November 17, 2023

The Devon in Raleigh offers luxury single-family homes with amenities like a community pool, clubhouse, fitness center, and scenic walking trails.
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Nestled in northern Wake County off Leesville Road, Devon is an exclusive private community developed by Curtis Properties beginning in the late 1990s.

The heavily wooded rolling hills were purchased to construct a luxury enclave with scenic views. Only 150 home sites across 530 acres were platted.

The first homes built were primarily large brick Georgian, Colonial, and European-inspired designs on 1-3 acre lots tucked back into the pine and hardwood forests.

Home sizes range from 4,000 to over 8,000 square feet. An active homeowner's association maintains standards and gates the entrance.

Today, Devon contains a mix of completed luxury homes and vacant home sites available for custom builds.

The lush landscape and limited number of homes provide a private, secluded feel minutes from major Raleigh thoroughfares.

Notable Areas and Features

Some of Devon's most notable streets include:

Wynneford Way - Lined with elegant brick Georgian and Colonial homes ranging up to 8,000 square feet on heavily wooded lots. Recent listings have included a 5 bed, 7 bath home for $1.9 million.

Avalaire Oaks Drive - Flanked by European-inspired estates, Avalaire Oaks Drive homes range from 4,000 to 7,000 square feet on similarly sized private lots.

The Overlook - This exclusive cul-de-sac offers premium views and access to Devon's scenic walking trails.

In addition to luxury homes, amenities include a pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, and picturesque walking trails throughout the wooded natural landscape.

Nearby Shopping and Dining

Though largely residential, Devon provides easy access to Raleigh destinations like North Hills, including:

Vivace - For fine Italian cuisine, Vivace offers homemade pastas, veal chops, seafood, and more in a contemporary setting with an extensive wine list.

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

Whole Foods Market - This upscale grocer provides organic produce, meat, dairy, and products. The prepared food section is excellent.

North Hills Shopping Center - North Hills offers upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment options just minutes away.

Top Golf - This unique driving range facility offers golfing, games, dining and drinks in a lively upscale lodge setting.

Accessibility and Location

Despite its secluded ambiance, Devon provides relatively easy access to major Raleigh destinations. It sits just north of the I-540 beltline, allowing a quick 10-15 minute drive to downtown Raleigh's urban amenities. For commuting, Research Triangle Park can be reached in under 10 minutes by car. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is approximately a 20 minute drive away.

Real Estate Agent's Perspective

As a top Triangle agent, I've seen Devon maintain its reputation as one of Raleigh's premier communities for luxury living over the years. For high-end homebuyers who value total privacy and custom finishes, it's truly exceptional. The neighborhood's natural beauty coupled with amenities and location make Devon the pinnacle of Raleigh luxury living. Contact us today to tour these one-of-a-kind homes!

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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