Bellevue Terrace

November 5, 2023

Live in style near North Hills at Bellevue Terrace, Raleigh, NC. Explore upscale homes and convenience in this coveted community.

Nestled in the heart of Raleigh just inside the I-440 beltline, Bellevue Terrace is a sought-after neighborhood bounded by Glenwood Avenue, Oberlin Road, and the Raleigh Country Club golf course.

The area was originally farmland in the early 20th century before being sold off in parcels for residential development beginning in the 1920s.

Many of Bellevue Terrace's homes date from the 1920s to the 1950s in popular styles like Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, Craftsman, and Ranch.

Notable local builders like York Properties constructed the neighborhood's rolling hills lined with graceful homes.

As the community grew over the decades, churches, schools, and businesses opened to serve residents.

Today, Bellevue Terrace contains around 300 stately homes showcasing period architecture and detailing.

Mature oaks lend beauty and shade to the winding streets. An active neighborhood association helps maintain the area's historic charm.

Notable Sections and Features

Bellevue Terrace comprises several distinct pockets:

Sheffield Road - Lined with regal Tudor Revivals and Colonials on large lots, this section forms the heart of the neighborhood across from the country club.

The Avenues - Craftsman bungalows built in the 1920s-30s distinguish streets like Vance, Oberlin, and Kenmore as some of Bellevue's oldest.

Turnbridge Drive - Mid-century ranch homes dot this section offering understated elegance and spacious floor plans.

In addition to period homes, the neighborhood also offers access to the Raleigh Country Club's golf course. Sidewalks lined with towering trees encourage walkability.

Top Nearby Restaurants and Eateries

Bellevue Terrace provides quick access to some of Raleigh's best dining options, including:

Second Empire Restaurant - Housed in a stunning Victorian mansion, this AAA four-diamond restaurant excels at refined entrees like duck, rack of lamb, and seafood.

Jolie - For French fare, Jolie serves classics like beef bourguignon, moules frites, and steak frites in a charming setting. Extensive wine list.

Bloomsbury Bistro - This contemporary American bistro crafts seasonal dishes like seared scallops, braised short ribs, and duck confit. Excellent cocktail menu.

The Remedy Diner - The Remedy Diner offers hearty American breakfast favorites like eggs benedict, pancakes, and home fries, making it a top weekend brunch pick.

Vivace - Vivace serves homemade pasta, veal chops, seafood, and more Italian cuisine in a sleek, modern setting with an extensive wine list.

Accessibility and Location

Bellevue Terrace's premier location inside the I-440 beltline makes getting around Raleigh quick and easy.

It sits under 3 miles north of downtown Raleigh, allowing residents to enjoy urban amenities with historic neighborhood charm.

Walking or biking downtown takes about 25 minutes.

For commuting, the neighborhood provides fast access to Route 1, Route 70, and I-40.

Research Triangle Park can be reached in under 15 minutes by car, and Raleigh-Durham International Airport is only a 10-minute drive away.

Tim's Perspective

As a Raleigh area native, I frequently recommend Bellevue Terrace for its character and convenience.

The historic homes offer unique architecture and details you just can't find in new construction.

Mature oaks and easy walkability also give the neighborhood wonderful charm.

The location provides quick access to everything Raleigh has to offer.

For homebuyers seeking personality near dining, nightlife, and work centers, Bellevue Terrace is an ideal fit. Contact us today to begin your Raleigh home search!

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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