Atherton Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Located just to the North of downtown Raleigh, Atherton boasts quiet, tree-lined streets with easy access to the best the city has to offer. Just off Macon Road, Atherton is a short drive away to Interstate 540, The Northern Wake Expressway, and Highway 50, Creedmoor Road.
Just a few minutes East is Baileywick Road Park next to Baileywick Elementary school. The park has a new playground that has open spaces as well as a pavilion area for picnics and a restroom and water fountain nearby. There are also two baseball/softball fields, walking trails, and plenty of parking. The park is located on Baileywick Road.
Also on Baileywick Road is the YMCA, offering many fitness programs, camps, after school activities, swimming lessons, open swimming to the public, and classes for the community. The YMCA also has many opportunities for residents to give back to the community. Teen activities, including leadership programs are offered, and there are sports programs and senior programs available as well.
A short drive to the West lies the Leesville Towne Center shopping center. There is a variety of shops, restaurants, and exercise facilities there as well as plenty of parking. There is also a grocery store and drug store in the shopping center along with various physicians and weight loss centers.
Also to the West is William B. Umstead State Park, which boasts three lakes for boating and fishing, miles of walking and biking trails, and plenty or space to enjoy nature. Rental pavilions and canoes are available, and there are horseback trails and plenty of picnic areas. The park also offers many educational programs for people of all ages, depending on the season.