The Top 5 Up-and-Coming Raleigh Towns

Moving to the Triangle area? Beat the traffic and the hustle-and-bustle of big-city living and enjoy quiet neighborhoods, natural scenery, and beautiful new homes in these up-and-coming Triangle towns!


From exciting community events along the streets of its quaintly historic downtown to the lush lawns and private woods of its beautiful—yet affordable!—new homes and neighborhoods, it’s not hard to see why Time Magazine named Apex the #1 Town in America!


For those seeking the true peace of lush countryside and a happenin’ little downtown spot, there is Clayton. Strong equestrian culture, rural farmlands, and beautiful new subdivisions meet the convenience of easy Raleigh access in a blossoming little town of family connection.

Holly Springs

The Triangle area is growing fast, and Holly Springs is no exception! Luxurious new homes and subdivisions filled with amenities can’t quash the small-town spirit of this charming community, however—safe streets, connected neighborhoods, and friendly faces are a here to stay.


Located just outside of Wake Forest and North Raleigh, Rolesville is the perfect little town for those seeking luxurious new homes, lush rolling countryside, and easy access to all the opportunities and amenities of Raleigh, Durham, or the Research Triangle Park.

Wake Forest

Already a well-established small-town community, recent growth of the Triangle has lead to even more appreciation for the charm of this small town. It’s historic downtown is filled with shopping, dining, and community events, and its homes—new and old—are truly magnificent.

Raleigh Real Estate

These might be the best up-and-coming towns of the Raleigh area, but they’re certainly not this great city’s only suburbs! There’s so much to discover about the Triangle community, so take some time and explore! Search homes for sale, learn about the area, and contact the Rachel Kendall Team to connect with an expert Raleigh Realtor and find your dream home in the Triangle.