Research Triangle Park is 15 miles away and home to more than 200 global companies including IBM, RTI International, and Cisco. Here you’ll find 50,000 full time employees and an estimated 10,000 contract workers working within the government, universities and affiliated medical systems, and other employment sectors. The neighboring employment centers in Raleigh and Cary are even closer to home giving Waterside an average commute of 10-25 minutes.
Adjacent to Waterside lies Lake Johnson Park, a 150-acre recreational lake surrounded by miles of public greenways with a clubhouse and swimming pool. That means your summers will be filled with kayaking, paddle boarding, pedal boating and fishing. Get your sweat on by hitting the QR Fit Trail. Take your time exploring 2.8 miles of paved trails and 1.5 miles of unpaved trails. Or kickback at the Lake Johnson seasonal pool complete with a spray ground, baby pool, and lap pool.
Downtown Raleigh is a cultural hot spot waiting to be explored. Experience art galleries like 311 Gallery and City Market Artist Collective. Take in a show at Burning Coal Theatre Company or Kennedy Theatre at Duke Energy Center. Or expand your mind at any of the city’s museums like Joel Lane Museum House and City of Raleigh Museum. As you wind into the evening, the Raleigh nightlife scene will be ready to sweep you off your feet with bars and night clubs like The Davie, Crank Arm Brewing, C. Grace Cocktail Bar, Flex Nightclub, Mojito Lounge, and much more.
Over 60 stores, services and restaurants are within close proximity to Waterside. Take a short drive to Downtown Raleigh and discover locally owned, independent shops as well as a diverse variety of dining experiences from American to Mediterranean to German and everything in between.