Raleigh, NC 27604
Historic Oakwood in Downtown Raleigh
Historic Oakwood is one of Raleigh's oldest neighborhoods and is the only 19th century neighborhood still standing. Oakwood was once part of Mordecai Grove but after the Cival War it was subdivided. Known for its beautiful homes and gardens Historic Oakwood is a lovely place. Homes were built starting as far back as the 1860's and styles varied just as much as the owners tastes could afford. Home style varies from Neo-Classical like the Tucker house to Second Empire and Victorian. Historic Oakwood is both a National Historic District as well as a Local Historic District. National Historic Disctrics have the potential to allow owners to receive tax credits for qualifying rehabilitations. Local Historic Districs help preserve the neighborhoods appearance. All exterior changes of a home in a Local Historic District will need to file a Certificate of Appropriateness with the Raleigh Historic Development Commision.
Historic Oakwood has an annual Candlelight tour which is open to the plublic where you can buy tickets and go through many of these beautiful homes. I have been to quite a few of these and enjoy that each year there are different homes on the tour. I thoroughly enjoy seeing how each owner has updated their home and how they live in older homes. Some of the kitchens and baths will knock your socks off!
The Garden Club and Tea tour is a chance to see some of Raleigh's best gardens. Sign up and enjoy an afternoon of tea and strolling from backyard garden to garden.
Oakwood currently has 2 resturants within its boarders. Piebird and Side Street Cafe. Both are great places to go for an evening out or a quick lunch. Maybe we will see you there.