Raleighwood vs. Hollywood

Wideshot of Downtown Raleigh with a photo filter.

By Haylee Damato

It has taken me four years as a college student living in downtown Raleigh to fully appreciate the City of Oaks.
Raleigh is truly a thriving city that can easily be underrated. In 2011, Business Weekly rated Raleigh the number one “Best City to Live In.”

There are so many things to do here and it took a long time for me to even realize that. From breathtaking nighttime skylines to museums, from the Governor’s mansion only a few blocks away from downtown residents, and to small coffee cafe’s around every corner. There is truly something for everyone.

For the runners, there are numerous trails and parks to jog through.

For the sightseer, there stands Historic Oakwood, Dorothea Dix Hospital, and the North Carolina Governor’s Mansion, home to Pat McCrory.

For the historian, spend an afternoon at the North Carolina Museum of Art and Science or take a tour of the Titanic exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science.

For college students who are looking to pursue a degree, choose from 8 different campuses, including the first French business school to open in the United States.

For the night owl, experience the nightlife of downtown with restaurants, clubs, bars and live music venues.

Don’t miss out on the opportunities to live in this great city. Whether you’re visiting for the weekend or residing permanently, there is something new each day.

To learn more about events happening in Raleigh visit godowntownraleigh.com.

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