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Morrisville is a rapidly growing town located in the heart of the Research Triangle metropolitan area. This diverse and tight-knit community is an ideal residential area for those working in this high-tech, research-driven region.

 

Real Estate

With a centralized location in the Research Triangle region and a wonderful selection of homes along pristine neighborhoods, Morrisville is a desirable area to call home. The median home price in Mooresville is high for the region, with numbers above the state and national averages. Neighborhoods in Mooresville are well-maintained with large lots featuring a variety of properties, from simple single-family homes to grandiose mansions. Homes in Morrisville are primarily in traditional and Colonial styles, with a mixture of new construction and historic homes.

 

Lifestyle and Attractions

Morrisville is a centrally located and charming residential community in the Research Triangle region. Morrisville is the town with the shortest commute to both Research Triangle Park and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, making this an ideal community for those in research, technology and other related fields. Morrisville is home to the U.S. headquarters of Chinese multinational Lenovo, in addition to other telecommunications companies. Morrisville is a rapidly growing town, as it grew from a population of 251 in 1980 to more than 21,000 today. Residents may access employment, dining, shopping and nightlife in either Raleigh or Durham, which are  both located about 15 miles away.

 

The town centers upon the lively downtown area located near the upper portion of Crabtree Creek, which feeds into Lake Crabtree, a 520-acre flood control lake where residents may take sailing lessons and go fishing. Morrisville is a diverse community with a substantial Indian and Asian influence, as nearly 20 percent of Morrisville’s population is of Indian origin. This diversity is celebrated at the annual East Meets West Festival, a day filled with food, music and performances from around the globe. The Morrisville Parks and Recreation Department manages a community center and six parks, including Morrisville Community Park, Crabtree Creek Nature Park, Cedar Fork District Park and more.

 

Nearby Schools and Higher Education

Morrisville is part of the Wake County Public School System, the largest public school district in the state and the 16th largest in the country. There are two public elementary schools located in Morrisville and a number of middle schools and high schools in the surrounding area. There are 79 private schools located within Wake County, although there are none located directly in Morrisville. Residents may access a number of colleges and universities in the education-focused Research Triangle region, including Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

History

The area now known as Morrisville was originally named in 1852 after Jeremiah Morris, who donated land to the North Carolina Railroad for a depot, water tower and other buildings. The town saw continued growth as a result of the rail line and its central location at the intersection of roads leading to Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Hillsborough. In 1865, one of the last Civil War battles was waged here — the Battle of Morrisville. The town was officially chartered in 1875 but was disincorporated in 1933. Eventually, the town charter was restored in 1947.

 

Approximate Distance to:

 

Raleigh: 14 Miles

Durham: 15 Miles

 

Raleigh-Durham International Airport: 4 Miles

 

Hospitals:

  • Rex Hospital: 9 Miles

  • Duke University Hospital: 17.5 Miles

  • WakeMed Regional Hospital: 19 Miles

 

Major Highways:

  • I-40: 2.5 Miles

  • I-540: 4 Miles


 

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