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January
18

Things We're Excited About in Raleigh This Year

Raleigh 2023

There's always something new and exciting going on right here in Raleigh. Our real estate agents are all looking forward to different parts of this year's packed social calendar. There's so much to do, planning ahead will make sure you don't miss anything in 2023!

Raleigh homes for sale are right in the midst of some of the region's top entertainment venues. Sports, dramatic performances, and family-friendly events are all within a short drive. The city is packed with historic cultural institutions that make a big impact all throughout the year.

Let's take a closer look at just a few of Raleigh's most interesting 2023 events:

  • Raleigh Little Theatre – 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607
    Raleigh Little Theatre is the cornerstone of the theatrical arts here in Raleigh. With a history stretching back to 1936, it has been providing laughs and provoking tears ever since. Performances go on all year round, but the height of the season is in the spring. 

  • Carolina Hurricanes – 1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
    The PNC Arena in beautiful downtown Raleigh is the home of the Carolina Hurricanes. The Hurricanes are Raleigh's pro ice hockey team and play in the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. The team launched another pulse-pounding season in January, and a lot of action is still to come: There will be six home games in February and an amazing eight in March before things slow down to three for the finisher in April.

  • Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade – See Website for Location Details in Raleigh, NC 27601|
    Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade is a day to celebrate the area's residents of Irish heritage and all of the great contributions they've made. The parade is held on March 11 and is sponsored by ABC 11 News. It begins at City Plaza and takes a route through downtown starting at 10 a.m. and ending around noon. A spectacle beloved by Raleighites of all ages, it is especially well known for the lively traditional dancing.

  • 10th Annual Festival of Legends – 2908 Optimist Farm Road, Apex, NC 27539
    The 10th Annual Festival of Legends runs between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Optimist Club Farm on Saturday, April 22, plus a shorter day on April 23. It's all free for children 12 and under, who are sure to marvel at this display of mythical beasts, acrobats, and magic. Everyone will love the fantastic food from all around the Raleigh area, and there will be truly unique memorabilia to savor – all this and so many surprises mere minutes from properties for sale in Apex.

  • North Carolina Symphony – 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Most commonly playing in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts (which has several concert halls suitable for large ensembles), the North Carolina Symphony is a collection of talents that stands out. Attend this Friday, May 12, at 8 p.m. or Saturday, May 13 at 8 p.m. to enjoy Mahler's Symphony #1 like you've never heard it before, as well as works from Bartok and Joan Tower.

Contact us today to discover even more about what Raleigh has to offer in 2023.

December
28

Raleigh Cafés: Where to Order Hot Chocolate

Cafes in Raleigh

Hot chocolate might just be the tastiest way to warm up during the winter months! And thankfully, there are plenty of Raleigh cafés serving up fantastic versions of this delightful drink. Our real estate agents warm up with a toasty cup of cocoa at these great restaurants and coffee shops around Raleigh.

  • Hereghty Heavenly Delicious - 2603 Glenwood Ave., Suite 123, Raleigh, NC 27608
    Hereghty Heavenly Delicious adds a touch of European elegance around homes for sale in Raleigh. Art-filled walls frame the seating area, while chandeliers add just the right lighting. Their housemade hot chocolate comes in three different sizes, and when you spot the selection of stunning baked goods in the pastry case, you won't be able to resist. Hours are 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily.

  • Hayes Barton Café & Dessertery - 2000 Fairview Rd., Raleigh, NC 27608
    Located in the historic Five Points neighborhood, Hayes Barton Café & Dessertery features nostalgic photos on the wall that create a retro feel. The theme carries through to the menu, with items such as Sid "Caesar" Salad, Three Stooges Beans & Rice, and the Bogey Burger. Of course, dessert is the star of the show at Hayes Barton. The eye-popping assortment includes a rotating selection of pies and cakes sold by the slice. Hayes Barton is open Wednesday through Saturday, with lunch served 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. and dinner from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hours are extended to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

  • Heirloom Brewshop - 219 S. West St., Raleigh, NC 27603
    Lofty ceilings and minimalist decor turn Heirloom Brewshop into a sanctuary of serenity. That's the intent of Chuan Tsay and Anna Phommavong, the husband-and-wife team who wanted to pay honor to the traditions of their Asian ancestors. In addition to hot chocolate, Heirloom Brewshop has a wide variety of specialty coffee and tea. The food menu melds Thai, Taiwanese, and Japanese flavors in dishes such as chicken rice porridge and slow-roasted Kurobuta pork belly. Heirloom Brewshop is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Benelux Café - 402 Oberlin Rd., Suite 118, Raleigh, NC 27605
    Steven Halaszi, the founder of Benelux Café, was inspired by a trip to Belgium and the Netherlands with his soccer team. In fact, the culture of "Benelux," which refers to Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, influences everything from the coffee and food to the decor. Be sure to try the Brussels-style waffles with toppings such as Nutella, cookie butter, and caramel sauce. Coffee is brewed in small batches from beans sourced from a family-owned importer working directly with farmers. Hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on weekdays and 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekends.

  • Berré Claire - Raleigh, NC
    Ordering from Berré Claire is like being part of the greatest secret club ever. This home-based dessert shop produces all your favorite sweet treats, along with many that have existed only in your dreams. Luscious hot chocolate bombs, decked out in specialty or seasonal touches, are one of their signature items. Other creative desserts include strawberry cheesecake egg rolls, brownie walnut-stuffed waffle cones, and candied grapes. Place an order online or via text and a pick-up address will be provided.

Nothing beats the warmth of a home all your own. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston for experienced help with all your real estate needs.

December
21

Plan Ahead for First Night Raleigh

2023 Raleigh

Not sure about your plans for New Year's? Why not spend the night at First Night Raleigh? This event is the city's annual New Year's celebration, and it's one of the biggest end-of-year gatherings in North Carolina. Hundreds of people come from all over the area near our homes for sale in Raleigh to attend! 

With such big crowds, you'll want to plan ahead for your visit. Here's everything you need to know about First Night Raleigh and what to expect while you're there. 

About the Event

First Night Raleigh takes place on December 31st, starting at 2 PM in the area around City Plaza and Fayetteville Street. The event is suitable for all ages and features an early New Year's countdown at 7 PM so the youngest attendees can still enjoy the fun before bed. Later on, Raleigh residents gather in the middle of the City Plaza to watch the annual Acorn Drop and fireworks display at the stroke of midnight. 

Music and Shows to Ring in the New Year

First Night's all-day concert series has always been one of the major attractions of the events. Starting at 2 PM and running all the way up to the last few minutes before midnight, attendees can enjoy performances from acclaimed local musicians like Zoe & Cloyd, Zoo Crew, and the Gregg Gelb Jazz Quartet. There's a huge range of musical styles on display in each year's lineup, so keep an ear out for your favorite tunes!

The event also hosts shows and exhibitions by local dance troupes, marching bands, and even stand-up comedians and fire performers. Each show takes place at a specific time in a different area of the event venue. Be sure to check the event schedule beforehand, so you know when and where to catch the groups you're most interested in. 

If you have some time to kill in between other activities, you can also check out some of the immersive art projection shows that are on display. These shows are held both indoors and outdoors and are active all night, giving you plenty of time to stop by and enjoy them at your leisure.  

Fun For All Ages

First Night Raleigh has plenty of activities to keep you busy too. You'll love taking a spin on amusement park rides like the Ferris Wheel and the Gravitron, a high-intensity spinning flat ride that's sure to please Raleigh's thrill-seekers. You can also spend some time gliding through the flashing lights of the event's disco roller rink or take a ride in one of the old-fashioned horse-drawn sleighs parading around the event space.

If you plan on bringing kids with you, you can take them to the Children's Celebration event area for special activities aimed at the younger crowd. These include arts and crafts, educational demonstrations, and a separate lineup of child-friendly performances. This area is only open until the early countdown at 7 PM, so make sure you head out in time if your kids want to participate. 

If you get hungry during your outing, there's also plenty of food and drink available from local vendors around the plaza. Our real estate agents love grabbing some coffee or hot chocolate to warm up while waiting for the Acorn to drop!

First Night Raleigh is just one of the many events that this community enjoys every year. With a home in the area, you can be part of every celebration, big or small. Contact us today, and let us help you find your family's next home in the heart of North Carolina. 

November
16

Holiday Markets Near Raleigh

Raleigh Holiday Markets

The holidays are upon us, and our real estate agents are excited for festive fun around Raleigh!

When you choose Raleigh homes for sale, you can rest assured you will be smack dab in the midst of some of the region's best holiday markets. Holiday markets are typically a grassroots affair where you find artists and crafters from around the state, leading to truly unique holiday gift ideas.

Let's visit just a handful of the amazing holiday markets you can find near Raleigh:

  • Merry and Bright, A North Pole Market – 1 Mimosa Street, Raleigh, NC 27604
    Merry and Bright, A North Pole Market is a local tradition that is free to the public. Taking place at historic Mordecai Park, there will be crafts, music, food, and lots of handmade goods. Children will delight in the opportunity to meet Santa and his elves. A professional photographer will be on hand, allowing you to enjoy a unique memento. It all happens at 10 a.m. on December 10.

  • The Scandinavian Christmas Fair – 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
    Raleigh-Durham is well known for its bustling community of people with Scandinavian ancestry. The Scandinavian Christmas Fair harkens back to the rich traditions of the "old countries" on December 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artisans and vendors will be in attendance with crafts and gifts, traditional folk dances and songs will be performed, and there will be plenty of homemade food!

  • Durham Holiday Market – 1920 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707
    Found at The Honeysuckle at Lakewood, Durham Holiday Market can get you started on your holiday season shopping early. How early? It'll be open on Saturday, November 26, between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Browse the wares of dozens of local vendors with glee! Santa Claus is the guest of honor here, and there'll also be games, face painting, and music. Guests of all ages can rejoice!

  • The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market – 120 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701
    The Durham Art Walk is a renowned place to see public art for residents and visitors alike, not far at all from available Durham properties. In December, The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market takes the experience to a new level of holiday cheer and excitement. There will be visual artists and vendors aplenty on the weekend of November 19 and November 20, just a few days ahead of Thanksgiving.

  • The Durham Craft Market Holiday Show – 501 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701
    Last but surely not least, The Durham Craft Market Holiday Show will be returning this year on Sunday, December 11. Running from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m., it is known for attracting a wide range of hobbyist and professional crafters working in all sorts of media. Sponsored by local boosters and welcoming the whole family, it is a terrific way to spend an afternoon and maybe pick up a gift or two.

Contact us to find out more about real estate opportunities in and around Raleigh.

November
2

Enjoy Fall at These Raleigh Nature Preserves

Raleigh Nature Preserves

Whether you're in the mood for a scenic hike, an educational nature walk with the family, or a front-row seat to some of the best fall foliage in North Carolina, this time of year is perfect for exploring the natural beauty of the Triangle. There are a number of great nature preserves in Raleigh and nearby communities which are ideal for outdoor adventures this fall. Our real estate agents have the details on 5 nature preserves near Raleigh where you can enjoy fall with the family.

  • Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD Nature Preserve Park – 5229 Awls Haven Dr., Raleigh, NC 27614
    Named for a Raleigh doctor who practiced in the city for more than 50 years, Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD Nature Preserve Park spans more than 150 acres and is conveniently located near properties for sale in Raleigh. This park is a great choice if you're bringing the kids along, with hands-on, educational displays created for children, free nature craft activities, free loaner equipment to help you enjoy the nature preserve, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff who are always ready to answer nature questions. There are frequent programs to be enjoyed here as well, including astronomy nights, bird watching, and nature play programs.

  • Durant Nature Preserve – 8305 Camp Durant Rd., Raleigh, NC 27614
    If you want to see the fall foliage in a spectacular setting, it's tough to top the experience at Durant Nature Preserve. This 237-acre nature preserve was created around two lakes that reflect the dazzling array of fall foliage from the towering trees all around them. There are multiple hiking paths here that will take you all around the lakes, along with amenities that include a fishing pier, bird garden, butterfly garden, nature play garden, and picnic areas.

  • Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve – 2900 Horseshoe Farm Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587
    Located near homes for sale in Wake Forest and bordered on three sides by the Neuse River, Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve features rolling, undeveloped pastures, lush woodlands, and abundant wildlife. There are two short trails to explore here, with the Meadow Loop Trail weaving through the open spaces of the preserve and the River Loop Trail, which offers scenic waterfront views.

  • Walnut Creek Wetland Park – 950 Peterson St., Raleigh, NC 27610
    For wildlife watching, few destinations can top what you'll discover at Walnut Creek Wetland Park. Bird watchers will love spotting species like hummingbirds, hawks, owls, ducks, geese, great blue herons, and even the occasional bald eagle. This preserve is also home to a variety of amphibians, pollinating insects, and reptiles. Kids will love seeing mammals like deer, groundhogs, foxes, and beavers. The nature center, which is free to visit, features free activities, educational programs, and equipment to help you enjoy your visit.

  • Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve – 2616 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary, NC 27518
    The Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is located on 140 acres around the corner from Cary homes for sale and is another ideal destination for a fall family adventure. The preserve is named for the unusually large number of Eastern Hemlock trees found here and features about three miles of scenic, easy-to-traverse trails where family members of all ages can enjoy a nature walk. While you're there, be sure to stop by the Stevens Nature Center, which features exhibits on nature and history.

Searching for a home close to your favorite nature preserves? Our team is here to help you accomplish your real estate goals. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Raleigh, NC, area.

October
12

Go Biking on the East Coast Greenway

Biking Near Raleigh

As the weather changes, it's the perfect time to go on a bike ride along the beautiful East Coast Greenway. If you've never had the opportunity to explore the East Coast Greenway before, our real estate agents think you are in for a real treat!

Cycling is one of the best ways to enjoy nature while getting some valuable exercise. No matter where you start or end your journey, the East Coast Greenway is a unique setting for it. You'll find top-quality trails just minutes from Raleigh homes for sale.

All About the East Coast Greenway

What is the East Coast Greenway? It connects 15 states and more than 450 communities, from large cities to small towns. Stretching an astonishing 3,000 miles from Florida through Maine, its aim is to become the country's longest and safest route for cycling, walking, and hiking.

North Carolina boasts some of the best-tended and signposted trails anywhere on the East Coast Greenway, so it is the ideal place to get started with your first adventures there. There are numerous paths leading between Raleigh and or Durham properties for sale, which we'll be highlighting here.

For detailed start and end point coordinates, consult the official Greenway website.

Here's a preview of your Raleigh to Durham excursion:

  • Downtown Raleigh/Dix Park to the North Carolina Museum of Art
    Launch your journey from Raleigh, and you'll enjoy brilliant views of Cullen Park, a quick zip through the North Carolina State University main campus, and a "blink and you'll miss it" moment behind Meredith College. A short, steep hill kicks up the difficulty level a notch before you reach the first rest point, the North Carolina Museum of Art.

  • North Carolina Museum of Art through William B. Umstead State Park
    If you swing by the North Carolina Museum of Art to take in one of its world-class exhibits, the natural next step is William B. Umstead State Park. The path is only 2.3 miles – you'll spend about two-thirds going downhill before a brief uphill jaunt. Umstead itself welcomes cyclists with open arms, providing some 13 miles of trails, especially for off-road enthusiasts. A mountain bike is not required.

  • Old Reedy Trailhead to Bond Park
    Getting a start from Umstead State Park will put you in a prime position for cycling adventures courtesy of the Town of Cary, which sponsors this particular leg of the trek. You might see your way into a beloved swath of Lake Crabtree County Park and through to Cary's own Black Creek Greenway. Passing through quiet neighborhoods, it is mostly flat except for the challenging hill you'll encounter at mile 15.

  • Bond Park to the American Tobacco Trail
    If you're spending a weekend looking at homes for sale in Cary, you can also hop on the East Coast Greenway from here, heading west through the White Oak Creek area. The full length of White Oak Creek was recently enhanced with two connecting trails that made the Raleigh-Durham ride possible for the first time!

  • American Tobacco Trail to Durham
    Following the path of an abandoned rail corridor of the historic Norfolk Southern Railroad, the American Tobacco Trail encompasses more than 22 miles of trails and terminates in Durham proper. It opened in sections, beginning its story in downtown Durham in 2001. In 2014, a bridge over the interstate in Durham inaugurated the complete trail for the first time, and it's been a local favorite ever since.

Contact us to discover more about Raleigh-Durham.

September
28

Get Ready for the 2022 N.C. State Fair

2022 State Fair

Calling all Raleigh residents — and those looking at homes for sale in Raleigh! One of the year's best events is coming up soon. The N.C. State Fair is scheduled for October 14 - 23rd, 2022. After a couple of quiet years, this year's fair promises to be better than ever, offering everything from rides to animal exhibits. If you'd like to attend the fair, here's the key information you need to know.

  • Location and Parking
    The N.C. State Fair takes place at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, located at 1025 Blue Ridge Rd. in Raleigh. This is in the West Raleigh and N.C. State University area. 

    The fair offers parking at the corner of Edwards Mill and Reedy Creek. There are shuttles that will take you from this free lot to Gate 8, where you can enter the fair. Free Parking is also available at the PNC Arena and Carter-Finley Football Stadium.

  • Tickets and Admission
    Tickets will be sold at the gate for $13 per adult and $7 per child. There are discounts available for senior citizens and military members. Children ages 5 and younger enjoy free admission.

    If you'd like to save a little cash, look for advanced tickets on sale at many Raleigh businesses leading up to the fair. Advanced tickets will be priced at $10 per adult and $5 per child.

    If you plan on riding a lot of rides, consider a Dizzy Pass. For $38, you get one admission ticket plus one unlimited ride wristband.

  • Key Events and Entertainment
    The N.C. State Fair is known for its unique performances and entertainment. One such event is the Folk Festival, which takes place at Heritage Circle inside the fairgrounds. Each day, folk dancers and musicians will compete for prizes. You'll hear bluegrass, square dancing music, and modern folk.

    Another fun attraction is the Antique Farm Machinery exhibit. Featuring a range of old-fashioned tools and machines, this display will teach you a lot about how farmers used to work.

    Of course, you can't miss the Flower & Garden Show. Here, you can walk along winding pathways, admiring stunning plants grown by local gardeners. See flowers, herbs, and even potted trees.

  • Food and Drinks
    Would it even be a fair without fair food? Walk through the fair, and you'll find it hard to resist options like deep-fried Oreos, gator kabobs, and fruit smoothies. Of course, you'll also see plenty of the classics: roasted corn, turkey legs, funnel cakes, and snow cones.

    Don't forget to buy some salt water taffy or fudge to take home for later. There are several candy booths to visit.

  • Grandstand Shows
    The N.C. State Fair also presents several grandstand shows for which you must purchase separate tickets. 

    There are Tractor Pulls presented by United Pullers of the Carolinas on October 14, 15, and 16th. Another big event is Motor Sports Mayhem, held on October 21, 22, and 23rd.

    And, of course, you can't go wrong with the Draft Horse Pull, which will take place at 7 pm on Friday, October 21st. Proceeds for the Draft Horse Pull go to benefit Duke Children's Hospital CPRP Clinic.

Whether you're new to Raleigh or have lived here for many years, our real estate agents highly recommend spending a day at the N.C. State Fair. It's such a thrilling way to experience the best of North Carolina's culture and history. Contact us if you're new to the area and would like to learn more about our real estate services.

September
14

Vendors at Morgan Street Food Hall

Morgan Food Hall in Raleigh

The Morgan Street Food Hall is one of the most exciting places to eat near our homes for sale in Raleigh. No matter what dietary restrictions you have or what type of food you're craving, there's a vendor for you. Let's take a look at some of the vendors currently serving up dishes in this unique dining space.

  • The Bowls
    Want a tasty, quick meal that will fill you up? Head over to The Bowls for, you guessed it, bowls of delicious East Asian cuisine. Each bowl is named after a different Asian city depending on its ingredients. 

  • Makus Empanadas
    Makus Empanadas is run by two Argentinian brothers and one of their best friends from childhood. Together, they bring the humble empanada to a whole new level. Get these flavor-packed pockets stuffed with chicken, bacon and cheese, sweet corn, and all kinds of other fillings for a tasty meal you can take on the go. 

  • The Katsu
    If you're in the mood for extra-large sandwiches, The Katsu has you covered. Choose from options like the Ninja Chicken Katsu, the Monster Katsu Sandwich, and the Bulgogi Cheese Steak Sandwich – each one features fried katsu meat and fresh vegetables and can be topped with extra fixings like avocado, kimchi, or eggs. 

  • Bella's Wood Fired Pizza and Tapas
    Bella's Wood Fired Pizza and Tapas serves warm, mouth-watering pizzas made in a real brick oven as well as some pasta options, including spaghetti and meatballs and chicken alfredo. They also offer a small seasonally-rotating selection of tapas plates, usually featuring some of the cheeses they use when making their pizzas.

  • CowBar Burger and Fries
    CowBar Burger and Fries is much more than your typical burger joint. Here, you can order gourmet burgers by chef Dan Yeager, a graduate of the famous Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Academy. Try out specialty sandwiches like their luxurious truffle burger or their vegan Beyond Burgers. 

  • Curry in a Hurry
    Curry in a Hurry is run by chef Alaksha Surti and offers a multitude of different curry dishes with authentic Indian flavor profiles. Their menu changes daily, but they always make sure to have several vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free options available so more people can enjoy their food.

  • Oak City Fish and Chips
    When your next seafood craving hits, check out what's on the menu at Oak City Fish and Chips. Patrons can feast on fried fish, shrimp, scallops, oysters, and calamari, all coated in Oak City's proprietary spice blend.

  • Amitie Macarons 
    Amitie Macarons makes just one thing – macarons, of course! These goodies come in all kinds of flavors, including Dark Chocolate Pomegranate, Cinnamon Brown Sugar, and Matcha Green Tea. Try them alone or in a variety pack for even more sugary goodness.

  • Boba Brew
    There's always something good to sip on at Boba Brew. Their naturally sourced milk and fruit teas can be topped with boba pearls, popping jellies, and other fun additions. They also serve smoothies in many of the same flavors that their teas come in, giving you the same great taste with a smoother and richer texture.

  • The Raleigh Popsicle Company
    Grab a light, refreshing dessert at the Raleigh Popsicle Company. This small company makes all of its popsicles by hand using fresh local fruits. The result is a subtly sweet treat with unbelievable natural flavor. 

Food halls are a growing food trend, and it's no surprise you'll find fantastic options here in the Triangle. Why not see what else the Raleigh area has to offer? Contact us today to begin browsing or listing with one of our real estate agents

August
31

Dine al Fresco at These Raleigh Restaurants

Raleigh Dining

A delicious meal often tastes just a little bit better when you can enjoy it outdoors on a beautiful Raleigh day, and there are plenty of great restaurants that offer al fresco dining around the city. Whether you're in the mood for an elegant night out, a family meal, or a quick, creative bite from a local favorite, you're sure to find something to love at the many outstanding restaurants in the Triangle. Our real estate agents have the delicious details on some of the excellent al fresco dining options around Raleigh and beyond.

  • Gravy Italian-American Cuisine – 135 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601
    What could be better than enjoying some of the best authentic Italian dining near Raleigh real estate in an outdoor courtyard that feels like it was transported straight from Italy? That's just the start of the experience that you can expect when you visit Gravy Italian-American Cuisine. Ingredients for every dish are sourced from a long list of local farms, and the delicious, flavorful pasta sauce that complements most meals is prepared fresh every day. The result is one of the best Italian-American dining experiences that the Triangle has to offer.

  • Humble Pie Restaurant – 317 S. Harrington St., Raleigh, NC 27603
    With a menu designed for sharing and served on a covered outdoor patio, Humble Pie Restaurant is a great choice for a date night or a group dinner with friends. The chef-inspired menu here is built around meals that are designed to share, with a focus on using fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. Chef Josh Young oversees everything on the menu and is passionate about creating seasonal meals that change throughout the year. Humble Pie also boasts one of the most scenic and atmospheric outdoor dining spaces of any restaurant on our list.

  • Local 22 Kitchen – 2200 W. Main St., Durham, NC 27705
    Whether you're in the mood for a sandwich, salad, artisan pizza, or elegant entree, Local 22 Kitchen has you covered at its convenient location near Durham real estate opportunities. When you walk through the door at Local 22 Kitchen, you will see chalkboards detailing all of the fresh ingredients that have just arrived. Each meal on the menu is prepared with those fresh ingredients to create unique spins on your favorite dishes.

  • Tazza Kitchen – 600 Ledgestone Way, Cary, NC 27519
    A mix of gourmet salads, starters, brick oven pizzas, tacos, and tempting entrees are all on the menu at Tazza Kitchen, which you can find around the corner from homes for sale in Cary. The menu here is built around wood-fired cooking and partnerships with local suppliers. Reservations are recommended for this popular dining spot, especially if you plan to enjoy your meal on the patio.

  • Abbey Road Tavern & Grill – 1700 Center St., Apex, NC 27502
    The award-winning burgers at Abbey Road Tavern & Grill go perfectly with the live entertainment that you can often enjoy while dining outdoors at this local establishment near Apex homes for sale. When you're in the mood for something simple and delicious, it's hard to top the selection at Abbey Road. In addition to the burgers, the salads and sandwiches here are always great choices.

Searching for a home that makes it easy to visit your favorite restaurants around the Triangle? Our local team is here to help with all of your real estate needs. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Raleigh, NC, area.

August
24

Historic Theaters in the Triangle

Historic Venues

When you look at Raleigh homes for sale, you know you're considering an area known for its strong economy and outstanding research output. But the Triangle is also steeped in history, with a range of cultural institutions that have been in the area for decades. Theater and the arts are crucial to its unique flavor.

Our real estate agents are always glad to help homebuyers discover all the Triangle has to offer. When it comes to the performing arts, Raleigh is surrounded by historic venues. You can have a truly memorable night out with concerts, the symphony, ballet, and dramatic productions of all kinds.

The Triangle is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after areas on the East Coast, and its vibrant relationship with the arts is another reason why. Today, we'll take a closer look at some of the historic theaters that help provide wonder and excitement to life in the Raleigh area.

Raleigh Little Theatre

Located at 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607, Raleigh Little Theatre is in many ways the centerpiece of the dramatic arts here in the RVA. Lovingly known as the "RLT," it was first opened to the public back in 1936 and is now one of the country's oldest continuously operating community theaters.

The grounds of the Raleigh Little Theatre consist of the Stephenson Amphitheatre and the Raleigh Rose Garden. Contemporary, family-friendly movies are screened under the stars in the Garden. By contrast, the community dramatic productions are usually held in the 298-seat main theater or the Amphitheatre.

There is always something new to see in the Raleigh Little Theatre. Thanks to the 150-seat Teaching Theatre added in 1990, even those with no experience can begin to enjoy participating. Every year, thousands of visitors from all over North Carolina and the world attend RLT performances.

The 2022-2023 season of Raleigh Little Theatre promises to be a splendid one, with each member of the RLT community working hard to restore the theater experience after two years of safety precautions. Pride and Prejudice, Blood Wedding, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be shown.

The Carolina Theatre of Durham

The Carolina Theatre of Durham stands at 309 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701. As the biggest of theaters near Durham homes for sale, it has a special place in the local arts scene. Opening for the first time in 1926, it is even a little bit older than its sister theater in Raleigh.

The Carolina Theatre hosts a full spectrum of events, and the stage is always busy, even when there are no dramatic productions on the docket.

Classic films are also aired, running the gamut from the 1944 romance Frenchman's Creek to 1985's Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. Sundance Short Films and acclaimed documentaries also feature prominently in the schedule. The Carolina Theatre is known for plenty of kid-friendly programming and great variety.

Last, but not least, you might want to enjoy the educational programming. Family Saturday promises fun bonding for all, while the Art Discovery Educational Series helps young audiences to encounter the magic of the theater and the transformative power of artistic expression.

This is only the beginning of what you can discover in the Triangle. There are countless other theaters, museums, and much more. The story of Raleigh is continuing to unfold, and you can be a part of it.

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