- 1 We have grouped selected subdivisions and other features in the Mordecai Neighborhood into three areas:
- 2 Schools
- 3 Google Map Showing Mordecai and Surrounding Areas in Neighborhood
- 4 William Peace University Area
- 5 Mordecai Subdivision Area
- 6 East of Wake Forest Road Area
Renovations in Mordecai
Mordecai is an area of Raleigh under redevelopment. It is a sought out area of Raleigh because it combines neighborhood charm, walkability and somewhat affordable prices.(for downtown). The Mordecai Neighborhood is north of Peace Street and surrounds William Peace University. It also runs along both sides of Person St., which becomes Wake Forest Road, to just South of the Atlantic Ave. split.
We have grouped selected subdivisions and other features in the Mordecai Neighborhood into three areas:
1.) William Peace University Area
Mordecai Village Subdivision
Capital Park Subdivision
Seaboard commercial area
Pilot Mill offices
2.) Mordecai Subdivision Area
Person/Wake Forest Commercial Area
3.) East of Wake Forest Road Area, Including Adjacent Areas in East Raleigh Neighborhood
Emma Conn Elementary School
The Wake Co. and Raleigh school systems are consolidated. Because this is a high growth area, understanding school assignments is sometimes not that straight forward. Please see the Schools page of this website for more information. You can review the statistics and performance of these schools at ncreportcards.org .
Having said that, a visit to the Wake County Public Schools Website appears to show the following are the base schools for the Mordecai Neighborhood for 2015/2016 and 2016/2017:
Elementary- Conn Elementary. This school is located on 1220 Brookside Drive, Raleigh NC 27604. It is an active learning and technology magnet elementary and follows a traditional school year calendar. The links show the map of Conn’s base attendance area for 2015/6 and 2016/7
Middle- Daniels Middle. Traditional School Calendar. The school is located on 2816 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC, 27608. Daniels is a global studies and language immersion magnet school. It follows the traditional school year calendar. The links show the Daniels base attendance area for 2015/2016 . The 2016/2017 map was not functioning the day this was written. Note that on the east side of the area which is the subject of this “Mordecai” page, the Daniels area is slightly less inclusive than Conn’s. East of Brookside/Boundary/Watauga appears to be in the Ligon Middle School base attendance area for 2015/2016.
High- Broughton High. Traditional School Calendar. Located at 723 St. Marys St., Raleigh NC 27605. Broughton is a global studies and language immersion magnet, and offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Similar to the middle school scenario above, east of Brookside/Boundary/Watauga appears to be in the Enloe High School base attendance area. Enloe is capped for new attendees, and you will have to inquire at the school where overflow pupils are currently assigned.
The Wake Co. School System base attendance area maps are not that easy to read, and when you focus on a particular home, you should enter the address on the assignment page of the Wake County Public Schools website (link above) and verify the base school and its availability. Please make sure to look at the information regarding capped schools and other issues that may be of interest.
See the Inside-the-Beltline page for additional information on Mordecai.
Google Map Showing Mordecai and Surrounding Areas in Neighborhood
The Google Map shows the Mordecai Subdivision in red but does not outline the remainder of the neighborhood.
William Peace University Area
Halifax Park is located at the eastern edge of the William Peace University Area on Halifax Street.
Mordecai Subdivision Area
Mordecai Historic Park
The Mordecai Subdivision Area is set around The Mordecai Historic Park. The Raleigh Parks website offers some information about the structures found there, as does a walk through the grounds:
Please look at the Raleigh City Farm website at the link shown, if for no other reason than to see the engaging renderings of the farm and surrounding area. Raleigh City Farm is a non-profit organization that owns and organizes the farming of the acre of land shown. It is at the corner of Blount and Franklin. Its mission, as described on the site, is to engage people, demonstrate sustainable local farming, and catalyze its furtherance. There is a blog with recipes and comments related to the farm.
East of Wake Forest Road Area
800 Block of Bloodworth Between Holden and Franklin
Oakdale at Mordecai
603 Sasser is the model home for Oakdale at Mordecai. It opened the first weekend of April, 2016. The base price of homes in Oakdale will be from $500,000 to $630,000. Options and upgrades can bring the price into the $700,000s . These homes will range from 2300 to 3000 square feet.
Ultimately, the Oakdale project will have from 54 to 58 new homes depending on the ultimate lot yield. The chance to live in a new Inside-the-Beltline project with enough lots to give it a sense of community does not come along that often.
The builder is Robuck Homes. They have been in business in Raleigh since the 1920s and are well regarded builders and developers.
The photograph above is intended to give a sense of the scale and setting of the project. However, it is hard to judge from this photograph how far new lots extend beyond the homes under construction.
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