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Living in Central Raleigh

Central is the most walkable neighborhood in Raleigh with 6,431 residents.

Central has good public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: South Central, North Central, Mordecai, Hillsborough, Southwest Raleigh, Five Points and Wade.

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Walk Score of Central, Raleigh, NC

Central is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Nash Square

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Most errands can be accomplished on foot in Central Raleigh.

Central is the most walkable neighborhood in Raleigh with a Walk Score of 71.

Find apartments in Raleigh's most walkable neighborhoods: Central, Hillsborough and North Central.

Central Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Central to other Raleigh neighborhoods.




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1 Central 71 52 69 6,431
2 Hillsborough 61 55 68 12,562
3 North Central 56 46 62 4,993

See Walk Score rankings for all of Raleigh.

Eating & Drinking

There are about 128 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Central.

People in Central can walk to an average of 5 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Pour House The

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The Pit

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thumbnail for SittiReally cool historic building and solid menu of Greek and Lebanese food.

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Transit Score of Central, Raleigh, NC

Central has Good Transit

Many nearby public transportation options. Find Central Raleigh apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Central has good public transportation and about 23 bus lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Central on public transit.

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Central has about 1 car shares from RelayRides.

Bike Score of Central, Raleigh, NC

Central is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.


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Crime in Central

Central has more violent crime and more property crime per person than the Raleigh average.

Central Crime Rate

Compared to all Raleigh neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in Central Raleigh?



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Rum Runners

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The Oxford Gastropub

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Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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Tír na nÓg Irish Pub

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City Plaza

Central is Talking About...

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