Drewry Hills is small neighborhood nestled inside the beltline (ITB) between Six Forks Road and Lassiter Mill Road, along Crabtree Creek to the south and the Capital City Greenway to the north. This well-maintained neighborhood is conveniently located between Downtown and Midtown. With only 300 homes in Drewry Hills, it is difficult to get into this neighborhood, but if you get the opportunity, you might want to go ahead and make an offer for reasons such as:
1. Drewry Hills has a suburban atmosphere minutes from Downtown
Drewry Hills is a neighborhood with larger lots and quiet streets yet it is still ideally located less than 10 minutes from various top-notch retail areas and downtown Raleigh. The gentle hills and mature trees create a serene landscape and place to relax. Drewry Hills makes it easy for you to enjoy a slightly slower paced suburban, residential feeling while still being able to easily access all the hot-spots around Raleigh.
2. Drewry Hills has close proximity to the beltline
Drewry Hills is less than 0.5 miles from the Six Forks Road Exit off of I-440, making it simple to commute to employment hubs and points of interest throughout Raleigh and rest of the Triangle. Downtown Raleigh is just 10 minutes away and Research Triangle Park is a quick 20 minutes on 440 and 40.
3. Drewry Hills is a small, established neighborhood with new construction
Drewry Hills is made up of approximately 300 homes, making it easier for residents to get to know all their neighbors. Most of the homes were built between 1950-1990 and range in price from the low $300’s to the upper $600’s, but there are also some new construction infill homes as well as larger estate homes selling in the high $800’s. You will find mostly traditional brick homes intermixed with a few modern styles designed by the architect Milton Small who was part of the original subdivision development team.
4. Drewry Hills is minutes to North Hills and Crabtree Valley
Less than 1 mile away along Six Forks Road is North Hills, an open air shopping area that is a great example of a Live, Work, Play community and is becoming akin to Buckhead in Atlanta. North Hills offers almost every kind of retail shopping and a wide variety of daily conveniences in a very central location – including Target, Harris Teeter, and a Fitness Connection – along with a generous mix of casual to fine dining restaurants, hotels, office buildings, and over 100 stores. Crabtree Valley mall is a quick 7 minute trip. As the largest enclosed mall in the Triangle market spanning over 1 million square feet with more than 220 stores, there is something for everyone at Crabtree Valley Mall. There is a mix of big name department stores, such as Belk’s, Macy’s, and Sears along with high-end restaurants including The Cheesecake Factory, P. F. Chang’s China Bistro, Kanki, Brio, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and McCormick & Schmick’s.
5. Free Events Around Drewry Hills
Along with the great retail and business options of North Hills are all the fun events! North Hills is the place to be in Raleigh on Thursday nights in the summer for free live bands at North Hills Beach Music on The Commons located in front of Cinema 14. Newly built in 2014, Midtown Park is another venue for great free events. Located behind Chuy’s and across the street from the original mall, Midtown Park hosts free concerts, fitness classes, kids’ events and more.
6. Drewry Hills has access to the Raleigh Greenway
Residents will find the entry to the Capital City Greenway System along Anderson Road and Marlowe Road. Run on the 14.6 mile Crabtree Creek Trail along the flowing water of Crabtree Creek or take this trail to connect to over 100 miles of additional greenways. These greenway paths covered by large oak trees are ideal for running or strolling even during the warm summer months.
7. Drewry Hills is close to North Hills Club and Carolina Country Club
Choose which you prefer / can afford. The North Hills Club is a beautiful club in a lovely setting and its tennis courts are among the best in all of Raleigh. Built in 1961, the Club is essentially a country club without the golf course. It includes 22 tennis courts and a new clubhouse built in 2007 with a ballroom, kids’ activity room, fitness center, casual dining restaurant, and a snack bar as well as a very large pool with a water-slide. Fun social events also take place throughout year, creating a close community for all age groups. Drewry Hills is also close to Carolina Country Club, a premier 5-star Platinum Raleigh country club which provides world-class amenities and an elegant venue. Established in 1910, members have been enjoying the golf course, tennis courts, youth pool, fitness center, and prestigious southern clubhouse for years.
8. Drewry Hills has convenient grocery store options
Residents of this neighborhood have the luxury of choosing from three different grocery stores located within 5 minutes from Drewry Hills. There is a Harris Teeter at North Hills, a Kroger on Six Forks Road, and a Trader Joe’s (one of only two in the entire triangle region!) on Wake Forest Road.