About the Area


Southern Hills Estates sits in the spectacular rolling hills of North Raleigh, just minutes from world class entertainment options, whether your preference is music, the fine arts, collegiate or professional sports. The location of the Southern Hills Estates community, was strategically selected by the developer to give you and your family an optimal location for easy access to all of the amenities, culture, entertainment, education, recreation, and business opportunities in Raleigh and the Triangle Area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle).

Voted among “the Best” in many categories, Raleigh is a wonderful place to live, play, and work:


2018’s Best State Capitals to Live in (Raleigh #6) – WalletHub’s study, February 2018

America’s 50 Best Cities to Live (Raleigh #10) – 24/7 Wall St., November 2017

10 Most Educated Cities in the Country (Raleigh #2) – Forbes, October 2017

The Sportiest Cities in America (Raleigh #3) – Men’s Health, September 2017

The Most Adventurous Cities in America (Raleigh #6) – Men’s Health, June 2017


Culture, arts, entertainment, and sports abound in Raleigh and the Triangle Area:

Entertainment & Sports


Music Venues

Red Hat Amphitheatre
500 South McDowell Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

PNC Arena
1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
3801 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh, NC 27610

Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518


North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd. , Raleigh, NC 27607

North Carolina Museum of History
5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601

North Carolina Museum of Natural Science
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601

College Sports

Duke University (Durham)

North Carolina State University (Raleigh)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

durham bulls game at night

Spectator Sports

Carolina Hurricanes (National Hockey League)
PNC Arena- 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Carolina Railhawks (North American Soccer League)
Wake Med Soccer Park-101 Soccer Park Dr., Cary, NC 27511

Durham Bulls (Minor League Baseball)
409 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

Carolina Mudcats
1501 NC Highway 39, Zebulon, NC 27597

Performing Arts

Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)
123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC 27701

Carolina Ballet
3401 Atlantic Ave., Raleigh, NC 27604

North Carolina Symphony
2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Duke Energy Performing Arts Center
2 E South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

ballerinas on stage with blue lighting

Whether you prefer boutiques, specialty stores, or indoor and outdoor malls with department stores (Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Talbots, Ann Taylor, White House Black Market, Macy’s, etc.), you will find great shopping opportunities in Raleigh and the Triangle Area.



Indoor Shopping Malls

Crabtree Valley Mall
4235 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612

Triangle Town Center
5959 Triangle Town Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27616

The Streets at Southpoint
6910 Fayetteville Rd, Durham, NC 27713

Outdoor Shopping Malls

Brier Creek Commons
8161 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27617

Lafayette Village
8450 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

North Hills
4321 Main St, Raleigh, NC 27609

Cameron Village
2034 Cameron St, Raleigh, NC 27605

Crossroads Plaza
213 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518

Fitness, Parks and Recreation are an important part of the fabric of the Triangle Area.


people running on treadmills

A.E. Finley YMCA
9216 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness
8300 Health Park #125, Raleigh, NC 27615

Lifetime Athletics
8515 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

O2 Fitness
8111 Brennan Station, Raleigh, NC 27615

Parks & Recreation



Baileywick Road Park
9501 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

Blue Jay Point County Park
3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh, NC 27614

Durant Nature Preserve
8305 Camp Durant Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614

Falls Lake State Recreation Area
13304 Creedmoor Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Lake Lynn Park
7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613

Shelley Lake Park
1400 Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612

William B. Umstead State Park
8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617


7014 Hasentree Club Dr, Wake Forest, NC 27587

North Ridge Country Club
6612 Falls of Neuse Rd, NC 27615

TPC Wakefield Plantation
2201 Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh, NC 27614

Wildwood Green
3000 Ballybunion Way, Raleigh, NC 27613

Swim & Tennis

Seven Oaks Recreation Center
2500 Howard Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613

golf course sand trap under blue skies

With 3 major universities (Duke Univeristy, NC State University, UNC- Chapel Hill), 2 well-known colleges (Meredith College and Peace College), and many Private and Charter schools, education play an important role in the Triangle Area.

Schools - Private

students typing at a private school

Cardinal Gibbons High School
1401 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School
10200 Strickland Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

Friendship Christian School
5510 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

Montessori School of Raleigh
7505 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

Neuse Christian Academy
7600 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

North Raleigh Christian Academy
7300 Perry Creek Rd, Raleigh, NC 27616

7409 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

St. David’s School
3400 White Oak Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609

St. Timothy’s
4523 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609

Thales Academy
8151 Town Dr, Raleigh, NC 27616

The Raleigh School
1141 Raleigh School Dr, Raleigh, NC 27607

Trinity Academy of Raleigh
10224 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

Wake Christian Academy
5500 Wake Academy, Raleigh, NC 27603

Note: This is not the complete list of private schools in Wake County.

Schools - Charter


Envision Charter School
9400 Forum Dr, Raleigh, NC 27615

Magellan Charter School
9324 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

Quest Academy Charter School
10908 Strickland Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

Note: These are just a few of the Charter Schools in Raleigh located near Southern Hills.
Note:  This is not the complete list of charter schools in Wake County.

male teacher passing back quizzes

The Triangle Area offers world renowned healthcare with 4 major hospitals (Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, UNC Rex Healthcare, and WakeMed), and an abundance of medical practices and facilities.

Raleigh and the Triangle have earned the status of a tech hub:

Where Raleigh ranks among the nation’s tech hubs and what that means – News & Observer, Nov 17, 2017

4 reasons Raleigh, NC is quickly emerging as a top hub for tech – Technically May 16, 2017

4 U.S. tech hubs to watch in 2018 – VentureBeat, Dec 27, 2017

Raleigh Rises as an Entrepreneurial Hub – Wake County Economic Development

Millennials Prefer These 5 Tech Hubs To Silicon Valley – Forbes, Nov 15, 2017

The Triangle Area is also home to a large number of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies:

The Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Top 10 Pharmaceutical Hubs in the USA – ProClinical | Blog

Top 10 Best Cities for Life Science Jobs – BioSpace

The Top Ten U.S. Biotech Clusters – Forbes

Top 10 Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Hubs in the USA – GetReskilled

Located in the middle of the state, the Triangle Area offers access to the mountains, beaches, and many nearby lakes (3 hours to skiing, 2 hours to the Appalachian trail, 1 hour from Lake Gaston, 2.5 hours from the beach).