DOWNTOWN RALEIGH

Endlessly inviting and intentionally inclusive.

Welcome to Downtown Raleigh

Recognized for its rich history, and sought after for its exciting future.
 
Home to creators and corporations alike, Downtown Raleigh is the central hub for creative innovation in NC. Endlessly inviting and intentionally inclusive, Downtown boasts cosmopolitan cool with a touch of southern twang.
 
Recognized for its rich history, and sought after for its exciting future Downtown Raleigh’s urban core is as unique as its offerings. Around every corner lies world-class cuisine, endless entertainment, and of course an oak tree or two. From national festivals like Dreamville in Dix Park to International Food Rallies on Fayetteville Street, each day boasts new adventures. Coupled with mountains or beaches a day trip in either direction, NC’s Capital city boasts unparalleled access to the best the state has to offer.
 

What To Expect:

A diverse cityscape celebrating past influences and present inspiration.
 
Strikingly modern homes alongside meticulous historic renovations, all within walking distance of culinary hotspots, specialty shops, and gorgeous green space. It’s cozy corner shops, hand-crafted luxury goods, and delectable bites and brews embedded in a bustling cityscape. Whether window-shopping along the cobblestone streets of Historic City Market or catching a concert at Red Hat Amphitheatre, it’s impossible to experience Downtown in one day. Regardless, if you’re partial to quiet side streets with a charming sitcom feel or penthouse plazas prioritizing luxe and lavish Oak City has what you’re looking for.
 

The Lifestyle:

Community-driven, city-inspired, and completely customizable.
 
Whether you’re brewery hopping or boutique shopping, catching a local show, or strolling the farmers market - there’s something for everyone on every street. From Glenwood South to the Warehouse District each distinct Downtown neighborhood boasts exciting nightlife, exclusive dining, and endless shops. Further out of the city center, alfresco shopping at the Village District and outdoor dining at Five Points each offer sweet suburban-Esque escapes. Not to mention, you’d be pressed to find somewhere louder than PNC stadium on an NC State or Carolina Hurricanes game day.
 

Unexpected Appeal:

Pervasive, meticulously-preserved history and maintained public green spaces.
 
Raleigh’s rich history is preserved through world-class museums, designated landmarks, walking greenways, and even guided ghost tours; perfect for any antiquity buff or amateur explorer. Not to mention, the State Capitol, Executive Mansion, and Legislative Buildings are all open to the public for a unique immersive history experience. Stroll through The NC Museum of Science or soak up the sun under historical statues in Nash Square - there are plenty of city-sponsored spaces to enjoy.
 

The Market:

Modern condos, colonial revivals, renovated ranches, and historic estates all alongside contemporary new developments.
 
Downtown Raleigh is home to cutting-edge new developments and charming historic neighborhoods offering a myriad of styles and price points for a potential buyer. Downtown has eight recognized historic neighborhoods, each home to preserved historic estates, charming bungalows, and renovated ranch homes designed with walkability in mind. Closer to Downtown, rise commuter-inspired modern townhomes and contemporary condos, each expanding Oak City’s urban core with boutique, luxe developments focused on cutting-edge styling and skyline views.
 

You'll Fall In Love With:

Sleek city living is served with southern hospitality for a unique mix of urban and suburban life.
 
Oak-lined sidewalks, specialty shops, public parks, rooftop bars, local shows, and world-class southern cuisine. The cultural heart of Raleigh beats by the rhythm of local music and is captured in stunning murals throughout our vibrant city. From outdoor shopping at the Village District to cheering on the Hurricanes during playoffs at PNC, you’ll never see the same day twice.

Overview for DOWNTOWN RALEIGH, NC

462,219 people live in DOWNTOWN RALEIGH, where the median age is 34.2 and the average individual income is $42,632. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

462,219

Total Population

34.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$42,632

Average individual Income

Around DOWNTOWN RALEIGH, NC

There's plenty to do around DOWNTOWN RALEIGH, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
23
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
32
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Confectionate Cakes, Yunique Cake Designs, and Raleigh Downtown Farmer's Market.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$$$ 1.42 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.99 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 4.06 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.64 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.06 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.2 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for DOWNTOWN RALEIGH, NC

DOWNTOWN RALEIGH has 187,234 households, with an average household size of 2.37. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in DOWNTOWN RALEIGH do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 462,219 people call DOWNTOWN RALEIGH home. The population density is 3,142.02 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

462,219

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.2

Median Age

48.62 / 51.38%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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187,234

Total Households

2.37

Average Household Size

$42,632

Average individual Income

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Schools in DOWNTOWN RALEIGH, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby DOWNTOWN RALEIGH. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
3rd - 8th
5/5
Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Gov. Morehead School f/t Blind
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
PAVE Southeast Raleigh Charter
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Durant Road Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Leesville Road Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Jeffreys Grove Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Lynn Road Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Partnership Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Dillard Drive Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Centennial Campus Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Wake STEM Early College High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Follow The Child Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
North Raleigh Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Learn With The Best School Inc.
PRIVATE
K - 10th
No rating available
The Fletcher Academy
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Fuller Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Washington Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Baileywick Road Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Hilburn Drive Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Fox Road Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Wildwood Forest Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Wake Early College of Health and Science
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
Adventist Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Raleigh Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Raleigh Charter High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Longleaf School of the Arts
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Brentwood Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Douglas Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
North Forest Pines Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Barwell Road Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Sycamore Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
Abbotts Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Rogers Lane Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Lourdes Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
2nd - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 11th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Raleigh Oak Charter
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Millbrook Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
North Ridge Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
West Millbrook Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Leesville Road Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Forest Pines Drive Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Walnut Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Vernon Malone College and Career Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Southeast Raleigh Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Cardinal Gibbons High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Gethsemane Christian SDA Jr Academy
PRIVATE
K - 10th
No rating available
Montessori School Of Raleigh
PRIVATE
PreK - 10th
No rating available
Chesterbrook Academy-North Raleigh
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Neuse Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Philip Lutheran Preschool
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
St Thomas More Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
3rd - 8th
No rating available
Harris Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K