Natural Beauty Meets Affordability...

The Neighbors: North Raleigh seems to attract families and young professionals looking for their first home. There is also plenty of opportunity for move-up buyers and those looking for something larger and more stately, yet still within the context of a suburban community.

What to Expect: Family homes, great schools, fantastic parks and outdoor recreation.

The Lifestyle: The lifestyle in North Raleigh tends to be mom and dad working, kids soccer on Saturdays, and chess club stickers on every other minivan.

You'll Fall in Love with: The hilly terrain in North Raleigh along with the large forested areas that have been integrated into the residential and commercial developments give the area a serenity and beauty not found in most other areas of the Triangle.

More about North Raleigh:

Generally, North Raleigh is typified by rolling terrain and forested properties, with trails connecting many of the parks and lakes. There are established estate and country club developments as well as newer walkable neighborhoods, and even award-winning active adult communities. The area boasts a well-educated tax base and there are numerous community amenities for all ages like the AE Finley YMCA, American Institute of Healthcare & Fitness HealthPark, the Greystone Recreation Center, and the North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre.

Living in North Raleigh

North Raleigh is a hugely popular area. It offers an attractive suburban lifestyle and a solid investment opportunity. Most of the larger residential parcels have been developed, and the house options cover a nice range of price points and sizes. Also, the area benefits from consistent and cooperative planning regulations. If you’re looking for a place with family-centered amenities and a lot of bang for your buck, North Raleigh might be the answer.

There are dozens of distinctly recognizable neighborhoods in the North Raleigh area. If golf is your thing, North Ridge, Wildwood, and Brier Creek are great choices. Stonehenge and Greystone are larger communities that have several types of homes, from townhomes to estates, and fantastic amenities. For the rest of the area, the flavor of each neighborhood is generally based on its age. Quail Meadows and Cedar Hills were started in the 1960’s and are chock full of ranches, split level and split foyer brick homes. Newer developments such as Bent Tree and Summerfield North have larger homes with open floorplans and up to three floors.

This area includes the many neighborhoods between Wake Forest and Raleigh along Falls of the Neuse Road, and then generally bounded by the Wake Expressway (I540) to the North, Millbrook Rd to the South, Capital Blvd to the East and Umstead Park to the West.