South West Raleigh
Live close to campus in South West Raleigh, where you’ll be surrounded by stunning countryside, just minutes from the city
Make your home in South West Raleigh and enjoy city life with none of the urban stress. Known as the ‘City of Oaks’ thanks to beautiful trees that line the streets, you’ll always feel close to nature - but won’t have to sacrifice the big city amenities that make student life fun.
The weather’s so good, you’ll want to spend your free time outdoors. Enjoy the tranquility at Lake Johnson Park, where you can paddle out on a boat, kayak or canoe. Hike over five miles of nature trails, then jump into the recreational pool to cool off. After a long day at class, wander across campus to Lake Raleigh and unwind as you watch the sun set over the water.
Challenge some classmates to a round of golf on the sweeping greens of the Lonnie Poole Golf course. Try not to be distracted by the spectacular views of the Raleigh skyline when you take a swing, then have a well-earned lunch at the course clubhouse. Stop by the State Farmers Market to browse the rows of stalls selling locally-grown produce every day. Choose a pot plant for your room and pick up some fresh veggies and steak for dinner.
Hit the shops at Mission Valley Shopping Center, where you can bag a bargain vintage outfit at Uptown Cheapskate or update your record collection at quirky indie record store Schoolkids Records. Head home to change, then catch up with friends at popular hangout Sammy’s Tap and Grill. If you’re too busy to take a break, spend an evening at home with a tasty takeaway from nearby China Wok.