Morrisville is a small city in central North Carolina, equal distance from Durham and Raleigh. With excellent schools, a good location, and high quality of life, people visit and stay in Morrisville with the current population hovering around 21,000. There are a number of neighborhoods that one can choose from when looking for a home. One of the more affluent neighborhoods is Golden Horseshoe Cir/Morrisville Pky, which is largely renter occupied but there are some single-family homes. In comparison, the Aerial Center Pky/Hospitality Ct neighborhood offers more affordable housing and newer dwellings.
The town of Morrisville is greatly involved with the ‘green challenge’, which means taking steps to promote sustainability and energy conversation. Not only does this protect precious environmental sources but it also helps the local government operate more efficiently and for less money. Morrisville has reached the intermediate level and is working towards the advanced level. Efforts in the community have included a recycling program, tree preservation efforts, a green fleet policy, and a solar energy project. The government has also made transparency and openness a part of their daily way of life. This includes providing information about employee benefits, posting minutes and audio copies of meetings, and making thousands of documents available for public utilization.
In Morrisville, the average temperature year-round is 60 degrees, thanks to the Atlantic Coast and Outer Banks to the east and Blue Ridge Mountains to the west. The temperate climate allows for a variety of activities, both indoors and out. In Shiloh Park, catch a cricket game from the only league located in the area. For Civil War History buffs, the Morrisville History Center helps to tell the story of the Battle of Skirmish. RDU Observation Park provides views of the Raleigh-Durham International Airport air traffic control tower and runways. Crabtree Creek Nature Park is a 34-acre wetland and wooded park with a nature center and walking trails, and the Orchid Trail Greenhouses offers classes and also sells the orchids it grows. For activities that get the heart rate up, the Cedar Fork District Park has fields for football, soccer, and even Frisbee throwing. For shopping and dining, the Park West Village offers a number of popular stores, upscale casual restaurants, and a movie theater. The town also offers multiple special events for families throughout the year, such as the Halloween Spooktacular Trail, East Meets West Festival, Springfest, and the Annual Tree Lighting.