Maida Vale

January 16, 2024

Uncover the hidden gem of Maida Vale, Durham's captivating neighborhood—delight in the harmonious blend of historic charm and contemporary convenience.
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Nestled in the heart of Durham, North Carolina, the Maida Vale community stands as a shining example of suburban living at its finest. As a licensed real estate agent with over 17 years of experience in North Carolina and a proud resident of Durham for more than 30 years, I, Tim Clarke, have had the privilege of witnessing the growth and development of this remarkable neighborhood. With my expertise as a Certified Residential Pricing Specialist and the founder of the renowned Tim M. Clarke Team, I am excited to share my insights into what makes Maida Vale such a special place to call home.

Maida Vale Overview

History and Development

Maida Vale, a charming neighborhood in the heart of Durham, seamlessly blends historic charm with modern conveniences. Established in the early 2000s as an agricultural area, Maida Vale has evolved into a sought-after residential enclave while retaining its distinctive character.

Home Sizes and Lot Sizes

Maida Vale offers a diverse range of housing options, including:

  • Single-family homes: 1,500 to 3,500 square feet
  • Townhomes and apartments: More compact living spaces
  • Varied lot sizes, with many homes enjoying spacious yards

Builders in the Community

Several reputable builders have contributed to Maida Vale's architectural landscape, including:

  • Lorient Homes
  • Robert Fielder
  • Bold Construction
  • Specialty Builder
  • Rice Builders
  • Build Ex

Maida Vale's Amenities

Community Lifestyle

Maida Vale fosters a strong sense of community, with residents actively participating in:

  • Neighborhood events and social gatherings
  • Community improvement projects
  • Homeowners association activities

Outdoor Spaces and Recreational Amenities

The neighborhood boasts numerous outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy:

  • Pocket parks and greenways for walks, picnics, and recreation
  • Durham Central Park: Playground, splash pad, and dog park
  • American Tobacco Trail: Perfect for biking, jogging, and rollerblading

Public and Private Schools

Maida Vale is served by excellent educational institutions:

  • Highly regarded public schools within the Durham Public Schools district
  • Renowned private schools, such as Durham Academy and Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill

Top Local Restaurants near Maida Vale

  • Parker & Otis: Upscale American cuisine with seasonal ingredients
  • Mateo Bar de Tapas: Authentic Spanish tapas and paella
  • Bull McCabe's Irish Pub: Irish pub fare, live music, and a lively atmosphere
  • Luna Rotisserie & Empanadas: South American-inspired rotisserie chicken and empanadas
  • Foster's Market: American comfort food in a casual setting

Shopping and Entertainment near Maida Vale

  • The Streets at Southpoint: Upscale outdoor mall with various stores and restaurants
  • Durham Bulls Athletic Park: Home to the Durham Bulls Minor League Baseball team
  • American Tobacco Campus: Historic tobacco factory turned vibrant mixed-use development

Maida Vale's Location Overview

Highway Access

Maida Vale offers convenient access to major highways:

  • I-85: 5 minutes away
  • I-40: 10 minutes away
  • Durham Freeway (US-15-501): 5 minutes away

Commute Times and Suggested Routes

  • RDU Airport: 15 miles away, 25-minute drive via I-85 South
  • Downtown Durham: 3 miles away, 7-minute drive via Duke Street
  • Downtown Raleigh: 10 miles away, 15-minute drive via I-40 East
  • RTP: 12 miles away, 18-minute drive via I-40 East

Conclusion - Tim Clarke's Expert Advice

As a seasoned real estate professional, I am dedicated to helping you make the most of your Maida Vale experience, whether you are a homebuyer, seller, or current resident.

For homebuyers, I recommend:

  • Evaluating your lifestyle and needs when considering home and lot sizes
  • Researching builders to find one that aligns with your preferences and budget
  • Taking advantage of the neighborhood's proximity to parks, greenways, and entertainment

For sellers, I suggest:

  • Highlighting the neighborhood's historic charm and unique character in your listing
  • Emphasizing the easy access to highways and employment hubs
  • Utilizing professional staging to showcase your home's potential

For current residents, I advise:

  • Getting involved in community events and volunteer opportunities
  • Supporting local businesses and restaurants to foster a thriving neighborhood
  • Considering home improvement projects that enhance your lifestyle and property value

As your trusted real estate advisor, I invite you to contact The Tim M. Clarke Team to schedule a consultation and explore your options in Maida Vale. Together, we can unlock the full potential of your Maida Vale experience.

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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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