A tranquil neighborhood known for its popular golf course and beautiful surrounding lakes.

Overview for Lochmere, NC

4,871 people live in Lochmere, where the median age is 53 and the average individual income is $78,074. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Welcome to Lochmere

Luxury living in a friendly, tree-dotted neighborhood.
Hidden between lush green trees and magnificent rolling hills lies Lochmere, a tranquil neighborhood known for its popular golf course and beautiful surrounding lakes. The neighborhood has long been a favorite among prospective homeowners looking to make this part of North Carolina their home. Situated only 15 minutes away from Raleigh by car, the neighborhood’s secluded, private atmosphere is one of the many reasons Lochmere is home to a diverse population, including professionals, families, and empty-nesters who enjoy outdoor recreation. 
Forming part of Cary, Lochmere shares the town’s railroad-centered history and formed part of an important stop on the North Carolina Railroad. After 1960, the town and Lochmere saw rapid growth, which spurred the town council to establish three immaculately preserved historic districts in the area. Today, Lochmere boasts a plethora of luxury single-family homes with beautifully kept yards overlooking the neighborhood’s expansive green spaces. As most homes were built in the 1980s, architectural styles skew to more contemporary designs.

What to Love

  • Proximity to all the amenities of Raleigh and Cary
  • Stunning green spaces and woods surrounding the neighborhood
  • Active community with many events and activities
  • Luxury homes with large gardens and yards

Local Lifestyle

Lochmere is home to an active, friendly community of families and individuals who chose the neighborhood as their home for its tranquility and convenient location. Due to Lochmere’s proximity to major cities and towns like Cary and Raleigh, many residents commute to the many nearby shopping centers and entertainment districts. However, the Lochmere neighborhood still maintains an undeniable sense of tight-knit involvement, with the local community arranging for many neighborhood events and get-togethers.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Lochmere’s proximity to Cary and Raleigh means there is an abundance of excellent shopping, dining, and entertainment venues for residents to enjoy. The popular Crossroads Plaza is the perfect destination for shopping and features many well-known brands like Hobby Lobby, Old Nacy, and Ulta. For those in search of more refined shopping options, Waverly Place is a lovely outdoor shopping center that has been beautifully designed and offers access to a Whole Foods Market, Drybar salon, and a dine-in CMX Cinébistro. Other acclaimed retail venues include MacGregor Village, with over 30 dining and shopping options, and the Shoppes of Kildaire, which is home to Trader Joe’s and several local salons. 
Foodies and gourmets, rejoice! Lochmere’s central location means there are many brilliantly delicious restaurants to visit regardless of what you’re craving. The Enrigo Italian Bistro offers guests house-made pasta, pizzas, and authentic Italian cuisine in a warm, cozy setting. Another local favorite, Pineapple Sol, is home to an excellent restaurant and also offers luxury picnics in its tranquil surroundings.

Things to Do

Lochmere offers residents a range of popular activities and attractions, including the Koka Booth Amphitheater, which hosts regular concerts and other performing arts exhibitions. The neighborhood is an outdoor lover’s paradise and is home to many excellent open-air attractions. The Lochmere Golf Club is a popular destination for a relaxing game of golf or to participate in local tournaments. For families, there’s no better afternoon destination than Ritter Park, which hosts several children’s slides, a climbing wall, and a playground. And, should hiking and long walks in nature be more to your taste, the immaculately kept Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve boasts miles of incredible hiking and walking trails so that residents can make the most of the neighborhood's wonderful landscape.


As a popular neighborhood for families, Lochmere boasts many excellent schools and educational opportunities, including: 

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Around Lochmere, NC

There's plenty to do around Lochmere, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including a&bé bridal shop - Raleigh, Club Guy Golf, and Graceful Expressions Dance Education.

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Shopping 4.06 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.63 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.88 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.11 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.17 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.63 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Lochmere, NC

Lochmere has 2,157 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lochmere do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,871 people call Lochmere home. The population density is 5,238.125 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.71 / 52.31%

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Schools in Lochmere, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby Lochmere. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Resurrection Lutheran School
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