Raleigh’s Fab Five Neighborhoods

Author: Alecia Pirulis

Umstead State Park

North Carolina is a beautiful state. From the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains to the pristine “Crystal Coast,” North Carolina has it all: beauty, history, and Southern charm. Raleigh, the historic capitol, was established in 1792. Home to the famed “research triangle” and research universities Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, and NC State, this ever-growing area has become increasingly popular due to its educational opportunities and strong economy.

If you are considering a move to Raleigh, here are some of the neighborhoods you might want to consider:

Brookshire: Located north of Raleigh, this quiet area is perfect for those who like a little slice of country without the long commute into the city.

Cameron Village: As one of Raleigh’s earliest established neighborhoods, Cameron Village oozes charm. It is also a shopper’s paradise, with boutiques, cafes, and unique stores at the Cameron Village shopping center. This pedestrian-friendly village is a microcosm of downtown Raleigh, with plenty to see and do without having to wander too far from home.

North Hills: Welcome to Midtown Raleigh, where it all comes together: apartments, condos, shops, restaurants, spas, fine arts, a farmer’s market, and more – for that true live-work-play atmosphere.

North Raleigh: This is the area north of the I-40 beltline where the city falls away (slightly) to make room for the rolling hills and tall trees that adorn this picturesque area.

Olde Raleigh: This location will put you near the RBC Center, Research Triangle Park, the North Carolina Museum of Art, Crabtree Valley Mall, and the Raleigh-Durham Airport. What more could a person want? Oh, yeah – it’s just minutes from William B. Umstead State Park, a huge park (over 5,000 acres) where the craving for outdoor recreation is fully satisfied with bike trails, horseback riding, hiking, boating, camping, and just relaxing over a picnic on a warm, sunny day.

When the crisp, still air of early morning drifts over the hills in wispy clouds and the reddish terrain accentuates the emerald greens of the trees against the powdery blue of the sky, you’ll feel right at home in North Carolina—no matter which neighborhood you choose.