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Wendell, NC

Wendell: Friendly Hometown Living


The Amenities

Beautiful parks, seasonal celebrations, and a bounty of wonderful local businesses make Wendell a great place to live.


The Employment

Unemployment in Wendell is generally low at about 4.3%, and commuters enjoy a short travel time to Raleigh and RTP.


The Weather

North Carolina weather is unbeatable, with moderate winters and sunny summers creating an ideal local climate.

Wendell Homes for Sale

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Explore Life in Wendell

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Historic Downtown Wendell

Wendell's Downtown District is a designated location on the National Register of Historic Places, which adds an additional level of rustic ambience to a town already brimming with charm. Stroll down Main Street to take in the vintage buildings, gorgeous private homes, and traditional American architecture. You'll also come across a delightful selection of locally owned shops and eateries.

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Exciting Community Celebrations

Though tranquil and serene in its atmosphere, Wendell still offers a fun array of community events and celebrations. Annually, the Town of Wendell hosts a Harvest Festival, International Food and Music Festival, as well as the Wendell Wonderland and Spring Fling. Holiday celebrations are made all the more fun when you're surrounded by folks as caring and friendly as Wendell residents.

"Whenever I'm in Wendell, I like to stop by the Grounds Cafe. It's perfect for a hot cup of coffee or cold glass of locally crafted beer."

Laurie Howell

Fast Facts

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Public schools in Wendell are served by the Wake County Public School System, one of the best school districts in the state. Wendell is home to one elementary, one middle, and one public high school. There are also a number of private schools in the area.

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Local Dining

Whether you're craving a cold local brew or a hot meal of classic Southern cuisine, you'll find plenty of options to expand your palate in Wendell. Wine and Beer 101 in Downtown Wendell is the perfect place for a tasting, and the Agave Mexican Bar and Grill is a local favorite among residents. 

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Fun Things to Do

  • Mortex Factory Outlet
  • Wendell Farmer's Market
  • Wendell Park
  • Robertson Millpond Preserve
  • Wendell Country Club
  • Oaklee Distilling Company

Wendell Real Estate Resources

Interested in embracing the peaceful Wendell lifestyle? We should chat about your real estate plans. I'd love to help you find the home of your dreams in beautiful Wendell. If you love small towns like Wendell, you should check out Clayton, Knightdale, and Zebulon! You won't be disappointed.

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