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Living in Wendell, NC

Wendell, North Carolina, is located in the thriving Research Triangle area just 18 miles from downtown RaleighWendell is an up-and-coming community that's managed to remain one of the state's best-kept secrets. Residents living in Wendell, NC, enjoy hiking and biking in the rolling hills that surround the community, relaxing in the town's many parks, shopping in the boutiques and stores downtown, and eating at the dozens of eclectic and upscale restaurants the area has to offer.

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Housing in Wendell

This beautiful suburb is booming and there are currently plenty of homes for sale in Wendell, North Carolina. Potential residents can find a wide selection of traditional row homes with up to six bedrooms, as well as an assortment of apartments, rambling farmhouses, historic brick homes dating back to the early 1900s, and multi-unit homes. Historical homes abound here and are mixed in with newer construction. It's not uncommon to find attached garages and big backyards in a Wendell neighborhood, nor is it uncommon to find housing options that offer ample street parking for guests.

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Transportation and Travel Around Wendell

Wendell real estate places you within short commuting distance of Raleigh, so you won't have to stress over long commutes if you decide to work in the city; the Wendell Falls Parkway is the quickest way to get to Raleigh, whether you're going there for work or play. If you work in town, the Wendell community is easy to walk and bike around, and residents can utilize park-and-ride public transit options on the Zebulon/Wendell-Raleigh Express (ZWX) bus route. The bus leaves a block from City Hall and makes stops at the government complex, the Moore Square Transit Station (which provides connections around Raleigh and the neighboring cities) and in the middle of downtown Raleigh.

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Things to Do in Wendell

Wendell, North Carolina, is a quiet community filled with exciting attractions. Residents and visitors can take a walk down Main Street or cruise the Wendell Commercial Historical District, which dates back to the early 1900s and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Each fall, Wendell hosts an International Food and Music Festival featuring a huge selection of ethnic food, music. and art. One of the area's biggest draws is its ample green space and it's easy to get out year-round on the miles of trails and paths at Wendell Park. Pick up some colorful, farm-fresh produce at the summer farmers market or enjoy the fruits of the fall harvest at the Wendell Harvest Festival and Parade, which takes place in the community every October.


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  • Mark your calendar to attend the International Food and Music Festival featuring a huge selection of ethnic food, music, and art, which takes place each fall.
  • Visit the miles of trails and pathways at Wendell Park and soak in the community’s green space.
  • Take a stroll through the Wendell Commercial Historic District and the Wendell Boulevard Historic District, which are on the National Register of Historic Places, to admire architecture from the early 1900s.


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