Dorton Arena and NC State Fairgrounds Entrance
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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
23
Thu
6:00 pm LIVE@Lake Raleigh @ Lake Raleigh Shore
LIVE@Lake Raleigh @ Lake Raleigh Shore
May 23 @ 6:00 pm
LIVE@Lake Raleigh @ Lake Raleigh Shore | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
NC State LIVE and Visit Centennial have teamed up to present a series of sunset concerts by the beautiful Lake Raleigh. These free outdoor events will feature an amazing lineup of musicians – join us[...]
May
28
Tue
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
May 28 @ 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
29
Wed
6:00 pm Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
May 29 @ 6:00 pm
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
BYO yoga mat and water to this free event and get centered with yoga in the park! All fitness levels welcome. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month: Gentle Flow Yoga for all levels[...]
Jun
3
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 3 @ 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
5
Wed
6:00 pm Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
BYO yoga mat and water to this free event and get centered with yoga in the park! All fitness levels welcome. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month: Gentle Flow Yoga for all levels[...]