Where in Raleigh do YOU Want to Live?
Where you chose to live in Raleigh is really a matter of what kind of lifestyle you want to have. What do you want to be close to? Do you prefer an in-city vibe close to nightlife, or are you looking for a suburban feel with parks and greenways close by? Where do you want to shop for groceries? How walkable do you want your neighborhood to be? Do you need acreage? As always, we are happy to talk with you to discuss the best locations for your particular needs. Contact us here.
Inside the Beltline does not generally refer to all parts of Raleigh that are contained by the I-440 Beltline. It is roughly the area south of North Hills and North of Wade Avenue. This area is home to some of the most popular neighborhoods like Hayes Barton and Five Points.
ITB is characterized by older, more upscale homes, and by newer upscale homes that have replaced smaller homes built in the 50’s and 60’s. The areas is simply beautiful with tree lined streets and unique architecture. This part of Raleigh has the feel of some age on it, and is generally considered the most prestigious areas of Raleigh.
“Midtown” is a relatively new name given the area around the North Hills Shopping District. In Midtown there are older homes from the 70’s and onward surrounding new mixed used developments that have really changed the look and feel of Raleigh.
Situated just north of the I-440 Beltline, Midtown residences give you easy access to downtown and great shopping and dinning both at North Hills and Crabtree. The North Hills Club provides swimming and Tennis and a Costco is just minutes away.
West Raleigh is dominated by NC State University. But here on the west side of town you will also find the NC Art Museum, the PNC Arena, Carter-Finley Stadium, REX Hospital, and the NC State Fairgrounds.
Living inside the I-440 loop in West Raleigh give you easy access to the up and coming Warehouse District and the shopping in the Village District.
The Museum District is the central hub of downtown Raleigh. These homes provide easy access to the best restaurants, the Historic District, Warehouse District and more!
Adjacent to the nearly 6000 acre Umstead State Park, these homes are perfect for the outdoor enthusiast! On the north side of the park you will find newer developments that give you easy access to the trails into the park, while on the southern side of the park (in Cary) you can find a wide
variety of homes from upscale neighborhoods to older established neighborhoods like Medfield. If you love to bike or hike, you should love being this close to Umstead.
East Raleigh tends to refer to the area east of Capital Boulevard and south of the I-440 Beltline. The historic neighborhoods of Mordecai and Oakwood are popular for their convenience to downtown, and have seen a lot of revitalization in recent years.
The famous Krispy Kreme shop is just north of downtown in this area.
Formerly known as Cameron Village, the Village District sits just north of NC State and is centered on the shopping district there. You will find lots of boutique shopping as well as new mixed use retail and residential here.
North Raleigh is a popular suburb for those wanting to live outside the city, but still be close to everything. With excellent schools, and a well established parks and greenways system, North Raleigh is a great place to live!
The Annie Louise Nature Preserve is in North Raleigh, and the North Ridge Country Club is a popular neighborhood with a wide variety of home types.
South Raleigh can either mean the area south of downtown, to include places like the NC State Farmer’s Market, Pullen Park, and Dorthea Dix park, or the large unincorporated areas south of the I-440 Beltline. Homes south of the beltline tend to sit on larger lots. So if you are looking for space, this might be where to look.
Local developer John Kane has begun a new project in South Raleigh and many hope that it will eventually house a soccer stadium. Whatever happens, South Raleigh is an area on the rise.
Where to live in Raleigh Videos.
Need more information with visuals? Check out our two videos below that go into more detail about the different parts of Raleigh.