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The extremely small community of Williamstowne Square is an upper-middle class neighborhood in the center of northwest Raleigh. Consisting of only two short stretches of road, Williamstowne Square is bordered on the north by Oberry Street and on the southeast by Brooks Avenue. The community is actually just a series of six homes formed on the inside corner of these two streets.
Perhaps because of its small size, Williamstowne Square is completely residential. Yet this does not mean residents of Williamstowne Square are without nearby stores. To the contrary, the rather major corner of Wade Avenue and Dixie Trail lies a single block to the northwest, and a multitude of commercial storefronts of various designs are all within easy walking distance, especially along Wade Avenue.
Many residents of Williamstowne Square shop less than a quarter of a mile away at the corner of Faircloth Street and Wade Avenue, for groceries at the Whole Foods Market or reading material at Quail Ridge Books and Music.
However, what distinguishes residents of Williamstowne Square are the number of students, faculty, and staff who attend, teach, or work at North Carolina State University and neighboring Meredith College. At a distance of less than a quarter mile from the University, many Williamstowne Square residents walk the short route nearly every school day.
Due to its position in the northwest corner of Raleigh, the urban residents of Williamstowne Square have quite an easy time of traveling the few short miles northwest to reach the large rural-esque William B. Umstead State Park, along with its stunning Reedy Creek Lake. Reachable directly through Ebenezer Church Road (or less directly via Interstate 40 through the Raleigh Chapel Hill Expressway along Wade Avenue,) Williamstowne Square residents can spend recreational day in this massive park rather than trek to a smaller park in the local area.