Raleigh newcomer guides: The New Neighbor Project

Ready to transform from Raleigh newcomer to in-the-know Raleighite? Enter The New Neighbor Project. It’s a new way modern local media company Raleigh Convergence is connecting the many newcomers to the place we know and love.

When you sign up for The New Neighbor Project guides, a weekly emailed series, you’ll get guides to your new community delivered to your inbox. The guides are written by a Raleigh native and local expert, Susan Murphy.

Consider it the fast-track to making Raleigh feel like home.

You’ll also be signed up for Raleigh Convergence’s three weekly newsletters, which include what’s going on now, from new openings to new ways to plug into your new home.


(Note: If you’re an existing Raleigh Convergence subscriber, you can update your info by checking the box for your community and re-entering your email address.).

The guides include:

  • Can’t-miss Raleigh experiences
  • Raleigh history
  • How to get involved in Raleigh
  • A self-guided tour through Raleigh — family- and social-distancing-friendly!
  • PLUS: Get updates on upcoming events especially for newcomers like you!

The New Neighbor Project will also connect you with existing neighbors and the corresponding community ambassador through Facebook Group discussions and events.

đź‘Ť You can request to join the Facebook groups now or join at the end of your newsletter sequence!: Raleigh Facebook Group

More about the New Neighbor Project: Raleigh Community Ambassador:

Susan was born in Raleigh and has lived here her whole life, apart from the two times she lived in London – once as a Pan Am Flight Attendant and again while working in USA TODAY’s European Headquarters – giving her a unique perspective. 

She moved back in 2001, when she and her husband had the chance to buy her grandparents’ house in Five Points. Since then, she’s brought up two daughters in the public school system, while volunteering in various capacities. She is currently serving a four-year term as Parent Partner at Broughton High School. 

Susan is part of the fabric of Raleigh – and makes it her mission to be in the know on areas ranging from music and the arts to schools and youth sports. She’s as likely to assist you in determining what city council district you’re in as helping you figure out what your magnet school options are or where to get the best burger!

For the last year, she’s been sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge about the area through her Instagram, @Experience_Raleigh, promoting local businesses, encouraging community engagement, and providing information and insight about various aspects of local life. She simply loves welcoming people to Raleigh and presenting all the many things that make this area such a great place to live.

More about The New Neighbor Project: The New Neighbor project from Raleigh Convergence is the recipient of a Community Network grant from the Facebook Journalism Project and The Lenfest Institute for Journalism.

More communities of the New Neighbor Project: Cary, Knightdale and Southeast Raleigh! [see more]


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