Curthay Place Apartments for Rent
Three miles from downtown Raleigh, North Carolina is the cul-de-sac neighborhood of Curthay Place. Curthay Place is located off Curtis Drive, south of the Knightdale Bypass/Tom Bradshaw Freeway and east of Rock Quarry Road. The small residential community is minutes from some of the best of Raleigh including schools, shopping and several city parks.
Near Curthay Place are the three of Raleigh’s 150 city parks. Worthdale Park, Roberts Park, and Chavis Park are each within five miles of Curthay Place.
Chavis Park, named for John Chavis, an African-American preacher and teacher who lived in the 19th century, is a 37-acre city park located on Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. In addition to a community center, lighted ball fields, tennis courts, pool, and outdoor track, Chavis Park is home to the Allan Herschell Carousel. One of Raleigh’s public art pieces, “Glimpses of the Promised Land” by Mike Roig, is displayed at the park.
Near Chavis Park and Curthay Place is Shaw University, the oldest African-American university in the south. Founded in 1865, it is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the Baptist Church. The college has more than 2,700 students.
A few blocks north of Chavis Park and Shaw University is Downtown Raleigh. Divided into five districts, Downtown Raleigh has a thriving mix of history, art, and culture, infused with the arts scene of nearby North Carolina State University.
The Capital District houses the historic Executive Mansion, the North Carolina Museum of History, and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science. Both museums are free to the public. The Executive Mansion, built in 1891 is the residence of North Carolina’s current governor. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the mansion is open to visitors.
Narrated Trolley Tours go through downtown’s Mordecai Historic Park, which is home to the birthplace of 17th American President Andrew Johnson.