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
Mar
30
Thu
9:00 am Art in Bloom @ NC Museum of Art
Art in Bloom @ NC Museum of Art
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in Bloom @ NC Museum of Art | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Museum’s third annual festival of flowers returns Thursday, March 30, 2017. Art in Bloom features over 50 floral interpretations of art in the Museum’s permanent collection. During the four-day festival, you may be inspired[...]
7:00 pm Town Hall Discussion: “Smart Gro... @ North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Town Hall Discussion: “Smart Gro... @ North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Town Hall Discussion: “Smart Growth: Making Our Cities Sustainable” @ North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Half of humanity, nearly 3.5 billion of us, live in cities. By 2030, almost 60 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas with 95 percent of that expansion happening in the developing[...]
Mar
31
Fri
9:00 am Art in Bloom @ NC Museum of Art
Art in Bloom @ NC Museum of Art
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in Bloom @ NC Museum of Art | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Museum’s third annual festival of flowers returns Thursday, March 30, 2017. Art in Bloom features over 50 floral interpretations of art in the Museum’s permanent collection. During the four-day festival, you may be inspired[...]
12:00 pm International Festival at NC Sta... @ NCSU Stafford Commons
International Festival at NC Sta... @ NCSU Stafford Commons
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
International Festival at NC State University @ NCSU Stafford Commons | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
We are pleased to announce an International Festival at NC State University on Friday, March 31st from 12:00pm-4:00pm at Stafford Commons. This event is sponsored by Student Involvement, Student Government, Multicultural Student Affairs, and the[...]
3:00 pm Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon a... @ Raleigh Convention Center
Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon a... @ Raleigh Convention Center
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Marathon and Half Marathon @ Raleigh Convention Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
2017 will mark Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon and 1/2 Marathon’s 4th year with the series since the inaugural race in 2014. Through the years, Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh has become known for its beautiful[...]