Whether you're here to look at homes or ready to move in for keeps, our REALTORS® want you to enjoy your time in the Triangle. A sweet treat could be just what you need while you're exploring the local real estate market. Have we got the "inside scoop" for you!
Delicious ice cream made with organic ingredients is practically a way of life around Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding communities. You'll find plenty of friendly ice cream parlors with classic styling as well as ice cream trucks and party places for kids' birthdays.
Here's our take on the coolest ice cream shops around the Triangle:
- Two Roosters Ice Cream – 7713-49 Leadmine Road, Raleigh, NC
It's true of Raleigh homes for sale and ice cream: Sometimes the best things come in unexpected packages. That's definitely true of Two Roosters Ice Cream, a quaint Airstream trailer hitched up to a classic Ford pickup. Don't underestimate this small but mighty selection, which has expanded to a seasonal pop-up space based on flavors like butterscotch and chocolate.
- FRESH. Local Ice Cream – 138 East Chatham Street, Cary, NC 27511
FRESH is a local institution that recently opened a new location in downtown Cary. That makes it part of the Cary renaissance that's attracting so many people to Cary homes for sale. Scoops, sundaes, floats, and more await in signature flavors like banana pudding and Kona coffee. And yes, there is an ice cream truck – just like back in the old days.
- Lumpy's – 306 East Wait Avenue, Wake Forest, NC
Founded back in 2001, Lumpy's is just one more reason for buyers of Wake Forest homes for sale to smile. It has some of the most unique ice cream flavors anywhere in North Carolina, with mixes like Bennie's Bacon and Bourbon and Aunt Betty's Blueberry. Heck, the owners have even been known to accept custom flavor suggestions from their guests.
- Mama Bird's – 304 North Main Street, Holly Springs, NC
Mama Bird's is the place to go when you're looking at Holly Springs homes for sale and you feel a hankering for a handmade custom ice cream item. The handcrafted small-batch ice cream comes in cakes, pies, rolls, or even the legendary ice cream pizza. They also host two-hour private parties that can include fresh waffles, a sundae bar, and cookie decorating.
- Maple View Farm – 6900 Rocky Ridge Road, Hillsborough, NC
The top creamy in Orange County is Maple View Farm. It's a bit of a drive from some of the top Hillsborough homes for sale, but the trip is worth it. It's a full-functioning farm that brings the concept of "farm to table" to ice cream. Monthly flavors are always changing, with orange dream, cashew caramel, and lemongrass just a few of the more recent "flavorites."
- The Parlour – 117 Market Street, Durham, NC
The leading choice in handmade ice cream just down the block from Durham homes for sale is The Parlour. It is a local legend: Formerly mobile, it opened its doors for the first time in 2013 and has yet to close them, being one of the creameries open seven days a week. Its menu boasts gourmet flavors like honey lavender and malted cinnamon.
Finding your dream home in the Triangle is an experience you won't forget. Getting a great deal and reaching closing day faster is the "icing" on the ice cream cake – and we can help you do it.
Our experienced team is here to give you the insight and support you need to reach your goals. Contact us to find out more today.