Downtown Raleigh

Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$169,900 to $1,590,000
  • Closed Prices:$119,900 to $1,612,500
  • Median Sale Price:$406,500
  • Average $ per sq ft:$314
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $731.23,$0 to $947.87/mo,$0/quarter,$0 to $200
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1888 to 2020
  • Sq. Ft.:634 to 4,425Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 6Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 5Bathrooms

Homes for Sale

Homes in this area come in a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes.

Where to Live

Condominiums in high-rise buildings provide a luxurious lifestyle with access to amenities like pools, fire pits, and garden terraces. Attached row homes and single-family homes can be found further from the city center. Some older residences have been restored to meet contemporary needs while maintaining a vintage appeal. New constructions with sleek, modern designs are also popular. Many bus routes converge downtown, so no resident will have a hard time getting around by public transportation. Frequenters of the train may want to live near the southwest border of the neighborhood for easy access to the Amtrak station.

Where to Eat

Foodies in Downtown Raleigh have a lot of American comfort food to choose from, but creative small plates and international cuisine are also big. Beasley's Chicken + Honey is the place to try fried chicken and waffles or any other Southern classics you've got a craving for. When you're looking for a new experience, visit Sitti to sample modern Lebanese fare, Bida Manda to try Laotian cuisine, or Brewery Bhavana for dim sum. Vegetarians love the globally inspired menu at The Fiction Kitchen. Wherever you go, the best restaurants in Downtown Raleigh offer a warm, down-home service and some of the finest flavors that the city has to offer.

What You'll See

Downtown Raleigh is comprised of five distinct districts. The Capital District contains the city's grandiose government buildings such as the North Carolina State Capitol and the Executive Mansion. The Fayetteville Street District is characterized by beautiful skyscrapers, outdoor cafes, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, and public art. The Moore Square District is also known for its art scene and contains several historic sites and fantastic restaurants. The western portion of Downtown Raleigh, which includes the Glenwood South District and the Warehouse District, is a former industrial area that has recently transformed into a hip destination for dining and retail.

Friday Night Fun

Downtown Raleigh comes alive at night with something for everyone. Enjoy a Friday out on a rooftop beer garden, sample the whiskey at a hip cocktail bar, or head over to Boxcar Bar + Arcade to explore a huge collection of classic and modern arcade games. Movie nights at the IMAX Theatre are also a blast thanks to gigantic, 3-D capable screens. For live music, check the schedule at Red Hat Amphitheater or Lincoln Theatre to see if any of your favorite artists are coming to town.

The Perfect Sunday

Take a walk through historic Moore Square, a park that's been a part of Raleigh since the city's early days. North Carolina State Capitol, surrounded by majestic monuments, is another great place to take it easy on the weekend. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences houses an impressive collection of fossils, while the Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh exhibits thought-provoking works of art and design. What Downtown Raleigh lacks in green spaces, it makes up for with cultural attractions to stimulate the mind.

Locals Love

Exciting urban landscape • High-end boutiques and antique shops • Excellent dining options.

Locals Don't Love

Noise • Limited grocery options • Few green spaces.


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