Crosswinds is a large, conveniently central neighborhood in North Raleigh, just 10 minutes to the downtown area, North Hills Shopping District, Crabtree Valley Mall, and William B. Umstead State Park. Residents are also just a short drive to just about everything Raleigh has to offer, such as community parks, K-12 schools, museums, and entertainment. There are several shopping plazas nearby that feature grocery stores, hardware shops, health facilities, and restaurants. The neighborhood is conveniently located near Highway 540, which can allow for shorter commutes to Durham, Cary, or Wake Forest.
Residents can live in a variety of architectural styles, including all-brick to colonial. Most homes have attached garages, with space for either one car or two, while floorplans can also vary from open to transitional. The majority of the lots are private and wooded, and offer large front or back yards with some homes featuring both. There is an active HOA and newsletters that inform residents on neighborhood events, such as yard sales, holiday parities, or community gatherings.