The Oberlin Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The Oberlin is one of the Inner Beltline communities of Raleigh. It is characterized by winding, narrow roads that are lined with trees. The fall months bring waves of brightly colored leaves, while the summer months bring hundreds of Raleigh residents out for a stroll or jog through the attractively landscaped scenery. The Oberlin is a medium-old neighborhood, lacking the modernness of North Hills but not quite achieving the aged southern glamor of the residential downtown districts.
The Oberlin lies between the Cameron Park area and the Lassiter Mill neighborhood. It is firmly bounded by Glenwood Avenue and Wade Avenue on the eastern side, with a looser boundary to the Northwest of Dixie Trail Road. The main zip code associated with The Oberlin area is 27608, though a portion of the neighborhood lies in the 27607 zip code in the space before the Dixie Trail Road boundary.
Almost exclusively residential, The Oberlin has few shopping or dining options within its borders. Most residents commute for work and leisure to other parts of the city, walking over to Five Points or Cameron Village for dining and supermarkets, doing their shopping in North Hills, and working outside the Beltline or downtown. The population of the area is primarily young professionals or young families who live in apartment complexes, upscale condo communities, or redone early century homes. Most structures in The Oberlin are wood, with a height of two to three stories.
Though near Fred Fletcher Park, The Oberlin does not have its own major greenspace. Instead, the wooded nature of the neighborhood and the communal zones in the many apartment complexes of the area serve as greenspace. Evenings bring a flurry of sidewalk traffic as residents walk their dogs or go for a stroll. Though there are no formal community events to bring residents together, the area is considered safe and welcoming.