The following contribution is a guest post written by Jason Compton, Director of Communications for Midtown Raleigh Alliance. We thank Jason for taking the time to tell us a little bit about the Midtown Raleigh community.
Midtown Raleigh is the place where smart city living meets traditional community—a unique and thriving mix of businesses, long established residential neighborhoods, schools, and churches; 12 miles of greenway trails; 10 city parks; a distinctive skyline; and a 24/7 urban center with over 100 acres of walkable amenities at North Hills.
The area within a 2-mile radius surrounding North Hills—think Trader Joes to Shelley Lake—has become a hub of commercial and residential activity in Raleigh, distinctive in character and location, with its own sense of place.
The term “Midtown” has been in play now since about 2005 around the time the former North Hills mall was taken down. Today, it is clear that Midtown Raleigh exists as a thriving center of urban density in the City of Raleigh. Having a Midtown center of density is an important marker in the life of successful major cities, one that has a direct benefit for all of Wake County.
With Midtown Raleigh being a premier destination for commerce, culture, lifestyle, education and leisure activities the need has arisen for an organization to support and advocate for this emerging center—in comes the Midtown Raleigh Alliance.
The Midtown Raleigh Alliance brings together community leaders with those who live, work, and play in Midtown Raleigh to: advocate for our area’s needs; promote the Midtown Raleigh brand; and engage the Midtown community.
Having launched the Midtown Raleigh Alliance just one year ago, today the organization has over 100 members ranging from individuals who live, work, and play in Midtown to area business leaders such as Fonville Morisey Realty, First Citizens Bank, Duke Raleigh Hospital, NBC17, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors, Fleishman-Hillard (just to name a few); and even it has its first commercial:
To learn more about the Midtown Raleigh Alliance and join online visit: www.MidtownRaleighAlliance.org or email us at: email@example.com.
What’s your favorite thing about Midtown Raleigh? Whether your a resident or a frequent visitor to its unique shops, restaurants, and gatherings, we’d love to hear from you. Please comment below!
Image courtesy of the Midtown Raleigh Alliance