Downtown Raleigh

Downtown Raleigh Market Stats

Where can you find the best restaurants, shopping destinations, and entertainment in the Greater Raleigh area? Why, Downtown Raleigh, of course! Downtown Raleigh is filled with some of the Triangle’s best-kept secrets, from hole-in-the-wall eateries to dive bars to art galleries and museums. Thousands of visitors flock to Downtown Raleigh every year to experience its parades, food truck rodeos, and other outdoor festivals, but residents of Downtown Raleigh are just steps away from the year-round excitement. If you want to be right in the heart of big-city opportunity, excitement, and urban community, then Downtown Raleigh might be just the spot you seek. Come and explore.

A Snapshot of the Area


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90ºF / 65ºF

Summer Climate

51ºF / 30ºF

Winter Climate

Life in Downtown Raleigh

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Explore the Area

Everything You'll Love in Downtown Raleigh

Top tourist attractions

Downtown Raleigh is home to some of North Carolina’s best tourist attractions, like the Museum of Natural Sciences and the Marbles Kids Museum, as well as hidden gems known only to residents. Catch world-renowned performers at Red Hat Amphitheater or the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Step back through time at the Governors Mansion, Historic Oakwood, or the NC Museum of History. Or try out some new flavors at a local favorite, like 42nd Street Oyster Bar, The Pit Authentic Barbecue, or Bida Manda Laotian Restaurant.

Scenic outdoor recreation

Did you know that there are over 440 acres of parks near Downtown Raleigh? For an urban city center, that is pretty incredible! If you enjoy being outside, you’ll find plenty of options within a walk, bike, or short drive of home. Take a scenic stroll through Moore Square Historic Park. Enjoy some fresh air at Dorothea Dix Park. Explore the water garden at Fred Fletcher Park. Even get out on a boat at Lake Johnson.

An active community calendar

There’s always something happening in Downtown Raleigh—from live local music to city-wide celebrations like First Night Raleigh. Art festivals, street parades, music performances, food and drink festivals… the fun truly never ends. Some of the biggest Downtown Raleigh events include First Night Raleigh, Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Brewgaloo, Thrive NC, Artsplosure, Raleigh Annual International Food Festival, Food Truck Rodeo, 4th of July Fireworks… and so much more.

A thriving job market

Dozens of new residents move to the Triangle every day for its thriving job market. Many of the area’s big companies are located in the Research Triangle Park, which is located about 20 minutes from Downtown Raleigh. However, if you live downtown, you might be able to walk to work—Downtown Raleigh is home to over 7 million square feet of private office space, 117 retailers, 158 restaurants, and many major businesses. In total, Downtown Raleigh employs nearly 50,000 people!

Linda Craft Team Realtors: Your Downtown Raleigh Experts

If Downtown Raleigh sounds like the perfect place to make your next home, we’d love to help! Contact Linda Craft Team Realtors today to learn more about the area and buying a home in the Triangle… or to start your search! We look forward to meeting you.