Watkins Farms

February 16, 2024

Tim Clarke

Watkins Farms offers suburban tranquility and convenient access to Raleigh-Durham, with small-town charm and big-city amenities.

Just north of Raleigh in Wake County sits the charming small town of Rolesville, North Carolina. Offering a peaceful suburban lifestyle near city conveniences, Rolesville appeals to many homebuyers.

One neighborhood that exemplifies the appeal of Rolesville is Watkins Farms.

Brief History of Watkins Farms

Watkins Farms is a master-planned community that began development in the mid-2000s. Located off Watkins Road, this neighborhood sits on over 100 acres in western Rolesville.

The community was designed with luxury and convenience in mind. Home construction in Watkins Farms was handled by builders like Main Street Homes, known for quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Notable Neighborhoods and Features

Watkins Farms offers primarily single-family homes ranging from 2,500 to over 4,000 square feet. Home designs include transitional, traditional, and craftsman styles across one and two-story floorplans.

Inside, homes boast gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and large islands. Luxury touches like hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, and custom built-ins are common.

For recreation, Watkins Farms has a neighborhood clubhouse, pool, playgrounds, and walking trails. A peaceful pond provides scenic views within the community.

Real Estate Overview

According to Movoto, there are currently 64 homes for sale in Watkins Farms ranging in price from $300,000 to $900,000+.

Home styles include single-family residences on wooded lots, many with 4-5 bedrooms. This provides options across price points.

Highly-Rated Schools

Families living in Watkins Farms are zoned to the highly-ranked Wake County Public Schools.

Nearby schools include Rolesville Elementary ranked 9/10, Wake Forest Middle ranked 8/10, and Wake Forest-Rolesville High ranked 7/10 by GreatSchools.org.

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

Small Town Charm

While conveniently located, Watkins Farms retains the small town charm that makes Rolesville special. Established in 1837, Rolesville has held onto its roots and friendly atmosphere.

Main Street in downtown Rolesville offers local shops and eateries to explore. Popular restaurants include Main Street Pizza, Granchio's Italian, and Off The Hook seafood.

The town also hosts concerts and movies in its outdoor amphitheater.

Proximity to Major Points of Interest

Watkins Farms is conveniently located within a comfortable driving distance from North Carolina's key cities and RDU airport.

Downtown Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh are all accessible within a range of 20 to 30 miles, offering residents a blend of suburban peace with urban accessibility.

The community is approximately 25 miles from RDU, making travel a breeze for locals.

Real Estate Agent Perspective

As a real estate agent who lists homes in Rolesville, I highly recommend Watkins Farms for homebuyers seeking luxury living and community amenities. The neighborhood offers quality craftsmanship and finishes from reputable builders like Main Street Homes.

Watkins Farms provides a peaceful, scenic setting while still being close to area conveniences. Homes currently on the market offer options across price points and sizes. With its location, amenities, and home quality, Watkins Farms is a premier community in Rolesville.

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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