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Best Places To Live In South Central, Raleigh, NC

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  • South Central, Raleigh, NC
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 8,076
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Cary, NC
  • 10.7 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
87
  • Morrisville, NC
  • 13 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,600
  • The city wraps in in the loving arms of charming, beautiful Southern architecture and trees that offer shade for a peaceful walk almost any time of the year. Summers can get a bit hot, but it's not
86
  • Apex, NC
  • 13.7 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
86
  • Holly Springs, NC
  • 14.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 30,126
  • For the past 4 years, I have enjoyed my time living in Holly Springs, North Carolina a clean and excellent community in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina. Holly Springs is a multicultural suburb
86
  • Five Points, Raleigh, NC
  • 2.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,393
85
  • Wade, Raleigh, NC
  • 3.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,992
85
  • Glenwood, Raleigh, NC
  • 4.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,562
83
  • Six Forks, Raleigh, NC
  • 4.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,549
83
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • 15.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 36,472
  • There is so much to say about this beautiful place! I was born and raised in Wake Forest, NC and growing up here was so much fun. It has a home town feel and everyone is very friendly. Everyone looked
83
  • North, Raleigh, NC
  • 9.8 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
81
  • Northwest, Raleigh, NC
  • 9.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 81,974
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  • Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,722
  • Living here in Fuquay-Varina reminds me of an old storybook country living survival guide. Never heard of one? Well, here goes. I will take the time to explain to you how living in a city such as this
79
  • Hillsborough, Raleigh, NC
  • 2.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 14,634
77
  • Clayton, NC
  • 12.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,553
  • Although Clayton is a smaller town in NC, it does offer a fun atmosphere where you can get to know many of your neighbors instead of feeling like you're only one person among thousands. I've lived here
77
  • Falls Of Neuse, Raleigh, NC
  • 4.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,631
76
  • Raleigh, NC
  • 1.1 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
  • 1.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,240
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  • Knightdale, NC
  • 7.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,787
  • Knightdale, North Carolina is a great place to live! I've spent the last 24 years here and plan on spending the rest of my life as a resident of this town. We have so many different things to do, are
73
  • Mordecai, Raleigh, NC
  • 2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,801
73
  • West, Raleigh, NC
  • 5.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 37,998
72
  • Wendell, NC
  • 14.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,298
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  • Garner, NC
  • 5.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,625
  • After living in Raleigh for several years, I decided to move to Garner, NC. about 30 minutes outside the capital. The small town life has an appeal for me. The weather is moderate most of the year, but
72
  • Archer Lodge, NC
  • 15.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,614
71
  • Southwest, Raleigh, NC
  • 2.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 22,629
71
  • Youngsville, NC
  • 19.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,457
71
  • Durham, NC
  • 21.4 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
71
  • Rolesville, NC
  • 14.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,583
70
  • East Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
  • 2.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,665
69
  • Northeast, Raleigh, NC
  • 6.9 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
69
  • Zebulon, NC
  • 17.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,813
69
  • North Central, Raleigh, NC
  • 1.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,392
69
  • Smithfield, NC
  • 22.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,746
  • We moved to Smithfield when I was a kid. It is a rural town in the sand hills of North Carolina about 30 minutes outside of our capital, Raleigh. The cost of living is reasonable, but not very many high
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  • Wilson's Mills, NC
  • 19.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,433
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  • Angier, NC
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,079
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  • Gorman, NC
  • 21.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 941
61
  • Southeast, Raleigh, NC
  • 3.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 28,074
59
  • South, Raleigh, NC
  • 3.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 17,197
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  • Selma, NC
  • 24.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,325

Listed above are the best places to live in South Central, 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 - South Central, Raleigh, NC, followed by the best places to live near South Central, Raleigh, NC, sorted by Livability Score.

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