This area was one of the first suburbs of Raleigh, and parts date to the 1900’s. These include Hayes Barton, Bloomsbury, Vanguard Park, Roanoke Park, Georgetown, and the historic Glenwood-Brooklyn. The Hayes Barton area is stately and grand. Georgetown and Roanoke Park have a lot of shotgun shacks and small bungalows, although some have lots over 300’ deep. The other neighborhoods contain an eclectic mix of bungalows and Queen Anne style, with a variety of craftsman and colonial thrown in for good measure. The area has always been popular due to it’s location, and it has evolved tremendously over the past 100 years. There are fantastic examples of renovations and expansions that have retained the look and charm of the original home, but there are just as many homes that have been demolished and replaced with a modern McMansion.
This area is generally bounded by Anderson Dr to the north, Capital Blvd and Peace St to the south, and Oberlin Rd to the west.