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Raleigh, North Carolina is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is situated in the east central portion of the state in Wake County. As the state’s capitol, Raleigh boasts many historical landmarks including the capitol building, the North Carolina executive mansion, and historic Oakwood an area of 19th Century Victorian homes.
Throughout Raleigh are residential neighborhoods convenient to the city’s public transportation system, CAT (Capitol Area Transit). The neighborhood of Glen Forest in the 27612 zip code is on the northwest side of the city with easy access to CAT’s No.6 Crabtree route and the Triangle Transit Service to neighboring cities like Cary and Wake Forest.
Glen Forest is northwest of US Route 1, the Raleigh Beltline/Cliff Benson Beltline. It is south of West Millbrook Road and includes the streets of Woodridge Drive, Deerwood Drive, Fairhill Drive, Glen Forest Drive, and McAlister Place.
Residents of Glen Forest can enjoy shopping at nearby centers like Crabtree Valley Mall, Oak Park Shopping Center, and Pleasant Valley Promenade Shopping Center. In addition, it is less than ten miles into downtown Raleigh, which offers many specialty shops and five farmer’s markets.
Raleigh has more than 100 city parks. Near the neighborhood of Glen Forest are the parks of Laurel Hills, North Hills, Shelley Lake, and Lake Lynn. The William B. Umstead State Park entrance is less than five miles from Glen Forest. The state park has areas for camping, boating, fishing, hiking and even has bridle trails.
With both Meredith College and North Carolina State University just minutes away, there is opportunity to explore various art and cultural venues. The North Carolina Museum of Art is about six miles south of Glen Forest and houses more than 130 pieces of American and European art.