Sheffield Manor

February 16, 2024

Tim Clarke

Experience the charm of Sheffield Manor, Raleigh's hidden gem. Explore homes and a welcoming community in this peaceful neighborhood.

Situated just north of downtown Raleigh, Sheffield Manor is a luxury residential community nestled within a heavily wooded area near the Neuse River.

Development first began in the late 1990s led by Curtis Properties, who saw potential in the natural beauty and seclusion the land offered.

The initial homes built were large 4,000-6,000 square foot brick Georgian, Colonial, and European-inspired estates on multi-acre lots tucked back into the pine and hardwood forest.

Over 20 years later, Sheffield Manor contains around 80 exclusive properties but retains its peaceful, private environment.

Though the neighborhood is fully built out, a few vacant lots do remain for fully custom estate homes.

An active homeowner's association maintains strict covenants and architectural standards to preserve Sheffield Manor's upscale ambiance.

Amenities include a clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, and soccer field.

Notable Areas and Features

Sheffield Manor comprises several distinct pockets:

Sheffield Estates - This area contains the largest multi-acre estate lots for fully custom homes offering the utmost privacy and seclusion.

Sheffield Overlook - With homes dating primarily from the early 2000s, Sheffield Overlook provides a mix of brick Georgian, Colonials, Tudor, and European-inspired designs on 1-2 acre wooded lots.

Sheffield Townes - Sheffield Townes offers some of the neighborhood's newest large luxury residences in more contemporary suburban styles on smaller lots.

The neighborhood landscape consists of towering pines, hardwoods, and landscaped common areas creating a peaceful, retreat-like environment. Sheffield Manor offers suburban luxury just minutes from urban amenities.

Top Nearby Restaurants

Just outside Sheffield Manor lie numerous excellent dining options, including:

Second Empire Restaurant - Housed in a stunning Victorian mansion, this AAA four-diamond restaurant excels at refined entrees like duck, rack of lamb, and seafood. Extensive wine list.

Bloomsbury Bistro - For contemporary American cuisine, Bloomsbury Bistro crafts seasonal dishes like seared scallops, braised short ribs, and duck confit. Excellent cocktail menu.

Vivace - Vivace serves homemade pastas, veal chops, seafood, and more Italian fare in a sleek, modern setting. Their wine list shines.

Jake's Diner - Jake's offers hearty American breakfast classics like omelets, pancakes, and home fries, making it a top weekend brunch choice.

Jolie - Jolie serves French favorites like beef bourguignon, moules frites, and steak frites in a charming setting with an extensive wine list.

Accessibility and Location

Despite its secluded ambiance, Sheffield Manor provides relatively easy access to major Raleigh destinations.

It sits just north of downtown Raleigh, allowing quick transit to urban amenities. Driving downtown takes only about 10-15 minutes.

For commuting, the neighborhood is close to major thoroughfares like Capital Boulevard, Wake Forest Road, and Falls of Neuse Road.

Research Triangle Park can be reached in under 15 minutes by car. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is only a 15-20 minute drive away.

Tim's Perspective

As a top area agent, I've seen firsthand how Sheffield Manor has maintained its prestige as one of Raleigh's premier communities for estate living over the past twenty years.

For discriminating homebuyers who value privacy and luxury in a natural setting close to everything, Sheffield Manor truly stands out.

Its exclusive feel, robust homeowner's association, and proximity to dining and employment centers make it one of my top recommendations for those seeking Raleigh's best.

Contact me today to tour these stunning homes!

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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