Old Banks Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The small community of Old Banks is made up of homes on large, heavily wooded lots, which are located south of downtown Raleigh. These homes sit on the end of Banks Court among a grove of trees. Banks Road connects residents to the outside world, leading west to Fayetteville Road and Route 401, which is a direct link to downtown Raleigh.
A sparsely populated housing development lies east of Old Banks, but the thick groves of trees between the two neighborhoods provides privacy for all the residents. The rest of the area is made up of more forest, large estates, and farms. Those who enjoy peace and quiet and like to observe wildlife will be content in this neighborhood.
The Banks Road Elementary School sits about a quarter mile west. Secondary schools like West Lake Middle and High Schools are roughly five miles northwest. The Wake Technical Community College lies under two miles north on Fayetteville Road. The nearest churches sit on this same road, including the fairly close Hilltop Free Will Baptist. Likewise the nearest shops and restaurants lie along Fayetteville Road and become more numerous the closer one gets to Raleigh.
Lake Benson and the Garner Country and Golf Club occupy the northeast. The lake has a boat ramp, walking trails, playground, and picnic areas. The golf course, which opened in 1964, is a nine-hole private facility with views of the lake from some of the greens. Another nearby fishing spot is Lake Wheeler, which also has its own boat launch and picnic areas. Lake Wheeler Park offers a beach complete with a sand volleyball court. Both lakes have healthy populations of bass and trout.