Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

NC's Most Beautiful Street

Posted March 26, 2007
Updated March 27, 2007

 What is the most beautiful street in North Carolina? Where can you go in springtime and find the most mesmirizing array of blossoms under a thick green canopy of trees? Where can you find that poetic place gushing with vibrant hues and flowery fragrances?

Where is that perfect street where photographers go to snap award-winning pictures in the warm light of early morning or the golden glow of late afternoon?

Here are some of my favorites. Please share your favorite spots.

St. Mary's Street - Raleigh
Anderson Drive - Raleigh
Sunset Drive - Greensboro
West Union Street - Morganton
Selwyn Avenue - Charlotte
Charlotte Street  - Asheville (near the golf course)


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  • urbudelar Mar 27, 2007

    (Here's another entry from Garner)

    main street in blowing rock is one of the most beautiful places on earth. spring is especially nice there but at christmas time it is the greatest!!! i agree old shull's mill road just out of town is very beautiful as well. wonderland trail is nice also. have a great day bill!!!!!


  • packandcanesfan Mar 27, 2007

    Main Street through Benson is gorgeous. Old houses, immaculate yards. At Christmas, the decorations are awesome.

  • herbie versmels Mar 26, 2007

    Aniger Ave in Durham

  • wakegrrl Mar 26, 2007

    I'm partial to Stratford Road in Winston-Salem. Old houses and older trees.

  • tennispro Mar 26, 2007

    Tenny Cirlce is also beautiful in Chapel Hill in the springtime!!!!!!!!

  • tennispro Mar 26, 2007

    Franklin street in Chapel Hill is lovely also in the springtime!!!!!!!!

  • Wheelman Mar 26, 2007

    As an "ole Wilson boy", Nash St. and Raleigh Rd. in Wilson are beautiful. But if you've ever been on Shulls Mill Rd (runs between Hwy 105 and US 221 on the back side of Blowing Rock)on a late summer afternoon after a quick rain shower blows through, you are mighty close to heaven. It like a green cathedral with the air hanging so heavy and sweet that it almost makes you dizzy to breathe it in so deep. On a tough day I try to close my eyes and just imagine I'm there....

  • seeingthru Mar 26, 2007

    The main street is Zebulon used to be beautiful, old houses, trees arched over the road like a tunnel. They all got cut down, why I'll never know!!

  • luvtoshag Mar 26, 2007

    McKay Avenue in Dunn - By the Coats' house. The trees, flowers and azealas are great!!

  • 2boys Mar 26, 2007

    Historic North Main Street in Wake Forest is beautiful in the spring as well.




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