Overview

Mordecai is a charming residential area and one of Raleigh's oldest neighborhoods. Nestled in Downtown Raleigh just north of the city center, Mordecai offers easy access to some of the city's best museums, restaurants, and historic gems. Just within the neighborhood's own borders, President Andrew Johnson's birthplace is commemorated in Mordecai Historic Park while Mordecai House holds the title as the oldest residence in Raleigh.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$499,900
  • Closed Prices:$235,000 to $860,000
  • Median Sale Price:$452,500
  • Average $ per sq ft:$197
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0/quarter,$0/mo,$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1890 to 2018
  • Sq. Ft.:750 to 5,011Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:2 to 19Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 14Bathrooms

Homes

Homes in this area come in a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes.

Where to Live

Mordecai offers a nice selection of both vintage homes and new constructions for single-family residences. Styles range from quaint Colonials, grand Georgians, and romantic Victorians to sleek designs with modern sensibilities. Older homes in this historically minded neighborhood have been meticulously maintained and updated over the years. A bus route follows Mordecai's eastern border, Wake Forest Road, and provides residents with a short, hassle-free ride to the city center.

Where to Eat

A handful of laid-back institutions around Mordecai win over the appetites of locals every day. In the heart of the neighborhood, Stanbury serves delectable New American cuisine prepared with ingredients sourced from area farms. Further south, a concentration of classy, yet casual eateries provide more options for inspired comfort food. 18 Seaboard is celebrated for its locally sourced, Southern-influenced dishes, while Bad Daddy's Burger Bar is renowned for their bold burgers.

What You'll See

While Mordecai residents take pride in maintaining their elegant properties, they also like to take it easy. In this close-knit community, you might see neighbors chatting on a porch over sweet tea or locals sharing the story of their neighborhood with visiting history buffs. On the south end of the area, college students attend the small liberal arts college William Peace University.

Friday Night Fun

Wind down with a beer and an oyster platter at the local brewpub for a casual night in the neighborhood. When the weather's nice, venture over to Raleigh Beer Garden or the rooftop patio at The Raleigh Times. Downtown Raleigh provides night after night of adventure, with music venues, theaters, and event centers showcasing local and touring talent every weekend.

The Perfect Sunday

Mordecai has a lovely public park with a baseball field and plenty of green space for outdoor recreation, while Mordecai Historic Park is a scenic spot to take a stroll. Further into downtown, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences houses an impressive collection of fossils next to the North Carolina Museum of History and the State Capitol. Downtown Raleigh is rich with cultural attractions to explore, and Mordecai homeowners are in a great spot to experience it all.

Locals Love

Historic setting • Quiet neighborhood • Picturesque streets • Great access to Downtown.

Locals Don't Love

Limited grocery options • Lack of new construction • Long drive from the beach.

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