Ethans Glen features over 180 custom-built homes that sit on heavily wooded lots that range from roughly half an acre to just over one full acre. The neighborhood is less than ten minutes from the Falls Lake State Recreation Area and only five minutes from the connected Shinleaf Recreation Area. Besides this stunning location and private lots, the homes throughout Ethans Glen have beautiful landscaping, brick or stone exteriors, and outdoor spaces. Many homes are two-stories, though some may feature a basement or third-floor attic or flex spaces. The neighborhood was established in 2001, though homes have been built up to 2014.
Ethans Glen offers residents access to a community swim club and walking trails that span the neighborhood and surrounding forests. The neighborhood's HOA covers maintenance of community areas and the swim club, while also organizing neighborhood events such as neighbor socials. For more activities, including access to shops or restaurants, Ethans Glen is a scenic, fifteen minute drive from downtown Wake Forest and roughly twenty minutes from North Raleigh and the popular North Hills shopping center.