About

What’s All the Buzz About Midtown?

Midtown is a welcoming and progressive local center that delivers convenience and high quality lifestyle to a diverse population, young professionals to retirees. Whether new arrival, or longstanding resident, Midtown’s strong sense of community connects neighbors and fosters a genuine sense of belonging.

Midtown map

Midtown has evolved from suburban to urban mixed use destination, a hub of commercial and residential activity that is distinctive in location and sense of place, and is becoming Raleigh’s second Central Business District.

Midtown Raleigh is the place where smart city living meets traditional community, the area within a 2-mile radius surrounding North Hills – Think Trader Joe’s to Shelley Lake – where you’ll find:

  • 24/7 walkable urban center
  • Long established neighborhoods
  • Thriving mix of businesses, schools, and churches
  • Strong sense of community
  • 12 miles of Greenway Trails and 10 City Parks

What Does the Alliance Do?

Lets face it, we all love Midtown. As things change and grow Midtown needs to stay ahead of the curve, making sure we can continue our great success story. The Midtown Raleigh Alliance brings together business and community leaders with those who live, work, and play in Midtown to:

  • Advocate for our area’s needs
  • Promote Midtown
  • Engage the Midtown community

What are the Benefits of Membership?

Midtown Raleigh Alliance is an advocacy and membership group created to be a shared voice for Midtown, a way to stay informed on the latest news and issues, and connect with the Midtown community.

  • Monthly events including after hours socials, educational programs, and annual member celebration
  • Individual membership includes household members
  • Midtown Partner business membership covers multiple team members
  • Leadership on key city issues such as transit and the Six Forks Road Corridor Study

Perhaps the most important benefit of all is that members are contributing to work that is growing the economic vitality of our area.

Upcoming Events

Dec
3
Wed
5:30 pm Holiday Directors Dinner @ Mia Francesca Trattoria
Holiday Directors Dinner @ Mia Francesca Trattoria
Dec 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Holiday Directors Dinner @ Mia Francesca Trattoria | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Board of Directors of the MRA are invited to attend our Holiday Director’s Appreciation Dinner on December 3rd at 5:30. Please contact trobbins@midtownraleighalliance.org for more information
Dec
8
Mon
6:00 pm Wake Transit Strategy Kick-off @ Raleigh Convention Center
Wake Transit Strategy Kick-off @ Raleigh Convention Center
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wake Transit Strategy Kick-off @ Raleigh Convention Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Wake County Transit Strategy is a partnership that includes Wake County, Triangle Transit, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), City of Raleigh, Town of Cary, Research Triangle Foundation, NC State University and Raleigh Durham Airport. The Wake County Transit Investment Strategy is a new effort that will have two major initiatives– public outreach and public education about the various trade-offs to be made when investing in transit. The process should take approximately seven months.
Jan
22
Thu
5:30 pm EMPOWER – Take Charge Social @ Empower Personalized Fitness
EMPOWER – Take Charge Social @ Empower Personalized Fitness
Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
EMPOWER - Take Charge Social @ Empower Personalized Fitness | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
MRA members who are ready to take charge in 2015 for a more fit and powerful future, are invited to join your colleagues at EMPOWER Personalized Fitness for a fun contest, tour and snacks and cocktails.
Mar
3
Tue
5:30 pm Midtown Education Forum @ Carroll Magnet Middle School
Midtown Education Forum @ Carroll Magnet Middle School
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Midtown Education Forum @ Carroll Magnet Middle School | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
 Join Midtown businesses and school representatives to learn about the amazing things happening with our kids in our own backyard. Learn about each school’s unique offerings and opportunities for businesses to collaborate with schools and vice versa. Speakers will announced soon. If you are interested in sponsoring this one-of-a-kind event, please let us know by emailing trobbins@midtownraleighallinace.org.

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