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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Raleigh

I live right across main street from popular shopping center. Many good restaurants and bars. Also, 5 grocery stores just minutes away and right off interstate for travel

It is a mixed community and everything is easy to get to. You don't have to go far to get what you wsnty

Nearby stores and shopping centers, well maintained landscaping. Stores have water and ocean views. People are relatively friendly.

This is a townhome neighborhood with Umstead State Park as are backyards. We are close to all the highways and commercial areas but live in a park setting. The homes are well built and soundproof between residents.

I like that it is very family oriented. There is shopping close by. There is easy access to other parts of the city.

It's very quiet neighborhood not a lot of cars you can let your kids outside without boring we have supermarkets close by

Who Lives Here

Raleigh Demographics

Education

High School

25%

Associate's

26%

Bachelor's

33%

Master's

13%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

43%

3 people

24%

4 people

21%

5 people

8%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

37%

50-100k

32%

100-150k

16%

150-200k

7%

200k+

9%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

13%

20-45

41%

45-65

23%

65+

11%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Raleigh?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24$1252$1347$1599$1956
Jan '24$1224$1359$1599$1947
Dec '23$1257$1379$1612$1951
Nov '23$1272$1382$1622$2097
Oct '23$1325$1422$1663$2148
Sep '23$1374$1433$1727$2167
Aug '23$1524$1481$1757$2063
Jul '23$1524$1509$1769$2133
Jun '23$1506$1532$1834$2227
May '23$1531$1539$1849$2231
Apr '23$1537$1557$1778$2208
Mar '23$1472$1535$1759$2119
Feb '23$1492$1462$1621$2005

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Raleigh

Raleigh Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

24%

15-30 Mins

44%

30-40 Mins

17%

40-60 Mins

9%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3333

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 70 of 103 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 63 of 103 renters

Percentage: 4141

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 65 of 103 renters

Percentage: 3333

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 67 of 103 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 85 of 103 renters

Top Scores: Art, Parks, Retail

Things To Do In Raleigh

Top Score

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 10% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Parks

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Raleigh is prime for park lovers.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 14% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Raleigh's retail scene is in the bag.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 43% more shops than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Suffice to say, this place is great for groceries.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 37% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rest assured, you won't go hungry around here.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Oh la latte, not a bad spot for getting a cup of joe.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 9% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The perfect place to paint the town red.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. A standard number of bars and clubs compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Raleigh scores high for health and fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 15% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Raleigh is a good place for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 26% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in Raleigh are at full-throttle!

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 11% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Raleigh doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 52% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Raleigh Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 100 of 103 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 96 of 103 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 95 of 103 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 89 of 103 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 78 of 103 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 78 of 103 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 78 of 103 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 78 of 103 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 78 of 103 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 71 of 103 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 63 of 103 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 62 of 103 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 61 of 103 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 59 of 103 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 59 of 103 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 53 of 103 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 53 of 103 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 73 of 103 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 75 of 103 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 79 of 103 renters

Raleigh Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Raleigh

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Raleigh, NC

Getting to Know Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, the "City of Oaks," is part of the Research Triangle (along with Durham and Chapel Hill). The area's economy is strong, resulting in high per capita income and low unemployment. The Triangle area is a leader in the production of electrical machinery, electronic equipment, processed foods, pharmaceuticals and metal products. It's also well-regarded for the universities in the area, including North Carolina State University, Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill. Locals will tell you Raleigh is pronounced "Rah-Lee," and if you're relocating, you'll find that southern pronunciation is an art. However you say it, Raleigh is a lovely place to call home. It has a vibrant student community, positive job growth and plenty of culture and entertainment.

The Best Neighborhoods in Raleigh

In addition to new apartment complexes, with state-of-the-art amenities, Raleigh is experiencing a revitalization of some of its older properties. It's easier to now find resort-style pools and community fitness centers.

  • North Raleigh: Comprising a huge section of the city, North Raleigh is full of cute residential enclaves within the larger area. There are plenty of places to eat, shop and play, like Research Triangle Center, which make this neighborhood a fun place to settle down.
  • Downtown Raleigh: The downtown area is a cultural hotspot. It's not only the most walkable neighborhood, but also has the best transit system. This is where history meets culture meets good ole' Southern dining along East Martin Street.
  • North Hills: Located at the south end of Raleigh, check out North Hills if you want an up-and-coming area. This is where developers are introducing new shops, restaurants, offices and homes.
  • Brier Creek Country Club: Live within a stone's throw of Research Triangle Park in the Brier Creek area. Here you'll find a mix of single-family homes and condominiums next door to offices and shops.
  • Northwest Raleigh: Placing both residential clusters and shopping centers into a park-like setting, Northwest Raleigh is a beautiful place to call home. Enjoy mature oaks and tons of greenery while running errands in this affordable part of town.
  • West Raleigh: To find all the students in Raleigh, this neighborhood should be your first stop. Home to North Carolina State University, there are plenty of eclectic restaurants and sports bars in this lively neighborhood.
  • Tryon Place: With outdoor entertainment available year-round, Tryon Place is a neighborhood meant for those who love nature. It's also not too far from today's modern conveniences, shops and restaurants.
  • Cameron Village: Shopping is the claim to fame in Cameron Village. Here you'll find a mix of national brands and local retail shops selling everything from home goods to fashion. There's also plenty of choices when it comes to dining, thanks to the local mall.
  • Southwest Raleigh: Bordering North Carolina State University, Southwest Raleigh is a popular neighborhood for students. Even with its ideal location, the neighborhood has a quiet vibe. When you want to distance yourself from the college crowd, there are plenty of lakes and greenspaces to enjoy.
  • Crabtree: In Crabtree, it's all about the mall. The neighborhood even takes its name from the 200+ stores and restaurants you'll find there. With a reputation extending back to 1972, this is a mall that residents won't stop talking about. It almost overshadows the other amenities in the area like access to the East Coast Greenway.

Fun Things to Do in Raleigh

A bustling town, there's no shortage of things to do when it comes to living in Raleigh. Activities appeal to every interest. From history-buffs to those looking for something family-friendly, you're covered.

Raleigh Attractions

For a great place to learn about area history, visit the North Carolina Museum of History. It's home to artifacts, photographs and exhibits from Colonial times to present day. Taking up 157 acres, Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD Nature Preserve lets you get up close to nature and learn a little more about the local wildlife. You can also visit the only African American museum in the state, that was once someone's home. Check out the Pope House Museum for a closer look at the life of Dr. Manassa Thomas Pope, one of Raleigh's most prominent African-American citizens.

Free Things to do in Raleigh

You'll find plenty of free things to do in the City of Oaks.  There's picturesque Pullen Park, anchored by a 1920s carousel for a nice walk. The North Carolina Museum of Art is home to the Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park filled with walkways dotted with works of art. For a walk among the flowers, swing through the Raleigh Municipal Rose Garden, home to more than 60 varieties of roses.

Adventures in Raleigh

From adrenaline-boosting activities to educational tours, there's a lot of excitement to be had in Raleigh. Take a hot air balloon ride, go ziplining in the treetops and more. Cheer on the Wolfpack at Carter-Finley Stadium as NC State battles against some of the best football teams in the ACC. You can also visit PNC Arena, the home of the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes. This venue hosts entertaining events year-round including rodeos, NCAA tournament basketball, Disney on Ice and, of course, Hurricane hockey.

For Families with Kids

Maintaining its small-town charm, but with big-city opportunities, Raleigh is full of fun things to do with kids. Start with the Marbles Kids Museum in downtown, where learning is hands-on. When it's time for a more formal education, parents have more than 170 public schools to consider within the Raleigh school district. It's the largest public-school district in North Carolina.

Getaways from Raleigh

Living in Raleigh, you're less than four hours from Virginia Beach. The Outer Banks, on North Carolina's coast, is also nearby, accessible via U.S. 64 East. The closest beach to Raleigh, Wrightsville Beach, is just two hours away.

Find Your Apartment in Raleigh

Finding a new place to live can be a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you're looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we'll help you find your perfect match. Regardless of your desires, there's an apartment in Raleigh for you.