I still feel like Seaboard is downtown Raleigh's best kept secret. I kind of like that it is a little bit hidden but I wanted to post something so that the businesses will do well.
Seaboard is at the site of an old train station, so the area already has a community feel to it. You have everything that you need right there. You've got the grocery, shopping, casual and nice restaurants, a hardware store, and a fitness center. I am so excited that Seaboard Fitness is now open! I am a member and absolutely love it. It's a nice, clean facility with great equipment. I worked out last night and then went over to the grocery to grab some dinner. They just re-opened and have a nice selection of prepared foods. I chose the Indian dinner with Korma curry chicken and rice. Mmmmm..
Pretty soon you'll be able to live at Seaboard and walk to these great shops. Pretty exciting stuff. So if you haven't been out there, you should check it out.