Area Information

A Little Town on the Edge of Big-City Possibility

Life moves a little slower in Wendell (actually pronounced “win-DELL” by the locals), but that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot going on in this little town! Just 15 minutes from Raleigh, Wendell sits right on the brink of all the endless possibilities of the Triangle, yet it enjoys a more laid-back lifestyle of small-town charm, and of course, plenty of Southern hospitality that comes along with it. If you want to be close to the opportunities of Raleigh while still enjoying a little bit of country in your lifestyle, then Wendell might be just the place for you.

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Why Do Residents Choose Wendell, NC?

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Parks & Recreation

Looking for a way to get out and explore? You’ll find plenty of options in Wendell. Wendell is home to several beautiful parks, like Wendell Park and J Ashley Wall Town Square, as well as scenic trails like the Hugh T. Moody Nature Trail. There are also numerous athletic fields and other facilities to enjoy, like a community center, disc golf course, and a K-9 corral.

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Things To Do

Looking for some fun in Wendell? It might be a small town, but it’s got plenty to offer. Head to Downtown Wendell to explore a picturesque historic district filled with unique local businesses that range from retail and restaurants to light manufacturing and service businesses.

Wendell also offers tons of community events throughout the year, like the annual Harvest Festival, the International Food Festival, Wendell Wonderland, ProTown BMX Event, Spring in the Arts, or Big Truck Day.

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Business & Career

Wendell is a small town on the edge of big business. That means you can enjoy the peace, privacy, and affordability of small-town living, while also taking advantage of a robust and diverse job market. Living in Wendell, you’ll be within an easy commute of some of Wake County’s largest employers, including IBM, WakeMed, Duke University and Health System, NC State University, SAS Institute, Cisco Systems, and many more.

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Students of Wendell belong to Wake County Public Schools, the largest and one of the most acclaimed school districts in North Carolina. Schools in Wendell include Lake Myra Elementary, Carver Elementary, Wendell Elementary, Wendell Middle, and East Wake High School.

Interestingly, East Wake High has been named a Niche Standout High School by school-rater Niche.com. What does this mean, exactly? The 2019 Niche Standout High Schools list recognizes public schools working to make a difference in their community. Factors such as school diversity, graduation rates, test scores for economically disadvantaged or minority students, and quality of college students consider all come into play when determining which schools are true community standouts.

Wendell, NC at a Glance

Travel and Commute

Downtown Raleigh: 25 min

RDU Airport: 35 min

RTP: 40 min

Major Roads: US-64 BUS, I-87

Quick Facts

Population: 6,516

Zip Code: 27591

County: Wake

Median Home Value: $145,900

Wendell, NC Real Estate Resources

Are you thinking of buying a home in or relocating to Wendell, 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 in Wendell 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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