Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$274,900 to $3,000,000
  • Closed Prices:$215,000 to $3,400,000
  • Median Sale Price:$675,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$306
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $580,$0 to $2400/mo,$0 to $620,$535/quarter
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1915 to 2020
  • Sq. Ft.:933 to 11,264Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:2 to 8Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 12Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:0 - 1 acres

Where to Live

Homes in the Wade neighborhood range from modest condos all the way to luxurious mansions. Along the avenue and closer to the university, there are more small homes, while homes further from Wade in the northeastern corner of the neighborhood are larger and more luxurious on bigger lots.

Price Vibes

Home prices in Wade are a bit more stable than in other areas, but don’t be shocked by the price tags on some of the luxury homes closer to Five Points. Since it’s a quieter area with access to great schools, bidding for houses in Wade can get competitive. Otherwise, townhomes are more affordable when available.

Where to Eat

There are a few small, casual restaurants and bars along Wade Avenue with more options closer to the university. However, as Wade is mostly residential and further from downtown, don’t expect the same culinary diversity. Most residents in search of something particular will just hop in the car and take the easy drive to Glenwood South or Downtown.

What You’ll See

Expect to see plenty of commuter traffic along Wade Avenue, but otherwise look for quiet neighborhoods and plenty of greenspace. Wade is a quieter area in Raleigh, with more focus on families and less on nightlife, so you’ll see plenty of kids and great schools.

Friday Night Fun

Friday nights in Wade are a bit quieter than elsewhere in Raleigh, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a great craft cocktail. Otherwise, catch a show at Raleigh Little Theatre before taking a romantic stroll in the gorgeous rose garden.

The Perfect Sunday

Sundays are meant for exploring Raleigh’s many greenspaces, including Jaycee Park. There’s also an incredible trail that stretches into the campus of the North Carolina Museum of Art, where they have outstanding outdoor exhibits that are free and open to the public. Otherwise, stroll through the Meredith College campus and enjoy a pint at Raleigh Brewing Company.

Transportation Options

Because of Wade Avenue, it’s easy to get anywhere in the city by car. There are less public transit options and less walking as well. There is still some pedestrian traffic, but for the most part Wade residents will depend on their cars.

Locals Love

Great schools • Plentiful parks • Easy commutes.

Locals Don't Love

Lack of immediate retail or restaurant options • Rush hour traffic.


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