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
Sep
19
Tue
7:00 pm Just Make Something! @ Imurj
Just Make Something! @ Imurj
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Just Make Something! @ Imurj | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Just Make Something! is a relaxing community get together that takes place leading up to and during Tuesday evening performances. Gather around the round table of art supplies, crafts, and art scraps to make zero-stakes art[...]
7:00 pm West Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center
West Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm
West Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Thomas G. Crowder Woodland 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[...]
Sep
20
Wed
10:45 am Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Sep 20 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market, a program produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, brings the highest quality local growers and food artisans together for a Raleigh audience. Our vendors include North Carolina farmers, ranchers, fisherman,[...]
12:00 pm Urban Design Center Talks: Bold ... @ City of Raleigh Museum
Urban Design Center Talks: Bold ... @ City of Raleigh Museum
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm
Urban Design Center Talks: Bold Ideas for Dix Park and the City of Raleigh @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Raleigh Urban Design Center and Dix Park Team have teamed up to bring you a series of lectures focused on contemporary and innovative ways to think about our city, Dix Park, and the relationship[...]
5:00 pm Music on the Market @ Exchange and Market Plaza
Music on the Market @ Exchange and Market Plaza
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm
Music on the Market @ Exchange and Market Plaza | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Join us every Wednesday evening from 5 pm – 6:30 pm for the months of August through October for “Music on Market”. The series which is a community collaboration between Trophy Brewing Company, Indy Week, YMCA of the[...]