The 5 Best Areas Around Raleigh to Live In

Best Neighborhoods in Raleigh - Raleigh skyline night

Best Neighborhoods in Raleigh - Raleigh skyline night

Living in Raleigh

This year has been a pretty good one for the city of Raleigh by making its way on to a few lists like, being one of the America’s Coolest Cities  as well as being one of the Most Stable Real Estate Markets in America. If a city is able to make it on these type of lists, it must be a great place to live. We took a closer look at some of the areas in and around Raleigh that are great places to live.

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Five Points

Five Points is home to over 8,000 happy residents, and is more of a family friendly area. Five Points has over 12 schools (public and private) within a one mile radius and is very near downtown Raleigh which has been the reason the median price of a home is 134% higher than the city of Raleigh as a whole. Five Points is also a rather safe area, with crime rate numbers coming in 59% lower than the city of Raleigh.

Population – 8,390

Crime Rate – 1,464/100,00

Median Price Of Home – $477,509

Median Household Income – $72,653

Glenwood

The neighborhood of Glenwood is one of the more expensive areas to live in within Raleigh. The median cost of a home in Glenwood is $524,773 which is 158% higher than Raleigh. It’s a prestigious neighborhood and won’t disappoint those looking to move there. If you are a fan of the arts, Glenwood will not disappoint, as there are a couple art galleries in the area for residents to enjoy. (Artsource Art Consultants – Gallery, Flinks Fine Art)

Population – 7,753

Crime Rate –  1.464/100,000

Median Price Of Home –  $524,773

Median Household Income – $107,023

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Hillsborough

The neighborhood of Hillsborough is one of the best Raleigh suburbs, being home to North Carolina State University it’s no surprise. There are plenty of amenities in Hillsborough, which allows residents to walk around the neighborhood with ease and access to everything they need. Hillsborough street alone is overflowing with coffee shops, restaurants, local shopping centers, and much more. It’s right in-between Raleigh and Greensboro, so the options for work are varied.

Population – 6,207

Crime Rate – 2,093/100,000

Median Price Of Home – $314,755

Median Household Income – $35,788

Six Forks

Those who live in Six Forks will have no problem agreeing that it’s one of the best Raleigh areas. Six Forks has an older median age than a few of our other top neighborhoods as their median age for males is 53.2 and 61.2 for females. Just because the area has an older population, doesn’t mean they do not know how to have a good time, there are plenty amenities in the area to enjoy. Six Forks is full of restaurants for residents to enjoy as well as many places to go spend some cash shopping such as JC Penney, Cameron Clothing Co. and many more.

Population – 10,490

Crime Rate –  1,464/100,000

Median Price Of Home –  $360,760

Median Household Income – $82,328

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North Hills/Midtown

If you are looking for a great place to start or raise your family, look no further than the North Hills/Midtown area. It’s a great place to raise your family because it is fairly safe, and more importantly there are many schools, parks, and libraries in the area. Local agent Matt Nugent said,”The North Hills and Midtown area provides an amazing experience for family and friends of all ages. The area provides an ample amount of delicious restaurants, lavishing spas, and an constant array of social events fun for everyone.”

Population – 1,986

Crime Rate –  1,464/100,000

Median Price Of Home –  $320,000

Median Household Income – $96,542

Is there a neighborhood that you feel should be on this list? Let us know in the comments!

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