We are strolling around one of Raleigh’s most quaint village centers Lafayette Village. This European-style village is filled with locally owned gourmet restaurants and upscale shopping.  Come see why Lafayette Village is a destination you will want to have on your list. Located just off of 540 and Falls of the Neuse Road.

The mini Eiffel Tower is sure to catch your eye. You’ll be surrounded by French and Italian inspired architecture and you’ll get to stroll through paved pathways on your way to brunch at Simply Crepes. Talk about french-inspired.

Just pull up a chair and look over the Village Green, which is a perfect setting for live music, Oktoberfest, or a great space for the kids to play so you can have some quiet time with some Prosecco. You’re going to love the way you feel spending time here. It’s almost like you’ve stepped into Europe. It’s hard to believe that there are so many locally owned shops in this quaint village.

My good friend Jeanette Ivey owns an incredible studio here called Ivey Artistry. On any given day you’ll find Jeanette’s artistic influence and skillful hand micro blading brows of the Raleigh elite.

If food is your thing, you’re going to love stopping by Juice Keys for your favorite green juice. Or try Driftwood Kitchen for some Southern inspired dishes. The Chocolate Boutique is sure to be the kids favorite and don’t miss the best sandwiches around at Southern Craft Butchers. I’m getting hungry already.

Now, you’ll want to make sure you stop in at Warehouse and check out all of the home furnishings there. If ladies fashions are more up your alley Koket is wonderful. There are a number of gift stores that are sure to please for those unique gifts. You can even get your hair and nails done. From coffee to dinner, you’ll only find the best in this atmosphere and you’re going to love spending time here and want to come back over and over. If you’re looking for somewhere to get out with the kids or for a romantic dinner.

Lafayette Village is your place. And if you need help navigating the real estate market, we know these neighborhoods like the back of our hands. We are here to help. Reach out to me Gretchen Coley at TheColeyGroup.com.

We’ll see you soon.