North Hills is in Midtown Raleigh and is a popular destination. The neighborhood is a mix of upscale shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Grassy Midtown Park hosts summer fitness classes and concerts, while rock and country acts perform at The Ritz nightclub. Its urban setting -- without being in the downtown district itself -- stands as one of the main attractions of the neighborhood. This appeals to those in the community that prefer a faster-paced setting with a more laid-back suburban style. North Hills is an easy destination to reach, sitting off I-440 at exit 8 and conveniently close to the rest of the Triangle area. RDU airport is only 15 minutes away, and downtown Raleigh a mere five minute drive away. Residents can get to Durham and Chapel Hill in less than a half hour. North Hills is surrounded by top schools such as North Carolina State University, Duke University, Meredith College, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.