Oakdale at Mordecai named "NATIONAL COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR"! Community Properties and Robuck Homes received the top honor from the National Association of Homebuilders for innovative and timeless neighborhood design. Read More About Oakdale's Awards. Located just off Person Street between Historic Oakwood and Historic Mordecai, Oakdale offers an opportunity to live in a new home with distinctive architecture and modern features within walking distance to downtown Raleigh. Crafted by Robuck Homes, a 4th generation Raleigh home builder since 1926, Oakdale will be home to many who value the revival of urban living with a Southern accent.