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The Boulevard Park neighborhood in Raleigh, North Carolina is situated on the North Carolina State University Campus, roughly 10 minutes west of the downtown area. This campus community is bounded by Western Boulevard on the south, Lorimer Road on the west, and Method Road on the east. Chaney Road traverses the middle of the neighborhood from north to south. Interstate 440/U.S. Highway 1 runs past the neighborhood on the west side, providing easy access to the rest of the city. Meredith College, a private women’s college, is situated just to the north of the neighborhood. Boulevard Park is within Wake County, in the 27606 zip code area.
The Boulevard Park neighborhood is heavily wooded and consists of a small number of single-family homes. Most of the homes in this area were built between 1960 and 1990, but a few were more recent builds and a handful date back to pre-1940. Probably due to the fact that the neighborhood is situated on a college campus, the median income in Boulevard Park ($28,319) was well below the city average of $53,825 in 2008.
In addition to being situated conveniently close to both college campuses, Boulevard Park is also convenient to many area amenities. Lake Johnson and Lake Johnson Nature Park are situated a few miles to the south, and William B. Umstead State Park is located within a few miles to the northwest. Adjacent to the state park is the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Downtown Raleigh, which hosts the state capitol, the Raleigh Civic & Convention Center, the Museum of Natural Sciences, and the Marbles Kids Museum, is just a 10-minute drive to the southeast. There are plenty of shopping, dining, entertainment, and recreation options situated here as well. Additionally, there are three more private institutions of higher learning in the downtown area, as well as several prominent medical facilities. Another medical center – Rex Healthcare – is situated a few miles north of Boulevard Park. Just south of that (and slightly north of the neighborhood) is The North Carolina Museum of Art, which offers permanent collections, traveling exhibitions, and a popular park with sculptures scattered among the trails, as well as open space.