Historic Oakwood, Raleigh

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Raleigh’s Historic Oakwood neighborhood, located just steps away from the Governor's residence, boasts a collective array of architectural styles from mid-Victorian vernacular, neoclassical revival, craftsman, and even a few recent (& contentious) moderns. These quirky, straight out of a film, charming homes are in high demand. And the home-owners are just as winsome as the houses. Oakwood residents host an annual candlelight tour during the winter holidays and a garden tour to welcome Spring. The amenities and community businesses surrounding these homes are, as you would guess, equally as eclectic.

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Here is a RED round-up of neighborhood businesses Oakwood residents frequent for weekly needs, gifts, and social necessities.  

For garden therapy, pay-what-you-can yoga, and hands-on community workshops: 

Raleigh City Farm, a nonprofit urban farm in downtown Raleigh growing vegetables alongside farm entrepreneurs to strengthen sustainable, healthy food systems.

For two-wheel wonders, bike maintenance, fun outdoor adventures, and your new cool friends:

Oak City Cycling Project, a local, independent cycling shop in Downtown Raleigh NC focused on increasing bicycle ridership through sales, service, outreach, and community.

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For a unique neighborhood pharmacy with healthy revitalizing food fixes:

Person St. Pharmacy + Cafe, scripts, over the counter products, high-quality supplements, and a modern take on the vintage soda fountain & lunch counter.  

For thoughtful, artful, uncommon goods for you and your nest from emerging and independent designers:

Edge of Urge, extraordinary gifts, jewelry, and fashion.

For your social fix for craft cocktails, local beers, and outdoor, casual lounge:  

Person St. Bar, an independent, neighborhood watering hole in the North Person Street corridor.

Interested in finding a home for sale in Oakwood, contact Susan Rains to help!