Raleigh Neighborhood Registry

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The Raleigh Neighborhood Registry (RNR) is a list of groups in the City of Raleigh and its extraterritorial jurisdictions. The list was started in 2002 by the Neighborhood Enrichment Services Division to boost the involvement of residents within their neighborhoods and strengthen their community fabric. 

Neighborhood Navigators

Video Series

The Neighborhood Enrichment Services Division is seeking engaged residents in a registered neighborhood willing to volunteer to highlight the neighborhood in which they live, work, and play!

The purpose is to promote local pride by creating an informative and visually appealing video series showcasing the unique features, neighborhoods, residents, and amenities that make our diverse Raleigh neighborhoods special.  

Fill out the online form if you are interested in having your neighborhood featured! 


Raleigh Neighborhood Registry


There are over 360 groups on the registry. If your group is not on it yet, you can join for free! There are many benefits to joining, including: 

  • Access to free festival equipment rentals such as popcorn machines, outdoor movie equipment, litter grabbers, and more.  
  • Eligibility to apply for Neighborhood Art & Enrichment Funds for neighborhood projects and programs. 
  • Assigned City of Raleigh Community Relations Analyst who can assist your organization. 
  • Cost-free printed flyers or mailers for newly registered communities (one-time only). 
  • Access to City facilities for up to four (4) meetings per year. *When accessing City facilities, political activity of any type is prohibited by organizations utilizing this program. 

Why Create a Registered Neighborhood?

  •  Neighbors can get to know and help each other. 
  • The group can have a strong voice in the community and define community goals. 
  • Better communication with local government and other groups. 
  • Taking responsibility for keeping the neighborhood healthy. 


To register, an organization must:

  • Have a defined boundary with at least 48 units/homes. 
  • Hold at least one meeting each year. 
  • Your group should have offers and one main contact. 
  • Not support any political party and be nonpartisan. 
  • Open to anyone in the neighborhood to join and participate in. 
  • Have bylaws or a mission statement. 


To join, fill out the online application. Groups like Homeowner Associations, Neighborhood Associations, Block Clubs, Community Watch Groups, and Garden Clubs can join. 

If you want to start a group, the Neighborhood Enrichment Services Division can help you. Creating a group is about bringing people together to make the community better. It works when people in the neighborhood want to decide on programs and projects. 

For more information, contact the Neighborhood Enrichment Services Division at 919-996-4330 or email RNR@raleighnc.gov. 

Neighborhood Map

Check out the Raleigh Neighborhood Registry Interactive Mapping Tool for a list of registered neighborhoods!



Neighborhood Enrichment Services
Raleigh Neighborhood Registry 


Lead Department:
Housing and Neighborhoods
Service Categories:
Neighborhood Enrichment