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Groves Edge is located in the northwest part of Raleigh, in zip code 27613. The neighborhood is a residential area, and much of the area surrounding it is densely packed residential neighborhoods. Groves Edge consists of one street, Groveside Street, which is a cul-de-sac. It contains nine single-family homes very close to one another, each with limited yard space. There is only one boundary, which is Hickory Grove Church Road, the eastern border.
The surrounding community is a largely residential area. It includes a convenience store at the corner of Hickory Grove Church Road and New Leesville Boulevard. The Franciscan School, a parochial school, is just a short distance to the east. This school has been apart of the community since 2000.
The neighborhood is also close to one of the best state parks in the entire area. William B. Umstead State Park is due south of Groves Edge. It is divided into two sections, Crabtree Creek and Reedy Creek. The two sections were created during the period of the Works Projects Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). In 1934, the federal government joined the state of North Carolina to purchase the 5,000 acres that would be developed into a recreational area. Originally, there were four camps and picnic facilities. The park opened in 1937.
In addition to the area for picnics, there are 20 miles of hiking trails. Some of trails are simply nature trails, while others are more difficult hikes that go through the woods. Park visitors can also rent rowboats and canoes at the boathouse.