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Last updated September 20 2020 at 7:45 PM

227 Apartments for rent in Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

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101 Units Available
511 Faye
511 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC
Studio
$1,295
572 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,429
803 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,039
1261 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 07:38 PM
We are now accepting in-person tours via scheduled appointments only. Our virtual tours are also available. Please schedule yours today. 511 Faye is high-rise living at its finest, elevated like never before in the heart of Raleigh's city center.
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15 Units Available
The Gramercy
650 West North Street, Raleigh, NC
Studio
$1,139
609 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,240
762 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,709
1174 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 07:37 PM
This North Boylan property is surrounded by shopping, dining and nightlife. Residents enjoy an on-site yoga studio, garage parking, coffee bar and 24-hour gym at this pet-friendly community. Apartments feature hardwood flooring and walk-in closets.
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12 Units Available
The Lincoln Apartments
408 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC
Studio
$1,069
553 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,292
714 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,699
1153 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:44 PM
Brand new, modern apartments near the Warehouse District. Hardwood floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Walk-in closets. Studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units available. Community has game room and coffee bar.
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281 Units Available
Peace Raleigh Apartments
417 West Peace Street, Raleigh, NC
Studio
$1,245
655 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,490
877 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,225
1218 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
A new level of premium apartment living has arrived in Raleigh’s rising Smoky Hollow neighborhood. Situated directly above Publix, downtown’s first and only national grocery store, Peace blends endless convenience with the excitement of urban living.
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34 Units Available
Skyhouse Raleigh
308 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC
Studio
$1,103
600 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,204
745 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,807
1132 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Contemporary apartments near Moore Square have granite counters, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. Cats and dogs allowed in these pet-friendly units. The complex has a coffee bar and a 24-hour gym.
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24 Units Available
Elan City Center
510 N Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC
Studio
$1,148
565 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,412
769 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,611
1082 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Modern apartments near Historic Oakwood and Route 70. Hardwood floors, high ceilings and private fireplace. In-unit laundry. Buildings have elevators. All tenants have access to community pool and yoga.
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17 Units Available
The Dillon
401 West Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC
Studio
$1,354
623 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,570
662 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,275
1177 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
At The Dillon, you’ll find yourself at home in the heart of the transformed Warehouse District, enjoying some of the best views available from downtown apartments in Raleigh.
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9 Units Available
L Downtown Raleigh
205 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC
Studio
$1,095
515 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,325
745 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,735
1025 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
The L Downtown Raleigh Apartments offers Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom floorplans, upgraded with granite countertops, plank hardwood floors, and unparalleled views of Raleigh’s beautiful skyline.
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15 Units Available
Link Apartments Glenwood South
202 N West St, Raleigh, NC
Studio
$1,120
561 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,359
667 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,643
1011 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Two blocks from Route 70 and close to Union Square. Modern homes with designer kitchen appliances, ice maker and patio or balcony. Community has Google Fiber, a pool, courtyard and clubhouse with community amenities.
1 Unit Available
319 Fayetteville Street - 1, Unit #314
319 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,950
1420 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 03:21 PM
Save the hotel bills, move into this fully furnished condo in the highly sought after Hudson building is right in the heart of downtown Raleigh. Just bring your clothes and shampoo! Fully stocked with all utilities and high speed internet included.
1 Unit Available
313 E Martin Street
313 East Martin Street, Raleigh, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1100 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 07:02 PM
Great Downtown apartment. 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Open livingroom kitchen area. Laundry room with washer and dryer. Plenty of closet space. small yard area.
1 Unit Available
301 Fayetteville Street
301 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,990
862 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 20 at 07:02 PM
Soaring views of the capital from the 32nd floor of this spectacular condo. Spacious & open floor plan w/ new, beautiful hardwood floors in main living area. Kitchen w/ SS appliances & granite counter tops.
1 Unit Available
222 Glenwood Avenue
222 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
1227 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 07:02 PM
222 Glenwood offers upscale living in downtown Raleigh, with access to the city's best retail and dining destinations. You are just steps away from more than 70 shops and restaurants that cater to all walks of life.
1 Unit Available
400 W North Street
400 West North Street, Raleigh, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,750
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 20 at 07:02 PM
Fabulous 1 bedroom condo off Glenwood South. Amazing unit features huge balcony--great for entertaining! Open floor plan, hardwoods throughout living space,granite counter tops & stainless steel appliances.
1 Unit Available
200 E Edenton St Apt 8
200 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
615 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 09:16 AM
Beautiful fully renovated luxury 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment at the Historic Edenton Apts in downtown Raleigh. Right across from NC State Bar Association, one block from Governor's Mansion, Historic Oakwood and State Capital.
Results within 1 mile of Downtown Raleigh
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62 Units Available
Trilogy Cameron Village
305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC
Studio
$1,061
594 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,252
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,724
1159 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 07:38 PM
Central to downtown and NC State's lively campus, Trilogy Cameron Village is close to all the action that makes Raleigh an enviable place to call home.
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58 Units Available
800 St Marys
800 Saint Marys Street, Raleigh, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,550
985 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,290
1266 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,730
1699 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 07:38 PM
Welcome to 800 St Marys, a distinctive community of 65 upscale apartment homes offering a refined living experience.
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30 Units Available
927 West Morgan
927 W Morgan St, Raleigh, NC
1 Bedroom
$1,239
735 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
1095 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,857
1285 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 07:37 PM
Located close to Poole's Downtown Diner, Capital Club 16 and North Carolina State University. Luxury apartments with private patio/balcony, walk-in closets and hardwood floors. Community has yoga, pool, game room and 24-hour gym.
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30 Units Available
Oberlin Court
1009 Wade Ave, Raleigh, NC
Studio
$1,165
780 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,138
928 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,453
1287 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
A short walk from Jaycee Park and Oberlin Cemetery. Stylish apartment homes with private laundry facilities, a fireplace and a designer kitchen. Extensive community offers a pool, sauna, community garden and playground.
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2 Units Available
Wynwood Place
801 Vardaman Street, Raleigh, NC
2 Bedrooms
$995
824 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Wynwood Place Estates is located less than a mile from I-440 providing easy access to the entire Triangle Area while being nicely tucked away inside the beltline within easy walking/biking distance of downtown.
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7 Units Available
The Raleigh Apartments
740 Smallwood Dr #17, Raleigh, NC
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$924
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,124
1004 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Great Downtown location close to Cameron Village Shopping Center and public transportation. Apartments feature hardwood flooring, dual entrances, and raised ceilings. Water included in the rent.
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2 Units Available
Shamrock
740 Smallwood Dr, Raleigh, NC
1 Bedroom
$937
585 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Just minutes from the mall, highway, and schools. On-site laundry, maintenance service, and courtyard. Apartments feature a covered patio or balcony, extra storage, and carpeting throughout.
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1 Unit Available
Wedgwood
740 Smallwood Dr, Raleigh, NC
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,486
1102 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Take a Virtual Tour Now! Wedgwood Apartments offer renovated apartments in an unbeatable location in Raleigh NC.
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5 Units Available
Mordecai On Clover
420 Clover Ln, Raleigh, NC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1050 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Conveniently situated in Raleigh’s historic Mordecai neighborhood, the Mordecai on Clover Townhome Apartments feature the intimate charm and privacy expected in one of the most established areas in the city.
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Renting in Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

Renting an apartment in Downtown Raleigh blends urban amenities, creative culture, and vibrant, walkable streets that attracts a steady stream of newcomers. There's always something to do in the City of Oaks from live concerts to Friday art walks and craft beers with neighbors.

It's no wonder Raleigh recently ranked as the #1 best city for quality of life in the U.S. by Numbeo. Despite its rapidly growing core and booming industry, Raleigh renters score big with bargains in comparison to similar-sized cities. Arm yourself with your research and wishlist complexes in the Warehouse District, Glenwood South, Fayetteville Street, Capital District and beyond to find your new Raleigh apartment.

Most people move to Raleigh for its affordability, access to a thriving job market, and reasonable weather where all seasons are celebrated, just without the intensely cold winters. You can rent a Downtown Raleigh apartment and walk to work in a city known for its corporate staples, startups, and tech giants.

Of course, apartments in Downtown Raleigh are more expensive than other areas in the city but are likely worth the trade-off if you love city life. You're also likely to find updated apartments with fabulous perks in Downtown Raleigh apartments, including parking, dazzling views, and fitness centers.

Apartment hunters worried about compromising urban living for a sense of community don't have to worry. Downtown Raleigh boasts citizen-led groups that are working to enhance the area. These advocates are proud of their city, neighborhood, and bringing awareness to art, mixers, and community meetings.

Demographics

Whatever district you live in, Downtown Raleigh welcomes a diverse mix of residents. However, locals are typically young, educated, and ready to work and play hard in its thriving tech scene.

You’ll quickly learn Raleigh is regarded as one of the tech industry's best-kept secrets and is a desirable place for startups to set up shop. Research Triangle makes up Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, so you're never far from some of the most innovative minds in tech.

Downtown Raleigh also isn't far from Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and other prestigious institutions that draw new graduates looking to kickstart their careers. Whatever your age, strangers in Raleigh live up to their Southern hospitality roots and will point you to the best restaurants and hot spots "inside the beltline."

Transportation

Driving in Downtown, Raleigh

Locals hop on I-440, otherwise known as the Raleigh Beltline, that surrounds the west, north, and east sides of Downtown Raleigh. Locals may also ask if you live "inside the Beltline," which signifies you're a Downtown dweller with easy access to the rest of the city.

It's also easy to find a Downtown Raleigh apartment with garage parking, but you should consider what to expect when you're exploring the city. There are affordable parking options scattered throughout Downtown, and they're not too difficult to find. Why drive when you can walk just about everywhere? You'll find retail, entertainment venues, and the Central Business District just beyond your doorstep.

Public Transit in Downtown Raleigh

Walking isn’t the only way to get around Downtown Raleigh. The eco-friendly R-Line offers a free circulator service of hybrid electric buses around the neighborhood. Just hop on and off at your favorite restaurants, venues, museums, and parking facilities to get everywhere you need to go on the cheap.

Raleigh is also home to Citrix Cycle, a bike-sharing program, as well as Dockless Electric Scooters to get you where you need to go quickly. Ride-Sharing services like Lyft and Uber are also available to make getting around Downtown Raleigh easy.

Finding an apartment in Downtown Raleigh was once cheap in comparison to its big brethren, and it's still considered affordable for urban living. As the city continues its rapid growth and more graduates, entrepreneurs, and business leaders move in, rents will continue to rise. This desirable Raleigh neighborhood will likely see rent spikes and increases, especially for the best apartment complexes. Come prepared to sign a new lease and leave a deposit to score the best apartment deals with dazzling views of Downtown Raleigh to live in the heart of everything.

Top Tourist Attractions

Downtown Raleigh is convenient to everything, and the ability to walk to most places just adds to the quality of life. Locals enjoy some of the top tourist attractions in the city like the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Duke Energy Center with classical concerts, opera, and ballet. Live music abounds in Downtown Raleigh at the historic Lincoln Theatre, KINGS, and Red Hat Amphitheater that seats 5,500 guests for summer concerts.

Art lovers can check out Artspace for 30,009 square feet of art space and watch creative minds at work. The Mahler Fine Art, The Centerpiece, and Burning Coal Theatre are also gems drawing out the creative spirit of Raleigh. Glenwood South is also home to upscale buildings and condos for a hip community filled with art galleries, independent boutiques, and yoga studios in former warehouses turned apartments. This district is also the place to go for speakeasy cocktails and craft beers while listening to live jazz.

The Warehouse District in Downtown Raleigh is teeming with converted industrial buildings housing art galleries, loft apartments, and a young crowd hitting the pubs. The Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh rotates exhibitions of works by living artists, adding a creative vibe to the district. Creativity and food seem to go hand-in-hand, and foodies can flock to the Warehouse District at Morgan Street Food Hall for Southern and global cuisines.

There are other niche areas within Downtown Raleigh like Fayetteville Street and Capital District to discover. Fayetteville Street sits just east of the Warehouse District and mixes condos, award-winning restaurants, amphitheater, the Raleigh Convention Center, and a booming nightlife. There's scores of restaurants and bars on Fayetteville Street, making it easy to eat and drink somewhere new just about every night of the week.

So where do you go when visitors arrive? Locals bring guests to the City of Raleigh Museum for a free-admission exploration of the area's history dating back over 200-years. Kids love Downtown Raleigh too, and will never tire of Marbles Kid Museum with interactive play from pirate ships to jungle safaris. They'll also love stopping at Seasbord Station shopping center for a quick treat and a little retail therapy.

Parks and Recreation

Renters looking for more green space without giving up their dream of living in Downtown Raleigh can look to areas around Morgan Square. Living near these urban parks opens up opportunities for weekend jogs, strolls through the park, and a bite at Square Burger. Look for apartments around East Martin or South Person Street for the best views.

Situated on the edge of Downtown Raleigh, the 308-acre Dorothea Dix Park offers open fields, skyline views, and space for outdoor activities. On weekends, locals take kids to the carousel at John Chavis Memorial Park that was once a recreational area for African-American residents seeking out the swimming pool, fields, and playgrounds.

Bike enthusiasts will love the Art to Heart Coordinator that starts at the North Carolina Museum of Art and ends 5.9-miles away just outside of Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Of course, if you want a reprieve from city living, the Blue Ridge Mountains are only a few hours away, as well as quick trips to hike Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve or Neuse River Greenway Trail among others.