Located about an hour's drive north of Wake Forest and a 20 minute drive south of Lake Gaston, Warrenton offers residents a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the Triangle. This small community has everything you need to enjoy life and relax a little bit—some highlights include a historic downtown, scenic country roads, a convenient location near I-85, affordable homes, and plenty of old-fashioned Southern charm.

Go ahead...picture yourself unwinding on your front porch and chatting with your neighbors as they stroll by. There's no better place to enjoy the quintessential Carolina lifestyle than Warrenton.

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Getting Around

Henderson: 22 min
Wake Forest: 51 min
Raleigh: 1 hour, 10 min
Major Roads: US-401, US-1, US-58, I-85


Population: 843
Zip Code27589
County: Warren
Median Home Price: $85,590

Top Local Highlights

Warrenton Historic Walking Tour

Warrenton is a town filled with history. Here, towering buildings echo with messages of the past, and residents love sharing local stories with visitors. If you want a taste of Warrenton's best sights, spend an afternoon checking out the town's official historic walking tour. Although these tours are unguided, you'll see plenty of famous landmarks, including the Hawkins-Arrington House and the first oval racetrack built in the state.


Every fourth Saturday in April, Warrenton comes together to celebrate the return of spring. SpringFest is an all out celebration that's filled with crafts, food vendors, live music, and so much more. There's no better way to meet your neighbors, enjoy the warmer temperatures, and support local Warren County artisans! Best of all, this event is free of charge and offers something fun for residents of all ages.

Plummer Hook & Ladder Museum

Although Warrenton might seem small, it's packed with plenty of history and culture—and you can't call yourself a local without visiting the Plummer Hook & Ladder Museum. Situated in the middle of Downtown Warrenton, this one-of-a-kind museum features artifacts from the very first fire department in Warren County, which also happened to be the first African American fire department, too.

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There's Even More to Love!

Wondering why Warrenton is growing more and more popular with Triangle buyers? Here are a few more perks you might not know about.

Amazing Restaurants

Warrenton is so much more than just a small town—it's also a great place to sample the area's finest cuisine. Here, you'll find plenty of locally-owned eateries, as well as a vast selection of larger chains. Be sure to reserve a table at Robinson Ferry Restaurant & Spirits, which showcases local brews, elevated dishes with a Southern twist, and live music every week. Other popular spots in Warrenton include Hardware Cafe, Milano's, and Firehouse Biscuits and Burgers.

Retail Destinations

Whether you're looking to shop the day away or just run a few errands, you won't have to wander far from Warrenton to find just what you need. Head to East Market Street to check out Quilt Lizzy, the area's premiere crafting and quilt shop. While you're there, don't forget to explore Friends Two Gift Shop and Oakley Hall Antiques and Art. Larger shopping malls, such as Northside Plaza and Dabney Drive Shopping Center, are also located in nearby Henderson.

A+ Schools

Are schools a major factor in your home search? If you're looking for schools that makes the grade, you'll be thoroughly impressed with the caliber of education at Warren County Public Schools. Although this district might be small, it provides all 2,121 of its students with unique opportunities that prepare them for life after graduation. Potential schools in the Warrenton area include South Warren Elementary, Warren County Middle, Warren County High, and Warren Early College High.

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Warrenton is a community unlike any other, and I'd love to help you find your next dream home! Just give me a call today to learn more about the area—I can even schedule some showings if you see some listings that you love.

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