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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUmE 16 — IssUE 1 28 raleigh with a dining facility, a privately built, upscale apartment complex, golf clubhouse, and the Hunt Library, which continues to receive national and international recognition for its design and innovative features. Since its inception, more than $1 billion has also spent on infrastructure development on Centennial Campus. Having educational research centers in close proximity means that employers have a large pool of well-educated, talented employees to choose from, further driving business expansion in the area. Also, Raleigh's abundance of colleges and universities plays a major role in developing the city's youth. There are great programs and summer camps in science, technology, music, arts, and athletics to help encourage and broaden the horizons of Raleigh's young people. Raleigh's downtown area, unlike some across the U.S., is also thriving. Comprised of 110 city blocks, there are fve main districts including Fayetteville Street, Moore Square, Glenwood South, the Warehouse District, and the Capital District. Each of these ofers distinct features, architecture and attractions, perfect for spending the day or night touring each one. The newly revamped Fayetteville Street district features City Plaza, which plays host to various outdoor events and festivals throughout the year. The area helps make up Raleigh's famous skyline with Class A ofce space and headquarters of many thriving companies. The Raleigh Convention Center is located here as are many cultural and entertainment venues, including the Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh's crown jewel for music. The state-of-the-art amphitheater is easily accessible and lies right behind the Raleigh Convention Center. Backed by the infamous Shimmer Wall, a wall of LED lights that display a shimmering Oak Tree, the Red Hat Amphitheater features national acts. The Capital District features the State Capitol building, Governor's Mansion, and 3.5 million square feet of government ofce space. The District is also home to the North Carolina History Museum and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the number one most visited attraction of North Carolina this past year. Moore Square Park offers a nice respite for workers in Raleigh's central business district. Along with the Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre, Marbles Kids Museum attracts more than 600,000 visitors each year, making this area a popular family destination. Historic City Market offers an eclectic collection of independent retail stores and great restaurants surrounded by charming cobblestone streets. The Capital District also has art galleries that are anchored by Raleigh's Artspace – a 30,000-square-foot historic building that has 25 dedicated studios for artists. Glenwood South is a hip and trendy district of Raleigh that has become synonymous with progressive restaurants and exciting nightlife. What was once a sleepy array of warehouses and supply stores has transformed over the past few years into a thriving destination for foodies and night owls. Some of the hottest restaurants in the Glenwood South area include the historic 42nd Street Oyster Bar, Carolina Ale House, Clouds Brewing, Mellow Mushroom, Raleigh Beer Garden, The Rockford, Clockwork, Devolve Moto, and Hibernian Pub. Popular nightclubs include Alchemy, C. Grace, Empress Room, Mosaic Wine Lounge, and Solas. The Warehouse District has been transformed into an intriguing mix of restaurants, specialty shops, and antique stores. It is home of the Contemporary Art Museum and the legendary Pit BBQ Restaurant. The downtown Raleigh area is so popular, it now even has its own mobile app to help you get around or plan an evening out. The new Downtown Raleigh App was recently launched by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and features downtown's fnest restaurants, unique shops, parking, street closures, events, special deals and more. You can fnd the free mobile app in on Apple's App Store or Google Play. >>

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