Downtown Raleigh

Full of Arts, Entertainment, and Nightlife
Downtown Raleigh is the city's source of culture, entertainment, and nightlife. The area offers plenty of bars and restaurants and is also home to North Carolina State University. It's one of the three cities in The Triangle, which also includes Chapel Hill and Durham, so there's also a lot happening in nearby areas.

Popular spots include Fox Liquor Bar, Slims Downtown Distillery, and Beasley's Chicken + Honey. As with most cities in the south, the people are always friendly and the pace is slower so you can easily find time to unwind and relax.
What Downtown Raleigh Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.2
value
8.0
amenities
9.0
social
7.5
management
9.0
Median rents in Downtown Raleigh
Studio
$
1,200
1 Bedroom
$
1,350
2 Bedroom
$
1,800

Living in
Downtown Raleigh

Downtown Raleigh — 8.7/10 Rating (based on 16 neighborhood reviews)
I love living in downtown. I am originally from a small town, so being able to walk to all of the restaurants downtown has been an amazing experience. Also it's a quick drive to any grocery store of your choice (wegmans, aldi, harris teeter, food lion, lidel, publix, etc.). I also live within a 3 minute walk of the school, so being able to run home if I forgot my notes or book was a great positive to being so close! I will mention that I did get rides after my night classes during the winter months, as the walk isn't well lit at night.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Hue
Living in the Warehouse District is both fun and annoying. There are lots of things to do and the restaurants are great. However, the trains are quite loud and on the weekends the streets are loud due to people wandering around.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Dillon Downtown Apartments
There is lots to do in the warehouse district and tons of amazing restaurants within walking distance! And the biggest perk of all is that my commute to school is a 4-5 minute walk.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Dillon Downtown Apartments
Since these apartments are downtown it’s hard to leave at night to walk my dog and feel safw
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Hue
There's a publix and several resturants nearby! You're living in downtown raleigh!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Metropolitan Apartments
It's downtown Raleigh, so an ideal location but can be loud.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Hue
Neighborhood was great
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Link Apartments Glenwood South
Lot's of shops, restaurants and places to go out.
Very calm in terms of traffic and noise.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
SkyHouse Raleigh
I have walked home late some nights and have never felt unsafe. The Lincoln is very close to several bars and restaurants. The City Market area is a fun place to hang out and go shopping. Before COVID, there was an open air market there every Wednesday.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Lincoln Apartments
Super close to tons of food places, bars, a grocery store, and down the street from basically anything you’d need. Downtown Raleigh can be a little rough sometimes so just be careful walking alone when it’s late!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Hue
We are so close to many bars and restaurants but also far enough from Glenwood street that there isn't much noise.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Metropolitan Apartments
I love being right downtown. It is so convenient, and its so nice being so close to campus.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Link Apartments Glenwood South
Great location. Walking distance to school, nightlife, and restaurants.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Hue
Safe, worth the price.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Metropolitan Apartments
Close to everything!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Edison Lofts
Good overall. Noisy.
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4
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Hue


Getting to Know
Downtown Raleigh

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Raleigh Blvd to Capital Blvd
North to South Boundaries: Capital Blvd to Walnut Creek
dining
Calavera Empanadas And Tequila
Clouds Brewing
Donatos Seaboard
Side Street Restaurant
grocery
Martins Food
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
fitness
Krav Maga Raleigh
Retro Fitness
River Ridge Golf Club
parks
Little Rock Trail
Nash Square
Oakwood Dog Park
coffee
Café de los Muertos
Happy & Hale
PieBird
Undergrounds
bus
100/105 (bus)
18 (bus)
3 (bus)
301/305 (bus)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Downtown Raleigh includes zip codes 27601, 27603, 27604, and 27610
Rent vs Own
45
%
of Downtown Raleigh residents are renters
Driving to Work
82
%
of Downtown Raleigh residents drive to work
New Construction
30
%
of housing units in Downtown Raleigh have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
90
%
<20 units
4
%
20-49 units
6
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
25
%
18 - 34
32
%
35 - 54
27
%
55+
17
%
Unit Mix
3
%
Studio
14
%
1 Bed
30
%
2 Bed
53
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
53
%
Undergrad Student
12
%
Grad Student
2
%
Unemployed
9
%
Retired
23
%

Best Apartments
in Downtown Raleigh



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Hue

Studio $1,073
1 Bed $1,373
2 Beds $1,783

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Studio $1,079
1 Bed $1,302
2 Beds $1,917

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Studio $995
1 Bed $1,168
2 Beds $1,655

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Studio $1,099
1 Bed $1,436
2 Beds $2,550

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