Raleigh Real Estate Blog


Raleigh has some of the best restaurants in the country, so it’s hard to narrow down the favorites, even if we’re zeroing in on only Downtown Raleigh. 

While Raleigh Realty is focused on helping people find great homes for sale in Raleigh we love to write about things that interest people who may want to learn more about our great city.

So which Downtown Raleigh restaurants should you try next? This article is going to give the folks who are visiting Raleigh (and locals alike) the opportunity to try some of the best food in Raleigh.


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Ashley Christensen Restaurants

  • Poole’s
  • Poole’side Pies
  • Beasley’s Chicken + Honey
  • Death & Taxes

Asian Cuisine

  • Brewery Bhavana
  • Bida Manda
  • City Market
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The fun doesn't stop once the sun goes down in Raleigh. With so many places in each neighborhood to choose from, it’s hard deciding where to start your night off. 

To take the guesswork out of your next night out, we put together a guide to the 34 best bars in Raleigh. Our team of Raleigh locals has put our heads together to share our top recommendations, so it’s easy to take your next date night or outing with friends to the next level.


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  • Lynnwood Brewing Concern
  • Bowstring Pizza and Brewyard
  • Crank Arm Brewing
  • The Raleigh Beer Garden
  • Brewery Bhavana
  • Trophy Brewing & Taproom
  • Raleigh Brewing Co.
  • Clouds Brewing

Cocktail Bars

  • The Architect Bar & Social House
  • Watts &
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Living in Raleigh, NC

Find out why 70+ people are Moving to Raleigh Daily in 2022

For anyone moving to Raleigh, NC, or considering the move, you'll want to be sure to read this article first! People love living in Raleigh - it even made the list of best places to live in North Carolina and is ranked #1! If you're curious about living in Raleigh, just check out all of the great affordable homes for sale in Raleigh, NC!

If you're considering a move to Raleigh contact us so we may help with your relocation!

Once you finish this article (it's worth it!) you may still have questions - please jump right in and join our moving to Raleigh Facebook group! It's a private group that is meant to add additional value to anyone who is contemplating

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Best Neighborhoods in Raleigh, NC

What are the best places to live in Raleigh? We have you covered with some of the best Raleigh neighborhoods below!

Moving to Raleigh is a popular decision these days as the city has exploded with growth and we are here to help provide information on the best neighborhoods in Raleigh! The state's capital city was recently ranked as the #1 place to live in the country so it's no wonder Raleigh shows up #1 on the list of best places to live in North Carolina!

Best Neighborhoods in Raleigh, NC - What are the Best Neighborhoods in Raleigh?

The Best Neighborhoods in Raleigh, NC:

  • Oakwood (Downtown)
  • Cameron Village
  • Boylan Heights
  • Hayes Barton
  • Mordecai
  • Downtown
  • Historic South Park
  • North Hills
  • Wakefield
  • Falls River
  • Brier Creek
  • Five Points
  • Stonehenge
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Raleigh skyline.

If you're searching for things to do in Raleigh, North Carolina, we have you covered. In fact, whether you’re planning a staycation or looking to have a night out, we have recommendations you’re sure to love. 

Please allow us to welcome you to one of the world's best cities. If you're moving to Raleigh, then there's a good chance you've already discovered the magic of the City of Oaks.

Without further ado, here are our 35 favorite things to do in Raleigh, NC:


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  • First Friday
  • North Carolina Symphony
  • Theatre in the Park
  • Cinebistro
  • Lincoln Theatre


  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • North Carolina Museum of History
  • Marbles Kids Museum
  • North
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New Construction Home Buying Tips

You asked. We listened. We answered... here are the best new construction home buying tips.

How to Buy a New Construction House

Last week we wrote an article on how to buy a house for first-time home buyers. The feedback we received was incredibly gratifying, overwhelming, and unexpected! We received a question from one of our readers, Jerry, regarding how buying an existing home compares to buying a new construction home, asking for both the similarities and differences. Also asking, when do you pay for a new construction house?

We took Jerry’s question and thought others may be wondering the same thing...

How Do I Buy A New Construction Home?

New Construction Home and Community Raleigh, NC: How to Buy

With that being said, if this article reads with

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Disaster Prep With Limited Mobility

In the United States and Canada, more than 18 million people have limited mobility. If you are a person with limited mobility, or you have a loved one with limited mobility, you must prepare for emergencies. There are a wide variety of mobility impairments such as cerebral palsy, amputation, paralysis, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and more. These impairments could affect your ability to remove yourself from a dangerous situation.

Emergency situations can include natural disasters, house fires, and the presence of criminal activity. However, by developing your personal support network, understanding local hazards, and making your home more accessible, you can help to ensure your safety in an uncertain

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Home Design Tips for Kids With ADHD

Currently, over 6 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects people’s behavior. It can inhibit the ability to focus, cause restlessness, and increase impulsivity. While children with ADHD are sometimes seen as troublemakers or may have difficulties in school, there are many ways for children with ADHD to thrive.

With the proper accommodations and the care of parents, teachers, and medical professionals, a child with ADHD can make the most of every day and live an enriching life. 

If your child has ADHD, one way that you can help them is to create an optimal living environment that is specific to their needs. If you are building a new home, you can

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Traveling? Prep Your Home First

Each year, people travel for a variety of reasons. Some travel for work, some to visit family and friends, and others take extended vacations. In fact, according to the U.S. Travel Association, about 80% of American adults travel for leisure while 38% travel for business meetings and events. With so many people on the move, it's no surprise that homes are often left unoccupied for extended periods.

A range of potential issues can affect your home while you're away. From burglaries to water leaks, it's important to take some preventive steps before you leave so that your home is as secure and protected as possible.

A family packing their luggage in the back of their truck to go on a trip.

Security Comes First

No matter how safe a neighborhood seems, even the best neighborhoods can

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Money-Saving Tips for Remote Work

According to the Pew Research Center, 59% of people who say their jobs can be done from home are working remotely. In addition, fifty percent of American workers would agree to a 5% pay cut if it meant they could continue to work from home after the pandemic. 

With numbers like these, it’s easy to see that the popularity of working remotely isn’t diminishing anytime soon. As a remote worker, you can benefit from a work-from-home environment in a variety of ways. Financially, you can save money on gas, wear and tear on their vehicle, work clothes, and even eating out or getting coffee with coworkers. However, you face higher utility bills when your home becomes your office — unless you prioritize financial savings

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