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Living in Raleigh

Raleigh is the 46th most walkable large city in the US with 403,892 residents.

Raleigh has some public transportation and does not have many bike lanes.

The most walkable Raleigh neighborhoods are Oakwood, College Park and Stonehenge East.

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Walk Score of Raleigh, NC

Raleigh is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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The Pour House Music Hall

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Anthony's Touch of Italy

Most errands require a car in Raleigh.

Raleigh is the 46th most walkable large city in the US with a Walk Score of 30.

Raleigh Apartments for Rent

Raleigh Neighborhoods




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1 Oakwood 62 67 74 1,584
2 College Park 57 48 68 614
3 Stonehenge East 36 30 32 1,080
4 North Hills 30 30 43 1,982
5 King Charles 30 38 37 3,834
6 Brookhaven 27 32 27 1,692
7 Bedford at Falls River 26 0 40 4,207
8 North Ridge 26 26 27 2,382
9 Sunset Hills 22 34 48 1,149
10 Brier Creek Country Club 17 18 28 3,735
11 Hedingham 10 7 40 4,119

Average Home Features

According to HomeAdvisor Data, these characteristics make up the average home in Raleigh

Average square footage 2400
Homeowners have 3.5 bedrooms
Homeowners have 2.6 bathrooms
Age of home 23 years
Average time living in home 14 years

Check out HomeAdvisor’s Raleigh Home Happiness Survey.

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,430 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Raleigh.

People in Raleigh can walk to an average of 0.5 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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The Pit

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

Jay Dawkins
on Sitti

Transit Score of Raleigh, NC

Raleigh has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Raleigh apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Raleigh has some public transportation and about 73 bus lines.

Transit Time

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

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Raleigh has about 13 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

Bike Score of Raleigh, NC

Raleigh is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.


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Crime in Raleigh

= Lowest Crime

Each year in Raleigh, 16 violent crimes and 49 property crimes occur per 1,000 people.

Use our crime maps to find an apartment for rent in a safe Raleigh neighborhood.

Pick a neighborhood to see crime maps or type an address to see the Crime Grade for that location.

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Pottersville Park

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Goodrich Green

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Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel

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The Oxford Gastropub

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Underwood Elementary School

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The Q Shack

thumbnail for Raleigh City FarmThis urban farm supplies food to great local restaurants like Capital Club 16!

Jay Dawkins
on Raleigh City Farm

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh - Brownstone - University

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Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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on Community Deli

Raleigh is Talking About...

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Tír na nÓg Irish Pub

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Starbucks - Main District

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Rum Runners "Live @ Traine"

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