Drewry Hills

November 20, 2023

Immerse yourself in Drewry Hills - a peaceful community with picturesque homes, lovely parks, and proximity to North Hills and The Village District
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Located in the heart of Raleigh near the desirable North Hills area, Drewry Hills offers an unbeatable combination of quality homes, fantastic amenities, great schools, and a prime location near the best Raleigh has to offer.

As a former resident of North HIlls with over 17 years of experience as a licensed real estate agent, I've had the pleasure of helping countless clients find their perfect home in the Triangle area.

One neighborhood that consistently stands out is the charming community of Drewry Hills. Located in the heart of Raleigh, Drewry Hills offers a perfect blend of small-town charm and big-city convenience.

Having earned recognition as a Certified Residential Pricing Specialist and leading a top-performing real estate team, I've developed an intimate understanding of what makes Drewry Hills such a desirable place to call home.

Allow me to share some insights into this wonderful neighborhood.

Overview of Drewry Hills


Nestled just north of downtown Raleigh, Drewry Hills is a charming residential community developed beginning in the 1950s.

The area was originally wooded hills before being purchased by developer J.W. York to construct an upscale suburban neighborhood convenient to the city center.

The first homes built were primarily ranch style and minimal traditional designs on spacious lots. Over the decades, Drewry Hills expanded with the addition of some larger colonial and Tudor styles.

Though most houses date from the 1950s to 1970s, many have been expanded or replaced by new construction. An active neighborhood association helps maintain community standards.

Today, Drewry Hills contains around 300 homes showcasing mid-century architecture alongside more modern residences.

Mature oak and maple trees line the gently curving streets. Home values range from the $250,000s to over $1.5 million.

Home Sizes and Lot Sizes

One of the standout features of Drewry Hills is the variety of housing options available.

The neighborhood offers a mix of single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums to suit various lifestyles and budgets.

Home sizes range from cozy 1,200 square foot bungalows to spacious 3,500+ square foot executive homes on generous lots.

Notable Sections and Features

Some of Drewry Hills' most notable streets include:

Drummond Drive - Lined with classic ranch homes dating to the 1950s and 60s on wooded 1/2 acre lots. Many have updated renovations.

Revere Road - Flanked by larger colonials and Tudors, Revere Road offers some of Drewry Hills' most prestigious homes.

Brookedge Drive - Towering trees distinguish Brookedge Drive, which winds through the heart of Drewry Hills' scenic landscape.

In addition to homes, Drewry Hills offers proximity to the Raleigh Greenway system.

Home Sizes and Lot Sizes

One of the standout features of Drewry Hills is the variety of housing options available. The neighborhood offers a mix of single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums to suit various lifestyles and budgets.

Home sizes range from cozy 1,200 square foot bungalows to spacious 3,500+ square foot executive homes on generous lots.

The average home in Drewry Hills features 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms, and a two-car garage.

Many properties boast well-manicured lawns, mature trees, and inviting outdoor living spaces perfect for entertaining or relaxing with family and friends.

Custom Builders in the Community

Drewry Hills has been developed by some of the most reputable builders in the Raleigh area, ensuring high-quality construction and attention to detail. Two notable builders in the community are Dixon Kirby and Marlowe Builders.

Dixon Kirby is known for their commitment to craftsmanship and customer satisfaction. They have constructed a number of homes in Drewry Hills, each showcasing their signature style and attention to detail.

Marlowe Builders, another respected name in the industry, has also contributed to the development of Drewry Hills. Their homes are characterized by innovative designs, energy efficiency, and the use of premium materials.

Drewry Hills' Amenities

Drewry Hills fosters a strong sense of community, with numerous opportunities for residents to connect and engage with one another.

The neighborhood hosts regular events, such as block parties, holiday celebrations, and community yard sales, which bring neighbors together and strengthen the bonds within the community.

Top Local Restaurants near Drewry Hills

Yard House - A high-end sports bar with an extensive draft beer list and a menu featuring New American dishes. Known for its lively atmosphere, it's a great spot for watching sports and enjoying a meal with friends.

Coquette - A chic French brasserie that offers a cozy dining experience reminiscent of Paris. Their menu includes a fine selection of hors d'oeuvres, charcuterie, salads, soups, crepes, and sandwiches, complemented by an expansive drink menu.

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar - This unique restaurant combines sushi and burgers, offering a diverse menu that caters to a wide range of tastes. It's a fun spot for both families and groups looking for something out of the ordinary.

Brewery Bhavana - Ranked by Forbes as one of the coolest restaurants globally, Brewery Bhavana is a multifaceted venue that combines a brewery, dim sum restaurant, flower shop, and bookstore, offering a unique dining experience.

Shopping near Drewry Hills

The restaurants and shopping destinations within the North Hills area and nearby in The Village District offer a comprehensive and diverse range of options, making the Drewry Hills community a vibrant and appealing area of Raleigh for both dining and shopping.

North Hills

- A mixed-use development in Midtown Raleigh that offers a blend of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. With its pedestrian-friendly layout, North Hills features a range of retailers from local boutiques to national brands, alongside a variety of restaurants and a movie theater, making it a one-stop destination for residents and visitors alike.

The Village District

- Known for its charming atmosphere and diverse shopping options, The Village District (formerly Cameron Village) is a short drive from North Hills. It offers a unique mix of local boutiques, national retailers, and dining options set in a quaint, walkable layout, providing a more traditional shopping experience.

Accessibility and Location

The strategic location of Drewry Hills, combined with Raleigh's well-planned highway system, ensures that residents enjoy quick and easy access to these key destinations.

Whether it's a daily commute to RTP, a night out in Downtown Raleigh, or a trip from RDU, living in Drewry Hills means you're always just a short drive away from where you need to be.

Living in the Drewry Hills neighborhood offers residents unparalleled accessibility to some of Raleigh's most important destinations.

This prime location ensures that whether you're commuting to work, heading out for entertainment, or catching a flight, you're perfectly positioned for a smooth journey.

Downtown Raleigh:

For those working or seeking leisure in the heart of the city, Downtown Raleigh is remarkably close. From Drewry Hills, the most efficient route involves taking Six Forks Road south to I-440 West. From there, you'll take the exit towards Downtown, which seamlessly connects you to several major streets leading into the city center. This journey typically takes about 5-10 minutes, depending on traffic conditions, making it an ideal commute for city workers or those enjoying the vibrant city life.

Research Triangle Park (RTP):

RTP is a cornerstone of the region's economy and an employment hub for many living in the Raleigh area. To reach RTP from Drewry Hills, the optimal route involves a short drive to I-440 East, transitioning onto I-40 West towards Durham. Exit onto Davis Drive or NC-54 to enter the park. This commute is approximately 15 minutes long under normal traffic conditions, providing a direct and hassle-free route to one of the nation's largest research parks.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU):

For residents with travel needs, RDU is conveniently located about 15 minutes away by car. The quickest route involves taking I-440 East to merge onto I-40 West. Follow the signs for the airport, and you'll find clear directions to both terminals. This route is especially beneficial for those catching early morning or late-night flights, as it minimizes driving time and allows for more flexibility in travel plans.

Tim’s Perspective on Drewry Hills

As a long-time Raleigh resident and experienced real estate professional, I wholeheartedly recommend Drewry Hills to anyone looking for a welcoming, family-friendly community with easy access to all that the Triangle area has to offer.

For those considering purchasing a home in Drewry Hills, I suggest working with a knowledgeable, local real estate agent who can guide you through the process and help you find the perfect property to suit your needs.

Take the time to explore the neighborhood, visit the parks and amenities, and get a feel for the community's unique character.

If you're a current resident looking to sell your home, now is an excellent time to take advantage of the strong demand for properties in Drewry Hills.

To maximize your home's value, consider making strategic updates and improvements, such as refreshing paint colors, updating light fixtures, and enhancing curb appeal.

For those already living in Drewry Hills, I encourage you to get involved in the community and take advantage of the many events and amenities available.

Join a neighborhood club or organization, attend community gatherings, and support local businesses to help maintain the vibrant, close-knit atmosphere that makes Drewry Hills so special.

As the founder of the Tim M. Clarke Team, I am dedicated to providing expert guidance and support to anyone interested in buying, selling, or investing in real estate in Drewry Hills and the greater Raleigh area.

With our extensive knowledge of the local market, commitment to integrity, and personalized approach, we are here to help you achieve your real estate goals.

If you're ready to experience the unparalleled quality of life that Drewry Hills has to offer, contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward finding your dream home in this exceptional community.

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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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