Ready to move Downtown Raleigh? There are many great neighborhoods in the area and each has their own unique feel. Let me help you figure out which neighborhood is right for you.
Five Points Historic Neighborhoods
The Five Points Historic Neighborhoods are a cluster of suburban developments that are centered on the Five Points intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Fairview and Whitaker Mill Roads in Raleigh. The developments include Hayes Barton, Bloomsbury, Georgetown, Vanguard Park, and Roanoke Park. Each development has a distinct character of its own.
These suburban neighborhoods consist of spacious bungalow style homes as well as newly remodeled homes. Though a lot of the homes were built in the 20th century, many have been updated to meet the needs of a modern family. Whether you are looking for a small three-bedroom bungalow or a larger two-story home with a garage, you can find a home that suits you, no matter what your needs are.
Five Points is known for a having a wide range of amenities. Located at the Five Points Intersection are a variety of bars, restaurants, and shopping. You can grab a nice dinner and huge dessert at Hayes Barton Cafe or head to Lilly’s to sit out on the patio and enjoy a pizza. Locals love to gather at NOFO at the Pig for brunch on the weekends or stop in for a coffee at The Third Place. For nightlife stop by The Point at Glenwood, Churchill’s or Proof for fun and drinks with friends.
Five Points is also known for being very pet-friendly. If you have pets living in your household you will love walking them around the neighborhood or stopping at many of the dog-friendly establishments.
Historic Oakwood is North Carolina’s largest, intact, 19th-century residential neighborhood, located minutes from downtown Raleigh. The neighborhood is comprised of hundreds of homes in a variety of architectural styles, many of them being lovingly-restored Victorian and early 20th-centruy homes.
Check out our full profile on Historic Oakwood.
Mordecai Place Historic District
Moredecai Place Historic District is the oldest neighborhood in the entire city of Raleigh. It is on the northeast corner of Raleigh, just outside of the downtown area and is a highly sought-after location to be in.
There are a variety of architectural styles in Mordecai such as bungalows, ranches, traditional, Spanish Mission, and period revivals. Whether you are looking for a home that is ready to move in or would like to take on a renovation project, you have options.
If you are interested in history, Mordecai is full of it! Mordecai House is the oldest home in the city and is situated in the center of Mordecai Park. Joel Lane, the senator who sold 1,000 acres of land to North Carolina to found the city’s capital in 1792, built the house for his son Henry. Moses Mordecai married the granddaughter of Joel Lane and that is how the house got its’ name. The home, surrounding buildings, and flowering gardens are open for tours.
Mordecai Park is also home to the building where 17th President Andrew Johnson was born in 1808 and is now the pick-up spot for the Historic Raleigh Trolley Tour.
If you want to spend time outdoors, Mordecai is the perfect location. There are parks, dog parks, and walking trails! For rainy days, head to their recreation and fitness center.
Mordecai is walking distance to ample shopping and dining. Take a stroll to North Person Street business district to check out Person Street Bar or The Station. In the mood for coffee and a pastry? Sling-Shot Coffee and Yellow Dog Bakery are right up the road.
Historic Glenwood-Brooklyn Neighborhood
The Historic Glenwood-Brooklyn Neighborhood is often referred to as Raleigh’s first mater-planned neighborhood and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. It is located along the northwest border of the Downtown Raleigh business district adjacent to Glenwood South.
Glenwood South is one of the hippest and trendy areas in Downtown Raleigh. Progressive bars, restaurants, and retail concepts line the streets and make it the perfect place to be out and about.
Historic Glenwood-Brooklyn has lots of great schools located in the neighborhood or within 1/2 mile of the neighborhood including Partnership Elementary, Broughton High School, Raleigh Charter High School, Wiley Elementary, and Underwood Elementary.
The neighborhood has an extensive network of sidewalks and alleys making it easy to walk to Glenwood South or to the Five Points Business Districts.
Located in the middle of the neighborhood is Fletcher Park. It includes a water garden, ornamental gardens, tennis courts, a baseball field, amphitheater, and two historic buildings for meetings and special events.
Historic Glenwood-Brooklyn has a very active neighborhood association that hosts community gatherings including an annual block party and the annual Tour of Historic Homes.
Boylan Heights is a charming, historic neighborhood located in Raleigh. It is known for its tight-knit community which is apparent by its regular community-wide events.
There are 267 residences that make up the historic Boylan Heights neighborhood. Houses range from small bungalows to stately mansions with each having a rich history.
Community-wide events include Big Boylan Bash, Art Walk, Service Raleigh, and an annual Halloween Party. These unique events make Boylan Heights a fun place to live for people of all ages.
Boylan Heights also has its own park, Dupont Circle Park and is zoned for a number of quality public schools in the area, including Wiley Elementary, Daniels Middle School, and Broughton High School.
Ready to Be ITB?
If you are interested in living in Downtown Raleigh, we would love to show you the inventory of available homes currently in this community or talk to you about the process of new home construction. Contact Hillman Real Estate Group at 919-868-4383 or Renee@Renee-Sells.com to get your new ITB home search started today!