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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
Oct
13
Sat
all-day THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + C... @ NCMA
THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + C... @ NCMA
Oct 13 2018 – Jan 20 2019 all-day
THE BEYOND: Georgia O'Keeffe + Contemporary Art @ NCMA | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + Contemporary Art is a wonderful mix of classical and contemporary art that pulls you deep into a story. Opening on October 13, 2018, you’ll want to make time for this[...]
Nov
16
Fri
6:00 pm Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Come and enjoy Moonlight in the Garden this November with more lights and even more nights. Food trucks, live music, marshmallows and fire pits will be waiting for you as you experience the JC Raulston[...]
Nov
17
Sat
11:00 am Pop-PupAlooza Pop Up Dog Park at... @ Dorthea Dix Park Athletic Field
Pop-PupAlooza Pop Up Dog Park at... @ Dorthea Dix Park Athletic Field
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pop-PupAlooza Pop Up Dog Park at Dix Park @ Dorthea Dix Park Athletic Field | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
During this pop up event, dogs will be allowed off leash while at the specially crafted dog park, which features four acres for dogs to roam, and a small dog area as well. This is a[...]
12:00 pm Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Pop-Up Raleigh is downtown Raleigh’s original monthly vintage market. We offer vintage collectors and art lovers a place to shop and sip at Trophy Brewing & Taproom on Maywood Avenue. This beautiful building, near the NC State Farmer’s[...]
2:00 pm Downtown Raleigh Craft Beer and ... @ Seaboard Station
Downtown Raleigh Craft Beer and ... @ Seaboard Station
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm
Downtown Raleigh Craft Beer and Food Adventure @ Seaboard Station | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Combining some hidden gems in Raleigh’s Person St and Seaboard Station areas featuring beer with some food pairings for a fun afternoon experience. Downtown Raleigh Food & Craft Beer Adventure Tour- On this leisurely walk[...]