Find Your Rural Retreat in Youngsville

Welcome to Youngsville! Located around 20 miles north of Raleigh, Youngsville's population sits at just under 2,000 people. Thanks to the town's small size, you'll find that homes here are not only affordable, but also feature an impressive amount of space to roam. With a quick and easy trip to Raleigh, the community is becoming more and more popular for commuters!

Think your new home could be waiting in Youngsville? Here's everything you need to know about what life in this small town has to offer. Once you're ready to get started with your buying journey, just give our team a call! 

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Live, Work & Play


Historic brick buildings, stunning Colonial homes, wide-open green spaces to explore—if you're looking to live life at a different speed, Youngsville is the place to be. Say goodbye to the hustle and bustle of the city and hello to slow mornings and small-town charm. 


Typically, Youngsville residents commute into Raleigh, Wake Forest, or a surrounding area for work, although there are a few options in town. The largest employers around the area include the Duke University and Health System, the State of North Carolina, Novozymes North America, Inc., and CenturyLink.


Grab some down-home comfort food from Griffin's Restaurant, enjoy a glass of wine or local brew after work at Wine & Beer 101, or pack a picnic and take in the Great Outdoors at Irene E. Mitchell Park—the area may be small, but there's still plenty to do!

Youngsville at a Glance

Getting Around

Major Roads: US-1, US-401, I-540
Airport: RDU International Airport
Distance to Raleigh: 24.9 miles, 30 minutes
Distance to Durham: 26.7 miles, 35 minutes


Population: 1,307
County: Franklin
Zip Codes: 27596
Median Home Value: $218,400
Median Household Income: $39,844

Nearby Attractions

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Thinking of making a move to this conveniently located, cozy small town? Here's what you need to know.

Unique Attractions

Want to take family and friends out for a fun outing? Head to Hill Ridge Farms, where you can find train rides, hay rides, farm animals, gem stone panning, a giant slide, and more! Plus, if you're around for any of the holidays, the farm usually puts on some kind of festive event. During fall, Youngsville also hosts the best haunted house in North Carolina with the Haunted Forest at Panic Point, featuring six unique and spine-tingling attractions. 

Stunning Outdoor Recreation

Just a stone's throw away from town, you'll find plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, paddling, and more. E. Carroll Joyner Park is just down the road and offers paved trails and scenic picnic spots, while Luddy Park is the perfect place to join in on a game of flag football or baseball. If you're looking for a little more adventure, Falls Lake State Recreation Area is 24 minutes away and features miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as an expansive waterfront to explore on kayak or canoe!

Local Shopping & Dining

Within the cozy limits of Youngsville, you'll find a few local culinary mainstays, including the southern flavors of Griffin's Restaurant, the speciality pies of Diamond Pizza & Grill, and the authentic fare of Fiesta Mexicana. And if you need a drink after a long day, there's also Wine & Beer 101 and the Yacht Club Beverage House. As far as shopping goes, if you'd like anything more than groceries and the basics, you'll have to take a quick trip into nearby Wake Forest or Raleigh. 

Top-Ranked Public Schools

Since Youngsville is just outside of Wake County, students in town are instead served by the Franklin County School District, which operates 16 schools for a total student body of just over 8,000. The closest schools include Long Mill Elementary, Cedar Creek Middle, and Franklinton High, all of which are under ten minutes away from town. 

Ready to Find Your Home in Youngsville?

Looking for a home in Youngsville? Then let the Dash Carolina be your guide. With years of local experience, a wealth of specialized resources, and a wide network of local contacts, we have what it takes to reach your real estate goals. Whenever you're ready to get started, we're just a phone call away! 

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