Sustainability is typically connected with concepts like electric cars, solar power, and renewable energy, but what about the simple act of walking (instead of driving) as a sustainable and healthy activity? With the start of spring and the hint of warmer weather, now is the perfect time to get out of your car and enjoy the walkability found at North Hills.

Whether you live, work, or play at North Hills, once your car is parked, you can get everywhere you need to go on foot. Because having a pedestrian-friendly environment is so important to us, we partnered with Walk [Your City] last year to ensure our residents and visitors understand just how walkable Midtown is.

Throughout North Hills there are nearly 100 signs that help you get from district to district—from Harris Teeter to Starbucks, from the movie theater to Target, and everywhere in between. These signs not only tell you the direction to head to reach your next destination, but also how long it will take to get there.

For instance, from Moe’s to the Starbucks in the Commons is a short 2-minute walk. From the Starbucks in the Lassiter District to Target in the Main District is about a 7-minute walk. And from Target to Harris Teeter (in the Park District) is a pleasant 10-minute stroll.

These signs are a seemingly small addition to Midtown, but they make a huge impact by encouraging the pedestrian-friendly culture of North Hills.

So, as we move into spring, we encourage you to take advantage of the warmer weather and walk to your next (and your next) destination.

For more about North Hills’ walkability, watch this video featuring Ken A. Bowers, Director of Raleigh City Planning.

Click here for more information about Walk [Your City] or click here to read a case study they did on Walk [North Hills].