February 16, 2024
Nestled just off Leesville Road in North Raleigh, Springdale Estates is a charming neighborhood that offers residents a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.
As a 17+ year licensed real estate agent and 10+ year resident of the Raleigh area, I'm Tim Clarke, founder of the Tim M. Clarke real estate team.
With my extensive knowledge and passion for this community, I'm excited to give you an insider's overview of everything Springdale Estates has to offer.
History and Development of Springdale Estates
Springdale Estates was first developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s as Raleigh began expanding northward.
Most of the homes were custom-built on large, wooded lots ranging from half an acre to over three acres in size.
Development continued slowly over the next few decades, with new homes built in the 1980s, 1990s, and even into the early 2000s.
Today, Springdale Estates contains around 300 homes, mostly single-family residences in a variety of architectural styles.
Mature trees and rolling topography give the neighborhood a private, secluded ambiance despite its proximity to major thoroughfares.
Convenient North Raleigh Location
Tucked away just inside Raleigh's I-540 beltline, Springdale Estates provides easy access to anywhere in the Triangle region.
The neighborhood is centered around the intersection of Springdale Drive and Dartford Road, just off Leesville Road near Lynn Road.
Downtown Raleigh is only a 20-25 minute drive via I-540 and I-40. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is about 15 miles or 25 minutes away.
The I-40 corridor leading to Durham, Chapel Hill, and other destinations is conveniently accessible within minutes.
Major employment centers such as RTP, RDU, and Brier Creek are an easy 10-15 minute commute.
The neighborhood is also near the bustling retail/dining district at North Hills and popular shopping at Crabtree Valley Mall.
Diverse Housing Options
Springdale Estates offers a wide variety of housing styles and price points to fit different needs and budgets.
Most homes are single-family residences on larger lots.
There are also some townhomes and condominium options available.
Home sizes range from around 2,000 to over 5,600 square feet.
Styles include traditional two-story designs, sprawling ranch homes, and contemporary builds.
Lot sizes vary from 0.5 acres up to 3+ acres.
As of 2023, there are around 30 homes for sale in Springdale Estates with list prices ranging from the high 400,000s to over 700,000.
The median list price is around $575,000. Inventory is moderate but turnover is steady, providing regular options for buyers.
Several new construction homes have been built in recent years on some of the remaining vacant lots.
More custom homes and minor renovations are expected as buyers modernize older properties.
Overall, the Springdale real estate market remains strong and values are rising.
Abundant Parks and Recreation
One of the best features of Springdale Estates is its proximity to several parks and greenways perfect for outdoor activities.
The neighborhood is right next to beautiful Oak Grove Park, which has walking trails, a playground, and picnic facilities.
Springdale residents also enjoy easy access to the popular Neuse River Greenway Trail, which offers 27 miles of paved trails extending from Falls Lake to downtown Raleigh.
Other nearby parks include Durant Nature Preserve, Lynn Road Nature Preserve, and Buffaloe Road Athletic Park.
With these options just minutes away, Springdale Estates is a paradise for nature-lovers, runners, cyclists and families who enjoy the outdoors.
Top-Ranked Schools in the Area
Springdale Estates is zoned for some of the highest performing public schools in the Wake County system.
Nearby elementary schools include Sycamore Elementary, a popular and highly-rated school known for its dedicated teachers and strong community involvement.
Other excellent elementary schools in the area include Lynn Road Elementary and Baileywick Elementary - all rated 9/10 or 10/10 on GreatSchools.
For middle school, Springdale students attend either East Millbrook Middle or Lufkin Road Middle, both earning 8/10 GreatSchools ratings.
The neighborhood high school is Millbrook, an impressive campus consistently ranked among the top high schools in North Carolina for academics, athletics and activities.
Several private school options are also close by, including Ravenscroft School, Trinity Academy, and Grace Christian.
With this exceptional educational foundation, Springdale Estates is ideal for families with school-aged children
Local Shopping and Dining Favorites
When you live in Springdale Estates, everyday conveniences are never far away. The neighborhood is just a short drive from the bustling Brier Creek area, which offers a wide array of shopping and dining options.
For shopping, Brier Creek Commons and Alexander Promenade are popular destinations.
These shopping centers house a variety of stores, from big-name retailers like Target and Kohl's to specialty boutiques.
For dining out, Brier Creek boasts a diverse selection of restaurants. Here are just a few local favorites:
- Azitra - This upscale Indian restaurant offers a modern twist on traditional dishes. The lamb rogan josh and chicken tikka masala come highly recommended.
- Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse - A traditional rodizio-style steakhouse where gauchos carve a variety of meats tableside. The salad bar is also a standout.
- Tra'Li Irish Pub - A cozy pub offering traditional Irish fare like fish and chips and shepherd's pie, along with a wide selection of beers.
- Carolina Ale House - A lively sports bar with a broad menu of American classics. It's a great spot to catch a game and enjoy a meal.
- Shiki Sushi & Tasu Asian Bistro - A popular spot for sushi and Asian fusion dishes. The bento boxes are a great lunch option.
Whether you're in the mood for a quick bite or a sit-down meal, the Brier Creek area offers something for everyone.
And with its convenient location just minutes from Springdale Estates, it's an easy choice for residents.
Convenient Transportation Options
Springdale Estates offers effortless connectivity through various transportation options.
The neighborhood has quick access to highways including I-540, I-40, US-1 and US-70.For public transit, the GoRaleigh Route 11 bus stop is less than a mile away on Leesville Road, providing service to downtown Raleigh.
The GoRaleigh Route 1 (Capital Boulevard) stop is 2 miles away near Lynn Road.
Ridesharing through Uber and Lyft is readily available, and taxis can easily be called.
RDU Airport is a 20 minute drive for air travel needs.
Most destinations around Raleigh are a 15 minute drive or less, making it easy to get around by car.
The neighborhood's central location also minimizes commute times for residents.
Nearby Healthcare Facilities
Springdale Estates sits just minutes away from some of Raleigh's premier healthcare facilities.
Rex Hospital, UNC REX Healthcare's flagship facility, is only 4 miles east on Millbrook Road.
Other major hospitals like WakeMed North and Duke Raleigh are within a 10-15 minute drive.
For everyday healthcare needs, the neighborhood has several medical office complexes housing family medicine, pediatric, dental and specialty practices.
These include Leesville Primary & Urgent Care, Raleigh Medical Group, and Wake Internal Medicine Associates.
With world-class hospitals and abundant outpatient clinics so close by, Springdale Estates is ideal for families and residents who prioritize access to quality medical care.
Low Crime Rates for Peace of Mind
According to NeighborhoodScout, Springdale Estates enjoys exceptionally low crime rates compared to national and local averages.
Violent crime rates are 85% lower than the North Carolina average, and property crime rates are 65% lower.
Residents benefit from responsive emergency services provided by Raleigh Police Department Northeast District Station just 2 miles away.
The neighborhood also has an active citizens patrol that monitors streets and coordinates with local law enforcement.
With these safeguards in place, Springdale Estates offers residents invaluable peace of mind and security.
You can feel confident that your family and property are well-protected here.
Vibrant Community Spirit
Springdale Estates has an active social scene that brings neighbors together.
The Springdale Estates Community Club plans various events throughout the year like the annual Easter egg hunt, Fourth of July parade, and holiday party.
The neighborhood also comes together for the Springdale Estates Community Yard Sale held each May.
Other local happenings like Raleigh's Midtown Park and outdoor concerts at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek are just a short drive away.
Between community activities and convenient access to Raleigh's vibrant cultural events calendar, there are always engaging opportunities right at your doorstep when you live in Springdale Estates.
Tim Clarke's Expert Advice for Buyers, Sellers, and Residents
With over 17 years of experience as an agent, I've gained a deep understanding of the local market and the unique characteristics of neighborhoods like Springdale Estates and other communities off Leesville Rd.
Whether you're considering buying, selling, or simply want to make the most of living in this wonderful community, here are my insider tips:
- Be ready to act: Homes in Springdale Estates are highly sought after and tend to sell quickly. I can set up customized alerts to notify you as soon as a home matching your criteria hits the market.
- Consider custom builds: If you can't find your dream home on the market, consider building on one of the few remaining lots in the area. My team can connect you with reputable builders who can bring your vision to life.
- Look beyond the surface: Some older homes may need cosmetic updates, but they often offer great value. Focus on the fundamentals like the layout, lot size, and location. A little renovation can transform a good home into your dream home.
For Home Sellers:
- Stage your home: First impressions matter. Simple steps like decluttering, cleaning, and staging can make your home more appealing to potential buyers and may increase its value.
- Price it right: Pricing your home accurately is crucial. As a local expert, I can provide a comprehensive market analysis to help determine the right price for your home.
- Market effectively: My team and I use a mix of traditional and digital marketing strategies to ensure your home reaches the widest possible audience of potential buyers.
For Current Residents:
- Stay involved: Springdale Estates has a vibrant community spirit. Participate in local events and initiatives to make the most of your living experience.
- Maintain your property: Regular maintenance not only keeps your home in great condition but also contributes to the overall appeal of the neighborhood.
- Stay informed: Keep up with local news and developments. As a resident and real estate professional, I'm always available to discuss any questions or concerns you might have about the local real estate market.
Living, buying, or selling in Springdale Estates offers a unique opportunity to be part of a thriving community in one of Raleigh's most desirable locations.
As a Certified Residential Specialist and founder of the Tim M. Clarke Team, I'm here to provide the guidance and expertise you need to make the most of this opportunity.
Let's connect soon to discuss your real estate needs.
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