Downtown Raleigh Real Estate

Downtown Raleigh is thriving! Residential opportunities are growing, and exciting new dining and shopping possibilities are joining local favorites all the time. For those planning to move to North Carolina's capital, now is a great time to look at the downtown area.

Downtown is divided into five distinct districts. The capital district is home to state government offices. Condos for sale and spacious apartment rentals are available. A variety of coffee shops and cafes are in abundance. Both the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences are here.

The Glenwood South District is great for those looking for a trendier neighborhood. There are several inviting complexes with both condos and townhomes for sale as well garden apartments for rent. Brand new complexes are already planned. A wide variety of restaurants, eclectic shops and fabulous nightlife draw people here. 

The Warehouse District has several housing styles. Red brick warehouses converted into townhomes and contemporary apartment and condo buildings are housing choices. The Pit barbeque restaurant is a standout. Numerous art galleries call this district home.

The Fayetteville Street District has a real urban feel and is the hub for performing arts in Raleigh. City Plaza hosts numerous outdoor festivals and events. A number of theaters, the Red Hat Amphitheater and the Raleigh Convention Center offer residents an endless source of activities. The Plaza Condominiums are an example of a mixed-use building containing office or retail space and upscale units with numerous amenities. 

Moore Square is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The quaint cobblestone streets lead to the City Market section with stores, shops and restaurants galore. The IMAX Theater and Kids Marble Museum make this district perfect for families yearning to live in the city. Modern townhouses, condos and high-rise apartments are a great contrast to the area's historic feel.

Getting around downtown Raleigh is simple. The R-Line circulates around the downtown area and best of all, it is free to residents and visitors. Service is provided from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. from Monday to Wednesday, 7 a.m. until 2:15 a.m. from Thursday to Saturday, and from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sundays.


Raleigh is serviced by the Wake County Public School District. The Wiley Elementary Magnet School is located within the boundaries of the downtown area. Other schools include The Exploris Middle School, a public charter school, Sacred Heart Cathedral School, the Campbell University School of Law, Shaw University and William Peace University.

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