Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$219,900 to $1,195,000
  • Closed Prices:$225,000 to $1,990,000
  • Median Sale Price:$499,900
  • Average $ per sq ft:$296
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $200/mo,$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1850 to 2019
  • Sq. Ft.:671 to 3,948Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 5Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 5Bathrooms

Where to Live

Oakwood is mostly single-family properties, but there are some condos and townhomes. As Oakwood has changed in the last decade, new construction as well as restored historical homes have become more and more common. Oakwood is significantly more developed near downtown, but the rest of the neighborhood is slowly seeing updates as well.

Price Vibes

Home prices in Oakwood have been on the rise, and the area is best for buyers with midrange to luxury budgets. The neighborhood’s older homes are the most affordable, though buyers may need to put in some work to bring them up to their full potential. There are some townhomes available as well, but newer units can be expensive due to their proximity to downtown.

Where to Eat

Oakwood is mostly residential and only has a few cafes within its borders, but residents are never far from a good meal with Downtown Raleigh nearby. There’s plenty of great restaurants of all types, from simple American comforts to exceptional Asian, Mexican, and Lebanese fare.

What You’ll See

Expect to see plenty of downtown traffic as well as lots of investment, development, and construction. Oakwood is one of Raleigh’s most sought after neighborhoods, so you’ll run into all kinds here among the gorgeous Victorian, Queen Anne, and Craftsman homes.

Friday Night Fun

With its ease of access to downtown, Friday nights in Oakwood are perfect for exploring Raleigh’s nightlife. There are tons of options for bars, restaurants, and live entertainment. The IMAX Theater at Marble’s is also the best place to see the latest blockbuster.

The Perfect Sunday

Sunday mornings are easy for brunching at a local cafe or checking out some of the craft breweries just across Moore Square. The historic cemetery is also full of interesting monuments, and there are plenty of family-friendly museums as well as the North Carolina State Capitol a short walk away.

Transportation Options

Since Oakwood is close to downtown, there are plenty of options for bikers or pedestrians. Bus stops are close no matter where you are in the neighborhood, which is great considering heavy downtown traffic. Getting out of downtown can be a hassle, but highway access is easy once you get onto the main roads.

Locals Love

Community events • Downtown access • Beautiful homes.

Locals Don't Love

Limited housing selection • Traffic • Noise from downtown.


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