Dowling Ridge Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Convenience is key in Dowling Ridge, with an entrance ramp to Interstate 440 less than half a mile from the neighborhood entrance. The comfortable homes in this newly constructed neighborhood are surrounded by a wooded buffer, which gives the community a peaceful atmosphere. Residents enjoy easy access to the Raleigh-Durham area through nearby interstate connections.
Raleigh is filled with colleges, most centered around the city’s downtown area. North Carolina State University is 15 minutes west, and Peace College, Meredith College, and St. Augustine’s College are nearby. Area residents thrive on the heated rivalries among N.C. State, Duke University and The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Everything from restaurants to businesses proudly heralds its favorites, especially during the college basketball season.
Umstead Park in northwest Raleigh is one of the area’s biggest outdoor recreation centers. The 5,500-acre urban oasis draws hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders with its miles of trails. Those looking for a longer getaway in nature can take advantage of is camping sites. Lake Jordan, just north of Raleigh, is popular for boating, fishing, water sports, and picnicking.
Downtown Raleigh’s eclectic nightlife offers everything from hole-in-the-wall bars to comedy clubs, and the area’s large population of young professionals and college students keeps the atmosphere vibrant. Families enjoy Raleigh’s many parks, such as nearby Anderson Point Park, which feature large playgrounds and picnic areas. Raleigh also is home to the Marbles Kids Museum and Kazoom Children’s Theater.
Research Triangle Park has drawn many corporate headquarters and businesses to the area, complementing other large business centers in Cary, Apex, and downtown Raleigh.