Most Expensive Zip Codes in Wake County
Amenites + Recreation + Schools.
Price Per Square Foot $437.40
Average Price 2023 $620,000.00
The area around the Village District (formerly Cameron Village) has taken the top spot, with many New Luxury Condominiums completed in 2023. Very walkable to entertainment, employment, recreation, shopping (including three grocery stores), and education, there is no reason to get in a car!
The price Per Square Foot $427.70
Average Price 2023 $1,111,630.00
Five Points. It's all about the neighborhood. A handful of parks full of neighbors, sidewalks, and a vibrant, diverse demographic. Walk to five restaurants, the Rialto theater (new ownership bringing movies, music, comedy, and special events), two drugstores, a post office, a fantastic wine shop, and charisma galore. This zip code has the highest difference between median and average income, demonstrating the economic diversity.
Average Price Per Square Foot $402.10
Average Price 2023 $681,620.00
Downtown Raleigh. A very diverse housing stock. Historic Oakwood, The Fairweather, RBC Tower, and many new townhome developments are changing Downtown. You probably know the restaurant scene has been great for decades; throw in Museums (From contemporary to kids), artists, food halls, excellent public transportation, and a lot of festivals (International Blue Grass, too many music and cultural festivals and events to name), even a Christmas parade.
Average Price Per Square Foot $346.00
Average Price 2023 $1,021,023.00
From the west end of Five Points to NCMA, this area is residential bliss. Quiet, convenient to employment in Mid Town and Downtown, and the most accessible access to RTP and Cary inside the beltline. Fantastic tree-lined streets, a favorite of Raleigh locals, they are now tearing down and building anew in the neighborhood where they were raised.
Average Price Per Square Foot $290.60
Average Price 2023 $706,118.00
North Hills Plus
This rapidly changing area is anchored to the south by the area just north of 27608 and goes north of Millbrook, including North Hills and all of the glamour that entails. This area is one of the fastest appreciating in Raleigh. The prices are a little deceptive as many low-priced homes are selling, and new owners immediately replace them with custom homes.
Average Price Per Square Foot $263.20
Average Price 2023 $559,027.00
Cary. Anchored by MacGreggor Golf and Country Club.
Average Price Per Square Foot $262.20
Average Price 2023 $651,121.00
Western Part of North Hills, along Glenword to Umstead Park.
Average Price Per Square Foot $262.10
Average Price 2023 $610,299.00
Anchored by Preston Country Club Area in Cary. This area has many amenities, shopping options, access to downtown Cary and RTP. A long time favorite that has seen huge price growth due to CC demand.
Average Price Per Square Foot $257.20
Average Price 2023 $545,508.00
North Carolina State University, south of Lake Wheeler, is the most Rural area. Driven by new high-end student housing and demand for estate-size land and the new 540 extension this area is becoming a triangle favorite.
Average Price Per Square Foot $255.90
Average Price 2023 $821,170.00
A very high-demand area in Western Wake County anchored by access to excellent public education and many amenities, easy access to 540commute and RTP, and Jordan Lake. Many newer homes and newer schools.