The Mordecai CAC includes several downtown neighborhoods. Our neighborhoods are varied, and include historic homes built in the 1800's up to brand new homes still under construction. There are also several townhome and condominium developments, as well as apartments and rental house communities. The Mordecai CAC is located just north of downtown Raleigh.

The Neighborhood Association Registry is a program with the City of Raleigh. All neighborhoods are encouraged to fill out an application and submit paperwork to be an official neighborhood association. Associations are then eligible for neighborhood improvement grants and other incentives.

The MCAC is not allowed to be on the registry since our community boundaries include registered neighborhoods.

Current associations within the MCAC are

    • Pilot Mill
    • East Mordecai
    • Oakdale
    • Cotton Mill
    • Mordecai
    • Oakdale at Mordecai
    • Historic Oakwood

If you are interested in establishing a neighborhood association, visit the City of Raleigh Neighborhood Association Registry page for more info. and other city neighborhood links.


Mordecai Neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 4, 1998. The Historic District is roughly bounded by North Blount Street, Courtland Drive, Old Wake Forest Road, and Mordecai Drive.

The Mordecai Historic District is home to several "Kit Homes". Read more about that here!

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East Mordecai

The East Mordecai Neighborhood

The East Mordecai neighborhood was organized and put on the city Neighborhood Registry in 2009. Boundaries are Wake Forest Road to Brookside Drive, and Drew Street to Glascock Street. This includes the former Lafayette and Meadowbrook subdivisions.

Streets in our neighborhood are Harding, Frank, Drew, Clifton, Lafayette, Norris, and sections of Watauga, Brookside, Wake Forest Road, and Glascock. The majority of our homes were constructed between 1930 and 1955.

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Historic Oakdale

The historic Oakdale Neighborhood is directly north of Historic Oakwood. The neighborhood is bounded by Franklin Street, Holden Drive, Brookside, and Bloodworth Street

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Oakdale at Mordecai

A community of recently constructed homes along Sasser, Norris and Virginia.

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A community of homes and businesses along the North Person and North Blount Street corridor. Neighbors host the Front Porch Art Walk each year on the second Saturday in May.

The Village of Pilot Mill Pilot Mill Online serves residents of the Village at Pilot Mill.

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The Capital Park Neighborhood

Raleigh’s Capitol Park is an award winning community built in 2003.

Historic Oakwood

Historic Oakwood is a nineteenth century neighborhood and historic district located near downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Part of Oakwood is located within the Mordecai CAC.