Wendell: Where Vintage Meets Vivacious

Wondering how Wendell earned its motto, "Small Town, Big Charm?" Well, we bet it won't take you much time at all to figure it out. With a Main Street straight out of a romantic film, vintage buildings boasting the architecture of our American heritage, and plenty of small businesses to support, it's no wonder people from all over come to experience this small town's sweet atmosphere.  Wendell is an easy place to explore—and it's all too easy to spend forever here! 

Wendell is dripping with opportunity—let's explore all this community has to offer!

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Wendell at a Glance

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Quick Facts

Population: 7,300
County: Wake
Zip codes: 27591
Median rent: $270,700

Travel & Commute

Raleigh: 25 min
RDU: 35 min
Knightdale: 15 min
Major Roads: US-64, US-264

Wendell Area Attractions

Everything You'll LOVE in Wendell

Adorable downtown

A listed location on the National Register of Historic Places, Wendell's historic downtown district doubles as the heart of the town. Here, there are a variety of local eateries and retailers just waiting to be discovered—and in a small town like Wendell, shopping small means the world to local business owners! You can spend the day downtown exploring and admiring its iconic worm mural, then head to a wine or beer tasting when the sun goes down. 

Community events

There are countless ways to connect with the community in Wendell, especially through its holiday celebrations. You can witness Wendell's extravagant firework display after the annual Fourth of July, then marvel at community members' extra spooky costumes at the town's Halloween Treat Trail. And if you really want to see Wendell at its best and brightest, then you have to drive through the downtown district once they hang the intricate array of holiday lights. 

A+ schools 

Even if you don't have school-age children, it's worth looking into a neighborhood's schools before making a move—they can actually impact property values over time. Wendell is served by both the Wake County Public School System and Johnston County Public Schools. Ranked among the top districts in North Carolina, these school districts are huge draws for prospective homebuyers in the area. WCPSS is especially proud of its strong educators—the school district has had the highest number of National Board Certified teachers in the nation for 15 consecutive years.

Parks & recreation 

Savor North Carolina's sunny weather at one of Wendell's many community parks. A local favorite, Robertson Millpond Preserve features expansive green spaces situated alongside a winding stream for kayaking adventures. You could spend an entire today exploring Wendell Park's amenities, including a sprawling playground area, disc golf course, and a tennis court for a little friendly competition—plus, you can bring your four-legged friends to the dog park here! 

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