St Ives

December 1, 2023

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Nestled just north of Raleigh lies the charming town of Wake Forest, North Carolina. Known for its small-town feel yet close proximity to big city amenities, Wake Forest offers residents the best of both worlds.

One neighborhood that exemplifies the appeal of Wake Forest is St. Ives.

Brief History of St. Ives

Located near Heritage High School, this neighborhood sits on over 100 acres in western Wake Forest, St Ives is a vibrant and well-established community that combines modern amenities with a rich local heritage.

Its origins date back to the early 2000s when the community was meticulously planned and developed with a vision of creating a harmonious blend of residential living and natural surroundings.

Today, St Ives is a thriving neighborhood, home to a diverse population of families, professionals, and retirees who appreciate its serene atmosphere and convenient location.

St Ives Overview

According to Compass, there are currently 40 homes for sale in St. Ives ranging in price from $652,000 to $1.1 million.

Home styles include spacious single-family residences on 0.5-1 acre lots. This provides options across price points for buyers seeking large homes in an established community.

Types of Housing, Home Size, Lot Size

St Ives offers a diverse range of housing options to cater to various lifestyles and preferences. The community primarily features single-family homes, ranging from cozy cottages to sprawling estates.

St. Ives contains over 300 single-family homes ranging from 3,400 to 6,000 square feet. The average home size is around 4,500 square feet, with 4-5 bedrooms and 3-4 bathrooms.

Home designs include craftsman, traditional, and modern styles with upgrades like granite counters, hardwood floors, and custom cabinetry.

For recreation, St. Ives is conveniently located near Heritage High School's fields, tracks, and tennis courts. The neighborhood itself has community green spaces and picturesque ponds.

Homeowner association fees range from 0 to 525 depending on amenities.

Builders in the Community

St Ives has attracted renowned home builders who have contributed to the community's architectural charm. Some of the notable builders include Joseph Grantham Custom Homes, HJ Morris Construction, Inc., Landon Custom Building, John L Hayes Building, INC, David Williams, Clear Stream Builders, and Mangrum Builders. These builders have a proven track record of excellence, ensuring the highest quality of construction and craftsmanship in every home.

Here's a breakdown of all the builders in the community.

  • Joseph Grantham Custom Homes
  • HJ Morris Construction, Inc.
  • Landon Custom Building
  • John L Hayes Building, INC
  • David Williams
  • Clear Stream Builders
  • Royall Custom Homes LLC
  • Mangrum Builders

St Ives' Amenities

Parks, Outdoor Spaces, and Recreational Amenities

St Ives places a strong emphasis on outdoor living and recreational activities. The community boasts several well-maintained parks, including the St Ives Park, which features a playground, picnic areas, and a walking trail. The nearby Falls Lake Recreation Area offers a plethora of water activities, such as boating, fishing, and swimming. Residents also enjoy access to the Neuse River Trail, a scenic paved trail perfect for biking, jogging, or simply taking a leisurely stroll.

Public and Private Schools

St Ives is served by the highly acclaimed Wake County Public School System. The community's children attend the nearby Heritage Elementary School, Heritage Middle School, and Heritage High School, all known for their academic excellence and commitment to student success. Additionally, several private schools are located within a short driving distance, providing parents with a range of educational options.

Top Local Restaurants, Cuisine Types, Brief Reviews

St Ives is fortunate to have an array of culinary delights within its vicinity. Here are the top local restaurants in near the community:

Over the Falls - A local favorite, this restaurant serves up American classics with a twist, in a friendly and inviting atmosphere.

Farm Table - Known for its farm-to-table approach, offering fresh, seasonal dishes that highlight local ingredients.

Backfins Crabhouse - A go-to spot for seafood lovers, specializing in crab dishes and other seafood delights.

Thai Cafe - Offers authentic Thai cuisine, known for its vibrant flavors and aromatic dishes.

Sushi Siam - A must-visit for sushi enthusiasts, serving fresh and creatively prepared sushi rolls and Japanese dishes.

Asian Bistro - Delivers a wide array of Asian fusion dishes, combining flavors from various Asian cuisines.

Curry House - A haven for Indian food lovers, offering a rich selection of curries and Indian specialties.

The Empanada Factory - Perfect for a quick, flavorful meal, specializing in a variety of delicious empanadas.

Bodega Tapas, Wine, and Rum - Ideal for a date night, this restaurant offers small plates inspired by global cuisines, paired with an extensive wine and rum selection.

Norse Brewing Company - Not just a brewery, but also a restaurant offering a menu that complements their craft beers, with a focus on Scandinavian-inspired dishes.

Community Events, Festivals, and Points of Interest

St Ives fosters a strong sense of community through various events and activities. The annual St Ives Community Yard Sale attracts residents and visitors alike, offering a chance to find treasures and connect with neighbors. The community also hosts regular food truck events, movie nights, and holiday celebrations, creating opportunities for residents to socialize and build lasting bonds.

Wake Forest is home to several cultural attractions that are easily accessible from St Ives. The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre is a vibrant hub for arts and culture, offering a variety of performances, exhibitions, and educational programs. The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) showcases cutting-edge contemporary art in a stunning space.

Highly-Rated Schools

Families living in St. Ives are zoned to the highly-ranked Wake County Public Schools. Nearby schools include Heritage Elementary ranked 9/10, Heritage Middle ranked 8/10, and Heritage High ranked 9/10 by

In addition to the public schools, charter schools like Wake Forest Charter Academy and private schools like Thales Academy are located just minutes away in Wake Forest.

St Ives' Location Overview

St. Ives offers easy access to major highways like US-1, allowing for a quick 15 minute drive into downtown Raleigh. For recreation, Falls Lake State Park is less than 15 minutes away.

The neighborhood is also conveniently located near shopping centers like Heritage Crossing and Wake Forest Crossing.

Inside St. Ives, the community atmosphere and family-friendly amenities make it ideal for raising children. At the same time, the spacious homes and proximity to area conveniences appeal to professionals and empty nesters.

Highway Access

St Ives enjoys excellent highway access, making it convenient for residents to commute to nearby destinations. The community is situated just off US-1, providing direct access to Raleigh, Durham, and beyond. I-540 is also easily accessible, offering a quick route to the Research Triangle Park (RTP) and other major employment centers.

Transportation Options and Commute Times

St Ives offers a range of transportation options for its residents.

The community is served by the Triangle Transit public bus system, which provides convenient connections to Wake Forest, Raleigh, and Durham. Additionally, the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is just 18 miles away, offering easy access to domestic and international destinations.

Commute times vary depending on the destination, but residents can typically reach Downtown Raleigh in around 25 minutes, Downtown Durham in approximately 20 minutes, and RTP in about 15 minutes.

Real Estate Agent Perspective

As a seasoned real estate professional with over 17 years of experience in North Carolina and 30 years as a resident of Wake Forest, I highly recommend St Ives to anyone seeking a vibrant and well-rounded community.

Its combination of charming homes, exceptional amenities, and convenient location makes it an ideal place to live, work, and raise a family.

To maximize your experience in St Ives, I suggest considering the following:

  • Research the community: Familiarize yourself with the neighborhood's history, demographics, and amenities to ensure it aligns with your lifestyle and preferences.
  • Work with a local real estate agent: Partner with a knowledgeable and experienced agent who can guide you through the buying or selling process, providing valuable insights and personalized assistance.
  • Explore the local culture: Attend community events, visit local businesses, and engage with neighbors to immerse yourself in the vibrant St Ives culture.
  • Take advantage of the amenities: Utilize the parks, trails, and recreational facilities to enhance your quality of life and foster a sense of community.

If you are considering buying, selling, or investing in real estate in St Ives, I invite you to contact us today.

With extensive market knowledge, unwavering commitment to integrity, and proven track record of success, we are confident in helping you achieve your real estate goals.

Let's work together to find your dream home in this exceptional community.

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Tim M. Clarke

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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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