10 Affordable Triangle Suburbs

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Real Estate Agent with Cary Apex Durham NC Referrals - eXp Realty 142349

With real estate prices increasing and more people working from home,  many buyers are moving out into the suburbs.  Here is a list of ten Triangle NC towns to consider where I can help you find the home to fit your needs.  All these towns are within an hour or less drive to RDU airport and Research Triangle Park (RTP).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some helpful statistics on each town, organized by distance from RDU airport.


Wake Forest (24 miles from RDU)


●    Located mostly in Wake County, but also in Franklin and Granville
●    North of Raleigh
●    US 1 and NC 98
●    Population 45,500*
●    Wake County and Granville County Public Schools
     ○    5 elementary schools
     ○    3 middle schools
     ○    1 early college school
     ○    2 high schools
●    Triangle Transit Authority operates regional routes and connects to municipal bus systems in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill

 

Creedmoor (25 miles from RDU)


●    Granville County
●    North of Raleigh and Northeast of Durham
●    NC 50, US 15 and I-85
●    Population 4,500*
●    Granville County Public Schools
     ○    2 elementary schools
     ○    1 middle school 
     ○    1 early college 
     ○    2 high schools

 

Knightdale (26 miles from RDU)


●    Wake County
●    East of Raleigh
●    US 64, I-540 and I-87
●    Population 18,000*
●    Wake County Public Schools
     ○    6 elementary schools
     ○    3 middle schools
     ○    2 high schools
●    Triangle Transit Authority operates the Knightdale-Raleigh Express which connects to municipal bus systems in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill

 

Hillsborough (27 miles from RDU)


●    Orange County
●    Northwest of Durham and North of Chapel Hill
●    NC 70 and near I-85/I-40 split
●    Population 7,000* 
●    Orange County Public School System
     ○    7 elementary schools
     ○    3 middle schools
     ○    2 high schools
●    Orange County Transportation has regional service and connects to Chapel Hill Transit

 

Fuquay-Varina (27 miles from RDU)


●    Southern Wake County
●    South of Holly Springs and Southwest of Garner
●    NC 42, NC 55 and US 401 run through town
●    Population 30,000* 
●    Wake County Public Schools
     ○    5 elementary schools
     ○    1 middle school
     ○    1 high school
●    Triangle Transit Authority operates regional routes and connects to municipal bus systems in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill

 

Clayton (30 miles from RDU)


●    Johnston County 
●    Southeast of Raleigh and south of Knightdale
●    Hwy 70/Bus 70 connect with I-40 and I-95
●    Population 25,000*
●    Johnston County Public Schools
     ○    7 elementary schools
     ○    2 middle schools
     ○    1 high school


Pittsboro (30 miles from RDU)


●    Chatham County
●    South of Chapel Hill
●    US 501 and US 64
●    Population 4,000*
●    Chatham County School District
     ○    1 elementary school
     ○    2 middle schools
     ○    2 high schools

 

Wendell (31 miles from RDU)


●    Wake County
●    East of Knightdale
●    I-87, US 64, US 264
●    Population 7,000*
●    Wake County Public Schools
     ○    3 elementary schools
     ○    1 middle school
     ○    1 high school
●    Triangle Transit Authority operates regional routes and connects to municipal bus systems in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill

 

Zebulon (35 miles from RDU)


●    Easternmost Town in Wake County
●    East of Knightdale
●    US 264/US 64 and NC 96
●    Population 5,500*
●    Wake County Public Schools
     ○    2 elementary schools
     ○    1 middle school
     ○    High school students attend in nearby Wendell
●    GlaxoSmithKline operates a facility in town and employs over 1,500 people
●    Triangle Transit Authority operates regional routes and connects to municipal bus systems in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill


Mebane (35 miles from RDU)


●    Mostly in Alamance County and partly in Orange County
●    East of Hillsborough and northwest of Chapel Hill
●    US 70 and I-40
●    Population 15,000*
●    Alamance-Burlington School System and Orange County School System
     ○    4 elementary schools
     ○    4 middle schools
     ○    3 high schools

If it is time to make a change in your current location and want to discuss the differences between these towns more call/text me at 919-818-5001!


*Approximate population in 2019

Posted by

Amy Shair, Re/Max United

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Comments (2)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Amy  and thank you for sharing this great blog with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great day!

Nov 05, 2021 01:16 PM
Amy Shair

Thanks!


 

Nov 10, 2021 09:08 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Amy - knowing different options can be an eye-opening experience especially for those relocating to another area.  This is a nice overview of what is available  not too far from the Research Triangle.  

Nov 06, 2021 10:00 AM
Amy Shair

Thanks!

Nov 10, 2021 09:09 AM