Downtown Raleigh

The downtown Raleigh area is home to historic buildings such as the Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel built in the early 20th century, the restored City Market, the Fayetteville Street downtown business district, which includes the PNC Plaza and Wells Fargo Capitol Center buildings, as well as the North Carolina Museum of HistoryNorth Carolina Museum of Natural SciencesNorth Carolina State CapitolWilliam Peace University, the City of Raleigh MuseumRaleigh Convention CenterShaw UniversityCampbell University School of Law, and St. Augustine’s College. In the 2000s, an effort by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance was made to separate this area of the city into five smaller districts: Fayetteville StreetMoore SquareGlenwood SouthWarehouse (Raleigh), and Capital District (Raleigh). Some of the names have become common place among locals such as the Warehouse, Fayetteville Street, and Glenwood South Districts.

The Inside the Raleigh Beltline neighborhoods include Cameron ParkBoylan Heights,[35] Country Club Hills, Coley Forest, Five Points, Budleigh, Glenwood-BrooklynHayes Barton Historic DistrictMoore SquareMordecai (home to the historic Mordecai House), Rosengarten Park, Belvidere Park, Woodcrest, Oberlin Village, and Historic Oakwood. Inside the Beltline refers to I-440 which used to be called the Beltline before being re-branded to ease driver navigation. These neighborhoods were typically built before World War II