Just a short stroll west from the Neuse River, Riverwood is a large neighborhood with beautiful properties and plenty of amenities. As you enter the neighborhood, the trees that line either side of the long street may remind you of a scene from an iconic Southern neighborhood. Riverwood is extremely walkable and provides residents with a perfect opportunity for community involvement and ease of access.
Where Is It?
Riverwood is located 20 miles driving southeast of Raleigh and roughly 30 miles west of Wilson. This gives residents commuting in and out of these major business hubs fairly easy transport times. The neighborhood is also just north of Clayton, which provides residents with access to all of the city’s advantages, without having to deal with the bustle of city traffic. U.S. Highway 264 is a manageable drive north and both route 70 and I-42 are close to the south.
What’s To Do?
Riverwood is full of things do to. The neighborhood has a pool that’s sure to be a favorite during the hot summer months – complete with a water slide and diving board. If action-filled water fun isn’t your thing, there’s also a separate smaller pool for relaxing, and it’s shallow enough for younger kids. The Riverwood Athletic Club is also located just inside the development and gives residents opportunities for indoor recreation fun and golfing. Additional golfing can be found a few miles south at the Riverwood Golf Club. In the same direction is Clayton Fear Farm, if you’re into a good scare, especially around Halloween. A short drive into Clayton brings you to the Clayton Community Park, which features a lake, playground, sports fields, and paved walking/biking paths. If the day is too hot or too cold for outdoor recreation, The Clayton Center is just a few minutes away. The Clayton Center is an auditorium and concert hall that hosts shows, comedy routines, and other public conventions for residents of the area to partake in.
Shopping and Dining
Just across the street from Riverwood is a convenient shopping plaza for one-stop shopping. Subway, Food Lion, Wok & Grill, Realo Drugs, and BP are all included in the storefront. Additionally, Domino’s Pizza has a store right in the heart of Riverwood itself, along with Mimmzi’s Ice Cream and Lyla Jones Bake Shop. It’s also good to know that Horizon Family Medicine is also located within the development. Just across the Neuse River, Taco Bell, McDonalds, Biscuitville, and more are only a few minutes’ drive from Riverwood. Walmart, Cato, and Dollar Tree are also within a reasonable drive down Business 70.
Schools in the Area
Inside the neighborhood itself, Riverwood Elementary and Middle Schools provide residents with viable educational options that are easily walkable to and from. Additionally, Cooper Elementary and Clayton High Schools are located a few miles west, in Clayton.