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1,281 Apartments for rent near Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

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The Dillon Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,639
535 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,763
595 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,660
1126 sqft
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. The neighborhood’s iconic red-brick buildings, belonging to industrial operations of a bygone era, now shelter a host of retailers, art museums, galleries, entrepreneurial spaces and tech firms. The Dillon, rising above and on top of the historic Dillon Supply Company, epitomizes the blending of the old and the new. The mixed-use commercial and residential tower houses street-level shops and restaurants, high-rise office space and a stunning rooftop deck, alongside its 271 luxury apartment homes. Immerse yourself in downtown Raleigh’s culture from your beautiful loft apartments in the Warehouse District – one of America’s top up-and-coming neighborhoods. Get in touch with our leasing team to schedule a tour of The Dillon.
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511 Faye Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,915
593 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,834
761 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,776
1204 sqft
511 Faye is high-rise living at its finest, elevated like never before in the heart of Raleigh's city center. For socialites, tech leaders, and leisure seekers alike, this is the home of innovative living complete with high-end interiors, panoramic views of downtown, and unmatched conveniences like Nest Thermostats, keyless Bluetooth door locks, and smart light switches. 511 Faye combines striking design with our city's southern charm, tech innovations with luxurious comforts, and the vibrancy of downtown with the beauty of modern, high-rise living. This close-knit community is home: this is beauty at every angle.
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The Gramercy Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,450
540 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,735
692 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,130
974 sqft
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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Peace Raleigh Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,702
615 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,925
655 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,645
1140 sqft
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. Modern finishes and features combine with gracious amenities to establish a new standard of luxury. If lifestyle is your priority, Peace is your place to call home.
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Elan City Center Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,460
594 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,783
708 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,127
1021 sqft
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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The Line Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,644
512 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,985
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,456
1074 sqft
Smoky Hollow is quickly becoming Downtown Raleigh's most popular new neighborhood, and The Line invites you to experience all the excitement that this area has to offer firsthand. Located just steps away from Raleigh's first downtown Publix, The Line overlooks The Hollow, a vibrant, open-air courtyard influenced by local arts and culture. Enjoy the finest on-site amenities, including work-from-home spaces, a pool table, and a fully-equipped fitness center. Industrially inspired apartment homes are available in two luxurious, distinct design schemes to match your taste, with options for studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. We're also pet-friendly, welcoming your dogs and cats to call this community their new home. Your new home is waiting, and we've saved your place in line.
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The Lincoln Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,405
553 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,588
714 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,237
985 sqft
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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Skyhouse Raleigh Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,397
546 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,467
593 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,310
1029 sqft
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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Link Apartments Glenwood South Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,472
494 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,444
593 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,124
962 sqft
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.
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252 E Davie Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,150
1157 sqft
Urban living in this stylish condo across from the City Market area of Raleigh. Walking distance to all things downtown. Enter the gated community through a private courtyard. Relax on your private patio. Two bedrooms with walk-in closets and 2 bathrooms. Living room with wood burning fireplace. Kitchen features granite countertops, tiled backsplash and SS appliances. Separate dining room for entertaining. Gated private off-street parking. Small pets considered.
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286 E Davie Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1292 sqft
Beautiful Two Bedroom | 2 Bathroom | Ground Level Condo in a gated community in the heart of Downtown Raleigh. With the ultimate proximity to Moore Square, City Market and Transfer Co. Food Hall, there is abundant shopping & dining right at your doorstep. As the weather cools off take advantage of a rarity in condo living...a fireplace! Additional room in front provides options for an office or additional seating area. Custom walk in closets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances & custom blinds add to the allure of this move in ready condo! Google Fiber as well as AT&T Fiber available.
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320 W Martin Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,250
1095 sqft
The definition of Downtown Living in this renovated 2 bed/ 2 bath two-level end (walk up) LOFT unit. LVP flooring throughout! Recently painted w/new light fixtures! Stainless appliances & granite counter tops in the kitchen & granite in both bathrooms! Fantastic & spacious open concept living plan w/stunning windows & unique skylights! Secure building entry & 1 car garage & storage area! Prime Downtown location w/ability to walk anywhere! Located near the new Weaver St Market in Warehouse district!
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613 W Cabarrus Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,450
3 Bedrooms
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Urban lifestyle at its finest - like like new ground floor 2 bed/ 2 bath condo in charming Boylan Heights. This unit features a light filled sunroom and a spacious open floor plan - perfect for entertaining. Two bedrooms with walk in closets, two updated bathrooms one with a HUGE jacuzzi tub, newer kitchen with granite countertops, walk in pantry and custom storage. Great outdoor lawn/garden area. Walk or bike to many shops & restaurants Downtown, and the Warehouse District. Off street parking directly in front of unit and street parking. You will love this home!
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200 E Edenton St Apt 1 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,995
2 Bedrooms
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Beautiful and fully renovated! Charming 1 bedroom apartment on second floor of the Historic Edenton Apartments in downtown Raleigh. Apartment also has two flex rooms! Gorgeous front porch entrance to building. Located right across from the NC State Bar Association and just one block away from the Governor's Mansion and Historic Oakwood. Water, sewer, heat and trash are included in the rent. Washer/dryer are included! Home is ready for an immediate move In!? No Pets Allowed (RLNE7701100)
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301 Fayetteville Street Unit 3205 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,250
864 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Fayetteville Street - Soaring views of the Capital from the 32nd floor of this spectacular condo. Spacious and open floor plan with new hardwood floors throughout main living area. Kitchen with SS appliances and granite counter tops. 1 master bedroom with large walk in closet and large bath. Rent includes DirectTV & high speed internet, use of extras such as pool,pool table,fire pit, fitness room. 1 single key fob for parking,bldg.entrance and elevator. 24hr security guard. 1 private, garage parking spot and storage unit. Contact Jackie Strayer at 919-817-3676 or jackie@renthomesnc.com with questions or to schedule a showing. This property is owner managed and requiring a minimum of a 650 credit score and must make 3x the monthly rent for income. (RLNE3181579)
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319 Fayetteville Street Unit 509 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,200
1329 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Live in downtown Raleigh in a modernist design huge one-bedroom and one-and-a-half bath top-floor condo in the historic "Hudson-Belk" building. LVP flooring, eleven-foot ceilings, deep soaking tub, two walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, extensive cabinetry, tempered glass windows, and bar sitting. The unit offers a washer and dryer, indoor parking, an on-site gym, and a roof-top courtyard, which add to this unit's appeal. You are right in the heart of downtown Raleigh and within walking distance to restaurants, clubs, shopping, and the performing art center. Google fiber is available. For more details about the building and the rules: http://www.thehudsonraleigh.com/
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927 West Morgan Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,379
663 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,868
1095 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,313
1285 sqft
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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Cameron Court Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,702
900 sqft
Discover the vintage charm of Cameron Court and The Shelton Apartments, an urban oasis set amid vibrant downtown Raleigh. Offering just the right blend of urban convenience and garden-style comfort, these one and two bedroom apartments provide a tranquil retreat from the bustle of city life. Each floor plan boasts bright interiors, ample storage space and timeless style. To further elevate your living experience, the community features on-site attractions that are perfectly tailored to your needs. Whether you enjoy the arts or prefer nightlife, you’ll find seemingly endless options for entertainment within walking distance of your home. This property consists of two buildings, Cameron Court and Shelton Station. Please inquire for availability!
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Trails Corner Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,400
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Experience Raleigh living at Trails Corner Apartments in Downtown Raleigh. This property is situated on McMakin St. in Raleigh. The professional leasing staff is available to help you find your perfect home. Featuring 2 to 3 bedroom apartments, your new place is ready for you. Raleigh Greenway Trail System and less than 1 mile from Interstate I-40, and only 3 miles from NC State University (NCSU). At Trails Corner Apartments in Downtown Raleigh you're right at home.
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Oberlin Court Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,438
780 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,573
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,164
1080 sqft
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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The Raleigh Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,249
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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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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Shamrock Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,199
585 sqft
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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Mordecai On Clover Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,650
1050 sqft
Towering oak trees and manicured grounds are the serene backdrop to The Mordecai on Clover’s multi-level townhomes near Downtown Raleigh. Our recently renovated apartments will exceed your expectations, from hardwood floors and modern lighting packages, to new kitchen appliances and upgraded plumbing fixtures. Upper levels open up into two oversized bedrooms, each with generous closets and deep window sills. Open concept layouts with attention to storage offer the spaciousness and flexibility traditionally found in single-family homes. Outstanding apartment amenities in this pet-friendly community include bicycle storage, clubroom with coffee bar, community garden, grilling and entertainment deck, and outdoor dining and lounge area. Come enjoy the best of all worlds at The Mordecai on Clover Townhome Apartments.
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126 Fenner Lane Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,650
1414 sqft
Beautiful end unit townhouse for rent - AVAILABLE November 10! Kitchen and primary bath remodeled in 2020 with new cabinets, quartz countertops, new backsplash! The location can not be beat. 2 bed/2.5 bath. Each bedroom features private ensuite bathroom. Great for roommates or guests! Hardwood floors, tons of windows, open floorplan. Large private side yard w/patio - one of only two like it in the community! Easily walkable into Downtown Raleigh. Trophy Brewing, Weaver Street Market, Warehouse District and Morgan Street Food Hall only steps away.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the current price range for one-bedroom apartments in Downtown Raleigh?

Rental pricing for one-bedroom apartments in Downtown Raleigh ranges from $1,400 to $3,400 with an average rent of $2,061.

What is the current price range for two-bedroom apartments in Downtown Raleigh?

Rental pricing for two-bedroom apartments in Downtown Raleigh ranges from $2,100 to $3,700 with an average rent of $2,649.

How many apartments are currently available for rent in Downtown Raleigh?

There are 1,281 apartments currently available for rent in Downtown Raleigh.
Downtown Raleigh
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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.