WakeUP and Explore: 2017 City Livability Tour


WakeUP and Explore: 2017 City Livability Tour


A curated exploration of Downtown Raleigh

Discover what makes the city sustainable, dynamic and livable!


The WakeUP and Explore City Livability Tour is a self-guided walking tour providing a unique opportunity to explore Raleigh’s vibrant, changing downtown. New, old, repurposed and renovated, the southern end of downtown between Raleigh’s brand new Union Station, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, and historic Shaw University holds some of Raleigh’s hidden treasures. Tour participants will be invited into businesses, residences and historic properties to learn how urban design and sustainable development come together to create community and quality of life. The tour benefits WakeUP, the nonprofit dedicated to building a sustainable Wake County through advancing public transit, effective land use, clean drinking water and strong public schools.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 1-5 pm

Registration available online

Map pick up starts @ 12:30pm


                           $25 in advance • $30 day of event

Tickets include free reusable shopping bag and premiums from local businesses.

 Become a volunteer!


Featured stops:

Bridge Club – tour Ashley Christensen’s kitchen!

Charter Square/Womble Carlyle – breathtaking views from LEED Platinum office tower

DHIC Homeownership Center at Carlton Place – learn about and see affordable housing

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts – hear how this building was preserved

Hargett Place – high-end brownstones for sale

HQ Raleigh – shared work space in historic warehouse

The Dillon – soon to come 17 story mixed-use building

The Edison Lofts – latest in downtown living

The Pope House – African-American historic site and City museum

Raleigh Provisions – local foods retail recently opened

Virginia Dare Ballroom – hidden treasure in Sir Walter Raleigh Apts.

Union Station – see progress on train station opening 2018

Whiskey Kitchen – enjoy a beverage on their hip patio


Many thanks to our generous sponsors!


Community Champion:



Livability Leader :


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