Creedmoor is a small rural town just minutes from Research Triangle Park, Durham, and Raleigh. This active town is perfectly poised for outdoor recreation and relaxed, small-town living.
Creedmoor real estate enjoys a balanced mixture of old and new, including both quaint historic homes and pristine new construction properties. Additionally, the surrounding landscape of homes in Creedmoor provides a unique blend of urban and rural living, as many homes enjoy spacious lots. The median home price in Creedmoor is less than that of the state and national average, making this a relatively affordable place to live. Home styles in Creedmoor are mostly traditional, Colonial and craftsman.
Lifestyle and Attractions
Creedmoor is a laid-back town with a tight-knit feel. It has a population under 5,000 and has seen steady growth over the years, as its numbers nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010. Residents enjoy relaxed living while taking advantage of the area’s many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Creedmoor was consecutively listed on KaBOOM!’s Playful City USA list, recognizing communities that find creative and effective ways to help children play and stay physically fit. Creedmoor boasts a higher median household income than that of the state, and residents primarily work at a number of large corporations in the area, including those located within the renowned Research Triangle Park about 22 miles away.
Creedmoor has several parks in its vicinity, including Harris Park and Lake Rogers Park, surrounding a shallow recreational lake covering 175 acres. The 12,500-acre Falls Lake is nearby as well, providing a variety of recreational activities, such as swimming, fishing, walking, camping, and much more. Creedmoor is conveniently located near several major roadways, including I-85, NC-56 and US-15, making nearby cities, such as Durham and Raleigh, within reach. The community comes together with several annual festivals and events, including Creedmoor Music Festival, a celebration of local and regional bands happening each September on Main Street.
Nearby Schools and Higher Education
Granville County Schools serves Creedmoor, which is home to five public schools, including Creedmoor Elementary School, Mount Energy Elementary School, G.C. Hawley Middle School, Granville Early College High School, and South Granville High School. Christian Faith Center Academy is the only private school in the county, and it is located in Creedmoor. Creedmoor is situated near a number of colleges and universities, including the three major institutions anchoring the Research Triangle — North Carolina State University, Duke University, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Creedmoor originated in 1885, serving primarily as a railroad depot for the Oxford and Clarksville Railroad Company at the time. The region had thriving tobacco and cotton industries, which meant there was a large demand for mules to help with transporting the crops without stepping on them, as their hooves were smaller than those of a horse. With about 40 train car-loads of mules pulled into town each year, Creedmoor became the largest mule trading center in the world, and was even nicknamed “Mule Town.” The mule trade was no longer a major part of the town’s economy in the mid-1950s and the slogan “One of the Largest Retail Livestock Markets in North Carolina” was removed from Creedmoor’s official letterhead. Creedmoor was incorporated in 1905, named after a traveling salesman named Creed Moor who sold dictionaries throughout the town.
Approximate Distance to:
Durham: 16 Miles
Raleigh: 25.5 Miles
Raleigh-Durham International Airport: 25 Miles
Granville Medical Center: 16 Miles
Duke University Hospital: 19 Miles
US-15: 0.5 Mile
I-85: 3 Miles
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