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The diverse assets found in the Hillsborough Street district are helping to transforming Raleigh into the "arts capital of the South." From black box theaters and art galleries to world class gardens and community theatres (coming soon: Raleigh's newest museum,!), Hillsborough Street offers the most unique intersection of arts, culture and recreation facilities in the City of Raleigh.

Visitors to Hillsborough Street will get absorbed in the hub of creativity that spurs much economic and cultural growth in the City of Oaks. The district is energized by STEM majors at North Carolina State University mixing with liberal arts students at Meredith College, as well as professional and research institutions.

Recent research found Hillsborough Street is the most heavily trafficked exercise corridor in the city. If Raleigh is the place where "arts and smarts meet" then Hillsborough Street is the circuit that creates the magic.

Hillsborough Street is one of the most diverse districts in the City of Raleigh. The street is known for it's unique patrons and businesses, some of whom have been around 80 years or longer. The Hillsborough Street district is home to institutions like the Players' Retreat and Raleigh Little Theatre, as well as world-class athletic facilities like the Alexander Family YMCA. The variety of restaurants, art galleries and outdoor activity give the street it's unique vibe.

Come visit Hillsborough Street and discover the intersection of arts, culture and recreation in Raleigh.

View our Events Calendar for details on all upcoming events happening in the district.