Rocky Ridge

February 16, 2024

Tim Clarke

Explore the tranquil community of Rocky Ridge in Durham, NC. Discover your suburban retreat. Join us today!

Nestled just south of Duke University, Rocky Ridge is a charming neighborhood that offers residents a peaceful suburban retreat right in Durham.

Known for its large homes on open lots, Rocky Ridge provides privacy and tranquility within minutes of dining, entertainment, and employment centers.

A Natural Haven Close to Everything

Tucked away off NC-147, Rocky Ridge feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Durham, which is only a 10 minute drive from the downtown Durham area.

Lush greenery surrounds the homes, with some properties backing up to the scenic Rockwood Park.

Yet despite its secluded location, Rocky Ridge enjoys quick access to essential amenities. The South Square Mall, with major retailers like Belk and Dillard's, is less than 15 minutes by car.

Top employers including Duke Hospital, Duke University, and Blue Cross Blue Shield headquarters are all within a 20 minute commute.

Charming Homes Nestled in the Woods

Rocky Ridge offers residents the chance to live in nature while still enjoying suburban conveniences. Properties range from .5 to 2 acres, with homes dating from the 1990s to more recent construction.

The median list price is $454,000, providing relative affordability compared to other wooded Durham neighborhoods.

Home styles include traditional two-story colonials, cozy cottages, and more contemporary open floor plans. Interiors feature hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and custom finishes.

Exteriors include brick and stone facades, with inviting front porches and patios opening to the surrounding woods.

For recreation, the South Ellerbe Creek Trail runs along the edge of the neighborhood. Residents can also enjoy the pool, clubhouse, and tennis courts of the Rocky Ridge neighborhood amenities.

Highly-Rated Schools Nearby

Rocky Ridge families are zoned to the acclaimed Durham Public Schools. Nearby Rocky Ridge Elementary earned an A+ from Niche for its academics.

Durham School of the Arts provides an outstanding magnet high school option as well.

Private schools are also accessible from Rocky Ridge. Durham Academy, a co-ed college prep school, is less than 10 minutes away. Additionally, houses of worship serving various faiths are located close by.

A Friendly Community

Residents describe Rocky Ridge as having a strong sense of community. Neighbors are welcoming and often gather for block parties or other events.

The spacious homes provide room to entertain guests with indoor/outdoor living.

For homebuyers seeking privacy and natural beauty with easy access to Durham employment, dining, and recreation, Rocky Ridge offers an excellent choice.

Contact us today to tour available homes or get help finding your perfect Rocky Ridge property!

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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