Â I attended Raleigh public schools, graduated from Broughton High School, and then attended Louisburg College.Â I worked at Surtronics, Inc., a Raleigh company, for twenty-nine years.
In 2004, I decided it was time to try a new career and went into real estate.Â I am now a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Howard Perry & Walston.Â I am a Broker, an Accredited Buyer’s Agent, and Quality Service Certified Platinum.Â I really enjoy the challenges real estate provides and the flexibility it allows.Â I love meeting so many new people and helping my clients through what is an exciting and sometimes stressful time in their lives.
So that’s who I am.
That leaves the question of why am I writing this blog.
The reason for my blog is that I love the Raleigh, N.C., area and I want to promote Raleigh and all it has to offer.Â There are so many wonderful things to see and do around here, and we try to fit as many of them into our schedule as we possibly can.Â I’d like to share observations about and pictures of sights I see, share details of things I experience, make recommendations (or not) of places I go, review some restaurants I eat at, and just try to share what “Life in Raleigh” is really like.
So if you live in Raleigh, I hope my blog will give you some ideas of places to go and things to do and see, and maybe a fresh appreciation for this great city we share.
If you still live elsewhere, I hope my blog will give you an idea of what a great place this is and what it might be like to live in Raleigh, N.C.
Welcome to Life in Raleigh.