Older homes full of charm on shady streets

The Neighbors: Lots of families in this area, and a ton of folks that have lived through the gentrification of their neighborhoods.

What to Expect: Dog walkers and friendly hellos. The landscaping runs the gamut from meticulously manicured to natural, but throughout Midtown shady oaks are the norm. The homes are predominantly brick and fairly simple, and are comfortably set back from the winding streets.

The Lifestyle: With so much opportunity just down the street, the Midtown area provides a ready-made lifestyle. Events and shopping, dining and entertainment - no excuse to be bored in this part of town.

You'll Fall in Love with: The draw of Midtown is the short commute to work, school, and some of the best lifestyle amenities in the Triangle.

More about Midtown – North Hills:

The focal point of this area is the North Hills shopping center. Popular North Hills destination amenities include events like the Midtown Farmers Market and Beach Music Thursdays, and there are numerous other dining and entertainment options including Regal North Hills Cinema, The Cowfish, Yard House, World of Beer, Mia Francesca, Fox and Hound, and King’s Bowl.

Great shopping is also a prominent feature in the area and includes such high end boutiques as Liles Clothing Studio, Hayley’s, Monkee’s of Raleigh, and Fink’s Jewelers. The shopping is not limited to bespoke and designer though – there is a very popular Target Superstore, a two-story Harris Teeter Grocery Store, and Office Depot as well. A complete list can be found at the North Hills website.

A great lifestyle is more than just shopping and nightlife, you need to have awesome living options. Midtown offers a nice variety of residential flavors – from modern apartments and luxury condominiums, to custom single-family homes and established mid-century neighborhoods.

There are also beautiful hotels and even a new retired living facility for active seniors.

Living in North Hills

Some of the most exciting residential opportunities are the older neighborhoods that are going through a gentrification process. Most of these areas were developed in the 1950’s and 1960’s with a suburban style that includes sidewalks and local community schools. The lots tend to be larger than in today’s typical planned community, and the the landscaping is mature and shady. Many of these homes have been expanded and upgraded with current finishes and features. However, the feel of these neighborhoods has retained the original charm. These areas offer fantastic asset opportunities for folks to reinvigorate an older house into a dream home.


Wellness Wednesdays, Midtown Beach Music Series, Christmas at North Hills, Midtown Farmer’s Market, Midtown Bluegrass Series, Friday Night Tributes

The Neighborhoods

In with the old and in with the new. Experience mid-century charm on one street and lose yourself in the appealing look of newly built subdivisions on another. Started in 1960, North Hills Estates was Raleigh’s largest planned subdivision. With rolling hills and huge mature oak trees, and the remodeling potential of the now eclectic mix of ranch and split-level homes, this area is highly sought after.

Generally bounded by Millbrook Rd to the North, Crabtree Creek to the South, Wake Forest Rd to the East and Leadmine Rd to the West.