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Town Highlight: Wendell

Wendell is located east of Raleigh and is a small town of just under 7,500 people. This community is growing with the rest of the Triangle, however, it maintains its small-town charm and sparse suburban feel. This up-and-coming area is one of North Carolina’s best-kept secrets and residents love this quaint community for the small-town feel, the affordability of homes, and the growing number of things to do in the area. 

Wendell is located only 17 miles east of downtown Raleigh, which means that Wendell residents are able to enjoy the best of both worlds: the calm of the countryside and the access to city dining, shopping, and entertainment. Historic downtown Wendell is on the National Registry of Historic Places, with beautiful vintage buildings with restaurants and shops, such as Wine & Beer 101, Aubrey & Peedies Grill, and 41 North Coffee. Currently under construction is Treelight Square, which will include a Publix, a brewery, restaurants, a dog park, green space, and residential units. For the outdoor lovers, Robertson Millpond Preserve and Turnipseed Nature Preserve are in close proximity to town. 

Many Triangle residents are searching for areas where they can purchase more home for the same price as their current residence closer to Raleigh. Wendell is an excellent choice. According to, the median home value in Wendell is $200,864, compared to Raleigh at $298,617, Knightdale at $219,519, and Wake Forest at $331,970. Wendell is growing rapidly and any home purchased today will increase in value very quickly, especially as more businesses and amenities open in the area. 

Wendell is a great place to live for anyone looking for the comfort and quiet of the country, while having easy access to city life and plenty of shopping, dining and things to do, while also looking to get a great value on a home. 

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