West Raleigh is a suburban area of Raleigh situated west of the city's downtown area and east of the town of Cary.



Notable Attractions


Shopping Centers


Primary Education

High Schools

  • Athens Drive High School
  • St. Mary's School

Middle Schools

  • Dillard Drive Middle School

Elementary Schools

  • Combs Elementary School
  • Dillard Drive Elementary School

Higher Education

Pre-Primary Education




  • Interstate 40, also known as the Tom Bradshaw Freeway, is a major Interstate highway that connects Raleigh to Durham, Wilmington, and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Interstate 440, also known as the Raleigh Beltline, is a 16-mile partial beltway surrounding the downtown Raleigh area.

U.S. Highways

  • U.S. Route 1, a major north-south highway traveling through Raleigh. Runs concurrent with I-440 in this portion of the city.
  • U.S. Route 64, a major east-west highway traveling through Raleigh. Runs concurrent with I-40 in this portion of the city.

North Carolina Highways

Major Thoroughfares

Bus Services

All bus services in West Raleigh are provided by GoRaleigh and GoTriangle

  • Route 4 - Rex Hospital:
  • Route 11 - Avent Ferry:
  • Route 12 - Method:
  • Route 26 - Edward's Mill
  • Route 27 - Blue Ridge

Parks and Recreation

See Also