Once a tiny railroad town during the Civil War, Morrisville might still be small, but is now home to one of the most well-known high-tech research and development parks in the US! Population 28,846
THINGS TO DO IN MORRISVILLE
- Research Triangle Park
“Research Triangle Park is a community of more than 55,000 employees and more than 300 companies” including CISCO, IBM, Biogen, GlaxoSmithKline, and more. A huge draw to the area, these “companies and universities perform $6 billion in combined annual research expenditures (includes Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, NC State University, RTI International, the US EPA, and the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences).”
- Raleigh-Durham International Airport
RDU Airport features “passenger service to 68 cities with typically over 450 average daily departures” to international and continental destinations. Easily accessible from local highways, it is one of the biggest airports in North Carolina.
- Morrisville Aquatics & Fitness Center
Three aquatic spaces, cardio deck, weight room, group fitness classes, racquetball and tennis courts
- Park West Village
The largest shopping center in Morrisville, with tons of shopping, restaurants, a movie theater, and much more! Be sure to check out fun events such as weekly live music and the Annual East Meets West Festival.
PARKS & PLACES TO PLAY
- Lake Crabtree County Park
“Located adjacent to a 520-acre flood control lake, visitors can enjoy outdoor opportunities including mountain biking, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking and nature study.”
- Triangle Rock Club
This 27,000+ square foot facility “began as a vision of two former Force Recon Marines”. Highlights include “walls that span to 55-feet (the biggest and tallest in the five nearest states)” and “a 6,000+ square ft. high, freestanding, top-out bouldering”! Enjoy rock climbing, yoga, & other fitness.
- Church Street Park
Playground, walking trails, picnic shelters, tennis courts, and a multi-purpose field frequently used as a cricket pitch!
- Indian Creek Trailhead
The Morrisville side of this trail features a playground and is home to local events such as the Annual Tree Lighting.
NOTABLY COMING SOON
Huge News– announced in Spring 2021, Apple is coming to the Research Triangle Park! Over 3,000 jobs will be created between 2023 and 2032. The company also states they will be investing $1 billion into North Carolina through his project. “The addition of Apple further strengthens the Triangle as one of the country’s leading high-tech and life science hubs. The Raleigh-Durham metro is already home to IBM’s largest campus, Raleigh-based Red Hat, which is part of IBM, and other high-profile firms such as Lenovo (the world’s top PC seller and a global leader in supercomputers), Cree, Oracle, Cisco and NetApp.”
DINING: MUST-TRY LOCAL FAVORITES
- Neomonde Mediterranean
Since 1977, Neomonde has been one of the top places for Mediterranean cuisine in the Triangle area. Now they’ve expanded to three locations and a catering business!
- G.58 Cuisine
A new favorite! “G.58’s contemporary approach to traditional Chinese cuisine offers an unforgettable fine dining experience. Dishes are prepared by master chefs from China, each bringing unique talents, experience and creativity to the food of the eight Chinese culinary regions.”
- Babymoon Cafe
Classic Italian foods and ” comfortable fine dining and catering from brown-bag to black-tie” make Babymoon Cafe a must-try when you’re in the Morrisville area!
- Full Moon Oyster Bar
Full Moon is a great place for a casual beachy atmosphere and plenty of delicious seafood! With oysters, shrimp, crab legs, scallops, clams, and even alligator… plus steak fish, chicken and pasta, you’re sure to find something everyone will love!
- Swagat Indian Cuisine
“Where a North-Indian sensibility combines with a Spice Route influence to result in a mélange of flavors. The elegant dining space and exceptional service make this one of the best fine-dining restaurants in Morrisville.”
For more information on Morrisville, check out the town webpage