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Get to Know Glenwood South

One of the hippest and happening places in Raleigh’s downtown is Glenwood South. This district lies between Harrington, St. Mary’s, Hillsborough, and West Peace Streets and is home to innovative restaurants, unique shopping, and a lively nightclub and bar scene. Whether you’re looking for some fantastic sushi, a memorable night on the town, or a place to call home, Glenwood South has it all.

Glenwood South

A Sense of History

Glenwood Avenue, the heart of this district, was created in 1938 to connect Raleigh and Durham. Originally an electric streetcar ran along the avenue and the area was home to a railway depot, the Raleigh Electric Company, and Pine State Creamery. Though the creamery closed in the 1990s, the Art Moderne-style building still stands and houses commercial tenants. Another long time resident of Glenwood South, Taylor-Askew Paints, served the art community of Raleigh from 1946 until closing its doors on New Year’s Eve, 2016. Over the years, Glenwood South has evolved from a district of warehouses and retail to a lively and varied neighborhood boasting some of the city’s best restaurants, nightclubs, and shops. Recently, several new condominium developments have created new opportunities to live in this coveted location.

Glenwood South History

Fantastic Nightlife

If you want to have a memorable night out on the town, look no further than Glenwood South. Here, it’s easy to find the perfect place for fun. This district boasts more than 25 clubs and bars offering everything from hip lounge atmospheres with top DJs to relaxed places to try a new wine or watch a game. Solas offers an outdoor patio and bar, an ultra-lounge and unrivaled dance floor, and a rooftop oasis. Another interesting spot is Mosaic Wine Lounge. This Moroccan-themed wine bar also offers a hookah lounge and dancing. Our final pick is newcomer C Grace. This cocktail-focused lounge has a speakeasy feel, classic cocktails, and live Jazz on most nights. Neighborhood favorite Hibernian Irish Pub and Restaurant burned down after a grease fire in 2012, but it’s back and better than ever.

Glendwood South Nightlife

Fantastic Food

Glenwood South’s thriving dining scene has great options no matter what cuisine you’re craving—steak, cupcakes, Spanish, sushi, artisan pizza—you name it, Glenwood South has it. Sushi Blues Café is a highlight that offers delicious food, a cool atmosphere, and a great music scene.

Glenwood South Restaraunts

Other restaurants to check out include Thaiphoon Bistro, the first Thai restaurant in downtown Raleigh (Papaya salad is a favorite) and Mellow Mushroom, where you can order delicious pizza with names like Maui Wowie and Magical Mystery Tour.

Glenwood South Patio Dining

Singular Shops

You’ll find a wonderful assortment of retailers in Glenwood South. Unique retailers here have everything from one-of-a-kind and vintage home furnishings to motorcycle and outdoor accessories to flowers and handmade candy. Here are three of our top picks: Revolver Consignment Boutique,  Emily & Co, and Auzeralise Chocolate.

Glenwood South Shopping

Living Here

In this district, modern condominium developments offer more than 900 residential units. Top properties in Glenwood South include 222 Glenwood, The Paramount, West at North, and 510 Glenwood. They offer high-end amenities like gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, parking, and pools/fitness centers. If condo living isn’t for you, the historic neighborhood of Glenwood-Brooklyn is only one block past Peace Street, right next to Fred Fletcher Park. As an added bonus, Glenwood South has a neighborhood collaborative aimed at bringing business owners and residents together and fostering a tight-knit community that makes living and playing in Glenwood South better than ever.

Glenwood South Living

With so much to offer, it’s no wonder that Glenwood South is a top Raleigh destination! We’d love to help you get to know this happening downtown district better! Call or email us today: (919) 800-0880  |

Living In Harmony!

untitled-0129-3Nestled on the line between Cary and Apex lies Harmony, a recently developed subdivision that combines ideal location with beautifully modeled homes. Built between 2007 and 2010, Harmony offers a range of homes between 2,200 and 5,000 square feet to suit any sized family.




Comfortably situated between Money Magazine’s #19 (2014) and #1 (2015) “Best Places to Live in the USA”, Harmony’s location allows its residents to have the best of both worlds. Home to some of North Carolina’s top rated public schools and the Research Triangle Park, Cary bears a prosperous reputation, making Harmony the quintessential neighborhood for raising a family. Residents enjoy living near an array of parks, restaurants, and shopping centers in both directions, but can still retreat to their quiet, cozy corner of town at the end of each day.

The Community


Harmony is a small yet well-developed Cary neighborhood with a great feeling of collectiveness shared by its residents. Each evening the neighborhood comes to life – scenes of friends meeting at benches to chat, neighbors relaxing on porches, and families heading to the pool create a warm sense of community, noticeable even to visitors.

Upon entering the neighborhood and passing Turner Creek Elementary School, the main road provides biking lanes on either side as well as conveniently placed pet waste stations. Harmony’s community center can be found in the middle of the neighborhood, acting as a hub for residents of all ages. Behind the beautiful two-story clubhouse (available to reserve for events through the Harmony Homeowner’s Association) you can find a large pool with water slide and a kiddy pool, each with a lifeguard during pool hours. Tennis courts, basketball hoops, and a playground are located just outside the clubhouse area, catering to a broad range of interests and age groups.




Turner Creek Elementary and Local Schools

untitled-0335Just inside Harmony’s entrance is Turner Creek Elementary School, which features a large library with computer lab, multiple playgrounds, and well-equipped classrooms tailored to each grade. Part of the Wake County Public School System, Turner Creek employs a friendly staff and hosts an actively involved PTA. Conveniently within walking distance, residents of Harmony can easily drop off and pick up children enrolled at TCES.




Schools for all other age groups are also close at hand. Only two blocks away from Harmony is the Primrose School of West Cary, with preschool services ranging from infant to pre-kindergarten. Davis Drive Middle School is located less than three miles from the entrance to the neighborhood, while older students have the choice of Panther Creek High School or Green Hope High School, all of which are WCPSS schools.

The Triangle Math and Science Academy and Cardinal Charter Academy, both public charter schools, are home to some of Cary’s most driven students. At TMSA, students engage in a variety of grade-based academic contests, such as geography bees, science fairs, and robotics competitions. Each school offers its students an enriching learning environment, allowing students of all ages to push their academic limits.

The Town

untitled-0050-2Harmony’s cornerstone location creates ease of access to many shopping, entertainment, and dining options. Been trying to get back in shape? Having a Starbucks right down the street is the perfect motivation to go for a morning run! In the immediate area you’ll find pharmacy, grocery, and hardware stores, as well as plenty of places to grab a bite to eat including Daniel’s Restaurant – a local favorite. Beaver Creek Commons, the go-to shopping center of the area, is located just a few blocks over. At the Commons nearly a dozen restaurants, a diverse assortment of stores, and Regal’s Beaver Creek Cinemas come together to create a unique and convenient one-stop shopping experience.

untitled-0314In the opposite direction – but still close to home – is Cary’s largest park, Fred G. Bond Metro Park. The park is home to a public amphitheater, over four miles of running trails, a variety of athletic fields, and Bond Lake, which welcomes boaters and fisherman alike. The park’s trails are currently under planning to become the core of a vast, interconnected greenway that circuits the entire town of Cary. With such a wide range of activities, Bond Park is the perfect place for a weekend outing without breaking the bank or straying too far from home.