Bannister Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Bannister is located in southwestern Raleigh. The neighborhood is situated in an area adjacent to South Wilmington Street, Tryon Road, and Sherwee Drive. The main road in Bannister is Circle Lane. While mainly an industrial area, Bannister has plenty to offer its residents. In addition to the many restaurants located within a very short distance of the neighborhood, there are many opportunities for shopping nearby. Another benefit is the proximity of many employers in a variety of industries. The short distance to South Wilmington Street provides a quick route to downtown Raleigh as well as nearby Garner.
Residents enjoy proximity to Lake Johnson Nature Park, which boasts a 150-acre lake with 300 acres of surrounding parkland. The park offers boating, picnic areas, concessions, 3.58 miles of paved greenway trails, 1.9 miles of unpaved nature trails, facility rentals, and wonderful fishing opportunities. Special and community events are held regularly in the park. Lake Johnson is a popular local picnic spot, as well as a favorite place for joggers and dog owners.
Residents also enjoy the area’s other nearby lakes, Lake Benson and Lake Wheeler. Lake Benson offers plenty of wide open spaces and picnic areas, as well as a playground, jogging trail, boat rentals, and fishing. Lake Wheeler offers boat rentals, though private boats are allowed. Wheeler also offers a sand volleyball court, indoor and outdoor facility rentals, concessions, picnic areas, and plenty of walking trails to explore. Both parks are open from dawn to dusk, offer many seasonal activities for families, and are favorites of joggers and pet owners.
A quick drive north into Raleigh gives residents access to dining, shopping, and museums, as well as to historic sites and downtown nightclub areas. Many theaters and other entertainment venues are just a short ride away for residents of Bannister.