Small Town, Big Charm: Welcome to Wendell

What do you know about Wendell? So many buyers are overlooking this small town, but it has more to offer than you might think. If you’re looking to get more bang for your buck without compromising on charm or amenities, this could be the place for you. In fact, Wendell has experienced unprecedented growth since 2000—yet it’s still the Triangle’s best kept secret.

Ready to learn all about this idyllic town? Here’s everything you need to know.

An Unbeatable Location

Map with pins marking Wendell

If you want to live in the heart of the Triangle without all the hustle and bustle, it’s time to head out to Wendell. Just trust us—it won’t feel like you’re less than a half hour away from Raleigh, Garner, Clayton, and Knightdale! Wondering what else is close by? You’ll be just a 40 minute drive to both the Raleigh Durham International Airport and the Research Triangle Park, too.

This unbeatable location is just one of the reasons why buyers are embracing a blended lifestyle. Living here gives you access to all of the amenities you know and love, but it still allows you to escape to the Carolina countryside.

Plenty of Jobs

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Looking to jumpstart your career? Wendell is close to all of the area’s top employers, and it even has some lucrative spots of its own. You also won’t have to spend too much time in the car each morning—the area’s average commute time is less than a half hour.

If you’re ready to snag a job, be sure to take a look at GlaxoSmithKline, Wake County Public School System, KIOTI Tractor Division, and WakeMed Health & Hospitals. It probably won’t take you long to find the perfect fit, either—unemployment in Wendell is at a record low of 3.3%, which is almost a full percentage point lower than the national average.

Schools that Make the Grade

Woman and child on tablet in Wendell

Even if you don’t have children, it’s worth investing in a community with top-rated school districts. This can boost your home’s long-term equity, and it also keeps property values high. Luckily, Wendell is served by the top-rated Wake County Public School System, one of the largest districts in the nation.

Don’t let the numbers fool you—although WCPSS has over 160,000 students, each child is fully prepared for life post-graduation. Potential schools include Lake Myra Elementary, Carver Elementary, Wendell Elementary, Wendell Middle, and East Wake High.

Tons of Exciting Events

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It’s time to have some fun—Wendell has a packed calendar of community events to suit everyone’s tastes. Want to know how to live like a local? Just head to Downtown Wendell and see what’s going on at J. Ashley Wall Towne Square. This is where you’ll find the area’s best activities, events, and festivals!

Residents look forward to the town’s annual Harvest Fest, which celebrates everything from pumpkin spice to fabulous foliage. The International Food and Music Festival also comes to town every September—it’s the perfect way to embrace cultures from around the world. Other local favorites include Wendell Wonderland and the Spring into the Arts Walk.

Ready to Find Home?

If you’re thinking about making a move to the Triangle, be sure to keep Wendell at the top of your list. This small town could be your new niche, and we’d love to show you around.

DASH Realty Group is proud to do things a little differently. We’re your Triangle real estate experts, but don’t just take our word for it. Feel free to reach out and experience the DASH advantage for yourself. We can’t wait to team up and tackle the buying process together!

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