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Midtown magazine offers readers an inside look at Raleigh life, from Downtown to Midtown and northward to the 540 outer beltway. Anchored in the โ€œsecond downtownโ€ of the Midtown/North Hills area, Midtown captures the capital city experiencing an explosion in growth of population, state offices, businesses, medical facilities, and homes and apartments. Blending old historic with the modern new South, Midtown introduces you to the people and places that make Raleigh the hottest place to live, work and play.


2024 Diamond Award Winners

Readers throughout the community voted for their favorite businesses, services and venues. Now, we are excited to present the 2024 gold, silver

Cardio and Classes

Cardio and Classes College students earn a range of benefits from school exercise programs BY KURT DUSTERBERG When Katie Shugg went off

Bariatric Surgery: My Personal Journey

Bariatric Surgery: My Personal Journey BY ELIZABETH BRIGNAC After decades of dieting, exercising, therapy and adopting a lifestyle-changing, can-do attitude, I accepted

Horses Healing Hearts

Horses Healing HeartsEquine-assisted therapy benefits all participants BY JANICE LEWINE Horses possess traits that are unrivaled in the animal kingdom. As prey

Menopause and Hormone Therapy

Menopause and Hormone Therapy: Which Approach is Right for You? BY ELIZABETH BRIGNAC At the age of 53, Raleigh attorney Jenny Leisten


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Theย @midtownfarmers Winter Marketย returns to The Commons in @visitnorthhills tomorrow from 10-noon. Browse the mini market with produce, seafood, meats and baked goods. The weekly winter market runs through April 6 and features unique programming such as farm-to-table cooking demonstrations, live music and kids events.ย 

Photo by stock.adobe.comโ€“Michael Spring

#wintermarket #farmersmarket #shoplocal #eatlocal
๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿป GET A CLUE! ๐Ÿ€ 

Search the City presents the Shamrock Search Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, March 16 from 1โ€“2:30 p.m. 

10 businesses in @downtownraleigh will team up for an interactive experience that requires participants to solve a word puzzle.


Photo courtesy of Shamrock Search Scavenger Hunt

#shamrocksearchscavengerhunt #downtownraleigh #scavengerhunt
Do you like horses? Yay or neigh? ๐ŸŽ 

Join us as we learn about the increasingly popular world of equine therapy with Amanda Graham of @unbridled_way_forward. 

#equinetherapy #horsetherapy #mentalhealth #occupacionaltherapy @applepodcasts @audible @amazonmusic @iheartradio
๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž Diamond Awards Social Challenge Winners Revealed! ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Social Challenge with your stunning posts!

๐ŸŽ Our Sparkling Winners:

$100 Sassool Gift Certificates: Blue Water Spa @bws_cxo
$100 Vinnieโ€™s Steakhouse Gift Certificates: Donna Verdi Designs @dverdidesigns
$250 Reyโ€™s Restaurant Gift Certificates: Healing Stylists @healingstylistsk

Congratulations! ๐ŸŽ‰ Your posts perfectly captured the Diamond spirit.

๐Ÿ’Œ Winners, please send us a direct message to with your mailing address to claim your certificates.

Looking forward to seeing everyone shine even brighter next year! โœจ
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@triangletwirl was a highlight of the evening for our #2024diamonds! #diamondawards
Two days later and still dancing. Thank you to all that came out and celebrated with us. #diamondawards #2024diamondawards @triangletwirl
๐Ÿ’Ž Oh, what a night! ๐Ÿ’Ž

Our annual #diamondawards celebrating the best of Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina as voted by our readers was held last night at the fabulous @naturalsciences in @downtownraleigh. 

A very special thank you to our sponsors:


And a huge thank you to the vendors who helped make it an incredible evening:


Congratulations to all our gold, silver and bronze winners! Thank you for being a part of making the Triangle the best place to live! 

๐Ÿ“ธ Donโ€™t forget to tag us and @icidworld + @5westmag for a chance to win even more prizes! #diamondawards #2024diamondawards
Congratulations to our gold Diamond Award winners in the PROFESSIONAL + EDUCATIONAL SERVICES category:

๐Ÿ’Ž Best Financial Advisor @edwardjones 
๐Ÿ’Ž Best Law Firm Midtown Property Law
๐Ÿ’Ž Best Local Travel Agent or Agency @1923travel 
๐Ÿ’Ž Best Automotive Repair Company or Detailing Service @autohausimportservice 
๐Ÿ’Ž Best Private School @trinity.academy 
๐Ÿ’Ž Best Veterinarian @bayleafvetraleigh 
๐Ÿ’Ž Best Pet Pampering @northraleighpetnanny_ 

We look forward to celebrating with you tonight! #diamondawards #2024diamondawards
Congratulations to our gold Diamond Award winners in the HOME SERVICES category:

๐Ÿ’Ž Best Real Estate Team @dash.carolina 
๐Ÿ’Ž Best Real Estate Agent @gretchencoley @gretchencoleygroup 
๐Ÿ’Ž Best Live, Work, Play Community @visitnorthhills 
๐Ÿ’Ž Best New Home Community Avalaire 
๐Ÿ’Ž Best Builder @ruftyhomes 
๐Ÿ’Ž Best Interior Designer @designbytula 
๐Ÿ’Ž Best Landscaper TIE @mrmowitallnc & @irvin_designs 
๐Ÿ’Ž Best House Cleaning Service Go 2 Girls 

We look forward to celebrating with you tonight! #diamondawards #2024diamondawards
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2024 Diamond Awards FAQs

Date/Time/Location: January 18, 2024 6:30p-9:30p ET Museum of Natural Sciences 11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601 *Please Use the Entrance to