5401 North

February 16, 2024

Tim Clarke

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The 5401 North community is located in the northern part of Raleigh, North Carolina.

This master-planned community combines traditional neighborhood living with modern amenities to create a vibrant place to call home.

History and Development

5401 North was developed by Lennar, one of the nation’s leading homebuilders. Ground broke on the community in 2016, with the first residents moving in shortly after.

The vision was to create a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with a mix of housing options centered around a town square.

Over the past few years, 5401 North has continued to grow into a thriving community.

New sections with additional home styles have opened up, attracting more residents.

The neighborhood center has taken shape, with a swimming pool, dog park, fitness center, tot lot, and walking trails.

Amenities like these foster a strong sense of community.

Neighborhoods and Housing

5401 North contains a diverse mix of housing options to suit different lifestyles and budgets.

There are traditional single-family homes as well as paired homes and townhomes. Home styles range from cozy cottages to spacious two-story designs.

The Capitol Collection at 5401 North offers luxury single-family homes with premium features and finishes.

Meanwhile, the townhomes at Hudson 5401 provide an affordable attached home option.

Builders in 5401 North

5401 is a very diverse neighborhood with multiple home designs. Here's a list of the builders on 5401 North:

  • Lennar
  • Chesapeake Homes
  • David Weekley Homes
  • Medallion Construction
  • M/I Homes

Amenities and Lifestyle

One of the best aspects of 5401 North is the abundance of onsite amenities and conveniences.

The community is centered around a town square containing green spaces, fountains, and walking paths that encourage neighbors to get outside.

The amenity center features a resort-style pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, and gathering room.

There is also a fenced dog park so furry friends can run around. Adjacent to the amenities is Hudson Park, a public park with a playground, fields, and walking trails.

5401 North was designed with walkability in mind.

A retail center is planned along the community's main street, allowing residents to access everyday conveniences by foot or bike.

The community is also on a public transportation route.

Location and Accessibility

Situated just off Interstate I-540, 5401 North provides easy access to major Raleigh destinations.

It is only 10 minutes to downtown Raleigh, 15 minutes to Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and 20 minutes to Research Triangle Park.

The community is also close to WakeMed Raleigh Campus hospital.

For entertainment and shopping options, Crabtree Valley Mall, North Hills Mall, and Triangle Town Center Mall are all within a 15-20 minute drive.

Walnut Creek Amphitheatre and PNC Arena are also in close proximity for concerts and sporting events.

Here is a breakdown of commute times and suggested routes from 5401 North:

RDU Airport

  • Distance: Approximately 20 miles from the 5401 North community.
  • Commute Time: Around 25 minutes under normal traffic conditions.
  • Ideal Route: The most efficient route typically involves taking I-540 W, which directly leads to the airport. This route is particularly convenient for avoiding heavy traffic during peak hours.

Downtown Durham

  • Distance: Roughly 25 miles from the 5401 North community.
  • Commute Time: The commute can vary but generally takes about 30 to 35 minutes without heavy traffic.
  • Ideal Route: Taking I-540 W to NC-147 S is a straightforward path to downtown Durham. This route is efficient for reaching the heart of Durham while minimizing congestion.

Downtown Raleigh

  • Distance: Approximately 8 miles from the 5401 North community.
  • Commute Time: Typically, the drive takes about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.
  • Ideal Route: Capital Blvd (US-401 S) offers a direct and convenient route to downtown Raleigh. This major thoroughfare is well-suited for daily commutes, providing a quick link to the city's core.

Research Triangle Park (RTP)

  • Distance: Around 22 miles from the 5401 North community.
  • Commute Time: Expect the commute to take approximately 25 to 30 minutes in normal traffic.
  • Ideal Route: I-540 W to NC-147 S is the most efficient route to RTP. This path is designed to facilitate easy access to one of the country's largest research parks, making it ideal for professionals working in the area.

Local Traffic Insights

While Raleigh and the surrounding areas have limited public transportation options, the road network is extensive, and efforts are ongoing to improve and expand major highways to accommodate the increasing number of commuters.

During peak hours, traffic congestion can extend commute times, particularly on major roads like Capitial Blvd.

However, Raleigh and Durham commuters generally spend less time in traffic compared to the national average, thanks to strategic infrastructure planning and traffic management.

For those considering a move to the 5401 North community or currently residing there, understanding these commute times and routes is crucial for planning daily travel to work, school, or leisure activities in the Raleigh-Durham area.

Dining

Home to a vibrant food scene, the neighborhoods surrounding 5401 North are host to numerous dining establishments certain to satiate any palate.

From the mouth-watering burgers at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, the scrumptious dishes at Biryani Factory, to the authentic Latin American flavors at Tropical Picken Chicken, there's no shortage of delectable options for the discerning food lover.

Shopping

For shopping enthusiasts, the nearby Triangle Town Center and Commons presents an exciting array of retail stores, boutiques, and dining options, making it a one-stop destination for a day of indulgence.

The shopping center's convenient location allows residents to enjoy seamless access to major retailers and specialty shops.

The 5401 North neighborhood boasts a strategic location, offering a manageable 20-minute drive to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).

The community's close proximity to I-540 grants a swift commute to other prominent areas within the Research Triangle, such as Durham and Chapel Hill.

Nearby Hospitals and Schools

A key selling point for 5401 North is the availability of quality healthcare and educational facilities within its vicinity.

Premier medical centers, including Duke Raleigh Hospital and UNC REX Hospital, cater to residents' healthcare needs.

In addition, the community falls within the Wake County Public School System, recognized for its high caliber of education, with world-class schools and universities within accessible distance.

For more information about the schools in the area, please visit Greatschools.org.

Housing Price Range

Housing prices within 5401 North subdivision range from $300,000 to well over $700,000, reflecting diversity in both design and pricing.

Whether potential residents are searching for single-family homes, townhomes, or condominiums, they will find a variety of options reflective of architectural excellence and convenience.

Perspective of 5401 North from Tim Clarke

As a Raleigh native and real estate professional for over 17 years, I highly recommend 5401 North to homebuyers.

This community truly has it all - convenience, amenities, great schools, and a fantastic sense of community.

The location provides easy access to everything the Triangle region has to offer.

The onsite amenities will enhance your family's lifestyle with places to gather, exercise, and enjoy the outdoors.

Neighbors regularly socialize at community events like outdoor movie nights and 5K fun runs.

From a resale perspective, 5401 North homes are an excellent investment.

New construction quality and desirable amenities mean strong demand from buyers. My team and I have successfully helped many families buy and sell homes in this community.

I'm confident we can provide five-star service for you as well. Don't just take my word for it - visit 5401 North for yourself.

Take a tour of the model homes and amenities. Meet some friendly neighbors. I'm sure you'll feel right at home in this wonderful Raleigh community!

Frequently Asked Questions about 5401 North

Where is 5401 North located?

5401 North is located just off Highway 540 in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is nestled between Wake and Franklin counties and offers easy access to downtown Raleigh and other nearby amenities.

What types of homes are available in 5401 North?

5401 North offers a mix of townhomes and single-family homes with varying designs, sizes, and price ranges. These include small, low-maintenance townhomes and large, solar-powered single-family homes.

What are the price ranges within 5401 North?

Prices in 5401 North typically range from the mid $200,000s to over $600,000, depending on the type and size of the home.

How safe is 5401 North?

5401 North enjoys a lower crime rate than the North Carolina average, making it a safe community for families and individuals. The design of the community encourages neighborly interactions and community-focused living.

What type of schools are there in 5401 North?

There are top-rated public schools within the community, specifically River Bend Elementary School and River Bend Middle School. There are also private and charter schools nearby, ensuring a range of educational options for families.

What amenities are available in 5401 North?

Amenities in 5401 North include parks, the 5401 North Community Farm, a clubhouse, various restaurants, shopping centers, top-rated schools, and healthcare facilities.

How long does it take to commute to RDU or downtown Raleigh?

It typically takes about 24 minutes to drive to RDU airport, and approximately 20 minutes to reach downtown Raleigh from 5401 North.

What future development plans are in place for 5401 North?

Plans for 5401 North include the development of a mixed-use town center and additional parks to broaden the range of amenities available to its residents.

Can I grow my own food in 5401 North?

Absolutely! The 5401 North Community Farm is a designated community garden where locals can grow and share organic produce.

Are there local events in 5401 North?

Yes, there are numerous community events hosted within 5401 North including cultural festivals, seasonal farmers’ markets, and various neighborhood gatherings at the 5401 North Clubhouse.

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Tim M. Clarke

About the author

17 years as a Realtor in the Research Triangle, Tim seeks to transform the Raleigh-Durham real estate scene through a progressive, people-centered approach prioritizing trust & transparency.

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