Welcome to Wendell

“Small town, big charm.” It’s a motto that Wendell earned with its quaint neighborhoods and historic downtown. Vintage buildings and antique architecture line the streets of his idyllic North Carolina town, a place you’re sure to want to call home. Wendell emphasizes community with annual events and encourages close-knit neighborhoods. Located within a half hour of Raleigh, Wendell homeowners have everything they need at their disposal.

Our Comprehensive Area Guide

If you’re unfamiliar with life in Wendell, NC, the Spencer Properties team has put together an introductory guide to take you through the wonderful town. Get to know local attractions and what homeowners appreciate most about Wendell. Once you’re acquainted with the big charm of this small town, you can explore local listings. Be sure to join our VIP list for updates on homes for sale in Wendell.

Wendell at a Glance


Population: 11,570
County: Wake
Median Home Value: $348,000
Median Rent: $1,349

Getting Around

To Raleigh-Durham Int'l Airport: 35 mins
To Wake Forest: 30 mins
To Cary: 30 mins
To Raleigh: 25 mins

Our Top Picks for Wendell

Want to know our favorite local spots? We have a feeling they may become your favorites, too!


Downtown Wendell is not short on places to grab a bite to eat, from casual quick eateries to fine dining establishments. Wendell Boulevard is brimming with restaurants catering to a range of culinary preferences and cultures. Pizza, tacos, and staples of American cuisine are available to those in need of a recharge. Downtown also features a number of food trucks that occasionally rotate, adding more variety to the mix.


Wendell invites locals to gather for several events throughout the year, including the iconic Wendell Harvest Festival, the Spring Fling, the wintry Wendell Wonderland, and the culturally diverse International Food and Music Festival. Autumn affairs and summertime romps draw neighbors together to celebrate life amidst the historic charm of Wendell with plenty of food and live entertainment. Be sure to keep an event calendar handy so you don’t miss out on any of the town’s gatherings.


Local retailers and niche boutiques are a staple of Downtown Wendell. The Wendell General Store is a delightful stop for trinkets and gifts, along with a scoop of sweet and flavorful ice cream. The heart of downtown along Main Street offers virtually everything residents need to get through the day, including clothing retailers, beauty boutiques, and consignment shops. For higher-end shopping at chain retailers, you can always make the short drive to Raleigh.


Fill your days with plenty of entertainment in Wendell, whether you enjoy the great outdoors or prefer the comforts of air conditioning. Wendell Country Club offers an 18-hole golf course while Wendell Park is an expanse of greenery for casual sports and lounging for a picnic. Local nature preserves are simply stunning, with still and reflective bodies of water to marvel at. If you want to duck inside, try the Wendell Museum or a wine tasting at Whistlestop Bottleshop.

Community Guide to Wendell

Wendell Attractions

Want to Be a Wendell Local?

There is much to love about Wendell, NC. So, why not take advantage of it and join the local community? The Spencer Properties team would love to show you some of our new listings. Our real estate professionals are available to guide you through the homebuying process in Wendell to ensure you find the home of your dreams and enjoy a smooth, hassle-free purchase. To get your journey to Wendell started, contact us below so we can get in touch with a list of homes that fit your preferences.