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Welcome to Zebulon!

Just a few years ago, Zebulon was a sleepy suburban town with just a few thousand people. Today, things have changed—but this Triangle community hasn't forgotten about its roots. Zebulon is quickly becoming one of Raleigh's most popular suburbs, and it's easy to see why. Here, you'll discover a charming historic district, an A+ school district, and all the amenities you could ever ask for. It's also the home of the Carolina Mudcats—and locals love cheering them on during their home games.

Ready to make your move to Zebulon? Here are some details to get you started.

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Live, Work & Play in Zebulon!

Live

If location and price are major factors in your home search, it might be time to consider Zebulon. This suburb is just a 24-minute drive from Downtown Raleigh, and homes here are often more affordable than you might expect.

The average home in Zebulon is listed for just $248,000—but prices are beginning to increase. In fact, properties in the area increased by over 5% in 2019 alone. This means that now is the time to settle down in Zebulon and start growing your equity!

Work

People from across the world are moving to the Triangle for the area's fantastic employment opportunities—but you can find plenty of jobs right around Zebulon, too. If you choose to commute into Raleigh, you could snag a position with companies like SAS, IBM, or WakeMed. However, many Zebulon residents also work for GlaxoSmithKline or US Food Services.

Recently, Zebulon's unemployment rate has dropped to a record 3.3%, which is over a half percent less than the national average. Manufacturing, healthcare, and retail trade are just a few of the town's most popular industries.

Play

There's nothing quite like the joy of Zebulon's annual Easter Egg Hunt, the excitement that comes with the Celebration of the Arts, or the delicious goods from the town's Farm Fresh Market. Zebulon always has plenty of events to discover—just head to Arendell Avenue to see what all the buzz is about.

Wondering what else is around? Locals love cheering on the Carolina Mudcats, Zebulon's minor league baseball team, at Five Counties Stadium. And if you're looking for a truly unforgettable experience, try enjoying a delicious dinner while watching the game at the Cattails Restaurant.

Zebulon at a Glance

Getting Around

Major Roads: Highway 96, US 64, US 264 
Airport: Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Public Transit: Zebulon-Wendell Express
Distance to Raleigh: 24 minutes, 23 miles
Distance to Garner: 26 minutes, 26 miles

Demographics

Population: 5,646
County: Wake
Zip Codes: 27597
Median Home Value: $210,410
Median Rent: $885

Live Like a Zebulon Local

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Here are a few of our favorite spots in Zebulon!

Unbeatable Eateries

Feeling hungry? Zebulon might be a small town, but you'll find big flavors all across the area! You won't have to travel far to sample some amazing dishes from locally-owned restaurants...but you'll also be close to the larger chains that you know and love.

McLean's Ole Time Cafe is situated in the center of Zebulon, and it's a staple for traditional Southern delicacies. Inside, you'll discover a quirky interior and plenty of friendly faces—be sure to try their fried chicken with sawmill gravy! And if you're looking for a perfectly cooked steak and all the delicious sides you could ever want, Southland Steakhouse is the place for you.

Top-Notch Shopping

Zebulon is home to a wide variety of shopping destinations—you'll never have to go far to find a trendy boutique, a family-owned furniture store, or even just a supermarket.

Searching for some recommendations? Wedgewood Terrace Shopping Center has just about everything you could need, including a Carlie C's grocery store, Dollar General, and Shoe Show. The Purple Shoe Thrift Shoppe is another popular spot—and plenty of exciting treasures await inside.

Lush Parks & Greenways

Picture yourself basking under the sun, enjoying a gorgeous Carolina blue sky. Here in Zebulon, you can explore miles of paved trails, plenty of parks, and so much more. Best of all, Zebulon's Department of Parks and Rec also puts on plenty of events throughout the year, so be sure to check out their annual programming.

Did you know that Zebulon has its own championship disc golf course? You'll find it at Zebulon Community Park, along with two basketball courts, athletic fields, walking trails, picnic shelters, playgrounds, and fitness stations. Don't forget to check out the Little River Dam and Park, too—it has plenty of picnic areas and a waterfall!

   

Highly-Rated Schools

When you're buying a home, school districts matter more than you might think. Luckily, Zebulon is zoned for Wake County Public Schools, which is the largest and one of the top performing districts in the state. Potential schools include Wakelon Elementary, Zebulon Elementary, and Zebulon Middle, and East Wake High.

Searching for a unique learning environment for your child? Zebulon is also home to plenty of private and charter schools, such as East Wake Academy and Heritage Christian Academy. No matter which institution you choose, you'll rest easy knowing your student is getting the education they deserve!

Take Your Next Steps

If it's time to make your move to Zebulon, the Reeves Team is here to help! We have over a decade of real estate experience, so just give us a call with any questions or concerns. We're excited to help you find home!

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