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More than a third of the city's population today calls North Raleigh home. The mostly suburban area is best known for large and popular amenity rich & well-planned sub-divisions, many shopping centers, and plenty of natural resources which provide for a ton of all-around fun & recreational opportunities for a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle. The Northern areas of Raleigh have always been a much sought-after destination, especially for families, as everything you will ever need is conveniently located in a close proximity. You will find charming townhome communities, affordable apartments, spacious single family homes as well as luxurious sprawling estates and multi-million dollar mansions surrounded by prestigious country clubs, tranquil parks and some of the very best local shopping, dining, and entertainment.

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Raleigh’s Best Adventure Theme Parks & Entertainment Centers

Did you know there are three fun and exciting amusement parks located within the city limits of Raleigh, featuring tons of indoor and outdoor activities for kids of all ages? They are Galaxy Fun Park, Adventure Landing, and Frankie’s Fun Park. Activities at these family-friendly local entertainment complexes include bumper cars, miniature golf, laser tag, trampolines, arcades, batting cages and so much more. Next time you are looking for a fun family outing, keep it local. Less driving means more...

Where Raleigh Foodies Wine & Dine in Style

Raleigh is a great place to be if you are a foodie! It’s a fast-growing city, so the foodie landscape changes frequently. There are always new restaurants to try, and Raleigh chefs work hard to create unique dishes that are sure to please. In addition to the many restaurants, there are also frequent wine dinners, tastings, and all types of fun celebrations centered around food. So grab a glass of Bordeaux and peruse this short guide to the Raleigh foodie...

Raleigh’s Best Food Trucks & Where To Find Them!

The local obsession with Food Trucks in the Raleigh area primarily started just a few years ago and has been exploding in popularity ever since. Each and every year, it seems there are new food trucks setting up shop in the city and introducing us to unique international cuisines and hard-to-find delicacies. There are now actually close to 100 local Raleigh based food trucks driving around! It was in 2015, in response to the growing popularity of food trucks and...

Raleigh’s Best Up and Coming Restaurants – Our 2018 Top Picks

2017 was an excellent year for the Raleigh restaurant scene as we witnessed a lot of activity and progress. Local foodies saw exciting new restaurants opened up by seasoned chefs as well as newcomers. It seemed that all eyes were on Raleigh’s food scene after Brewery Bhavana landed on Bon Appetit’s list of America’s Best New Restaurants at the #10 spot, after just being open for a few months! They also published a follow-up story just recently and we...

Raleigh’s Craft Beer Scene is Booming & Worth Checking Out

There are over 25 craft breweries in the Raleigh area and every year seems to bring new players to the local craft beer scene. In 2017, the Raleigh brewing community welcomed Brewery Bhavana and Brice Brewing! Raleigh brewers have access to fresh local ingredients and, most importantly, a close-knit community that’s passionate about beer and help each other out. In this short guide, we’ll give you an overview of the best Raleigh breweries, bottle shops, and beer bars - everything...

Raleigh’s Most Famous Local Restaurants – Worthy of All The Acclaim

What does it take for a local restaurant to become famous and highly acclaimed? Often it’s a combination of talent and passion, and there is no shortage of that in the Raleigh food + drink scene. Raleigh is home to many award-winning restaurants that have been featured in publications, shows, and TV. From fancy upscale restaurants to casual sit down diners, we have some of the best, and we want the world to know it. Check out this list of...

Raleigh’s Best Restaurants Serving Up Southern Comfort Foods

There’s a lot to love about the south: warm weather, friendly people and, most importantly, the delicious food! There’s a reason they call it southern comfort. There’s nothing quite like a plate of fried chicken or North Carolina BBQ served with rich mac & cheese and collards! Raleigh is a proud southern city that’s especially proud of its food. Check out these six Raleigh restaurants for the best in local southern comfort foods: Poole’s Diner The macaroni au gratin served at Poole’s...

Best Rooftop Bars in Raleigh

One of the best perks of living in Raleigh is the fantastic weather. Sure, it gets a little hot in the summer, but for most of the year, we have mild weather and can enjoy outdoor activities. Rooftop bars allow us to enjoy sunny afternoons, summer nights and crisp fall evenings while enjoying adult beverages. We certainly love our rooftop bars in Raleigh! Here are a few of our favorites: The Raleigh Times The Raleigh Times is a very popular beer bar...

Shop Local at Some of Raleigh’s Unique Farmers’ Markets

North Carolina’s climate is fantastic for farming, and it’s a huge part of our state identity. NC State University is well-known for its agriculture department. North Carolinians proudly purchase and consume produce grown right here at home. While the NC State Farmer’s Market is the most obvious location to get your fresh fruits, veggies, and meats, there are also smaller, unique local farmer’s markets throughout Raleigh. These markets may be a bit smaller, but offer many of the same products...

The Very Best Local Bakeries in Raleigh – Worth The Drive!

The smell of fresh bread, cookies, desserts, and other sweet treats is so divine! Mhmm!! There’s nothing quite like the comforting atmosphere of a bakery. Fortunately, Raleigh is home to many excellent bakeries, each with a different specialty. Craving a freshly made bagel or roll for lunch? How about a macaron for dessert? No matter what baked goodie you want, Raleigh definitely has it. Check out these eight great Raleigh based bakeries that are worth visiting: New York Bagel & Deli New...

North Raleigh Shopping: Triangle Town Center VS. Crabtree Valley Mall

The North Raleigh area is lucky to have two fabulous, large and unique indoor shopping malls. Triangle Town Center and Crabtree Valley mall are not only two of the most popular malls in the Raleigh - Durham region, but they are also the largest. Triangle Town Center is one of the newer malls in the area and it is extremely popular with all ages. They even feature a large outdoor commons area with beautiful green open spaces and water features along...

Raleigh’s Most Popular Expensive Neighborhoods

The city of Raleigh is home to a wide variety of pricey neighborhoods and exclusive communities of million dollar homes. Some are historic, featuring unique and one-of-a-kind homes which are over 100 years old, closer to the city center where all the action is, while other pricey neighborhoods have just recently been solidly established in the past 15-20 years further out in the lesser densely populated and more remote locations which feature a quiet suburban all-around feel. There are many...

10 Best Swim & Tennis Clubs in Raleigh

Raleigh residents are lucky to enjoy great weather year-round. The city is home to many excellent private swim & tennis clubs that offer seasonal pool access, and year-round tennis courts which are either har-tru and/or hard-courts. Some facilities even have climate controlled indoor tennis courts available for play! Check out our in-depth list of the ten best swim & tennis clubs: ...remaining parts of this post could not be retrieved/parsed at this time ↻ Please try to refresh or come back later!  

First Look: Raleigh’s Newest Exclusive Million Dollar Homes Community — Avalaire

Located in the heart of North Raleigh, Avalaire is one of the premier new luxury million dollar home communities in all of the Raleigh - Durham region that is currently being built out. Available homesites range from 3/4 acres to 2+ acres, with an average width of 150 ft. A total of 56 homesites are available at this time. Avalaire will offer a blend of country-style living, in the city, with its natural landscapes and beautiful park-like setting... About 25%...

Raleigh Golf Communities: Brier Creek VS. Wakefield

Two of the best master planned communities featuring a golf course in the northern parts of Raleigh are Brier Creek and Wakefield Plantation. For nearly two decades, these two prestigious golf course communities have been the most desirable places for golf lovers to call home. In North Raleigh, which is one of the most vibrant and appealing areas in all of our region, residents enjoy an amenity-rich lifestyle that is unmatched. Residents enjoy a relaxed and private atmosphere, combining personalized service,...

Top 5 Golf Course Communities in Raleigh

Raleigh is home to numerous well-established Golf course communities, available in a variety of price ranges. Residents enjoy the many perks of living in an active, amenity-rich community/country club setting. Below are five of the best master-planned residential communities in Raleigh with a golf course right in your backyard.

First Look: Raleigh’s Newest Master Planned Community — 5401 North

5401 North is presently in development in Northeast Raleigh and is one of the biggest projects happening in all of The Triangle this past decade. It is a massive 400 acre master-planned mixed-use community that will feature over 2,000 new homes of many styles, and millions of sq ft in available commercial/office space. Picture a community for all ages. Imagine a place where it's easy to get to and from work, a town where you celebrate life with family and...

First Look: Falls Reserve in North Raleigh — Luxurious Lakeside Living

In the northernmost part of Raleigh, you will find Falls Reserve currently being built out. This exclusive new home community near Falls Lake and Wake Forest defines the good life in a quiet, relaxing, peaceful place to call home. True custom-built luxurious homes are available on 1 to 2 acre secluded homesites that back up to nature. The heavily wooded community, in the rolling hills of North Raleigh, offers large picturesque homesites with a variety of elevations and stunning views....

Affordable Suburban Living: North Raleigh VS. Wake Forest

For many years now both North Raleigh and Wake Forest have been widely considered as two of the favorite and most affordable suburban locations in the Raleigh area to call home, with an active well-balanced lifestyle. Over in North Raleigh, the communities of Wakefield, Bedford, and Falls River are especially popular when it comes to suburban living. The communities offer some of the best opportunities to buy a fairly priced single family home or a townhome and enjoy life in...

North Raleigh Golf Communities: North Ridge VS. Wakefield

Two of the premier residential golf communities in all of North Raleigh are North Ridge Country Club and Wakefield Plantation. Both are located right along the Falls of Neuse corridor and are about 6 miles apart. North Ridge is located on nearly 400 acres of rolling, wooded terrain. The 70,000 sqft clubhouse complex and grounds of North Ridge offer exceptional social and recreational opportunities for member families and guests. The two 18-hole golf courses, aptly named Lakes and Oaks, were...

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Best Local Restaurants Serving Up Southern Style Comfort Food in Cary

Southern style food is always popular and has a growing high demand here in the Triangle area, especially as new-comers who relocate to North Carolina discover the tasty and comforting cuisine. Creamy mac and cheese, perfectly prepared BBQ and crispy fried chicken - these are just a few good examples of comfort foods that...

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