Homes for Sale in Morrisville, North Carolina
Morrisville is a town located in Wake county and is part of the Research Triangle metropolitan region. The town’s location adjacent to the Research Triangle Park, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and Interstate 40 makes it an attractive location for offices, light industry and hotels. People move to Morrisville for many reasons – excellent schools, proximity to Research Triangle Park, and the Raleigh-Durham area to name a few. People stay in here because of the superb quality of life . Businesses are thriving, neighborhoods are safe, and the winters are mild. Centrally-located between the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and the legendary Outer Banks and Atlantic Coast to the east, Morrisville enjoys an average year-round temperature of 60 degrees.
The area was originally named in 1852 after Jeremiah Morris. Morris donated 3 acres of land to the North Carolina Railroad for a depot, water tower, and other buildings. The town continued to grow as a result of the rail line and its location at the intersection of roads leading to Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Hillsborough. On April 13, 1865, in the Battle of Morrisville, Federal cavalry under the command of Gen. Judson Kilpatrick skirmished with the retreating Confederate armies at Morrisville Station. The Confederate troops were successful in evacuating their remaining supplies and wounded to the west toward Greensboro, but Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s cavalry forced the Confederates to leave the train behind and retreat toward Durham and the eventual surrender of the largest Confederate force of the war at Bennett Place. The town was officially chartered in 1875 but was unincorporated in 1933. Eventually the town charter was restored in 1947.
Morrisville is home to six parks and a community center. They include:
- Morrisville Community Park – includes Hatcher Creek greenway in addition to rentable shelters, athletic fields, gazebo and picnic shelters
- Shiloh Community Park & Luther Green Community Center – includes athletic field, picnic shelters, basketball court and playground
- Crabtree Creek Nature Park – 34-acre wooded and wetland site with a multi-purpose field
- Ruritan Park – includes a gazebo, open areas, and sand volleyball courts
- Indian Creek Greenway and Trailhead – includes two picnic shelters, a playground, restrooms, and a 1.8-mile trail
- Cedar Fork District Park – 37 acres that includes eight multi-purpose fields
- Church Street Park – including a cricket pitch and tennis courts
Morrisville Real Estate
The median listing price for homes is $323K. Homes can be found starting in the high 100’s which will lean towards townhomes. Single Family homes from the $250’s and up.
For more information, contact real estate professional Ernie Behrle with BuySmart Realty
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