Eastern Wake County
The Knightdale-Wendell-Zebulon towns located east of the capital offer affordable, country living with an easy commute along the Hwy 64/ I-485 corridor. Located 8 miles east of I-440, Knightdale continues to grow with shopping, restaurants, medical care while also investing in more parks and greenways. From Mingo Creek Park trails along the Neuse River to paved walking trails at the Knightdale Environmental Park and Trails, this area continues to develop outdoor living experiences for people of all ages. Another 7 miles east of Knightdale resides the Wendell community where the historic downtown continues to grow with shops, cafe, pizzeria, and winery. The booming planned community of Wendell Falls with their many amenities also adds to the charm of small town living within easy reach of Raleigh. With an active community center, Wendell hosts a cross country trail at one of their parks used by all the county high schools for cross country meets. With community tennis courts and an 18 hole golf course at Wendell Country Club, this small town offers many amenities for any family. The most eastern town of Wake County, Zebulon is home to the Carolina Mudcats, a minor league baseball team. With a championship 18 hole disc frisbee golf course, six parks and the Farm Fresh Market held in season every weekend, Zebulon offers a variety of living styles within Wake County. Zebulon Country Club’s homes along an 18 hole golf course combine country club with the country including a pool anyone can join, while Woods Plantation boasts a community pool within the neighborhood. From Little River Park with its natural flowing river for fishing and a sandy beach to the Zebulon Community Center with a gym, fitness classes and walking trails and track, this small town appeals to young and old alike. The over 100 year old locally owned Whitley Furniture Galleries anchors the downtown area taking up an entire block of quality North Carolina furniture. These three towns show how easy access to Raleigh can be combined with affordable, outdoor country living.