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About SouthWestRaleigh

SouthWestRaleigh is a region of Raleigh with its own distinct flavor and history. Many of its neighborhoods were built in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and maintain the feel of a story told through time. Other areas are experiencing a transformation to urbanity and modern concepts of living densely and sustainably. Sometimes called the Creative District, SouthWestRaleigh draws its vibrancy from the diversity and innovation of its residents and the richness of its communities.

SouthWestRaleigh covers an area of 33.5 square miles, or 23% of Raleigh’s total area. Its region encompasses an extension of Downtown Raleigh, both campuses of NC State University, and a number of distinct neighborhoods. The area is connected within and without by transportation corridors and punctuated by landmarks.  SouthWestRaleigh’s population has doubled in the last 40 years and continues to grow rapidly as the district’s amenities are recognized.

SouthWestRaleigh.com is a City of Raleigh project administered by the Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation.

Learn about the Uncovering South West Raleigh project.

Pullen Park
Wolfpack Statue at NCSU Campus
May
22
Tue
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Wade Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Jaycee Park Community Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
If you live in Raleigh, you automatically are a member of a Citizens Advisory Council. The City of Raleigh has 19 CACs, each representing a different geographic region of the city. Each CAC elects its[...]
May
23
Wed
7:30 am Learn It Up! @ Comedyworx
Learn It Up! @ Comedyworx
May 23 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Learn It Up! @ Comedyworx | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Hillsborough Street Parking Study: Supply, Demand and Solutions Learn It Up! Hillsborough Street is an education series presented by the board of Live It Up! Hillsborough Street. Each event highlights a different business theme relating to[...]
Jun
1
Fri
6:00 pm First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome[...]
Jun
4
Mon
7:00 pm Central Citizens Advisory Counci... @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center
Central Citizens Advisory Counci... @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm
Central Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
If you live in Raleigh, you automatically are a member of a Citizens Advisory Council. The City of Raleigh has 19 CACs, each representing a different geographic region of the city. Each CAC elects its[...]
Jun
8
Fri
8:00 pm NCMA Summer Concerts Series: Fir... @ NC Museum of Art
NCMA Summer Concerts Series: Fir... @ NC Museum of Art
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm
NCMA Summer Concerts Series: First Aid Kit, with Jade Bird @ NC Museum of Art | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Thanks to Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit, “Swedish Folk Americana” is now an actual thing. Klara and Johanna Söderberg recall feeling like outsiders for finding 1970s U.S. culture “exotic” and for obsessing over country stars[...]