Triangle Area’s Top Historic Districts to Consider When Buying a Home

Historic Districts in Triangle Area North Carolina

If you're looking for an older home in the Research Triangle Area with plenty of charm and character, take a closer look at several of the region's most desirable historic districts found below...

Chapel Hill Historic District

With buildings and homes constructed from the late 1700s to the early 20th century, the Chapel Hill Historic District is rich with architectural history. The area covers Downtown Chapel Hill, a majority of the UNC campus and some residential areas just off campus. Real estate in the district is generally on the pricier side, with many examples of Jacobean Revival and Classical Revival.

Trinity Historic District

The Trinity Historic District sits close to Duke University in Durham. Mostly residential, the area consists of hundreds of buildings constructed between the late 1800s to around 1960. You’ll find a number of American Craftsman and Queen Anne-style homes in the area. 

Love the charm and desirability of a historic district? Start searching all Triangle Area historic homes for sale, or contact Duncan Prime Realty, the Triangle's historic home expert, for all your home buying and selling needs!

Mordecai Place Historic District 

Another place to consider is Mordecai Place Historic District in Raleigh. As one of Raleigh’s most architecturally diverse suburbs of its time, many of the homes here date back to the early 20th century. Home styles vary from Colonial Revival and Mission Revival to American Craftsman, Tudors and even some smaller Cape Cods. 

Historic Oakwood 

Believe it or not, Raleigh’s Historic Oakwood District is the state’s largest, intact 19th-century residential neighborhood, helping make it an excellent place to begin a historic home search. Along with being just minutes from Downtown Raleigh, prospective home buyers will also find countless architectural styles on display here, including a high-concentration of stately, fully-restored Victorian homes. And it's even considered one of Raleigh's most walkable neighborhoods as well. 

Wake Forest Historic District 

Added to the National Register of Historic Places back in late 2003, the Wake Forest Historic District not only includes the original Wake Forest College campus but also several of the Triangle’s most iconic homes and residences, of which most were built between the 1880s and early 1900s. We also love the Wake Forest Historic District because of its location that lies just a short walk from downtown. 

Search Available Homes in The Triangle's Top Historic Districts

4 Properties
$729,000
Neighborhood: Historic Oakwood
4
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,688
Sq.Ft.
1905
Year Built
8
Days on Site
2458121
MLS
Historic Oakwood commercial office space with unrivaled proximity to downtown Raleigh. Flexibility with OX-3 zoning to serve a wide range of commercial or residential uses, or both. The Edward-Haynes...
$1,750,000
Neighborhood: Historic District
6
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
7,741
Sq.Ft.
1901
Year Built
43
Days on Site
2450672
MLS
Rare opportunity to own a Fabulous piece of history in the Historic District of Wake Forest. Unique house built in 1901 with new Electrical, Plumbing. Renovation and Addition (2006). Many...
Open 7/1
1524 N Duke Street Durham, NC 27701
$525,000
Neighborhood: Trinity Park
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,034
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
47
Days on Site
2449442
MLS
You know you admire them every time you drive up Duke St. Now s your chance to own one! This end unit TH has it all. Wake up to the sound of nature not traffic since the bedrooms are towards the back...
$1,450,000
Neighborhood: Historic District
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,460
Sq.Ft.
1932
Year Built
148
Days on Site
2429882
MLS
Built in 1932, this Carolina-clay-brick Colonial Revival has a twin at 350 Tenney Circle. Featuring a winning combination of intact originality & expansion potential, it is a true Chapel Hill Classic...
Information not guaranteed. Listings marked with an icon are provided courtesy of the Triangle MLS, Inc. of North Carolina, Internet Data Exchange Database. © 2022 Triangle MLS, Inc. of North Carolina. All rights reserved.

Closed (sold) listings may have been listed and/or sold by a real estate firm other than the firm(s) featured on this website. Closed data is not available until the sale of the property is recorded in the MLS. Home sale data is not an appraisal, CMA, competitive or comparative market analysis, or home valuation of any property.

Post a Comment

Blog Archives

Posts By Category

All Categories Apex (3) Area News (36) Buying (87) Chapel Hill (10) Durham (4) Home Improvement (4) Just Listed (1) Local Highlights (17) Main (4) Raleigh (3) Selling (11) Selling Your Home (7) Triangle Area (1) Triangle New Construction (4) Wake Forest (3)

Posts By Month

Grab Our RSS Feed
Home Value
Get your home's value

Our free service provides you with a detailed estimate of your home's current market value.

Learn More
Home Worth
Market Stats

Up-to-date statistics on the Raleigh, NC Real Estate market, including average listing price and more.

Learn More
Open House Map
Open House Map

Find your next home and learn about neighborhoods, current market statistics, and local schools.

Learn More