Raleigh is a national hot spot when it comes to growth — according to Our Town America, at least 5,000 new movers arrive in the Triangle each month. As a result, mixed-use communities are popping up everywhere — and if you think they are contained to big-city high-rises, think again. Communities like The Exchange, 400H, and Raleigh Iron Works (RIW) incorporate greenways, entertainment venues, water features, and much more — all intended to bring recreational and cultural opportunities directly to residents’ doorsteps.

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