Lyon Park

December 1, 2023

Uncover the allure of Lyon Park in Raleigh, NC - a neighborhood that combines historic charm with modern conveniences.
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Lyon Park is a vibrant, family-friendly enclave, nestled in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. Once a vast expanse of farmland, this charming neighborhood traces its roots back to the early 20th century when prominent families sought respite from the city's hustle and bustle. Today, Lyon Park stands as a testament to the enduring allure of Southern living, seamlessly blending its rich history with modern conveniences.

History and Development of Lyon Park

Nestled in north Raleigh off Wake Forest Road, Lyon Park is a charming residential community developed beginning in the 1950s. The area was originally wooded land before being purchased by developers seeking to construct an affordable suburban neighborhood convenient to downtown.

The first homes built were primarily ranch style designs on spacious lots. Over the decades, Lyon Park expanded with the addition of some larger split-level and two-story homes. 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, Lyon Park contains around 300 homes showcasing mid-century architecture alongside more modern residences. Mature oak, maple, and pine trees line the gently curving streets. Home values range from $250,000 to $750,000.

Notable Sections and Features

Some of Lyon Park's most notable streets include:

Ashel Street - Lined with classic ranch homes dating to the 1950s and 60s on wooded half-acre lots. Many have updated renovations.

Dennis Avenue - Flanked by larger split-levels and two-stories, Dennis Avenue offers some of Lyon Park's most prestigious homes.

Lyons Park - This community park offers lighted ball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, and an outdoor basketball court.

In addition to homes, Lyon Park offers proximity to the Raleigh Greenway system. Neighborhood amenities include the Lyon Park pool and clubhouse available to residents.

Types of Housing, Home Size, Lot Size

Lyon Park offers a diverse mix of housing options, catering to a wide range of preferences and lifestyles. Stately single-family homes dominate the landscape, ranging from cozy cottages to sprawling estates. Townhomes and charming bungalows also dot the neighborhood, providing more affordable options for first-time homebuyers and downsizers.

Housing in Lyon Park typically boasts generous lot sizes, offering ample space for outdoor activities and gardening. Homes range in size from 1,500 to over 5,000 square feet, providing ample space for growing families and those seeking multi-generational living arrangements.

Builders in the Community

The community's homes have been meticulously crafted by renowned builders, including Tuscany Construction Group. Known for their unwavering commitment to quality and craftsmanship, these builders have played a pivotal role in shaping Lyon Park's architectural charm.

Nearby Shopping and Dining

The Pit Authentic Barbecue: Indulge in mouthwatering barbecue, slow-cooked to perfection, in a casual and welcoming setting.

Parkside Restaurant: Savor delectable American cuisine with a modern twist, complemented by an extensive wine list.

Thai Café: Embark on a culinary adventure with authentic Thai dishes, known for their bold flavors and aromatic spices.

Sushi Nine: Delight in the art of sushi and sashimi, meticulously prepared by skilled chefs using the freshest ingredients.

La Taqueria La Poblanita: Experience the authentic flavors of Mexican cuisine, served in a lively and festive atmosphere.

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza: Create your own pizza masterpiece or choose from a selection of specialty pizzas, all cooked to perfection in a wood-fired oven.

The Flying Biscuit Café: Start your day with a hearty Southern breakfast or brunch, served in a charming and cozy setting.

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar: Satisfy your cravings for both sushi and burgers under one roof, with a creative menu that fuses these culinary worlds.

La Ranita Taqueria & Taqueria Dos Amigos: Delight in the vibrant flavors of Mexican street food, from tacos and burritos to quesadillas and tortas.

Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill: Embark on a culinary journey through the Mediterranean, with a menu featuring grilled meats, flavorful salads, and traditional dips.

Shopping Centers, Restaurants, Entertainment in 27612: A Thriving Commercial Hub

Residents of Lyon Park enjoy convenient access to a plethora of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The nearby North Hills Shopping Center offers a sophisticated shopping experience with high-end boutiques, specialty stores, and renowned restaurants. Crabtree Valley Mall, just a short drive away, provides even more shopping options, along with a cinema and various entertainment venues.

Accessibility and Location

Centrally located in Raleigh, Lyon Park provides easy access to major destinations. It sits just minutes from Capital Boulevard, Wake Forest Road, and Falls of Neuse Road. Downtown Raleigh is only about a 10 minute drive away while Research Triangle Park can be reached in 15 minutes. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is approximately a 20 minute drive via I-40.

Highway Access: Seamless Connectivity

Lyon Park is conveniently situated near major highways, including Interstate 40 and Interstate 540, providing effortless access to various parts of the Triangle region. The Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is a mere

Tim’s Perspective

As a Raleigh local, I often recommend Lyon Park for its great location and family-friendly feel. The neighborhood's ranch homes and tree-lined streets offer wonderful mid-century character minutes from downtown. For homebuyers seeking charm, community, and convenience near everything Raleigh offers, Lyon Park is an ideal fit. Contact me today to begin your home search in this classic 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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