Neighborhood Spotlight: 5401 North in North Raleigh

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A unique and exciting new neighborhood concept  is under construction at the intersection of I-540 and Highway 401 in northeast Raleigh, one of the fastest-growing sectors in the metro area. 5401 North is a Master Planned village consisting of homes, townhomes, hiking and biking trails, open community spaces, and even a community farm! 5401 North is 8 miles from Downtown Raleigh, 20 miles from Raleigh Durham International Airport and only 24 miles southeast of Downtown Durham.


5401 North Map


Living at 5401 North

5401 North will include a variety of home types, including up to 1,800 single-family homes, town homes, row houses, and apartments. From the most basic one-bedroom apartment to work/life loft spaces to senior homes, there will be options for all ages of home buyers.


5401 North Plat

5401 North’s Master Plan includes homes that are built close to work and play. The community’s pedestrian-friendly layout encourages enjoyable workdays, with shopping, dining, and services easily accessible from attractive public spaces with wide sidewalks, tree-lined streets, and beautiful landscaping. The neighborhood includes diverse housing styles (not mass-produced, streamlined tract-homes), as well as easy-to-care-for small yards with large front porches. The yards are smaller, but are replaced with civic and community common areas for all to enjoy.

Community Farm

The Purple Martin Community Farm will no doubt become a favorite gathering spot in the community. 5401 North has a committed vision to growing fresh produce for both its residents and the surrounding community.  In addition to providing locally-grown food, the farm will promote healthy living by fostering an educational forum to teach communities how to grow these foods and make them widely available.


Education will be a top priority at 5401 North. From kindergarten to college, students living in the community will receive a superior education to help prepare them for the workforce of the 21st century.

River Bend Elementary School is a multi-track year-round school that inspires and empowers the children of northeast Raleigh to achieve personal and academic excellence. Top-notch faculty and staff are dedicated to providing a curriculum that is challenging and relevant.


In 2013, the Wake County Board of Education approved the purchase of 29 acres for a public middle school at 5401 North. Set to open its doors in 2017, the new River Bend Middle School will provide an extraordinary educational environment. The staff and faculty will challenge middle school students with a curriculum rich in math, science, and critical thinking skills.

The Northern Campus of Wake Technical Community College is located just adjacent to 5401 North. Wake Tech curriculum programs offer more than 200 associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in science, applied science, the arts, and general education, as well as college transfer for entry into four-year colleges and universities. Northern Wake Campus’ classrooms are smart and connected, providing students instant online access to the world. The campus continues to grow, fueled by the $200 million bond approval in 2012. Wake Tech also provides a full-service library, Individualized Learning Center, and career and personal counseling.

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