Goodwin Chase

December 1, 2023

Discover serene living in Goodwin Chase, Wendell—spacious homes on large, wooded lots with modern amenities and small-town charm.
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As a licensed real estate agent with over 17 years of experience helping buyers and sellers in the Triangle area, I'm excited to share my insights about one of the most desirable  communities in eastern Wake County - Goodwin Chase.

Having guided numerous clients to find their dream homes here, I've developed an intimate understanding of what makes this neighborhood so special.

Overview of Goodwin Chase

Goodwin Chase provides a peaceful retreat that does not sacrifice the perks of modern amenities and accessibility.

Split by Goodwin Chase Lane and enveloped in the serene landscapes of eastern Wendell, it represents the best of both worlds—where small-town charm greets modern convenience.

Whether you're contemplating a move to Goodwin Chase or considering selling your home in this community, my team and I are here to provide expert guidance every step of the way.

We understand the nuances of this market and are committed to ensuring that our clients have a pleasant experience in buying, living, or selling in Goodwin Chase.

Lean on my expertise and the trusted reputation of the Tim M. Clarke Team to make your real estate journey in Goodwin Chase. Let's invest not just in a home, but in a lifestyle that brings you joy and peace.

History of Goodwin Chase

Goodwin Chase is a relatively new master-planned community that began development in 2019 by the well-regarded local builder one27homes.

They have thoughtfully designed the neighborhood to provide a variety of quality crafted single-family homes with attractive architectural styles to suit different tastes and lifestyles.

As Wendell continues to grow in popularity due to its small-town charm and convenient location just east of Raleigh, Goodwin Chase has emerged as a top choice for families seeking a close-knit community with modern amenities.

Home Sizes and Lot Sizes

One of the appealing aspects of Goodwin Chase is the range of home sizes available, from cozy 1,600 square foot ranch plans ideal for young couples or empty-nesters to spacious 3,000+ square foot two-story homes perfect for growing families.

Lot sizes are generous, typically a quarter acre or larger, allowing for ample outdoor living space and privacy between neighbors.

Current inventory includes both move-in ready homes and home sites to build your dream home customized to your preferences.

Goodwin Chase Builder

As the exclusive builder in Goodwin Chase, one27homes brings over a decade of experience creating thoughtfully designed homes in the Triangle area.

They are known for their quality construction, energy-efficient features, and personalized customer service throughout the homebuying process.

one27homes offers a portfolio of flexible floor plans that can be tailored with structural and design options to make your new home uniquely yours.

Market Forecast, Upcoming Construction Projects

Goodwin Chase's housing market is characterized by its vibrancy and strong demand, a reflection of the neighborhood's allure.

Prospects remain bright, with an appreciation in property values anticipated as Wendell's growth trajectory continues.

Construction is ongoing, with new phases promising to bring even more life and diversity to this sought-after community.

Goodwin Chase's Amenities

Community Lifestyle

Goodwin Chase fosters a welcoming atmosphere and strong sense of community among residents.

Social events like summer pool parties and holiday gatherings at the clubhouse are great opportunities to meet neighbors and form lasting friendships.

Active Facebook groups keep residents connected and informed.

There's a real pride of ownership here - you'll often see folks out walking dogs, jogging or biking the tree-lined streets, working in their yards, and keeping the community looking its best.

Community Events, Festivals and Points of Interest

Wendell is known for its many community events and festivals throughout the year.

Not to be missed are the Harvest Festival in October, featuring a parade, craft vendors, local food, music and a beer garden; the International Food and Music Festival in September celebrating our diversity; and Wendell Wonderland in December, a holiday festival with a tree lighting, visits with Santa, and a historic homes tour.

Other popular attractions and points of interest in the area include Robertson Millpond Preserve, a unique cypress swamp habitat with paddling/hiking trails and the East Wake Education Foundation, which hosts plays, concerts and exhibits.

Several pick-your-own farms and farmers markets are nearby, offering fresh local produce, baked goods, and handmade crafts.

Parks, Outdoor Spaces and Recreational Amenities

Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the community's tranquil green spaces, ponds, and walking trails that meander through the neighborhood.

A favorite spot is the central park area which features a playground, picnic shelter, and open lawn perfect for tossing a frisbee or football around.

The crown jewel amenity is the junior Olympic-size swimming pool and clubhouse, the go-to spot to cool off and socialize in the summer months.

Nearby Wendell Park offers sports fields, tennis courts, and an amphitheater for outdoor concerts and events.

Public and Private Schools

Goodwin Chase is served by East Wake High School, Wendell Middle School, and Lake Myra Elementary School, all part of the well-regarded Wake County Public School System.

East Wake High is known for its strong academics, arts programs, and athletics. Wendell Middle is a Leader in Me school focusing on developing 21st century leadership and life skills.

Lake Myra Elementary has been recognized for its STEM initiatives. For those seeking private education, several options are available within a reasonable driving distance.

Public Schools

Families in Goodwin Chase are served by the Wake County Public School System, known for its commitment to academic excellence. Children have the option to attend several reputable public schools in the vicinity:

  • Wendell Elementary School: A stone's throw away from the heart of Wendell, this creative arts and science magnet school provides a rich curriculum that fosters both artistic and scientific thinking.
  • Wendell Middle School: Catering to the educational needs of grades 6 through 8, Wendell Middle School offers a supportive environment for preteens and young adolescents to grow academically and socially.
  • East Wake High School: Serving the higher grade levels, East Wake High School presents a comprehensive educational program aimed at preparing students for college and beyond.
  • Wendell Falls Elementary School: Located just 2 miles from Goodwin Chase, this elementary school is a convenient and quality choice for young learners to begin their academic journey.

Private Schools

For those considering private education, several well-regarded private schools can be found within a 15-20 minute drive from Goodwin Chase, offering a range of educational philosophies and curricula:

  • Raleigh Christian Academy: Providing a faith-based education, Raleigh Christian Academy offers a comprehensive K-12 program that integrates spiritual learning with academic rigor.
  • Grace Christian School: Emphasizing a Christian-based education, Grace Christian School caters to families seeking a nurturing environment for their children's learning and moral development.
  • Heritage Christian Academy: Another excellent option for private education, Heritage Christian Academy focuses on instilling strong values and providing a solid academic foundation.
  • Franklin Academy: Known for its academic excellence, Franklin Academy offers a rigorous curriculum with an emphasis on character education, preparing students to be responsible and well-rounded individuals.

The availability of both public and private schools in the area ensures that families residing in Goodwin Chase can select the educational pathway that best aligns with their values and their children's needs, all within a close-knit community setting.

Top Local Restaurants near Goodwin Chase

Aubrey & Peedie's Grill - American comfort food, great burgers and friendly service

Everest Nepali Kitchen - Authentic Himalayan/Nepali cuisine, flavorful curries and momos

Farmhouse Cafe - Farm-to-table Southern dishes, charming historic house setting

J&J Cafe - Classic diner fare, hearty breakfasts and daily specials

Mariano's Pizzeria - NY-style pizza, subs and Italian entrees, family-owned

Mortimer's - Upscale casual American grill, craft cocktails and locally sourced ingredients

Oaklee Distilling Co. - Craft distillery with cocktail bar, tours and tasting room

The Diner - 50s style diner with all-day breakfast, milkshakes and nostalgic decor

Wendell Falls Farmhouse Cafe - Gourmet coffeehouse and cafe, local art and live music

Shopping and Entertainment near Goodwin Chase

Wendell Falls, a large mixed-use development just minutes from Goodwin Chase, offers a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options.

The Treelight Square area features local boutiques, specialty shops, and service businesses. Nearby Wendell Boulevard is lined with grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and casual eateries.

Downtown Wendell, with its quaint historic buildings turned local shops and restaurants, hosts frequent community events like the Harvest Festival and International Food and Music Festival.

The area is also home to several breweries, vineyards and a popular drive-in movie theater.

Overview of Goodwin Chase's Location

Goodwin Chase offers convenient access to major highways and interstates for an easy commute across the Triangle area. The community is just off Wendell Boulevard/US-64 Business, which connects to I-87/US-64 East (2 miles) and I-540 (11 miles). I-87 is a quick route to Knightdale and Raleigh to the west and Zebulon and Wilson to the east. I-540 forms the outer loop around Raleigh, providing access to all points of the Triangle.

Let's explore the commute times and routes from the Goodwin Chase community to key destinations:

  • RDU Airport: Raleigh-Durham International Airport is approximately a 35-minute drive from Goodwin Chase. The ideal route involves taking I-87 to I-540 West, which leads directly to the airport terminals.
  • Downtown Wendell: Downtown Wendell's charming center is a brief journey, typically around 5-7 minutes by car. Residents can take Wendell Boulevard (Hwy 97) west to quickly reach the downtown area.
  • Downtown Durham: Reaching the heart of Durham from Goodwin Chase in Wendell requires a drive of about 40-45 minutes. The most efficient route would be to take I-87 North to US-70 West, which merges into I-85 North, bringing you to downtown Durham.
  • Downtown Raleigh: To access downtown Raleigh, Goodwin Chase residents are looking at a commute of roughly 25 minutes. The fastest route would be to take US-64 West, which merges into New Bern Avenue and leads directly into the city's downtown district.
  • RTP: The Research Triangle Park, a hub for technology and innovation, is about a 40-minute drive away from Goodwin Chase. Commuters can take I-87 North to I-540 West, then take the exit for Miami Boulevard to enter the park area.

It's important to note that commute times can vary based on the time of day and traffic conditions.

However, the accessibility of key highways and thoroughfares makes Goodwin Chase an ideal location for those looking for a blend of peaceful suburban living with convenient urban access.

Why Residents Love Goodwin Chase

Goodwin Chase appeals to homebuyers seeking new construction homes with a quiet, countryside feel. The large lots allow privacy and tranquility, while providing plenty of room for families to play.

Mature trees and ponds create scenic views throughout the neighborhood.

Conclusion - Tim Clarke's Expert Advice

As the founder of the Tim M. Clarke Team, one of the top real estate teams in the Raleigh-Durham Triangle area, I've had the pleasure of helping many buyers find their perfect home in Goodwin Chase.

If you're considering a move to this wonderful community, here are a few tips to maximize your experience:

First, take time to explore the different home plans and available home sites with one27homes.

Their knowledgeable sales consultants can help you find the ideal fit for your lifestyle and budget. Be sure to inquire about any current incentives or special offers.

Next, schedule a visit to fully experience the community amenities and inviting ambiance of the neighborhood.

Talk to current residents to get their firsthand insights. Drive around the area to check out the local shopping, dining and entertainment options, as well as schools if you have children.

If you're already a resident of Goodwin Chase and considering selling your home, know that homes here are in high demand and often sell quickly.

The Tim M. Clarke Team would be happy to provide a complimentary market analysis to assess your home's value. We can also advise on cost-effective updates to maximize your return.

For current Goodwin Chase residents looking to become more involved and meet neighbors, I encourage you to participate in community events, join a club or sports league, or volunteer with a local organization.

You might consider starting a neighborhood welcome committee or social group centered around a common interest like a book club or supper club.

I hope you've enjoyed this overview of the Goodwin Chase community. If you have any questions about the neighborhood or would like expert guidance on your real estate goals, please don't hesitate to reach out to me and my team.

We're here to help you make informed, confident decisions to improve your quality of life. Let us show you why we're the top choice for buying or selling a home in Goodwin Chase and beyond!

To learn more and view available listings, contact us for insider perspectives on this charming neighborhood.

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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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