Banks Pointe

November 5, 2023

Discover Banks Pointe in Raleigh, NC: serene living with city convenience, on-site amenities, and spacious homes near Lake Wheeler
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Nestled in the southern part of Raleigh, Banks Pointe is an upscale subdivision that offers homeowners an exquisite blend of luxury and convenience.

This prime location places you minutes away from downtown Raleigh, yet still grants the privacy and tranquility of suburban living.

As an experienced real estate professional with extensive knowledge of the geography and culture of the Raleigh-Durham market in North Carolina.

I am pleased to introduce this stunning community that offers a blend of convenience, luxury, and natural beauty.

Whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, Banks Pointe promises to meet and exceed your expectations.

In this guide, I will discuss the location, history, developer, lot sizes, nearby attractions, drive distance to RDU, hospitals and schools, and universities.

Location and Lot Sizes

The Banks Pointe Subdivision is located in the southern part of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Its geographical location south of the city's downtown area gives it a suburban feel, with nearby access to city amenities.

It is primarily bordered by the Lake Wheeler Road and Ten Ten Road, which provide direct routes to downtown Raleigh.

The community is relatively new with modern homes, contemporary designs, and spacious yards.

The neighborhood is composed of a mix of single-family homes, townhouses, and condos, which means that there's something for everyone.

The community's typical lot sizes range from half an acre to a full acre, ensuring residents can enjoy the tranquility of larger properties while indulging in modern amenities.

The neighborhood is also surrounded by several other notable neighborhoods, including Silver Pointe, Meadowbrook, and Carolina Pines.

Together, these neighborhoods create a larger community that shares convenient access to schools, parks, and shopping areas.

The Story

The community began development in 2003, and its prime location has made it a popular destination for home seekers in the area ever since.

Banks Pointe Builders

The Banks Pointe community is primarily built by HHHunt Homes, one of the region's largest and most respected home builders.

HHHunt Homes is known for its attention to detail and quality craftsmanship. In addition to HHHunt, Banks Pointe offers homes from several reputable custom builders including:

  • R.Kirk Leone
  • Joseph & Joseph
  • Wateroak Homes
  • Manning Homes
  • Reese Construction
  • Watkins Building
  • Peter A. Brewer

These luxury custom home builders work closely with homeowners to create stunning residences with high-end finishes and custom details tailored specifically to each client's lifestyle and preferences.

Their one-of-a-kind designs and focus on quality complement the existing homes built by HHHunt.

This upscale neighborhood beautifully blends well-constructed homes and a serene natural setting.

Amenities and Attractions

Banks Pointe residents are spoiled with nearby attractions and amenities.

The community  offers a wide variety of amenities for its residents.

The neighborhood has a playground, two community swimming pools, and several walking trails.

The playground features plenty of open space for kids to run around and play.

The community's swimming pools are also popular among residents, offering hours of relaxation and entertainment.

The pools are open during the summer months and are maintained year-round to ensure cleanliness and safety.

Restaurants and Shopping

Top Restaurants Banks Pointe Subdivision is located near several great dining options.

Food enthusiasts will enjoy popular local restaurants like Mia Francesca Trattoria, The Fiction Kitchen, Angus Barn and Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing.

Specializing in contemporary American cuisine, Wye Hill is a perfect destination for family dinners, intimate date nights, or casual evenings with friends.

The restaurant is located near Lake Wheeler Road and offers outdoor seating, making it a popular choice during the warmer months.

Other notable restaurants include The Players' Retreat, which serves classic American pub fare, and 42 & Lawrence, a popular coffee shop that doubles as a bakery.

Both restaurants are located within a ten-minute drive from the neighborhood.

Shopping Banks Pointe Subdivision is close to several popular shopping areas, including Crossroads Plaza.

Crossroads Plaza is a large shopping center that offers a wide variety of retail stores and restaurants, such as Walmart, Target, and Starbucks.

The shopping scene is also thriving, with Crabtree Valley Mall, The Village District, and Triangle Town Center just a short drive away.

Drive Distance and Commute from Banks Point

One of the essential considerations for families when choosing a neighborhood is its distance from the local airport.

Fortunately, Banks Pointe is relatively close to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).

The airport is located just 15 miles away, and residents can get there within 20 minutes by car, depending on traffic.

Here is breakdown of the drive distances to Banks Point:

  • RDU Airport: Approximately 15 miles away, the commute to RDU Airport via I-40 W typically takes 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • Downtown Durham: About 25 miles away, the fastest route to Downtown Durham is via I-40 W, with a commute time of 30-40 minutes.
  • Downtown Raleigh: Conveniently close, Downtown Raleigh is typically less than a 10-minute drive via S Saunders St.
  • RTP (Research Triangle Park): Located around 24 miles away, the commute to RTP via I-40 W generally takes 25-35 minutes.


Access to excellent healthcare facilities is crucial for a thriving community, and Banks Pointe residents have convenient options like UNC REX Hospital, WakeMed Cary Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital in close proximity.


Families at Banks Pointe can explore quality education options, with nearby schools like Yates Mill Elementary, Dillard Drive Middle, and Middle Creek High School.

Additionally, proximity to renowned universities, including North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, enriches the community with educational and cultural resources.


As a seasoned real estate agent with over 17 years of experience and a 30-year resident of the Raleigh-Durham Triangle, I've had the privilege of witnessing the growth and development of our beautiful communities, including Banks Pointe.

My team and I are committed to providing you with the best possible experience, whether you're buying, living, or selling in this community.

If you're considering buying in Banks Pointe, I recommend taking the time to explore the different neighborhoods within the community.

Each has its unique charm and amenities, and finding the right fit for your lifestyle is crucial. Also, keep an eye on the market trends and new construction projects.

These can offer excellent opportunities for investment and growth.

For those living in Banks Pointe, make the most of the community's amenities. The parks, outdoor spaces, and community center are there for your enjoyment.

Participate in community events and get to know your neighbors. This will enhance your living experience and create a sense of belonging.

If you're thinking about selling, remember that timing is everything. Monitor the market conditions and consult with a trusted real estate professional.

My team and I are always here to provide honest, transparent advice and help you navigate the selling process.

At the Tim M. Clarke Team, we believe in building relationships based on trust and integrity. We're not just selling homes; we're helping you create a lifestyle. Let us guide you through your journey in Banks Pointe.

Frequently Asked Questions about Banks Pointe

What kind of homes are available in Banks Pointe, and what are the typical lot sizes?

Banks Pointe offers a diverse range of housing options, including single-family homes, townhouses, and condos. The community is known for its modern homes with contemporary designs and spacious yards. Typical lot sizes in Banks Pointe range from half an acre to a full acre, providing residents with ample space to enjoy the outdoors and the neighborhood's natural beauty.

What amenities and attractions are available to residents of Banks Pointe?

Residents of Banks Pointe have access to a variety of amenities, including a playground with plenty of open space for children, two community swimming pools open during the summer months, and several walking trails. The neighborhood is also in close proximity to popular local restaurants like Mia Francesca Trattoria, The Fiction Kitchen, Angus Barn, and Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing, offering a range of dining options for every palate.

How does the location of Banks Pointe contribute to its appeal?

Banks Pointe's location in the southern part of Raleigh, North Carolina, provides a suburban feel with convenient access to city amenities. It is bordered by Lake Wheeler Road and Ten Ten Road, offering direct routes to downtown Raleigh. This prime location allows residents to enjoy the privacy and tranquility of suburban living while being just minutes away from the city's attractions and conveniences.

What is the price range for homes in Banks Pointe?

The homes in Banks Pointe vary in price, catering to a wide range of budgets. While specific prices fluctuate with the market, potential buyers can expect to find homes starting in the mid to high range, with some properties reaching the higher end of the market, reflecting the upscale nature of the community and the quality of the homes available.

Is there a homeowners' association in Banks Pointe, and what are the benefits?

Yes, Banks Pointe has an Owners' Association that maintains the upscale community standards. The association ensures that the large, attractive, and well-designed single-family homes on large lots are part of a cohesive and well-maintained neighborhood. The benefits of the association include the upkeep of common areas, enforcement of community standards, and the facilitation of dispute resolution through voluntary mediation, as outlined in the North Carolina General Statutes.

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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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