Wendell is located within eastern Wake County, approximately 12 miles from Raleigh. It is located directly off of US Highway 64, which provides easy access to Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, the Research Triangle Park and many other points of interest.
Wendell’s motto is “Small Town, Big Charm.” Porch swings and lush trees line Main Street, part of Wendell’s historic downtown, which was recognized on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
Downtown Wendell is a picturesque and historical business district, which is centrally located within the Town's corporate limits.
It is home to a wide variety of businesses ranging from restaurants and retail to light manufacturing and service-based businesses. The citizens of Wendell truly value the quality of life that Downtown Wendell brings to their community, and have taken great strides over the years to protect its integrity.