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Rolesville: A Charming Wake County Community

Nestled in beautiful landscape right outside Raleigh, this Wake County community has a small-town feel with access to the big city amenities of the Triangle. Rolesville is the second oldest town in Wake County, but is one of the fastest growing towns in the state of North Carolina. This suburban community is quickly gaining popularity thanks to a high quality of life, ultra-convenient location, and beautiful but affordable housing.

A Brief History of Rolesville

The town of Rolesville was named after William H. Roles, who was a local land owner, merchant, cotton broker, cotton gin owner, and postmaster. Mr. Roles must have been a very popular or very powerful (or both!) fellow to have the town named in his honor.

The Rolesville community began as a humble farming locality. Today, many of the large family farms are still cultivated, but much of the land has been developed into residential and commercial subdivisions. Ever-increasing growth has spurred the opening of more local restaurants, healthcare centers, pharmacies, and many other indispensable services and establishments.

Ideal Location in the Triangle

Rolesville is only 15 miles from downtown Raleigh and 25 miles from RDU International Airport and Research Triangle Park, allowing everything from daily commutes to international travel plans to unfold with ease. With easy access to several major roadways, residents are only a short drive away from all of the cultural, recreational, and shopping and dining options the Triangle has to offer. 

Additionally, residents of Rolesville are only a short drive away from several top-rated higher education institutes, including:

  • NC State University
  • Duke University
  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • Wake Tech Community College
  • Meredith College

Jennifer's Top Picks: Rolesville Restaurants

Whether you're visiting or relocating, you absolutely must stop at my favorite Rolesville spots while you're here:

Los Tres Magueyes: If you're looking for an authentic (and affordable!) Mexican treat, Los Tres Magueyes has the best Mexican cuisine around - accented perfectly by $1 margaritas if you come on the right day of the week. 

Coffee Lodge: You'll feel right at home as you sip the tasty frappe or latte of your choice at this charming coffee shop. And if you're in a hurry, swing through the drive-thru for your daily pick-me-up.

We Can Help You Find The Home of Your Dreams in Rolesville

Contact me, Jen Jones, and my team of Wake County real estate experts today to find out more about what life is like in Rolesville.

We’ll take the time to answer all of your questions about specific neighborhoods in this community, as well as homes for sale. For your convenience, we have provided a variety of resources for home buyers, including tips for finding your dream home in Wake County.

We Can Get You A Great Price for Your Rolesville Home

Also, make sure to contact us if you’re considering listing your Rolesville home. We’re happy to help! Find staging tips, determine what your home is worth, view local Wake County real estate sold reports and more on our seller's real estate resource page.