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Summit Ridge is a middle-class, residential neighborhood of Raleigh in the 27604 area zip code. It is bordered to the north by Summer Place, to the south by Sue Ellen, to the east by Westra Drive, and to the west by Falmouth Drive. Summer ridge covers .060 square miles.
The residents of Summit Ridge are well-educated. 88% are high school graduates. 32% hold bachelor’s degrees. The neighborhood is close to Raleigh’s private and public schools. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked Raleigh Charter High School as 24th on its annual list of 100 of America’s Best High Schools.
The neighborhood is near the North Carolina Museum of Art, where guided walking tours are available to visitors. The collections in the museum date back over 5000 years. Older works include Greek and Roman sculptures and vases. Other collections include work by Americans, Africans and Europeans. Raphael, Anthony van Dyck, Sandro Botticelli, and Claude Monet are some of the internationally celebrated artists represented at the North Carolina Museum of Art. The museum also offers special exhibitions and programs for the public.
The J. C. Raulston Arboretum is a national destination for nature and plant lovers. Created in 1976, the 8-acre arboretum was named for its director and founder, Dr. J. C. Raulston. The arboretum is part of the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University and is considered a research and teaching garden for southern landscaping. Over 5,000 plants are on display in a garden setting, including specimens from over 50 countries.