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Best Places To Live In Southwest, Raleigh, NC

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  • Southwest, Raleigh, NC
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 22,629
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Morrisville, NC
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,600
84
  • Holly Springs, NC
  • 11.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 30,126
84
  • Apex, NC
  • 11.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 43,893
  • For me, living in Apex, North Carolina and working as a research assistant is a quite compatible combination. Many find Apex neighborhoods to each be best areas in the city. I have a small house near
83
  • Wade, Raleigh, NC
  • 3.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,992
82
  • Cary, NC
  • 8.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 155,822
  • The I Love Kickboxing gym in Cary NC is amazing!!! The trainers are skilled, motivating, and make me feel like even I can do it!!! The other gym members are a great community of support as well. I am
81
  • Six Forks, Raleigh, NC
  • 5.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,549
81
  • Five Points, Raleigh, NC
  • 4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,393
81
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • 17.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 36,472
78
  • Glenwood, Raleigh, NC
  • 4.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,562
78
  • Hillsborough, Raleigh, NC
  • 2.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 14,634
77
  • Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • 12.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,722
77
  • Falls Of Neuse, Raleigh, NC
  • 6.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,631
76
  • North, Raleigh, NC
  • 11.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 76,649
  • North Raleigh NC is a great place to raise a family. I have lived here for over 20 years and have grown with the town. We currently live in the North Hills area. This area of town has more than 27,000
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  • Raleigh, NC
  • 2.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 441,326
  • I found Raleigh and vicinity to be attractive and full of potential. Of course there are negatives to any place and the people shouting negativity in the reviews below are the typical parasitic,
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  • Central, Raleigh, NC
  • 1.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,240
73
  • Northwest, Raleigh, NC
  • 9.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 81,974
73
  • Knightdale, NC
  • 9.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,787
72
  • Mordecai, Raleigh, NC
  • 3.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,801
70
  • Wendell, NC
  • 16.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,298
70
  • Durham, NC
  • 20.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 251,761
  • I don't know what all the hub bub is about but I personally feel Durham is over rated. First off the amenities here are limited. Looking at the list on this site they listed the children's museum
70
  • Rolesville, NC
  • 16.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,583
69
  • Garner, NC
  • 4.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,625
69
  • North Central, Raleigh, NC
  • 3.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,392
68
  • South Central, Raleigh, NC
  • 2.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,076
68
  • Archer Lodge, NC
  • 17.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,614
68
  • Zebulon, NC
  • 20.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,813
67
  • Clayton, NC
  • 13.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,553
67
  • Wilson's Mills, NC
  • 20.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,433
66
  • Youngsville, NC
  • 21.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,457
64
  • Angier, NC
  • 17.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,079
64
  • West, Raleigh, NC
  • 3.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 37,998
63
  • East Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
  • 4.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,665
62
  • Smithfield, NC
  • 23.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,746
59
  • Northeast, Raleigh, NC
  • 9.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 87,424
  • While I was in college, I lived in the northeast Raleigh area. It is one of the busiest areas I have lived in, but I wouldn't have traded it for anything. My apartment building was very quiet, and I was
57
  • Southeast, Raleigh, NC
  • 5.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 28,074
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  • South, Raleigh, NC
  • 4.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 17,197

Listed above are the best places to live in Southwest, Raleigh, NC for 2018. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Southwest, Raleigh, NC, followed by the best places to live near Southwest, Raleigh, NC, sorted by Livability Score.

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