Home of Joe and Donna Bailey, 2506 Mayview Road
Joe and I moved to Raleigh 21 years ago after Joe retired from a 30 year career in the military. Joe got a job in Raleigh and we immediately liked University Park because of the location and large trees. This area inside the beltline felt very similar to the area in northern New Jersey, where I’m originally from, so it felt like home right away. Since making Raleigh my home and University Park my neighborhood, I have enjoyed putting down roots here and getting more involved with neighborhood and city of Raleigh issues. I am currently the chair of the Wade CAC and a past president and board member of UPHA.
Our Mayview home was built in 1992 as an infill house and was 3 years old when we bought it. We liked the lot and style of the house because of the wonderful yard and setting. We had been living in Germany before we settled her and it was great to finally call this home. We have some special pieces of furniture and art that look great here!
Joe and I are mostly retired and enjoy gardening. Over the years we have done many projects here in the house and in the yard. A few years ago we finally got rid of the last bit of grass that we had and now have a very low maintenance garden that is mostly perennials but puts a focus on the very large oak tree in our front yard. We have also included some pieces of local art in the front yard. You can often find us on our front porch enjoying the yard and our neighbors. Come on by and have a look!