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Small Town Charm, Big City Convenience

Wendell is quickly becoming one of the Triangle's most popular towns, and one visit is all it takes to understand why. Here, homes are often brand new, affordably priced, and come with tons of great amenities—but there's even more to Wendell than meets the eye. Just head to the Historic Downtown District to see what this town really has to offer. Here, you'll find tons of local shops, family-owned restaurants, and lots of exciting events brightening up the tree-lined streets.

Want to learn a little more about the Triangle's favorite small town? Here are all the details you won't want to miss.

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Live, Work & Play in Wendell!

Live

When you're looking for a home, two factors probably matter the most: location and price. Luckily, Wendell is just a short drive from all of the Triangle's biggest cities, and homes here often sell for much less than the national average.

Believe it or not, the average sold price for homes in Wendell is $223,700. That's over 60% less expensive than homes in comparable suburbs like Holly Springs—and you won't have to drive far to get to Raleigh! When you factor in Wendell's top-notch location, you really can't beat this small town's amazing benefits. 

Work

Whether you want to stay local or explore career options in the city, you'll have an easy time finding the perfect job right near Wendell. The top employers in town include Siemens and Kioti Tractor, but many residents also work for companies like IBM, SAS Institutes, and other companies in the Research Triangle Park.

Wendell's unemployment rate has dropped to a record 3.3% in recent years, and the average household income has skyrocketed to $53,730. The town's top industries include clean technology, distribution, and advanced manufacturing. 

Play

Ready to have some fun? It's easy to find something exciting going on in Wendell—just check out the town's packed calendar of events to keep up with all the details. Big Truck Day, the Halloween Treat Trail, Wendell Wonderland, and Princesses in the Park are just a few celebrations you won't want to miss.

When you're ready to enjoy some big city fun, just head into Downtown Raleigh! There are plenty of exciting destinations to explore, including the Raleigh Farmer's Market, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and our state capitol

Wendell at a Glance

Getting Around

Major Roads: NC-231, US 64, US 264 
Airport: Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Public Transit: Zebulon-Wendell Express
Distance to Raleigh: 25 minutes, 21 miles
Distance to Garner: 28 minutes, 23 miles

Demographics

Population: 7,261
County: Wake
Zip Codes: 27591
Median Home Value: $209,759
Median Rent: $950

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There's Even More to Love!

Want to learn a little more about what life is really like in Wendell? Take a look at some of our favorite spots!

Delicious Restaurants

Have you worked up an appetite? There are plenty of restaurants in and around Wendell for you to discover, and there's something to satisfy every palette. If you're looking for the perfect burger, craving a pizza, or want to sample some Carolina style barbecue, you've come to the right place.

Boulevard Pizza is a go-to spot for locals looking for the best pies in town, but they also offer other traditional favorites, too. Other popular eateries include Everest Kitchen, Agave Mexican Bar & Grill, and Sam's Flying Scoops.

Plenty of Retail Spots

Whether you're running some errands, picking up a gift for a friend, or splurging on something special, you won't have to leave Wendell to find just what you need. Here, you'll discover the perfect blend of locally-owned shops, as well as the larger retailers you know and love.

The Wendell General Store is a downtown staple...and it's also a great place to get ice cream! Ladybug's Cottage, Coastal Bike Supply, and the Wedgewood Terrace Shopping Center are just a few other favorites.

Acres of Green Space

Want to relax in the great outdoors? Wendell is home to a vast network of parks, trails, and fields—and many of them are pet friendly! Feel free to reach out to the local Department of Parks and Recreation to learn more about all the green spaces in Wendell.

If you're ready to head out and explore, Wendell Park is a great place to start. Here, you'll find the Doug Proctor Playground, tennis courts, sports fields, and picnic shelters. Don't forget to check out the J. Ashley Wall Town Square and the Wendell Community Center, too!

   

A+ Schools

On the hunt for a school district that makes the grade? Wendell's younger residents are served by Wake County Public Schools, which is the largest district in the state. WCPSS operates five public schools in the Wendell area: Lake Myra Elementary, Carver Elementary School, Wendell Elementary School, Wendell Middle School and East Wake High School.

When your child attends school in Wendell, they'll receive a unique learning experience that will prepare them for life after graduation. Students can even attend Wake County's specialized institutions, including the Wake Early College of Health and Science and a variety of magnet schools.

Ready to Find Home?

If it's time to make your move to Wendell, The Reeves Team is here to help! We have over a decade of experience when it comes to helping buyers plant new roots, and we're excited to help you, too. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions—we'll get back to you as soon as we can

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