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Historic Oakwood

Franklin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
+1 919-733-3456
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for the historic homes buff

Oakwood is a 19th century neighborhood near downtown Raleigh. My brother lives in Oakwood so we... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2015
cheryl h
Durham, North Carolina

I walked through this neighborhood on my own two months ago, and it has some very beautiful... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2015
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this scenic neighborhood features restored Victorian-style homes built between 1870 and 1912.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Franklin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
+1 919-733-3456
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

Oakwood is a 19th century neighborhood near downtown Raleigh. My brother lives in Oakwood so we get to walk around and look at the houses often. Many of the sidewalks are terribly buckled from the roots of the large old trees that line the streets...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 7 July 2015

I walked through this neighborhood on my own two months ago, and it has some very beautiful, renovated old homes in it. Of course there are some that are run down as well. But overall, it is an exclusive neighborhood with big, old trees. There...More

2  Thank jainsea
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Beautifully restored homes. Can explore on your own or via a tour. We did a tour and learned about the history of the area and a selection of the homes. Nice quiet streets, friendly neighbors, and educational.

2  Thank Greg R
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Loved the neighborhood homes here. It was like stepping back a century. Lovely part of town. Raleigh should be proud of this neighborhood. It is charming.

1  Thank mat662
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Amazing neighborhood to walk or drive through and see the amazing craftsmanship of a bygone era when things were made by hands and pride!!! The cemetery is a great stroll as well!!! Perfect on a Spring day with fresh color emerging, or in Autumn with...More

1  Thank Leland W
Reviewed 16 June 2015

The neighborhood is just O.K. Cute houses on small lots. The cemetery is very interesting with some amazing monuments. If you have the time, it is worth the drive.

Thank Cameron1999
Reviewed 3 June 2015

LOVE the history of this cemetery and the significance of some of the tombstones that the staff, who has Friday flashlight night on the first Friday of the month, told us. Also the Confederate part of the cemetery, Elizabeth Edwards grave with the magnificent sculpture...More

1  Thank jdjwiskx
Reviewed 6 January 2015

The historic neighborhood was all decked out for Christmas. It really was lovely. Almost every home was beautifully decorated

3  Thank EFHOWE
Reviewed 11 December 2014

I truly enjoyed walking around the Oakwood neighborhood. Each house different. Each with a history. You could tell the inhabitants really care about their area. Beautiful examples of so many different architectural designs. It is a photographer's paradise.

2  Thank KHepburn
Reviewed 5 November 2014

I walked from the Joel Lane House to the Mordecai Historic area. On the way I took a detour through Historic Oakwood. I did not visit the cemetery, maybe next time. I really enjoyed walking through this neighborhood. I love old homes. Each one has...More

3  Thank KimN697
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GodMudder Donna C
27 April 2017|
Response from coinsbytom | Reviewed this property |
My wife is a photographer. So I ask you, why would you want to buy pictures when you can take your own. By taking your own pictures, you can control the content, staging, lighting, special effects, etc. I would recommend... More