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
Oct
19
Thu
all-day NC State Fair @ NC State Fairgrounds
NC State Fair @ NC State Fairgrounds
Oct 19 all-day
NC State Fair @ NC State Fairgrounds | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
 
6:00 pm Gregg Museum: Heavy Metal Show &... @ Gregg Museum of Art & Design
Gregg Museum: Heavy Metal Show &... @ Gregg Museum of Art & Design
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm
Gregg Museum: Heavy Metal Show & Tell @ Gregg Museum of Art & Design | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Rocker Ben Venom recycles concert shirts from punk and heavy metal bands to make quilts that might have made your grandmother faint. Inspired by tattoos, graffiti and the underground scene, they are the polar opposite[...]
6:00 pm Sip N Shop @ Downtown Raleigh
Sip N Shop @ Downtown Raleigh
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sip N Shop @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The retail community in downtown has banded together, and Sip N Shop is back! On Thursday, October 19 from 6 pm – 9 pm, enjoy an evening out with extended store hours with drinks, treats, and giveaways. Shop[...]
Oct
20
Fri
all-day 32nd International Festival of R... @ Raleigh Convention Center
32nd International Festival of R... @ Raleigh Convention Center
Oct 20 all-day
32nd International Festival of Raleigh @ Raleigh Convention Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The International Festival of Raleigh is packed with international FUN. More than 71 ethnic groups participate to present a variety of high-quality arts through dance and musical performances, ethnic cuisines, dance, and global cooking workshops,[...]
all-day Haunted Trolley Tour @ The trolley departs from Mordecai Historic Park
Haunted Trolley Tour @ The trolley departs from Mordecai Historic Park
Oct 20 all-day
Haunted Trolley Tour @ The trolley departs from Mordecai Historic Park | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Jump on board the Haunted Trolley, if you dare, for a special late night tour of downtown Raleigh’s most haunted places. Jump aboard – you never know who you might meet along the way!  Various times.