What You'll Love About Midtown Raleigh
Midtown Raleigh, or North Hills as locals know it, is a shopping and dining paradise. North Hills shopping center not only boasts dozens of upscale restaurants and retailers, it's a popular spot for holiday celebrations, fitness programs, and other events.
North Hills is named after a large 1950s-era neighborhood of the same name. Drive along the tree-lined boulevards of this community and you'll find beautiful houses filled with character and friendly residents.
North Hills isn't the only neighborhood located in the Midtown area. Many of the communities nearby are closely knit, offer luxurious homes, and are conveniently located near major thoroughfares and I-440.
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Come Explore Life in Midtown Raleigh
Midtown Raleigh encompasses the homes, neighborhoods, businesses, and parks that fall within a 2-mile radius of North Hills shopping center. Residents adore the area's character, quick access to I-440, and myriad of attractions that are within Midtown or just a few minutes away.
While several subdivisions were built in the Midtown Raleigh area prior to the 1960s, it was the opening of the North Hills Mall that began Midtown's rapid development. In the decades since, North Hills shopping mall and the plazas surrounding it underwent extensive renovations, turning the entire area around the shopping center into the bustling residential and commercial district we know today.
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Spotlights of Midtown Raleigh
Raleigh residents and North Carolinians alike have always found North Hills fascinating. When the North Hills Mall was developed in 1960, it was the first indoor mall to be built between Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA. People would often drive several hours just to visit this mall! Decades later, North Hills entered a renaissance and underwent millions of dollars in modern renovations. The result is stunning, and the North Hills shopping center continues to be a unique place to visit.
Shopping & Dining
Both North Hills shopping center and Crabtree Valley Mall fall within the Midtown area, so you don't have to drive far to reach your favorite shops or restaurants. If you're looking for something off of the beaten path, however, just drive along Six Forks Road — there are plenty of hidden gems nestled in small shopping plazas along this thoroughfare!
Living near I-440 certainly has its perks. A quick drive is all it takes to reach Crabtree Valley Mall, NC State University, the Lonnie Poole Golf Course, and Downtown Raleigh itself.
Parks & Recreation
Midtown Raleigh isn't just a bustling commercial district. This area is surrounded by parks and green spaces! If you're craving an afternoon adventure, be sure to hike around Shelley Lake, take a picnic to North Hills Park, or enjoy a bike ride along one of the many trails in Raleigh's Capital Area Greenway network.
Midtown Raleigh Attractions
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Midtown Raleigh at a Glance
Travel & Commute
Research Triangle Park: 20 min.
Public Transit: GoRaleigh
Airport: RDU International Airport
Major Highways: I-440, US-401, Glenwood Ave.
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