MINUTES TO DOWNTOWN RALEIGH
This area has always had some of my absolute favorite homes, especially when they are decorated at Christmas time! The character & ambiance of this area exudes Old Raleigh. Quintessential brick traditional homes, the stately modern homes of the 60’s and even the 1920’s bungalows. This area really has it all. Some of the more notable subdivisions include Hayes Barton, Five Points, Georgetown, Hi Mount and Budleigh. There are multiple homes that have been renewed to all their glory to homes that have been torn down & rebuilt.
Five Points – that famous tricky intersection but it is packed full of goodness. And when I say goodness I am talking about the Hayes Barton Cafe – their desserts are to die for! You can catch a flick at the old school Rialto Theatre or grab a beer at the local bottle shop.
ENJOY WALKING TO FIVE POINTS
Five Points – that famous tricky intersection but it is packed full of goodness. And when I say goodness I am talking about the Hayes Barton Cafe – their desserts are to die for! You can catch a flick at the old school Rialto Theatre or grab a beer at the local bottle shop Crafty Beer Shop. One of the newer destination places on the scene is Mandolin – great atmosphere & fit for foodies; and old staple is Bloomsbury Bistro. Several of our clients rave about it!
SOME HISTORY ABOUT THE AREA…
Raleigh Historic Development Commission has a ton of information – one of my favorite websites for finding out history of our area. Can’t say I loved history in college but when you can research an area, that is pretty cool.
Here is a blurb from their website, to read the entire history, click here!
“Five Points Historic Neighborhoods Developed late 1910s through 1950s
Raleigh’s second wave of white suburban development produced a cluster of neighborhoods around the Five Points intersection
On the heels of the first wave of white suburban development in Raleigh, five new suburban neighborhoods clustered around the Five Points intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Fairview and Whitaker Mill Roads. Developers platted Hayes Barton, Bloomsbury, Georgetown, Vanguard Park, and Roanoke Park in the 1910s through the early 1920s. Construction continued over the next few decades of the twentieth century, resulting in a transition from streetcar suburbs to automobile suburbs.”