February 16, 2024

Tim Clarke

Arranglen in Wendell, NC - a charming community blending rich history and modern amenities through builders like DeWitt Homes and Underhill Building Co.

Nestled in eastern Wendell, Arranglen provides a peaceful neighborhood with beautiful homes and amenities. This established community combines small-town living with quick access to area employment centers.

A Brief History of Arranglen

Development in Arranglen began in the early 2000s as Wendell expanded eastward. Most homes were built between 2000-2010 by builders like Mungo Homes, Trinity Homes, and Preston Development Company.

Home styles include traditional two-stories, one-story ranches, and more contemporary designs. Home sizes range from around 1,800 to 3,500 square feet on quarter-acre to half-acre lots.

Notable Builders in Arranglen

The rich soils and favorable climate of Wendell have attracted families and farmers for generations.

In recent years, developers dedicated to building communities that respect the town's heritage while providing contemporary amenities have led the growth in Arranglen:

  • DeWitt Homes: Founded in 1992 by Mark DeWitt, this award-winning builder focuses on crafting customizable floor plans distinguished by quality construction and attention to detail. DeWitt prioritizes energy-efficiency and smart home technology in all their homes.
  • Underhill Building Company: With over 15 years of experience, Underhill Building Company specializes in building homes influenced by the area's historical architecture. Their hallmark is melding traditional Southern styles with modern interiors.
  • S&R Construction: Owned by childhood friends Steve Rogers and Rob Wright, S&R Construction builds a limited number of homes each year to focus on exceptional quality. They are known for their exceptional craftsmanship and use of premium materials.
  • Keith Marshburn Builders: A second-generation builder carrying on his father's commitment to integrity, Keith Marshburn creates homes designed for family living. Flexible floor plans and a focus on lifestyle set his buildings apart.

These builders and others have led the way in developing Arranglen as a community that blends Wendell's heritage with contemporary needs through quality construction and intentional design.

Their work has attracted families looking to plant roots in the area's fertile soil both literally and figuratively.

Location and Accessibility

Arranglen stretches along the eastern side of Wendell off Arranglen Drive just south of Wendell Boulevard. It provides easy access to major highways like I-87, I-40, and US-64, with downtown Raleigh just 20 minutes away.

Arranglen community is comfortably positioned for convenience:

  • Downtown Chapel Hill: A scenic drive of about 40 minutes southwest, you'll find the bustling streets of Chapel Hill.
  • Downtown Durham: Approximately 30 minutes northwest, Durham's cultural and culinary delights await.
  • Downtown Raleigh: Just 25 minutes south, the state capital's vibrant urban scene blooms.
  • RDU Airport Proximity: RDU lies roughly 35 minutes away, making travel both domestic and international readily accessible.

Neighborhood Amenities

In addition to beautiful homes, Arranglen offers amenities like a clubhouse, pool, tot lot playground, and walking trails. Mature trees line the streets and open green spaces create a peaceful setting throughout the neighborhood.

Homes often back up to wooded areas, offering privacy and tranquility. Large backyards provide plenty of room for families to play, grill out, and relax on spacious decks and patios.

Schools and Education

Students in Arranglen attend Wendell schools within the Wake County district. Nearby schools include Wendell Elementary, Wendell Middle, and East Wake High School. Wendell Falls Elementary is just a quick 5-minute drive away.

Raleigh Christian Academy, Grace Christian, Heritage Christian Academy, and Franklin Academy provide private school options 15-20 minutes away in Raleigh.

Parks and Recreation

Having the scenic Buffalo Creek Greenway nearby provides built-in recreation for Arranglen residents. The paved trail offers walking, running, biking, fishing, and kayaking access along the creek.

Nearby Wendell Park has playgrounds, baseball fields, tennis courts, and walking trails just minutes away. Wendell Country Club offers golfing just 2 miles from the neighborhood.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

The small-town charm of Wendell provides dining, coffee shops, and boutiques just minutes from Arranglen. Downtown favorites include Boulevard Pizza, Proper Taco, and Whitney's Chocolates.

The nearby Wendell Falls development provides additional amenities, essential shops, and services. For major malls and entertainment options, Raleigh is an easy 20-minute drive away.

Why Locals Love Arranglen

Arranglen offers beautiful homes with abundant amenities and recreational options just outside the neighborhood. The peaceful wooded setting provides an escape from city life while still offering convenience to area employment centers.

The location gives residents the perfect balance of small-town Wendell and big-city Raleigh close by. Arranglen provides an ideal community for laidback living.

Real Estate Agent's Corner: Finding the Perfect Fit in Arranglen

As a 17-year real estate veteran and founder of the Tim M. Clarke Team serving the Raleigh-Durham Triangle, I've helped hundreds of families find their perfect home.

And having lived in the Triangle myself for over 30 years, I know this area well.

In my experience, Arranglen offers a wonderful blend of small-town charm and modern convenience that appeals to a range of buyers.

My advice is to visit the community in person to get a feel for the neighborhoods. Consider gathering perspectives from current residents about their experience.

Reach out to the HOA for insights into amenities, events, fees, and bylaws before making an offer.

Once you move in, I encourage new homeowners to actively participate in community activities and get to know your neighbors. Not only will this help you settle in quicker, but it builds rapport that supports the area's foundations.

As your real estate professional, I'm committed to streamlining the buying or selling process through transparent communication and comprehensive guidance.

My expertise in the Triangle area housing market empowers clients to make informed decisions that align with their needs.

hether you're new to the region or a longtime local, I'm here to offer tailored advice and trusted service. Reach out to discuss how we can work together to achieve your real estate goals in this one-of-a-kind North Carolina community.

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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