Just a little over 100 years old (it was chartered in 1906),Zebulon has grown throughout the last century into something much more than just the easternmost municipality in Wake County. “The Town of Friendly People” is located near the junction of two major expressways going to the Outer Banks – U.S. 64, which heads towards Rocky Mount, and U.S. 264, which heads towards Wilson and Greenville. That access makes it the leading gateway for most transportation heading for the state’s northern coastline, making Zebulon a great place in Wake to live for beach lovers.
But there is more to Zebulon than that. Zebulon offers a small town lifestyle with modern-day conveniences. You can very easily find both urban and rural activity there. It is a quick drive to Raleigh, just 24 miles away, and lies minutes from bordering Franklin, Johnson and Nash counties too.
It has major employers such as GlaxoSmithKline as well as many hometown operations. Its chamber of commerce consists of more than active 100 members. One of them is the Carolina Mudcats, a minor league baseball franchise that draws thousands of fans from the previously mentioned counties as well as other parts of North Carolina to attend dozens of games at Five County Stadium every summer.
All of these factors have contributed to Zebulon growing in population by more than 1,500 people over the last 15 years. There are no signs of this growth ending and, thanks to the recently completed four-lane bypasses for US 64 and 264, traffic will be kept to a minimum in the town limits. Locals can enjoy the town’s natural beauty and amenities while at home, but can escape to other parts of North Carolina with little problem.
Zebulon is truly amazing with a Z. Check it out sometime and see for yourself.