The neighborhood is located along the northwest border of the downtown business district adjacent to Glenwood South, considered by many as the trendiest restaurant and retail area in downtown Raleigh. It covers approximately 80 acres and contains about 300 housing units. It was platted in 1905 as the first planned neighborhood (subdivsion) in the City of Raleigh.



Neighborhood Character

  • Housing types: primarily single family; however, infill projects have produced some townhomes and apartments.
  • Housing styles: Victorian, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Classical Revival, Tudor Revival, Late Gothic revival and Craftsman Bungalow.  The neighborhood  was placed on the National Register of Histoiric Places in 2000. The application provides a detailed description of the housing stock in the heighborhood at that time the application was submitted.
  • Age: platted around 1905 as the first planned neighborhood (subdivision) in the City of Raleigh.


Brief  history - published by David Black in 1997
Devereux Mansion - reproduction from a book
Will's Forest - published by Kathryn Cahow
Glenwood Fire Station - a Raleigh Historic Landmark
Methodist Orphange - 1899 - 1982
A J Fletcher House - founder of Capital Broadcasting Company (WRAL)


Partnership Elementary, Broughton High School, Raleigh Charter High School, Wiley Elementary and Underwood Elementary are all located in the neighborhood or within 1/2 mile of a neighborhood boundary.

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  • Being an older neighborhood, it includes an extensive network of sidewalks and alleys.
  • Fletcher Park is located in the middle of the neighborhood and is a favorite destination for residents. It includes ornamental gardens, a water garden, tennis courts, a baseball field, a story-telling amphitheatre and two historic buildings for meetings and special events like weddings. During the summer, the Concert in the Park Series attracts residents from all over the City.
  • The neighborhood is within walking distance of Glenwood South and the Five Points Business District.s
  • Bus service runs along Glenwood Avenue, which provides easy access to the downtown business district and Crabtree Valley Mall.
  • The Cameron Village Shopping Center is within a 1/2 mile of the neighborhood. It includes restaurants, retail stores and a major grocery store


  • Over the last two decades, the neighborhood has seen a significant inflow of young professionals—many with children. This has resulted in the restoration of many old homes. Being on the National Register of Historic Places, qualifying structures can receive a North Carolina tax credit of 30% on restorations of $25,000 or more.

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