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Guide to Raleigh
Raleigh Apartments For Rent
Hills gently roll, an abundance of trees line the streets, and the PNC Plaza and BB&T building scrape the sky above the city of Raleigh. The 142.8 square miles of land and 2 square miles of water support and make up the beautiful geography of the city. With 12 institutions of higher learning, in 2011 Raleigh was ranked as the third most educated city in the nation by Time. This city is more than just educated; it is also quite lively and will keep you fully entertained.
The area that is now Raleigh was once home to three Native American tribes – the Iroquoian, Siouan, and Algonquian. It is also the birthplace of Virginia Dare, the first child born of English parents in the new world. As one of the original 13 colonies, North Carolina was the first one to officially call for independence with the Halifax Resolves in 1776. Less than two decades later, Raleigh was founded and created in 1792 in order to be North Carolina’s seat of government.
Things to Do in Raleigh:
Are you single or do you have a family? Do you love sports or shopping? Well whatever your current situation and your favorite activities may be, there are plenty of things to do in Raleigh. There are museums, attractions, great eateries, historical sites, shopping centers, and just an amazing atmosphere.
When it comes to family fun attractions in Raleigh, you’ll have a blast all year long. Spend a day at Adventure Landing as you indulge in mini golf, go-karts, laser tag, arcade games, and batting cages. Littles ones, ages one-11, can discover and learn from the interactive exhibits at the Marbles Kids Museum. Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios offers hands-on discovery into the world of a chef for ages preschool to teen. See larger-than-life movies at the Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles. Take your fun to new heights at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park.
Broaden your horizons as you explore the various museums in Raleigh. Travel through the exhibits featuring the state’s military history, arts, sports heroes, and more at the North Carolina Museum of History. Explore the world-class collection of works at the North Carolina Museum of Art, one of the premier visual arts museums in the South. Visit the one and only Legends of Harley Drag Racing Museum with one of the largest Harley dealerships on the second floor. See the artifacts, furnishings, and documents of a prominent African American family that date back as far as 1851 at the Pope House Museum.
Even the pickiest of shoppers won’t be disappointed after shopping in Raleigh. For a wide variety of retail options take a trip to either the Crabtree Valley mall or the Triangle Town Center & Commons. There are 14 different antique and thrift shops in Raleigh that will provide some one-of-a-kind treasures that you won’t find anywhere else, such as Dress that sells designer women’s merchandise, and Father & Son Antiques which offers furnishings, records, books, clothing, and more. Places like Sam Ash Music Store have a huge selection of the hottest music and the best equipment and instruments available for musicians and technicians.
Foodies are definitely welcome here, and non-foodies will become foodies once they get here. Southern Living named the city as one of the Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South, so you know dining in Raleigh will knock you off your feet. Dine on authentic Moroccan cuisine in a unique Babylon setting at Babylon Restaurant. Have a delicious farm-fresh meal, while listening to live music at the award-winning Irregardless Café. Allow your palette to experience something new at Bida Manda, one of the first Laotian restaurants in the U.S. Visit Jack’s Seafood & Soul Food Restaurant for – well it’s pretty self-explanatory. These are merely a handful of examples of the great cuisine in Raleigh and the various cultures represented.
What to Consider When Moving to Raleigh:
Raleigh is pretty amazing right? Yes it is. But you’re moving to an apartment in Raleigh, not visiting, so you need to know more than just the attractions and museums. You need to know about the city on a deeper level and find out what the various neighborhoods are like. Raleigh is divided into seven major geographic areas with multiple neighborhoods, and before you choose one of these Raleigh apartments, you should dig into the details of each one to see what will fit you best. Here are the six most notable neighborhoods in Raleigh.
Downtown Raleigh is where all the action happens. Home to historic neighborhoods and buildings built in the early 20th century, this neighborhood has tons of character and characters. The city’s four major learning institutions – North Carolina State University, William Peace University, Shaw University, and Meredith College – are also in this district. Downtown Raleigh is often called “the little New York,” for its performing arts venues, nightlife, fine dining and various shops that fill the streets.
Five Points is a historic neighborhood in Raleigh. With an eclectic mix of trendy eateries and hole-in-the-wall bars, this neighborhood has a true hipster reputation as of late. There are three local favorites in the area – Lily’s, Nofo, and the Rialto. Lily’s is a pizza spot like no other with fresh, local ingredients in the crust, and toppings that are out of this world. Nofo is a market, café, and store that pays homage to the former Piggly Wiggly through its decorative pig statues. The Rialto is a movie theater from 1942 that shows Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday nights.
North Hills is a small, affluent neighborhood in Raleigh, with its huge houses and expensive town homes. This area is home to the North Hills Shopping Center that has several major retailers and smaller boutiques, a huge movie theater, and various restaurants. The community plaza inside the shopping center hosts regularly scheduled outdoor events, such as concerts and wine tastings.
The Brier Creek neighborhood is another affluent part of Raleigh. Located near the Raleigh Durham International Airport, this neighborhood is home to some of the Triangle’s most expensive homes, with the shops and eateries in the area following the high-class trend. One of the largest and most upscale shopping centers is in Brier Creek, along with a golf and country club. Residents in this neighborhood are typically middle-aged families with or without kids.
Moore Square is another historic district of the city and it is located in the center of downtown Raleigh. Named for a park built in 1792, this area is now home to some of Raleigh’s largest outdoor celebrations. Moore Square is also a popular destination for bars, restaurants, art galleries, and unique shops.
Cameron Village was built in 1947 and is the city’s planned community, just a few miles from North Carolina State’s main campus. Cameron Village is considered one of Raleigh’s best entertainment locales. This neighborhood is home to The Fresh Market, the Cameron Village Regional Library, several restaurants and clothing boutiques, as well as the world’s first two-story Chick-fil-A.
Why Raleigh Apartments Are Hot:
Raleigh is a fascinating city with so many different things to do and see that you’ll truly love living here. With all that you’ve just discovered about this city, why wouldn’t Raleigh apartments be hot? Every day that you wake up, you have countless experiences awaiting you just outside your door. Moving to Raleigh will give you full access to all the attractions, museums, restaurants, retailers, and more in the city and the surrounding cities. Do the smart thing and move to one of the most educated cities in the U.S. Choose one of the various Raleigh apartments presented on our site and thank yourself later.
- Cameron Village
- North Hills
- South Park
- Boylan Heights
- Central Raleigh
- Trails Corner
- Cotton Place
- State Street
- North Boylan
- Washington Heights
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- Shaw University
- Peace College
- Saint Augustine's College
- North Carolina State University
- Meredith College
Nearby Military Bases
- Fort Bragg Johnsonville
- Pope Air Force Base
- Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
- Fort Bragg Township 10
- Fort Bragg Manchester
- Walking along the cobblestone streets in the historic City Market.
- Founded in 1792, this state capitol is rich in history and beauty.
- A great art scene, plenty of museums, and excellent shopping.
- The endless economic opportunities in the Research Triangle.
- Educational opportunities at North Carolina State University.
- Sports — cheer on the NHL Carolina Hurricanes or the Mudcats.