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Town Highlight: Louisburg

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Louisburg is located just north of Raleigh and is the county seat of Franklin County. The town is only a 31-mile drive from downtown Raleigh and a 40-mile drive to the Research Triangle Park. This small town is the kind of place where everyone knows each other, and you feel a sense of security when your children go outside to play. Despite its small size, the town has a fairly diverse population, with people of varying ethnic backgrounds choosing Louisburg as their hometown. The welcoming, neighborly atmosphere makes Louisburg a great place to raise kids or retire. 

According to, the median home value in 2021 is $171,179, while the median value in Raleigh is $298,617. Choosing to call Louisburg means that a homebuyer will be able to purchase a much larger home that they would in Raleigh or the immediate surrounding areas. As the growth of the Triangle continues to move to the outlying areas, home values in towns like Louisburg will undoubtedly rise very quickly. 

Downtown Louisburg is the quintessential main street of a small town, where foot traffic is still the preferred form of transportation. A number of key historic buildings are being renovated, including the Cornerstone Building, the Scoggins Building, the R.R. Harris Building, the Wheeler Building, the Hobgood Courthouse Annex, and others. New businesses are popping up here, including local brewery Tar Banks Brewery. Friday Nights on the Tar is a free concert series held at the amphitheatre and will resume in June. 

For anyone looking for a small town that is both evolving and inviting, while taking advantage of the lower prices of homes in the area, consider Louisburg as an option in your home search. 

Thinking about buying a home in Louisburg? Check out this list of local professionals with the Jim Allen Group

The Jim Allen Group is a nationally recognized and award-winning real estate team in Raleigh, North Carolina – ranked the #1 Coldwell Banker HPW Sales Team in the nation.

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