One thing I didn't really consider was the quality of accommodations available for buy v. rent. If you have a family or are hauling around some dead weight
then a house would be nice.
I also had incorrect transaction costs while I was thinking about it. Brokers fees will be about $20k (friend of the family discount) for me to sell my house here, but the fees would only be a few thousand dollars for places near Durham or Charlottesville.
There would be almost no way to recover the $30-40k in brokers fees I was mistakenly thinking about. I think there is zero chance I would stay on afterwards and selling seems like a big hassle to me. I understand RTP is a very nice place to live though.