North Raleigh

Area Information

North Raleigh: Refined Country Elegance with City Convenience

Located just above the city of Raleigh, North Raleigh is a community of lush natural beauty, refined yet affordable homes, and plenty of amenities and attractions. This area offers a sense of peace and privacy that comes with country living—mature trees, large yards, spacious homes—yet is still close to Downtown Raleigh, RDU Airport, and the Research Triangle Park. For those who want to be close to all the amenities, attractions, and opportunities in the Triangle, yet prefer a sense of country elegance to suburban or city living, check out North Raleigh real estate. Learn more about the many neighborhoods in this thriving area, including North Hills, Greystone, Stonehenge, and Harrington Grove!

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Why Do Residents Choose North Raleigh, NC?

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Parks & Recreation

North Raleigh is home to acres of beautiful parks and miles of scenic nature trails. Here, you can spend a day enjoying the great outdoors at Shelly Lake or Durant Nature Park. You can play outside at Millbrook Exchange Park, or even practice your swing at North Ridge Country Club. And the vast waters of Falls Lake are just a short trip away.

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Shopping, dining, movies, entertainment, libraries… North Raleigh has it all. This community is home to several premier shopping centers, such as Triangle Town Center. It’s also home to several top grocery stores, like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. There’s also Six Forks Cinema, North Regional Library, and plenty more to love.

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North Raleigh public school students belong to Wake County Public School System, the largest and one of the most touted districts in the state of North Carolina. Some of Raleigh’s most notable schools are situated nearby, including Leesville Road High, Millbrook High, Wakefield High, Heritage High, and Sanderson High. Students also have options of attending acclaimed alternative and private schools, such as Ravenscroft, which is a K–12 school in North Raleigh.

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Stunning Country Refinement

Though it’s just 15 minutes from Downtown Raleigh, North Raleigh enjoys a sense of peace and elegance that comes with true country living. Homes here are nestled into mature trees, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of big-city living within the beauty of nature. Plus, the communities of North Raleigh tend to offer more for the money—with more square footage, larger yards, and newer home features.

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Employment Opportunities

Looking to launch or further a career? North Raleigh is the place to do it. Easy access to Downtown Raleigh, the Research Triangle Park, and even Durham places tons of top employers within an easy commute, which is especially great for households with more than one career-minded job hunter.


There are many wonderful neighborhoods in this area to explore. With a community for every family and lifestyle, you’re sure to find a great place to call home! Browse these neighborhoods to learn more:

North Raleigh, NC at a Glance

Travel and Commute

Downtown Raleigh: 15-20 min

RDU Airport: 10-20 min

RTP: 10-20 min

Major Roads: I-540, US-1, NC-50

Quick Facts

Zip Codes: 27604, 27609, 27614-27616

County: Wake

Median Home Value: $301,800

North Raleigh, NC Real Estate Resources

Are you thinking of buying a home in or relocating to North Raleigh, NC? We want to help! Give us a call or shoot us an email to find out more about what it’s like to live here or to learn more about the beautiful homes for sale you’ll find in the area. We’ve love to answer any and all of your questions.

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