Downtown Living Tour will include homes, as well as unique urban shops and restaurants offering a discount to attendees.

As in the previous eight years since the tour began, ticket holders can visit a variety of homes ranging from multi-tenant buildings to single family houses. But this year’s home tour is expanding beyond downtown dwellings to focus on the experience and benefits of urban living.

Downtown Raleigh continues to attract a diverse set of residents, who are seeking the benefits of a more urban lifestyle.  From innovative young professionals looking to more naturally collaborate and build social networks to empty nesters ready to simplify their lives and enjoy a more walkable and healthy lifestyle, downtown Raleigh is now more attractive than ever.

Ticket holders will get to better appreciate all that is for offer by touring a medley of independently-owned restaurants, unique retail shops and services offering discounts to attendees.

Walk, or take the free bus or shuttle.

The Tour is self-guided and designed to be a walking tour, but it also easy to use the free R-Line or hop on a golf cart shuttle, which will follow designated routes to several tour stops.

Tickets will be available online beginning April 9th for $10, but you can still join in for $15 on the day of event.  Want more details so you can target the homes and businesses that you’ve been wanting to explore?  Check out this website for more details about the event, check-in and parking.

Go on the Living Tour for FREE!  Be a volunteer.

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance is looking for enthusiastic and energetic people to be Greeters, Hosts, and Information Guides during the event.

Perks include:

  • Free pass to the Tour (to be used before or after shift)
  • Free lunch and snacks
  • Free t-shirt
  • Invitation for you and one guest to the After Party at Spy Raleigh (immediately following the event, 5 pm-8 pm)
Over 140 volunteers are needed to support the Tour operations. Registration deadline is April 30th!

This is a chance to support downtown and have fun too.  It’s always a great day to meet new people, consider where your next move might be, or even rediscover how much you love the place where you already live.

See you then!