Madonna Acres Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Filled with mid-century charm and a rich history, Madonna Acres is one of Raleigh’s most beloved neighborhoods. Started in 1960 by John Winters, Madonna Acres offers about 40 homes that were originally designed for middle-to-upper-class families and employees of the nearby St. Augustine College.
Madonna Acres covers 13 acres, and lies along Delaney Drive and the three intersecting cul-de-sacs of Tierney Circle, Summerville Circle, and Dillon Circle. Homes in Madonna Acres have been well maintained, and many have been passed down between family members. Most houses are ranch or split-level, perfect example of early 1960s architecture. The large, level lots have grassy front yards and mature trees.
The neighborhood resides in zip code 27610, and it is bordered by Glascock Street on the north and Milburnie Road on the south. St. Augustine College lies directly southwest of Madonna Acres.
Residents of Madonna Acres enjoy their close proximity to downtown Raleigh’s restaurants, nightlife and shopping opportunities, as well as area schools like North Carolina State University, Peace College, Shaw University, and Meredith College. Wakemed Hospital’s Raleigh campus is also less than two miles away.
Several popular urban parks and regional attractions also lie close to Madonna Acres. The historic 37-acre Chavis Park was dedicated in 1938, and rides on its original 1937 carousel are only a dollar. Lion Park is home to a community center, tennis courts, a playground, basketball courts, a BMX track, and a picnic shelter. Marbles Kids Museum and Imax Theater features interactive exhibits for children.