11 Best Neighborhoods in Morrisville, NC

November 16th, 2023

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11 Best Neighborhoods in Morrisville, NC

Best Places to Live in Morrisville

What are the best neighborhoods in Morrisville, NC? Here are the 11 best places to live in Morrisville!

People love living in Morrisville, and it's in large part thanks to the neighborhoods in Morrisville. Morrisville is even listed as one of the 12 Best Places to Live in North Carolina. One of the biggest attractions for people in the town of Morrisville is the close proximity to things like the Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and Chapel Hill. It's also where the Raleigh Durham Airport is located. When it comes to location, Morrisville is tough to beat.

If you are considering a move to Morrisville or intend on purchasing a home, contact us so we can connect you with one of our Morrisville Realtors!

Our website is dedicated to helping people learn more about the area of Morrisville, with a particular focus on Morrisville Real Estate. Morrisville is located North of CaryApex, and Holly Springs and to the northwest of Raleigh. With the central location, it takes less than 20-30 minutes to get almost everywhere you must go around the Triangle area.

Below we put together a list of 11 of the Best Neighborhoods in Morrisville, NC, and before we jump in, we want to give a brief history of the town of Morrisville. 

A Brief History of Morrisville, NC

Morrisville is a town with a lot of history. In 1852, Jeremiah Morris donated land to the North Carolina Railroad for a depot, water tower, and some other buildings. The area was named after him and his generosity. After the donation, the town grew due to the rail line and its location to Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Hillsborough.

The Research Triangle Park, established in 1959, helped the town of Morrisville grow into the beautiful town it is today. The largest research park in the United States and home to some of the world's leading technology companies, the Research Triangle Park is one of the main attractions of the Triangle Area.

Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill are the proud backbones of the 'Triangle.' Additionally, these areas are surrounded by some of the country's leading universities, North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Morrisville has grown by 150% in the last 10 years. The entire Raleigh-Durham area is exploding with growth, making Morrisville a great option for the folks moving to Raleigh.

Without further ado, here are some of the best neighborhoods in Morrisville

Addison Park

Addison Park is one of the top choices for a great neighborhood in Morrisville. The central location of the neighborhood at the corner of Davis Drive and Morrisville Carpenter Road makes it easy for folks to walk to coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Also within walking distance are lakes, parks, and family-friendly attractions. 

If you're looking at great neighborhoods in the Morrisville area, Addison Park is one you must consider, with beautiful homes for sale. The other neighborhoods on our best of Morrisville list are all located near the Addison Park neighborhood, so you can likely explore them all in one day. 

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Breckenridge is another great Morrisville neighborhood with homes from the low 200s to the mid 500s and up. If you're looking at real estate in Breckenridge, you need to come into it with the understanding that these homes will sell fast. In a matter of days, sometimes in a matter of hours.

Breckenridge offers a quick ride to the airport or to the Research Triangle Park, to grocery stores, and to highly-rated restaurants. Offering a high-end lifestyle for its residents, Breckenridge is a great place to live for families, couples, and professionals. 

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Carpenter Park

Carpenter Park is located in both Morrisville and Cary, making it a popular choice for anyone who is moving to the Cary area and wants to live in Morrisville. Carpenter Park makes the list of best neighborhoods in Morrisville in large part thanks to the desirability of the neighborhood and how fast homes sell.

The neighborhood of Carpenter Park features a recreational area with tennis courts and basketball courts, a central pond, lots of play areas and playgrounds, as well as a pedestrian trail and preserved forest for walking. With an average resident age of 47, Carpenter Park is perfect for families. 

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Play tennis in your new Morrisville, NC neighborhood

Downing Glen

Downing Glen is a neighborhood that is in high demand for the people moving to the area who are looking to buy real estate. For the folks relocating, this is a neighborhood you will want to check out before deciding where to buy a home.

A conversation with one of our Realtors will go a long way in helping you determine which Morrisville neighborhood is right for you. Keep in mind as you search on our website for great homes that they do sell fast, especially in a neighborhood like Downing Glen.

This single-family home community is best known for its small-town charm and tight-knit community. Located close to I-40 and the Raleigh Durham International Airport, living in Downing Glen offers the perfect location for families looking to live near top-rated amenities. 

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Kitts Creek

Kitts Creek is a neighborhood our Morrisville Realtors are constantly visiting to help people find great homes to live in. The desirability of the Kitts Creek neighborhood is well deserved. Just check out the clubhouse and pool area, and you will know exactly what makes it so popular. 

The location of Kitts Creek in proximity to Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and Chapel Hill makes it a great central location with easy access to everything the Triangle area offers. In the community of Kitts Creek, you will enjoy a beautiful clubhouse, fitness facility, swimming pool, tennis courts, dog park, a community garden, and a great neighborhood for walks. 

This diverse community in the heart of Research Triangle Park makes the neighborhood of Kitts Creek a sought-after place to live for working professionals. With an average resident age of 41, most residents are homeowners. 

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Cute dog smiling at a dog park with lush greenery

Phillips Place

Phillips Place is one of the best neighborhoods in Morrisville. The homes in Phillips Place are reasonably priced compared to what Morrisville has to offer, and the neighborhood dates back to 2011, when it was built. Over the last 10 years or so, the community has continued to develop into what it is today.

Phillips Place is one of the neighborhoods you will want to consider if you're unfamiliar with the Morrisville area and certainly one you will want to drive through. Containing mostly large single-family homes that are all reasonably priced, finding your dream home in Phillips Place is easy.

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What is likely considered Morrisville's most desirable neighborhood, Preston, is situated beautifully in both Morrisville and Cary. The neighborhood was founded in 1993 by the SAS Institute and features a beautiful country club, golf course, clubhouse, fitness facility, pool, and more.

Centrally located in the heart of the Cary and Morrisville areas, Preston offers one of the easiest commutes around the Triangle. Preston has many additional benefits outside of the neighborhood, including walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. You won't have to go far to find what you are looking for when living in the neighborhood of Preston.

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Play golf at Prestonwood Country Club in Morrisville, NC

Providence Place

Providence Place in Morrisville is one of the best subdivisions in the area due to its ideal location and affordable home prices. With easy access to 540, you can be anywhere in the triangle in a short amount of time.

One of the drawbacks to the Providence Place neighborhood is you will want to make sure you aren't too close to the highway, or it could impact your resale value when you go to sell your home. Otherwise, this master-planned community is the perfect place to call home since is comprised of mostly single-family homes and includes multiple amenities, including a swimming pool, walking trails, and recreation areas. 

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Ridgemont in Morrisville is located right next to the Addison Park neighborhood and close to the Preston neighborhood. Situated near Davis Drive and Morrisville Carpenter Rd, Ridgemont offers one of the most convenient locations in Morrisville.

With many restaurants, coffee shops, and more located within walking distance, you won't have to go far to find what you want in the Ridgemont neighborhood. Homes in the neighborhood of Ridgemont sell fast, so please be sure to act quickly if you find one you like. 

Ridgemont features a variety of single-family homes in various sizes, styles, and prices to choose from. Home to a population of over 3,000 with an average resident age of 43, Ridgemont is considered one of the best places to live in Morrisville. 

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Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes is one of the top neighborhoods in the Cary/Morrisville area, and part of what makes it so desirable are the two lakes situated in the area. That's where Twin Lakes derives its name from. The neighborhood is within walking distance of lakes, parks, shops, and restaurants. 

Featuring mid-sized homes that are competitively priced, this upscale community is a great place to call home in Morrisville. It's also located next to the Wexford neighborhood, which is up next. 

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Wexford is considered one of Morrisville's best neighborhoods, and if you're considering buying real estate in Morrisville, this is a neighborhood you have to check out. Many of the people who live in Morrisville will live in one of the above neighborhoods, and Wexford offers great value.

Providing walking distance to lakes, parks, shops, and restaurants, you won't have to travel far to explore all Morrisville offers. Wexford's central location makes it one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Morrisville and certainly one you will want to check out if you're moving to the area. 

Featuring an assortment of beautiful home styles, the Wexford community is home to over 3,200 residents and has an average resident age of 42. For those moving with school-aged children, some of the best schools in the area include Carpenter Elementary School, Davis Drive Middle School, and Green Hope High School. 

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Best Neighborhoods in Morrisville, NC - Final Thoughts 

If you are considering a relocation to one of these great Morrisville neighborhoods or intend on purchasing a home, contact the experts at Raleigh Realty so we can connect you with one of our Morrisville RealtorsWe are here to help and ready to answer any questions. 

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