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August
17

Thrift Shop Day

Did you know that every August 17 is National Thrift Shop Day? Thrift shops play a vital role in communities by raising money for charitable organizations, providing affordable products to the community, and offering a place to search for unique finds that aren't available anywhere else. National Thrift Shop Day presents the perfect opportunity to explore all that local thrift shops have to offer and show your support. Our real estate agents have the details on 5 thrift shops in the Triangle that you can visit for National Thrift Shop day this year.

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August
10

Raleigh Area Lakes

Whether you're looking for outdoor activities or just a chance to get back to nature, there's nothing like a day at the lake. Spend some time this summer at these wonderful lakes that are just minutes away from Raleigh homes for sale

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July
14

In and around the Triangle area, there are several beautiful luxury listings available for sale. What exactly differentiates these properties from the standard market? Is it the square footage, the features, or the technology? Some would say it is all of the above. Ultimately, luxury buyers are not looking at the price tag in their search for their next dream home but the amazing amenities that come with the property. Here are the top 6 must-have features in luxury homes!

1. Indoor / Outdoor living

Indoor/outdoor living seamlessly extends your home's great room or dining quarters. This trend tends to keep cohesion in design from the interior to the exterior of your home. Typically indoor/ outdoor living has always been a primal commodity when searching for a new home. With the new normal consisting of being at your humble abode more these days, the amenity has become a necessity. What makes an outdoor living space luxurious is the ability to provide comfort through all seasons while also allotting multiple entertainment options. High-end features include retracting screened porches, outdoor kitchens, cabanas, and sometimes a type of water feature. This CBHPW luxury listing checks off each box on the list! With its large covered porch and a wood fireplace, the immaculate outdoor kitchen has a top-of-the-line grill station, jacuzzi, and extensive acreage for sporting events or games. One thing for sure is that you may yearn to host any occasion with this property as your next home. To view more of this listing, click here.  

2. Theatre Room 

Entertainment becomes the next level when a luxury property contains an in-home theater. The ability to bring the ultimate cinematic experience to your fingertips is a sought amenity many buyers search for when hunting for their next home. What makes an in-home theater top-notch is its ability to incorporate features similar to an actual movie theater. This includes a top-of-the-line av-system, projector, large screens, recessed lighting, and comfortable loungers. The goal of the theater room is to immerse yourself in what's on the screen, whether that be the newest megahit movie or the exciting rival sports game. The cinema room pictured above is from none other than one of our CBHPW luxury listings. This glorious in-home theater offers stadium seating, a high-tech projector, and even mimics the groovy movie theater carpet. To view more of this property, click here. 

3. Large Garages

The standard two-car garage does not cut it for luxury properties. Buyers are looking for substantial space when envisioning the housing of their precious automobiles. Typically, luxury properties have at least a 3-car garage! To any car buff, the garage is not just a space for storing your vehicle. This part of the property could be turned into a luxurious showroom, man cave, or workshop. This beautiful CBHPW luxury property comes with a three-car garage with gorgeous rustic wood garage doors. To view more of this property, click here.  

4. Intricate Ceiling Designs

Raised ceilings and other intricate ceiling styles are quite the fanbase for luxury homes. A room turns from basic to compelling when there is a ceiling feature that adds depth, sophistication, and style. In most luxury dwellings, at least one space must contain a styled ceiling. One of these rooms can be the living room, sitting room, primary bedrooms, and or dining rooms. What exactly are some styles of these ceilings? They are cathedral, tray, beamed, suspended, and coffered. One would love to have any of these exquisite designs in their home!  For example, in this CBHPW luxury listing above. The sitting room contains a beautiful coffered ceiling. The coffered ceiling consists of sunken panels accented by molding, creating a waffle-like appearance. What works well in this room is the brilliant addition of recessed lighting. For more on this property click here

5. Massive Walk-In Closets

Typically an owner of a luxury home tends to live a complete life of luxury. Meaning everything about them is high-end, like their fashion sense. Closets in a luxury home are an extension of the main room and need to boast space and means of organization. Closets these days are not just for hanging clothes. They can be an area to lounge in after using the spa bathroom or a place to put on that fashion show after shopping in the streets of London. For sure, luxury home buyers are looking for closets that encompass organization and can show off their beautiful wardrobe. In this CBHPW luxury home, the primary closet is genuinely massive. This closet incorporates different levels of custom built-in shelving and an island dresser to accommodate all buyers' attire needs. To view more of this property, click here.

6. Relaxing Spa baths

When buyers search for their next home, kitchens and bathrooms are the most focused rooms, which is why main bathrooms in luxury homes are genuinely upping the ante in their need to give that spa-like aura. Features include a jacuzzi bathtub fit for a king, a large walk-in shower that doubles as a steam room, neutral colors, beautiful stone or tile, and lots of space for minimal clutter. In this CBHPW luxury listing, this bathroom truly exuberates comfort and relaxation. The large window allows natural light to encase the room, making the white pop against the darker grays. The unity in neutral colors creates a calming sensation. One can relax in the free-standing tub or use the shower with multi-shower heads in this bathroom. To view more, click here

When buying or selling in the luxury market, we are sure you have seen one or more of these features within the properties. To view, all of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walstons' luxury homes for sale, visit our website at https://www.hpwluxury.com













July
20

Raleigh Arts

Enjoying art is a great way to momentarily escape the stresses of the day and experience something new. Art in the form of music or theater is important because it allows us to open our minds and connect to different perspectives and mindsets. Public art also helps add to the character, uniqueness, and identity of a city or public space.

Raleigh is such a unique place, and it's actually one of the best places in North Carolina to experience art and culture. Whether it's local performance venues or public street art, our culture and entertainment make this city such an enjoyable place to live. Here are 5 examples of ways our real estate agents experience art around Raleigh.

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July
6

Raleigh restaurants

Looking for a culinary adventure right here in your own Raleigh neighborhood?

Our real estate agents can help you find it!

Raleigh homes for sale are set in a vibrant and picturesque city that's full of history. Explore a bit, and you'll discover some amazing stories. That's just as true of the thriving culinary scene. 

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June
15

Raleigh Gardens

If you're looking for a fun summertime activity, look no further than one of the many beautiful botanical gardens in the Triangle. Walking through a garden can help you relax and get some fresh air. Plus, it's a great educational activity to do with the kids. In fact, our real estate agents often visit local gardens to come up with new ideas for their own yards. Here are five botanical gardens you should visit in the Triangle this summer:

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June
8

Iced Coffee Raleigh

When you're looking at the best of Raleigh homes for sale, it's not out of the ordinary to want a refreshing iced coffee to keep your energy going strong. Our real estate agents are big fans of an iced brew, with or without an accompanying donut or sandwich – and you have many options.

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June
1

Raleigh Museums

Regarded by many as the birthplace of aviation, North Carolina is packed with historical sites and grand museums. Some of the best of these are only minutes from Raleigh homes for sale, right in the heart of the Triangle. History buffs will love it, and there are plenty of options for kids and families, too.

Our real estate agents know that it's easy to have a fun and educational time in the Raleigh area, no matter if you're visiting or moving in to stay. Let's look at just a few of the many high-quality museums you can explore when you are in the local area this summer:

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May
11

Summer Festivals

Just moved into one of the amazing Raleigh homes for sale? Meet your neighbors and get to know this dynamic area when you attend these wonderful festivals taking place around Wake County this summer.

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March
9

St Patrick's Day Raleigh

Raleigh homes for sale are right in the middle of some of the nation's best St. Patrick's Day festivities, and you're invited!

Celebrated on March 17th every year, St. Patrick's Day commemorates the legend of St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland. As Irish immigrant communities became established back in the 1700s, they often embraced the holiday as a celebration of their shared heritage, which others have joined in on today.

Raleigh also enjoys a festive mood for the whole week of St. Patrick's Day. There are street fairs, live music, and plenty of delicious food from local restaurants and caterers.

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February
9

First Friday Raleigh

Each month, our real estate agents join others heading to downtown Raleigh for First Friday. This beloved event involves galleries, shops, and restaurants celebrating the rich arts culture surrounding Raleigh homes for sale. Plus, each month offers something new with rotating exhibits and talks with local artists. Check out these vibrant downtown spots that can be seen on First Friday or any day of the year.

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January
26

Tech Industry Raleigh

When you think of a technology powerhouse you probably don't think of North Carolina first – but maybe you should. The Raleigh-Durham area, also known as the "Research Triangle," is a major metropolis of more than two million people bolstered by leading universities and much more.

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January
12

Triangle Restaurant Week

The restaurant scene in the Triangle is so good, there's a whole week dedicated to it! 

It's almost Triangle Restaurant Week, marking an opportunity to celebrate the culinary excellence in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding areas. The event runs January 24-30, and our real estate agents can't wait to dine at some of the best restaurants in the area. Each participating restaurant will be serving special three-course menu options with fixed prices for the occasion, making this a great opportunity for locals and visitors alike to get a taste of what the Triangle has to offer!

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January
5

Gen Z

With its booming local economy, affordable living, and fantastic culture, it's not hard to see why Durham has become such a popular destination for Gen Z. Our real estate agents love telling clients about the great aspects of Durham. It's truly a great place to go to school, start a career, and raise a family. In fact, the Durham area was named one of the Top 30 Best Cities to Live in for Gen Z. If you're thinking about relocating, here are some reasons why the Bull City continues to grow year after year and attracts Gen Z homebuyers:

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December
22

Raleigh Suburbs

Does a mix of great home values and a desirable lifestyle sound like the impossible dream? The Triangle has many wonderful suburbs that consistently gain national recognition on "Best Places to Live" lists. Let our real estate agents explain what makes these suburbs so special.

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October
6

Fall Farmers Market

The weather might be getting cooler, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy fresh-picked produce. In fact, our real estate agents always recommend visiting the local farmers markets this time of year. From pumpkins and potatoes to squash, zucchini, and corn, there are many delicious vegetables in season right now. 

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September
29

Fall Activities Raleigh

Fall may bring a drop in temperature, but the social scene around the Triangle doesn't miss a beat. Here are some of the lively activities and events our real estate agents are looking forward to as the season changes. 

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September
8

Composting Tips

Looking for an easy, affordable way to improve your garden and reduce your waste output? Create your own backyard compost pile!

Composting is the natural process of recycling garden, yard, and kitchen waste into fertile garden soil. When you add compost material to your soil, you improve its health, help it retain moisture, and provide protection against disease and pests. 

Our real estate agents know that a property with attractive landscaping appeals to prospective buyers. Here are some tips to follow for optimal backyard composting. 

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August
18

Raleigh Theaters

Live theater is alive and well in the Triangle! Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding area are home to a wealth of art and culture. It's a great place to call home if you enjoy theater and the performing arts, and our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorite performance venues in the area.

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August
9

Raleigh Books

Reading is a wonderful way to gain new perspectives on familiar topics. Not only is the Triangle a desired location that people want to move to, writers often use this area as a backdrop for their novels. See the Triangle through new eyes in these books that our real estate agents will be reading to celebrate Book Lovers Day on August 9th

  • Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
    Young adult fiction isn't just for kids anymore. Relatable themes and engaging stories have made these books popular with readers of all ages. In Legendborn, author Tracy Deonn draws on her childhood in North Carolina, along with her love of fantasy. Main character Bree Matthews, reeling after the death of her mother, escapes to a residential program for gifted high schoolers at UNC-Chapel Hill. After witnessing an attack, Bree uncovers the existence of the titular secret society, which may have a link to her mother's death.

  • Cabins in the Laurel by Muriel Earley Sheppard
    Get an intimate look at mountain life in the early 20th century in Cabins in the Laurel. After the author and her husband moved from New York to the Toe River Valley in 1928, she set out to become acquainted with her neighbors, and these friendships form the basis of the book. Adding to the realism are 128 breathtaking pictures from noted Chapel Hill photographer Bayard Wooten.

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August
4

Raleigh Summer

Summer isn't over yet and the Triangle is ready to party! There are so many fun community events coming up this season. Community fairs, farmers markets, film nights — the possibilities are endless. Here are some of the top local events our real estate agents recommend checking out this summer.

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July
7

Joel Lane HouseWhether you're a newcomer to the Raleigh area or have lived in Wake County for a long time, a visit to the Joel Lane Museum House lets you take a step back in time. You'll learn about local, state, and national history as you get a glimpse into life in the late 1700s.
  
Our real estate agents share what you can expect when visiting Raleigh's oldest house.
  
About Raleigh's Oldest Home

The Joel Lane Museum House was built in 1769, making it the oldest home in Raleigh and even older than our country. Built by Colonel Joel Lane – who is known as both the Father of Wake County and Raleigh – the house is now a museum that's a Raleigh Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  
In 1771, he introduced legislation to found Wake County, and the Colonial Assembly approved it. Lane's home was the site where the decision was made in 1792 to buy a 1,000-acre parcel of his land for the state's new capital city of Raleigh.
  

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June
30

Bubble Tea Raleigh

Bubble tea (sometimes called boba tea) is a trendy, colorful, and delicious drink made from brewed tea and tapioca pearls. Whether you're a bubble tea connoisseur or have never tried this treat, these bubble tea shops located in and around Raleigh are ready to take your order.

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June
23

North Carolina Minor League BaseballLooking for fun and excitement in Raleigh? Our real estate agents have a suggestion or two!

Many of our clients have been hankering for thrilling action out on the baseball diamond. If you're visiting to tour Raleigh homes for sale, you might have the perfect opportunity: North Carolina is home to ten Minor League Baseball teams. Here's who you might see during a fun day at the ballpark:

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June
16

Raleigh Bed and Breakfasts

Sometimes you just need a change of scenery and a quick vacation! Luckily, you can find plenty of bed and breakfasts in the local area perfect for a short trip. Here are a few that our real estate agents recommend. 

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June
2

Raleigh Summer Learning

Looking for ways to keep your kids happily occupied while they're continuing to learn this summer in Raleigh? The area has plenty of places where you can spend the day with them or enroll them in a fun summer program.

Our real estate agents suggest checking out the following places where your kids can learn and have fun this summer in Raleigh:

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May
12

Memorial Day Weekend RaleighMemorial Day weekend signals the unofficial start of summer! Plan a weekend getaway near the Triangle to these destinations that are only a short drive away.

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May
5

Raleigh Seafood

Did you know that May 10th is National Shrimp Day? There's no better way to celebrate than to head to your favorite seafood restaurant and place an order. Whether you prefer your shrimp battered and fried, tossed in Cajun seasoning, or made into scampi, the following are some of the top seafood restaurants our real estate agents recommend in the Triangle area.

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April
21

Raleigh Steak

There's never a bad time to enjoy a delicious slice of prime rib. If you need an excuse, however, you'll be glad to know that April 27th is National Prime Rib Day!  

Our REALTORS® each have their own opinions about which local steakhouse is the best. We've created this list of some of their favorites, so you check them all out and decide for yourself!  

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March
10

Raleigh Crafts

Our real estate agents love spreading the Luck O' the Irish! This year, consider taking a short break from exploring the beautiful Raleigh homes for sale so you and your little ones can enjoy a fun St. Paddy's Day-themed craft party! Here are a few easy ideas to help you plan your day. 

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March
3

Raleigh Outdoor Retreats

"Can you hear me now?" Electronics and social media often drown out the sounds of actual connections. Our real estate agents know that the Raleigh area has plenty of nature retreats perfect for a visit on Friday, March 5, for the National Day of Unplugging. Recharge your "batteries" by getting back to nature at one of these fabulous spots around Raleigh.

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February
17

Raleigh Bookstores

Have you run out of books on your reading list? Our real estate agents don't have that problem, thanks to these delightful book shops around Raleigh homes for sale. Stop in and find your perfect read!

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February
3

Zoom Town Raleigh

2021 is the year of the "Zoom town" – a great shakeup where professionals are exploring their home options. As more jobs go remote, fewer people are tethered to their old neighborhoods. Now's the time to go exploring and find a place where you'll feel truly enthusiastic to live.

For many people, that place is Raleigh, North Carolina.

There are so many reasons to consider Raleigh homes for sale. We decided to share a few!

For example:

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January
27

Raleigh Historic District

There are so many things to love about living in the Raleigh area! Not only are there many beautiful Raleigh homes for sale right now, but there are also excellent dining and entertainment options, great schools, and a rich culture and history. 

If you love older homes, you'll definitely want to explore some of the designated historic districts in and around Raleigh's downtown area. Some of the historic houses here are open to the public, while others remain private homes. Either way, the area offers excellent opportunities for an afternoon sightseeing tour. Here are a few you'll want to check out. 

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December
18

Local Gifts Raleigh

The holiday season is in full swing — have you checked everyone off of your gift list yet? If you're still shopping for that special someone, our real estate agents are here to help. This year has been challenging, and though we're about to swap out our calendars for 2021, the struggles of our local businesses will continue into the New Year. Now more than ever, it's vital that we support our mom-and-pop businesses. Buy something special for those you love while supporting our community by gifting local from these shops near Raleigh.

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November
18

Holiday Pies Raleigh

The holiday season has arrived, and with it has come a wonderful excuse to order up pies from your favorite bakery. If you're searching for the best pies in North Carolina, our real estate agents encourage you to check out these bakeries in the Triangle.

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October
7

Animal Shelters in the Triangle

October is officially "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month", and with so many people spending more time at home this year, there couldn't be a better time to welcome a new furry friend into your family. There are several great dog shelters in and around the Triangle and dozens of new pets that need to be adopted today. Looking to add a shelter dog to your family? Our REALTORS® went ahead and pulled together a list of options:

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September
30

Raleigh Restaurants

It's no secret that North Carolina has some of the best food in the country, but many residents of the Triangle are surprised to discover just how many times Raleigh's restaurants have been featured on TV. From local news to international programs on Food Network and Travel Channel, our favorite places to dine are given primetime slots on television. Next time you're headed out to eat, our real estate agents encourage you to check out these Raleigh restaurants that have been featured on TV.

  1. The Roast Grill – 7 S. West St., Raleigh, NC 27603 
    As Seen On Man v. Food

    Opened in 1940, The Roast Grill has been serving up hot dogs on the same grill they used 80 years ago. When Man v. Food's Adam Richman came to town, Raleigh residents knew he'd be taking on the Hot Dogger Eating Challenge. Richman dominated the challenge, downing 17 hot dogs, a half-pint of mustard, and a pint of chili sauce, which caused the challenge to be renamed as the Man v. Food Hot Dog Challenge. Whether you're going in to take the challenge or a single dog, don't ask for ketchup!

  2. The Pit – 328 W. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601
    As Seen On Throwdown with Bobby Flay

    The Pit serves up the tastiest pork this side of the Smoky Mountains, but when celebrity chef Bobby Flay came to town, things got messy. Thankfully, the pitmaster defeated the grill master, winning a rib challenge on Throwdown with Bobby Flay. The Pit has been featured time and time again on other shows like Chopped, Man v. Food, and The Today Show, which is all the more reason to see what all the buzz is about. Grab a plateful of barbeque, a fine bourbon whiskey, and taste why The Pit just can't stay out of the limelight.

  3. Original Flying Burrito – 4800 Grove Barton Rd., Raleigh, NC 27613
    As Seen On Food Paradise

    The Southwest meets the Southeast at Original Flying Burrito, which was featured on an episode of Food Paradise's episode "Burrito Paradise." To taste what you've seen on TV, order up the Carolina Burrito. Made fresh from scratch each day, the delicious sauces, salsas, and other sweet and savory menu items are sure to make your mouth water. They even have a separate vegan menu for those who prefer their burrito meat and dairy-free.

  4. Azurelise – 702 Boylan Ave., Raleigh, NC 27605
    As Seen On Road Tasted with the Neelys

    With so much savory barbeque in town, Azurelise offers a sweet alternative. While they received great reviews on Road Tasted with the Neelys, Azurelise's chocolate truffles let their flavor do the talking. The minute you let of one, these delectable chocolates melt on your tongue, you'll know why Azurelise is a standout confectioner in the city. Order up at least two batches; you'll likely devour the first on the car ride home!

If you thought Raleigh's restaurant scene was impressive, wait until you see our housing market! Contact us today to begin touring the best Raleigh homes for sale.

September
16

Brunch in the Triangle

Let's face it. Not everyone is a morning person! One thing that makes mornings more bearable is the fantastic brunch options we have in the Triangle area. Our real estate agents love the local dining scene, and that includes frequenting brunch spots in the area. Looking for a delicious start to your morning? Be sure to check out the following local restaurants for your next morning meal!  

  1. Parkside Restaurant – 301 W. Martin St., Raleigh, NC 27601
    Located in the Warehouse District near some of our most popular Raleigh homes for sale, Parkside wants to show you the hospitality that's existed in this historic area for over a century. One of their brunch staples is a fried pork chop with cheddar waffle. This meaty meal is topped with powdered sugar, syrup, and a peach bourbon glaze. Perfect for those who love sweet and savory combinations! 

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August
26

Raleigh Investment City

The secret is out, and the rest of the country is finding out what residents of Raleigh have known for years. Raleigh has been ranked as one of the best real estate investment cities in the country and has become an especially popular destination for millennial homebuyers. With the growth of Raleigh and the Triangle, it's no surprise that our region is earning national recognition. As our real estate agents can tell you first-hand, Raleigh is a great place to invest, and an even better place to build a life.

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August
5

Outdoor Reading Spots in Raleigh

There's nothing quite like getting cozy with a good book when the world starts to feel overwhelming. 

In honor of National Book Lovers Day—coming right up on August 9th—we asked our real estate agents to name some of their favorite outdoor reading spots. The list includes some of the most beautiful parks and green spaces in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, NC.

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July
15

Weekend Getaways Near Raleigh

Who's ready for a vacation? Our real estate agents sure are! After the last few months, we agree that everyone could use a little time away from home to relax, recharge, and enjoy spending time with those they care about the most. If you'd like to get out of town without hopping on a plane or train, consider road tripping to one of those great getaway destinations close to Raleigh.

  1. Winston-Salem, NC
    Distance from Raleigh by Car: Approximately 2hrs
    Head down to the Piedmont Triangle of North Carolina and enjoy a getaway tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Winston-Salem has a host of historical sites, museums, wineries, and dining options that will keep you busy for hours. Some of the notable attractions include the Salem Glen Country Club, Yadkin Valley Wine Tours, the Crooked Tail Cat Café, and Kernersville Little Theatre. 

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June
17

Fishing in Raleigh

It's true that summertime activities may not be the same this year, but that doesn't mean that you can't get out and have some fun! Many of our real estate agents enjoy spending their days off exploring the area's best fishing spots.

National Go Fishing Day is coming up on June 18th and is the perfect excuse to explore the local fishing spots near Raleigh. Whether you're a seasoned angler or an absolute beginner, grab your pole, because you're going to love spending time at these local parks. 

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June
11

Donate Blood in Raleigh

World Blood Donor Day, which takes place every year on June 14, is a day to raise awareness for the need of blood donations around the world and to thank the many people who donate life-saving blood each year. This year's edition of World Blood Donor Day is especially important, because so many medical facilities are in need of blood due to COVID-19. Our real estate agents have put together a list of blood drives and donation facilities where you can donate blood for World Blood Donor Day this year.

World Blood Donor Day: Where to Donate Near Raleigh

  • What to Know Before You Donate
    In the past blood drives would often allow walk-in donors, but this year there are extra precautions in place due to COVID-19. For donors, the main difference is that you'll have to schedule an appointment in order to donate this year. Both donation centers and blood drives have appointment slots available in 15-minute intervals. You can schedule your appointment online, or call ahead to save your appointment slot.

  • The Blood Connection – 5925 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612
    With convenient locations near Raleigh homes for sale and in other nearby communities, The Blood Connection is a donation center with appointments available 7 days per week. The Blood Connection has appointments available for both whole blood and plasma donations every day. Anyone over 16 years of age is eligible to donate, and donors are eligible to give blood as long as it has been at least 56 days since your last donation.

  • North Raleigh Blood Donation Center – 8301 Bandford Way, Raleigh, NC 27613
    The North Raleigh Blood Donation Center will be hosting daily drives six days per week starting on June 11, with a wide variety of time slots available. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday appointments are available from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If an evening appointment better suits your schedule, you can sign up for a slot from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday or Tuesday. On Thursday, you can set up a donation at any time from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

  • Crabtree Valley Mall – June 24 – 4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612
    There will be a blood drive sponsored by iHeartRadio at the Crabtree Valley Mall on June 24, with appointments available from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The mall is currently open with additional safety and sanitation procedures in place, so you can plan a day of shopping around your donation. There have often been summer blood drives at Crabtree Valley Mall with great success, and appointment slots will likely fill up fast this year. At this blood drive, anyone can donate whole blood, and you can donate Power Red if your blood type is O, A Negative, or B Negative.

  • Raleigh Blood Donation Center – 100 N Peartree Ln., Raleigh, NC 27610
    The Red Cross has two blood donation centers in Raleigh, and the Raleigh Blood Donation Center is open for donations three days per week. Appointments are available on Monday from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This donation center accepts both whole blood and Power Red donations. Schedule your appointment by calling the Red Cross, or visiting the Donation Center website.

Still searching for your dream home in the Triangle? We can help. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Raleigh, NC area.

May
6

Raleigh Takeout

If you're like most people, living under the current stay-at-home orders has started to feel really mundane. It's true, there's not a lot to do right now, but ordering takeout from some of the area's best restaurants is a great way to spice things up. 

Many of our real estate agents have started planning a weekly takeout night. Not only does this give us a chance to try out some new foods, but we love being able to support our local restaurant owners. Here are a few of our favorites! 

  1. Woody's at City Market: 2050 Wolfe St. Raleigh, NC 27601
    Conveniently located in downtown Raleigh, Woody's at City Market is perfect for those days when you're craving some American comfort food. We recommend the burgers, Cuban sandwiches, and, of course, the chicken wings. They're currently offering curbside takeout, and delivery! 
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April
22

Raleigh Random Acts of Kindness

During tough times, our Raleigh community comes together. Our real estate agents are proud to call the Raleigh area home and are determined to spread some kindness across the community. Here are some simple random acts of kindness you can complete in the Raleigh area to help others during these difficult times. 

  • Donate to or Volunteer at a Food Bank - Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, 1924 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604
    With people shut in and low on funds, it's difficult for them to maintain healthy eating habits, especially if they have kids. Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is continuing to serve local residents in need while following CDC's best practices. You can help by donating funds, holding a virtual food drive or volunteering with a self-scheduled shift on the website. The Raleigh distribution center is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Adopt a Rescue Animal - SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Ln., Raleigh, NC 27603
    SPCA of Wake County is working hard to care for these animals until they can be rehomed. The shelter is currently closed, but the organization is accepting applications and conducting phone meetings so you can reserve the pet of your choice until adoptions resume. Each day at 2 p.m., a staff member conducts a Facebook Live event where you can view the dogs and cats currently available for adoption. If you're not in a position to adopt, consider a financial donation toward SPCA's expenses.

  • Support Healthcare Workers - Duke Health, 1233-D Front St., Raleigh, NC 27609
    Healthcare workers such as those in the Duke Health system are working tirelessly around the clock to care for patients. They desperately need supplies such as N95, surgical and looped masks along with sealed boxes of gloves and eye protection. With blood bank supplies running low, healthcare providers are asking for healthy people to become donors. Finally, you can make a financial gift to the Duke COVID-19 Response Fund for research and testing. Donated supplies can be dropped off at the Raleigh location from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays.

  • Send Greeting Cards to Nursing Home Residents - Capital Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3000 Holston Ln., Raleigh, NC 27610
    Extra precautions are being taken to protect people in nursing home and long-term care facilities who are more vulnerable to health risks. Sadly, these people are feeling even more isolated from friends and loved ones at a time when they need support the most. Take a few minutes to brighten the day of patients at places such as Capital Nursing and Rehabilitation with a cheerful greeting card. Be sure to call the facility first and ask about any special procedures they may have regarding cards and delivery.

  • Help Neighbors
    Lending a helping hand to neighbors in need is a great way to lift the spirits of everyone involved, especially if you know any healthcare providers, first responders or elderly people. Here are just a few ideas of how you can assist those around you: mow the lawn; shop for groceries; pick up prescriptions; babysit; walk dogs; give restaurant or grocery store gift cards; share supplies; call or text just to say hi.

Howard Perry and Walston is proud to be part of such a caring and supportive community. Contact us for more information about Raleigh homes for sale

March
18

Greenhouses in Raleigh

Is it just us, or does it finally feel like spring might be just around the corner? As always, our real estate agents are excited about the idea of warmer weather and greener lawns. If you're looking to spruce up the landscape around your North Carolina home this spring, we'd like to recommend some of our favorite local greenhouses and plant stores!

  1. Homewood Nursery & Garden Center - 10809 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614

    A long-running favorite source for gardening supplies and specialty plants, Homewood Nursery and Garden Center is the perfect place to find some new additions to your spring landscape. Located just minutes from many Raleigh homes for sale, the nursery offers an incredible selection of trees, shrubs, and other plants, along with a knowledgeable staff. 

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March
4

Triangle Festivals March

As spring arrives in March and the weather gets warmer, festivals of every type get underway in our vibrant area.

See all the Triangle has to offer this March!

Our real estate agents suggest going to the following festivals to get a glimpse into some of the fun residents can enjoy when living in the Triangle.

  1. BrickUniverse - March 7-8 - Raleigh Convention Center, S. Salisbury St., Raleigh 
    LEGO lovers won't want to miss BrickUniverse, one of the largest LEGO fan events in the world. Builders will showcase huge creations as well as small, intricate ones and will share their tips. You'll also be able to browse through vendors' tables and buy everything LEGO-related, from new and old sets to jewelry. It's the perfect place to stop along the way as you look for Raleigh homes for sale.

  2. International Festival of Raleigh - March 5-8 - Jim Graham Building and Exposition Center, NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh 
    The International Festival of Raleigh celebrates global culture, cuisine, arts, and education, with over 50 international groups from around the Triangle. Spend some time with your cross-cultural neighbors and enjoy traditions, art, music, dance, and food from other cultures. You'll also be able to shop at booths from different countries for jewelry and many other items that showcase each country's unique culture.

  3. YogaFest NC 2020 - March 28 - McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh
    Explore a wide variety of yoga classes, styles, and levels at YogaFest NC 2020. You can choose from among 35 diverse classes, attend holistic healing and wellness mini-seminars, shop the health and wellness marketplace, and enjoy a plant-based luncheon that accommodates all diets.

  4. Art in Bloom Festival - March 19-22 - North Carolina Museum of Art, 2100 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh 
    The Art in Bloom Festival makes the North Carolina Museum of Art come alive with flowers each year. Florists are asked to interpret a piece of art in the museum's collection in the form of a floral display, and the results are wonderfully creative. Classes, workshops, and special tours are also offered as part of the festival. 

  5. Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour - March 23 - Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham 
    If you're into adventure, the Banff Mountain Film Festival is worth your time as you look at Durham homes for sale. The festival features the world's best mountain sport, culture, and environmental films. You'll see new landscapes and remote cultures while being exposed to new adventures and adrenaline-fueled sports. The films are entertaining to watch and will inspire your own adventures.

  6. Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival - March 14 - Lane and Wilmington Streets, Raleigh
    Whether you're Irish or are Irish just for the day, the Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival offers plenty of fun. Watch the parade and stay to enjoy plenty of Irish-themed entertainment and food.

Contact us to learn more about homes for sale in the Triangle area of North Carolina. It's a wonderful place to call home throughout the year, with plenty to do and see! 

February
5

Raleigh 5ks

Running is a great form of exercise adaptable to all workout styles. It can be done anywhere and anytime, with or without a partner, and the only equipment required is a good pair of shoes. Challenge yourself at one of these upcoming races around the Triangle suggested by our real estate agents.

  1. Raleigh Half Marathon - 1924 Capital Blvd., Raleigh 27604
    After a successful inaugural "run," the Raleigh Half Marathon is back for a second year. One major change is the course, which is moving to the scenic Crabtree Park Greenway, not far from Raleigh homes for sale. The date has also been moved up to Saturday, February 22, at 7:30 a.m. to avoid last year's muggy weather. The registration fee is $75, and the field is capped at 750 entries.

  2. Run for the Roses 5K - 805 Ruggles Dr., Raleigh 27603
    Now entering its 40th year, Run for the Roses 5K is one of the oldest races in the Triangle. The event includes a standard 5K along with a kids' fun run, both taking place in beautiful Dorothea Dix Park. An exciting addition this year is a pursuit race where a small group of elite female runners will have a two-minute head start on a small group of elite male runners to see who will finish first. At the end of the 5K, all-female finishers will receive the traditional rose. Run for the Roses takes place on Sunday, February 9. Race times are 2 p.m. for the 5K and 3 p.m. for the fun run. Registration fees are $25-$30, with a special rate of $18 for kids under the age of 18.

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January
8

Triangle January Events

Living in the Triangle means that you're never far from the next big event on the calendar, and January is certainly no exception. From live music to fishing, culture, science, and more, there's an event to suit every interest. Our REALTORS® have the exciting details on 6 events happening in the Triangle this January.

  1. North Carolina Symphony – 114 East Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    The historic UNC campus provides endless entertainment close to Chapel Hill homes for sale, and the excitement continues with a performance by the North Carolina Symphony at Memorial Hall. The North Carolina Symphony brings a performance called The Planets, led by conductor Gemma New of the Women of North Carolina Master Chorale. Travel to other worlds, as you get lost in the music of the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra.

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January
2

Gyms Near the Triangle

We all know how hard it can be to stay active in the wintertime. But if your New Year's resolution involves getting in shape—or staying in shape—then you're in luck. The Triangle area offers an endless assortment of gyms and fitness centers, and our REALTORS® are thrilled to share some of their favorites.

  1. Capital Strength & Conditioning - 2422 Atlantic Ave, Raleigh, NC 27604
    With a focus on strength training and nutrition coaching, it's not hard to see why Capital Strength & Conditioning is one of the highest-rated gyms in Raleigh. The 4,200 square-foot gym offers semi-private and one-on-one personal training to help you transform your body and achieve top performance. Plus, you'll find numerous Raleigh homes for sale near Capital Strength's convenient location inside the beltline of Raleigh. 

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January
15

Sledding in the Triangle

When the weather cools down, many of your favorite outdoor destinations in the Triangle are transformed into winter wonderlands, with sledding and many other fun, family-oriented activities available throughout the winter. Our REALTORS® are ready for winter fun if the rain we've been getting turns into snow, and we've got the local scoop on five fun spots to go sledding in the Triangle.

  • Pullen Park – 520 Ashe Ave., Raleigh, NC 27606
    Raleigh homes for sale make it easy to go sledding when winter comes, thanks to fun local spots like Pullen Park. Established in 1887, Pullen Park has the distinction of being the first public park in North Carolina. It remains a popular place to visit today, with excellent sledding hills and loads more to do during every season. Travel the trails, take in beautiful waterfront views, and hit the hills for wintertime fun. You can even go for a swim afterward at the indoor aquatic center, which is open year-round.

  • Fred G. Bond Metropark – 801 High House Rd., Cary, NC 27513
    Looking for the perfect place to stretch your legs close to Cary homes for sale? Head for Fred G. Bond Metropark, one of the largest parks in the Triangle. Covering 310 acres, Bond Metropark features something for everyone. There are sledding hills to enjoy during the winter, playgrounds, and extensive trails to explore during every season. Flying down the hills on your sled provides a truly unique way to enjoy the views.

  • Chapel Hill Community Center Park – 120 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    If you're searching for sledding close to Chapel Hill homes for sale, then the Chapel Hill Community Center Park is the place to be. In addition to being home to Chapel Hill's Community Center, this park features ample space for outdoor fun. Stop by for some sledding, take a winter stroll down the winding trails, and check out some public art while you explore. Warm-up afterward with a trip to the Community Center, or take a dip in the heated, indoor pool located on-site.

  • E. Carroll Joyner Park – 701 Harris Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587
    Family fun is never far from Wake Forest homes for sale, thanks to excellent local destinations like E. Carroll Joyner Park. Joyner Park is the largest park in Wake Forest, checking in at 117 acres, and features attractions for every member of the family. Enjoy some sledding on a variety of fun hills, explore the beautiful, historic pecan grove, and travel the trails. Joyner Park is also home to some restored farm buildings, which look especially idyllic with a coating of fresh snow.

  • Duke Park – 106 W. Knox St., Durham, NC 27701
    Durham homes for sale offer access to a variety of great sledding spots, including Duke Park. In addition to some great hills for sledding, Duke Park connects with an extensive trail system and features a dog park for your four-legged friend. You'll also find a collection of small playgrounds.

When you call our corner of North Carolina home, you can enjoy outdoor fun during every season at local parks and green spaces. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Triangle.

November
20

Local Raleigh Shops

The holiday season is prime shopping time, but it's also a great opportunity to discover hidden gems in town. Shopping local for the holidays comes with its rewards—you can get to know small business owners, get a feel for the warm, welcoming Raleigh community, and find amazing, unique gifts for the loved ones in your life. Our REALTORS® share some of their fave holiday shopping spots in Raleigh near Raleigh homes for sale.

  1. Ealdwine—412 S McDowell St, Raleigh
    A go-to destination for fine menswear in Raleigh, this posh gentlemen's shop opened in 2018, adding a touch of refinement to an already vibrant, thriving city. Ealdwine (pronounced Ald-wine) is an Old English name that means "Old Friend," and owners Matt Gray and Jim Pietryka are dedicated to cultivating friendships and being a vital part of the Raleigh community. Choose from a wide selection of Alden brand shoes and a well-curated variety of some of the finest menswear, leather goods, and more. They offer both ready-to-wear and custom-tailored options.  

  2. Elizabeth & Nichole Mobile Boutique (online & delivery)
    This unique online boutique is based in Raleigh, but all sales are conducted online. In addition to providing the hottest trends in women's fashion and personalized styling, Elizabeth & Nichole offers a local mobile service serving the Raleigh area bringing the ultimate shopping experience to your doorstep. It's a perfect way to celebrate the holidays, a birthday party, a bachelorette party, or any type of event you dream of!

  3. Taylor's Wine Shop— 10005 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh
    Taylor's Wine Shop has been serving the Raleigh area since 1980. Here you'll find rare and collectible wines, craft beers, coffee, and even live bait. Their friendly, knowledgeable staff can help you find an ideal gift for the wine lovers on your list. They also offer tons of local food items such as honey, chocolates, jams, BBQ sauces, and more. With tons of tastings and free events, Taylor's is a quirky, longstanding Raleigh favorite you won't want to miss.

  4. The Flourish Market—307 W. Martin Street, Raleigh
    At The Flourish Market, owner Em Sexton believes every product and person has a higher purpose. The Flourish Market strives to make the world a better place for the people of Raleigh and around the globe, partnering with more than 50 brands that provide jobs and fair wages to artisans and makers in vulnerable communities all over the world. You'll find everything from greeting cards to women's fine fashion, accessories, kids' clothing, jewelry, home goods, and more. So get to The Flourish Market and do some good while you do your holiday shopping.

  5. Craft Habit— 2423 Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh
    This super cool and crafty spot offers classes for people of all ages and tons of fun, creative gifts as well. Grab a holiday ornament embroidery kit to brighten up the tree, check out an endless supply of sewing gear, fabric, yarn, paper goods, beads, books, and more. Or plan the ultimate gift—a special private crafting event with friends and family.

These are just a few of the amazing shops you'll find in Raleigh and the Triangle area. Whether you're buying or selling, we can help. Contact us to get started.

December
4

Cooking Classes the Triangle

Some people seem to have a natural talent for cooking. Most of us aren't so lucky. Fortunately, if you live in the Raleigh/Durham area, you don't have to be a natural-born chef to create an inspiring meal. These local cooking classes offer opportunities to up your culinary game, and with the holidays right around the corner, our REALTORS® are grateful for the help! Impress your friends and family this holiday season when you pick up some culinary skills at these local cooking classes. 

  1. Taste Buds Kitchen - 1475 Beaver Creek Commons Dr, Apex, NC 27502
    A beautiful kitchen event studio that specializes in one-of-a-kind cooking events, Taste Buds Kitchen provides a great culinary experience for kids, families, and adults alike. Check out their online schedule for upcoming classes, including teen cooking workshops and BYOB classes for adults. Taste Buds Kitchen is located in the community of Apex, NC, just a few miles outside Raleigh and right around the corner from these Apex homes for sale.

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November
6

North Carolina's Triangle area has rightly gained a reputation as a hub for art, culture, and history. This fall is a perfect time to check out some of the museums in Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding area, and our REALTORS® are excited to share their favorites. 

  1. North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences - 11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601
    The oldest established museum in North Carolina, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest museum of its kind in the Southeast. The museum offers four floors of exhibits, with live animals, gift shops and cafés to keep you busy. A highlight of the collection is the world's most complete skeleton of Acrocanthosaurus, the dinosaur known as the "Terror of the South." Just minutes from Raleigh homes for sale, this museum is also home to a spectacular Nature Exploration Center and Nature Research Center.

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November
13

Holiday Events in the Triangle

It's the most wonderful time of the year, especially in the Triangle. The holiday season is on its way to the Triangle, and our REALTORS® highlight all of the great holiday events happening around Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.

  • Raleigh Christmas Parade — Hillsborough St. at St. Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 | Nov 23
    Kick-off the holiday season by attending the Raleigh Christmas Parade! As the largest Christmas parade from Atlanta to DC, this event brings the community together and is even recorded to be rebroadcast on Christmas morning! After the Raleigh Christmas Parade, be sure to start your Christmas shopping at the locally owned shops throughout downtown.
  • Irving Berlin's White Christmas at Durham Performing Arts Center — 123 Vivian St., Durham, NC 27701 | Dec 3 – 8
    Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Then head down to the Durham Performing Arts Center for the merry musical Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Comparable to a holiday card come to life, this show is full of singing, dancing and plenty of family-friendly fun!
  • NC Symphony Holiday Pops at Memorial Hall — 114 East Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 | Dec 10
    If you can't get enough of these yuletide tunes, you'll love the NC Symphony's Holiday Pops at Memorial Hall. Performing classic and contemporary Christmas songs, the North Carolina Symphony will fill your ears with the joyous sounds of the holiday season. Warm-up your vocal cords while you drive around Chapel Hill homes for sale and get ready to spend an afternoon caroling at Memorial Hall.
  • A Christmas Carol Presented by Theatre in the Park — Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601 | Dec 11 – 15
    Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is a holiday classic that's been performed annually on stage as a musical comedy adaptation since 1974. This show, taking place at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, will likely sell out fast so be sure to purchase tickets for an evening or matinee showing after your visit Raleigh homes for sale.
  • Bike the Durham Holiday Parade —Main St. at Dillard St., Durham, NC 27701 | Dec 14
    Join the cyclist community for a fun ride through the city for the Durham Holiday Parade. Kids and families are welcome to ride with the Bike Durham and Durham BPAC organizations from the Health Department to the Duke University East Campus. After viewing Durham homes for sale you and your family can decorate your bikes while enjoying hot chocolate and donuts before the parade starts.
  • Durham Village Holiday Market at The Rickhouse — 609 Foster St., Durham, NC 27701 | Dec 15 – 17
    Get ready to unwrap a new Christmas event coming to the Triangle. The first annual Durham Village Holiday Market will take place at The Rickhouse in the Central Park district. This European-style village market will feature food, drinks, and gifts made right here in North Carolina! With food trucks and beverages also on-site, the Durham Village Holiday Market is the perfect place to complete your Christmas shopping.

Would you like to find a new home for the holidays in the Triangle? Contact us today, and we'll gladly help you with your home search!

October
30

Yoga in the Triangle

Do you wish you could find your center and your dream home in the Triangle? Well, grab your yoga mat and get ready to say 'om' — our real estate agents are here to share the best yoga studios in the Triangle.

  1. Element Hot Yoga — 6909 Glenwood., Raleigh, NC 27612
    While we can't show you many Raleigh homes for sale with their own hot yoga studios, we can recommend Element Hot Yoga. Hot yoga classes will nourish your mind, body, and soul over approximately 60 to 70 minutes. You'll increase your strength, enhance your flexibility, and ease your mind alongside others seeking serenity. This 1,000 square-foot heated space will bathe you in natural light as you work on your breathing control and achieve inner balance. Voted one of the top yoga studios in Wake County, Element Hot Yoga is ready to bring you into their calming community.

  2. Bikram Yoga Durham —103 Belt St., Durham, NC 27701
    There are many types of hot yoga classes, but the original version brought from India is available at Bikram Yoga in Durham. This 90-minute class is based around a 26 posture sequence designed to loosen your muscles and normalize the functions and systems of your body. Along with Bikram Yoga, the studio also offers Yin Yoga, which focuses on relaxation and flexibility, and Inferno Hot Pilates, which is a High-Intensity Interval Training class formatted around Pilates. If looking for Durham homes for sale ever leaves you feeling like you need to refocus your mind, head over to Bikram Yoga.

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October
23

Raleigh Candy Shops

Is there ever a bad time to satisfy your sweet tooth with a special treat from your favorite local candy shop? Many Raleigh area candy shops have been producing award-winning treats for decades. You'll also find plenty of newer shops that offer unique flavors you won't find anywhere else. Whether you're looking for the perfect gift or want to indulge with your favorite treat, now is a great time to learn more about shops serving up sweet treats. Our real estate agents know Raleigh, and we've got the inside scoop on four great, local candy shops for your sweet tooth.

  1. Sweeties Candy Shop – 143 E Wait Ave., Wake Forest, NC 27587
    Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth close to Wake Forest homes for sale? Head to Sweeties Candy Shop, where you can shop for custom candy baskets and so much more. If you're looking for the ideal candy-themed gift, this is the place to be. Sweeties creates custom candy baskets for every occasion, and you can even include a balloon bouquet with your basket. You can also shop for your sweets here, including some of the best fresh, homemade fudge in the area. Sweeties also hosts birthday parties – perfect for children and kids at heart.

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October
16

North Carolina State Fair

It's almost time to enjoy one of Raleigh's most popular annual events, the North Carolina State Fair. The fair provides the perfect chance to connect with the community, learn about agriculture, participate in fun family activities, eat fantastic, local food, and ride exhilarating carnival rides on the Midway. Our real estate agents are ready for the festivities, and we've got the information you need to enjoy this year's North Carolina State Fair.

North Carolina State Fair Visitors Information

Dates: October 17 – 27, 2019 – Gates Open 8:00 AM Daily

Location: NC State Fairgrounds – 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

  • 10 Days of North Carolina Heritage and Family Fun
    Shopping for Raleigh homes for sale, and new to the area? The North Carolina State Fair provides the perfect place to get to know your new community, and have a great time in the process. The fair provides 10 full days of fun for all ages, drawing visitors from throughout the state. The NC State Fair is so large that it would be impossible to experience it all in one day!

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October
9

Raleigh Fall Activities

Are you looking for free fall activities to do in Raleigh this weekend? Autumn in North Carolina is a gorgeous time of the year, surrounding us with beautiful fall leaves, a crisp breeze and plenty of great family-friendly activities to enjoy. Our real estate agents invite you to grab the kids and venture over to one of these free destinations.

  • American Tobacco Trail — 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Rd., Apex, NC 27502
    Spend a little time outdoors on the American Tobacco Trail. This recreational rail-trail runs for 6.5 miles through Wake County before continuing another 16.5 through Chatham and Durham Counties. The perfect place of hiking, biking, riding horses, and having a picnic, the American Tobacco Also hosts free events throughout the fall. Plan your trip around one of their free events and look at Apex homes for sale later in the day.

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October
2

Raleigh Coffee Shops

Coffee lovers know it's more than a beverage: it's a way of life. Residents of the Raleigh area have several great coffee shops where they can grab a pumpkin spice latte or linger over a cup of java with a good book. Stop in at one of these top coffee shops recommended by our real estate agents.

  • BREW Coffee Bar - 122 E. Chatham St., Cary 27511
    BREW Coffee Bar recognizes a shared love of coffee as a foundation for creating connections. Their location near Cary homes for sale is designed to promote a sense of community. Pair your coffee with a toasted bagel, PB&J or one of the other light menu offerings. Hours at BREW are 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday.

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September
25

Things to do in North Carolina - Coldwell Banker HPW

Living in North Carolina offers residents amazing access to some of the best-hidden gems in the region. Our real estate agents love discovering new and exciting activities around the state. With so many great natural spaces, museums and sites to explore, you can spend weekend after weekend falling in love with everything the Triangle and surrounding towns have to offer. Here are ten of our favorite hidden treasures.

  1. Apex Nature Park & Seymour Athletic Fields — 2600 Evans Rd., Apex, NC 27502
    Get up and active at Apex Nature Park & Seymour Athletic Fields near Apex homes for sale. There are over 160 acres of space featuring a playground, multi-use trails, a dog park, picnic area and various courts for soccer, tennis and other sports.

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September
18

Halloween Events

Fall is a favorite time of year for our real estate agents. Living in the Triangle puts us in close proximity to great family-friendly Halloween activities. Grab your loved ones and check out some of these fall frights and delights around the Triangle!

  1. Trick-or-Treat the Trails — 2400 Aversboro Rd., Garner, NC 27529 | Oct 31
    No fall season is complete without a little trick or treating! Grab the kids and costumes before heading out to White Deer Park on Halloween. Not far from Garner homes for sale, you all can walk a one-mile loop and collect goodies along the way. This event is free for all children that are accompanied by parents.

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September
11

North Carolina Opera - HPW

Are you ready for a night out at the opera? Our real estate agents love to experience all of the arts and culture our area has to offer. Each year, the North Carolina Opera brings an exciting treat to residents of the City of Oaks. Throughout the 2019-20 season, their company will once again bring select performances to schools with the Triangle to give children educational and engaging exposure to the wonders that the opera has to offer. Internationally recognized performers, as well as local talents from the Triangle, will perform in schools throughout Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.

North Carolina Opera

Celebrating ten years since the union of the Capitol Opera Raleigh and The Opera Company of North Carolina, the North Carolina Opera is committed to bringing exceptional operatic performances to men, women, and children throughout the Triangle. As the center of culture of Raleigh's performing arts, this company showcases the brilliant talents and stories that have made Triangle residents fall in love with a night at the opera. The North Carolina Opera puts on many performances throughout the year, including the following for 2019/2020 season:

  • Wagner — Siegfried Act III: Sung in German, this opera tells the story of young Siegfried as he falls in love with the daughter of the god Wotan.

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September
4

Fall Festivals Near the Triangle

Summer is coming to a close, and although our real estate agents have enjoyed the warm weather and bright sunlight, we're excited for the arrival of autumn. The fall season is a spectacular time of the year in North Carolina. Our locals welcome the changing leaves and cool breeze as we prepare for outdoor fun. To celebrate the season, here is a list of the Triangle's best fall events you can't miss.

  1. The North Carolina State Fair — 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607 | Oct 17 — 27
    The North Carolina State Fair is one event that you can't miss. For 11 days, the North Carolina State Fairgrounds hosts this family-friendly festival offering something for everyone. Exciting rides and carnival games, live music, livestock shows, antique farm machinery exhibits and so much more await you. Just around the corner from Raleigh homes for sale, N.C. State Fair is the best fall festival the Triangle has to offer!

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August
28

Dog Friendly Restaurants - Raleigh

Raleigh homes for sale are smack dab in the middle of a city known for some of the best dining in the region. Raleigh is particularly cheered for its classic American cuisine.

When it comes to the flavors of Raleigh, there's something for everyone!

Good news for dog-lovers: Canine companions are welcome in many Raleigh establishments, and that number is growing every month. Some Raleigh restaurants even have convenient seating and dog-friendly menu options that will make it easy to bring your pup out on an adventure.

Let's look at seven restaurants in Raleigh where your pup is welcome to join you.

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August
21

Farm to Table Raleigh - Coldwell Banker HPW

Eating food prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients is healthier for both you and the environment. Today's farm-to-table trend is helping people rediscover the joys of dining on simple but flavorful dishes. Try it for yourself at these great Raleigh-Durham farm-to-table restaurants suggested by our REALTORS®.

  • Plates Neighborhood Kitchen - 301 Glenwood AVE Suite 100, Raleigh, NC
    Plates Neighborhood Kitchen is a fantastic option for brunch, lunch, dinner or catering at your next event. The menu is inspired by Chef Jake Wood's recipes he grew up with and classic southern dishes. His recipes plus the locally sourced ingredients are sure to delight your tastebuds. Besides the tasty, local food, the restaurant features many events and weekly specials, guaranteed to keep you coming back for more.  

  • Irregardless Café - 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh, NC 27603
    Opened in 1975, Irregardless Café was well ahead of the curve on the farm-to-table movement. Irregardless was Raleigh's first vegetarian restaurant, incorporating progressive ideas such as waste recycling. Along the way, they have gradually added seafood, chicken, and beef to their menu to serve fresh, healthy and innovative dishes "for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike." Irregardless is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday and dinner Tuesday through Sunday. Be sure to check out their calendar of live music nightly.

  • Crawford and Son - 618 N. Person St., Raleigh, NC 27604
    Looking for a spot to enjoy a romantic dinner for two after a day of viewing Raleigh homes for sale? The casual but intimate ambiance and creative cuisine at Crawford and Son fit the bill. Seasonally changing menus feature dishes such as scallop tartare, chicken confit, and zucchini bread pudding. One thing all customers agree on: save room for one of the desserts, which are as beautiful as they are tasty. Hours are 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and reservations are recommended.

  • Pompieri Pizza - 102 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC 27701
    Pompieri Pizza
    has been demonstrating how a staple of casual dining can be elevated to fine dining with quality ingredients. Their thin and crispy Neapolitan-style pies include the Barry White, a vegan pizza with a white cashew and garlic sauce, and the Pork Belly. Start with the Italian poutine, a pile of crispy fried pizza dough pieces topped with marinara and cheese curds. Pompieri Pizza is open for lunch and dinner every day but Monday, with all-you-can-eat Family Meal pizza on Sunday from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • The Durham - 315 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC 27701
    Whether you're in search of breakfast, lunch or dinner, The Durham has you covered. Anchored by the legendary dry-aged bone-in ribeye, The Durham's menu changes daily to take advantage of the freshest ingredients. The spectacular rooftop dining area is open year-round, serving appetizers and small plates that are perfect for sharing. Breakfast is served daily, while lunch and dinner are served Tuesday through Saturday. The in-house coffee shop is open seven days a week.

  • Harvest 18 - 8128 Renaissance Pkwy., Durham, NC 27713
    Even the name of Harvest 18 proclaims freshness and sustainability. More than 80 percent of Harvest 18's food is sourced from local farms, ranches, and fishmongers not far from Durham homes for sale, with many dishes prepared in the signature wood-fire grill. Harvest 18 is open for lunch and dinner daily, with weekend brunch until 3 p.m.

Raleigh-Durham is an exciting hub of cultural, dining, and entertainment opportunities. For professional help selling or buying a home in the area, contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston.

August
7

Concerts Shows Plays in the Triangle

9 Events to Attend This Month

Our REALTORS® are excited for a busy August here in the Triangle!

Summer is concert season, and the best venues in North Carolina are warming up to welcome top performers. There'll be live music, shows, and theater for the whole family to enjoy.

Let's check out nine of the coolest events in the Triangle this August:

Concerts - Apex, Pittsboro, Holly Springs

  1. Blue Ghost – 115 North Salem Street, Apex, NC 27502
    After a full day of checking out Apex homes for sale, why not relax and enjoy Blue Ghost – a local band from right here in the Triangle? The trio will bring its smooth blues, rock, and funk sounds to popular Apex venues starting on August 17. You might just want to get up and dance!
  2. MSG Acoustic Blues Trio – 950 Bynum Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312
    Not far from Pittsboro homes for sale stands Bynum Front Porch, where MSG Acoustic Blues Trio will arrive on August 23. The nonprofit home of the Bynum Music Series welcomes this versatile group known for Piedmont blues inspired by greats like Etta Baker.
  3. Summer at the Springs – 300 West Ballentine Street, Holly Springs, NC 27540
    One reason to pick Holly Springs homes for sale is the town's remarkable live music culture. That's on display during Summer at the Springs, the outdoor concert series by the Holly Springs Cultural Center. August will feature Whiskey Runners and Adam Lee Decker Trio.

Shows - Cary, Durham, Garner

  1. The Summer L.O.V.E Show – 122 East Chatham Street, Cary, NC 27511
    This love-themed show will reinvigorate you after exploring Cary homes for sale. On August 31 at the Cary Theater, local musicians, comedians, and visual artists come together for an uplifting evening that will touch your heart – Summer L.O.V.E. is like nothing else around.
  2. The Game Grumps Live – 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC 27701
    The Game Grumps are Millennial icons whose off-the-cuff humor has made them undisputed stars of YouTube's "Let's Play" culture. Mere steps from Durham homes for sale, at the Durham Performing Arts Center, they'll treat audiences to a night of fun-filled improv on August 18.
  3. Honk! Jr. – 742 West Garner Road, Garner, NC 27529
    Honk! Jr. comes to the Garner Performing Arts Center this August to regale kids with a fun and frolicking tale about what makes us special. This heartwarming story, adapted from The Ugly Duckling, includes over a dozen songs. It's right downtown, near Garner homes for sale.

Plays - Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill

  1. Jane Eyre – 120 Morris Street, Durham NC 27701
    Jane Eyre will be staged by the Young People's Performing Company at Durham Arts Council Saturday, August 3 through August 10. This haunting retelling of one of Charlotte Bronte's classics promises to be one of the most gripping dramas on the stage this August.
  2. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder – 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27606
    Courtesy of Raleigh Little Theatre, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder will run in mid-August at Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. This musical comedy following the misadventures of a scheming heir will have you rolling in the aisles! It's only minutes from Raleigh homes for sale, too.
  3. Rags to Riches Theatre – 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    If you're looking for a stage experience that will appeal to budding young minds, Rags to Riches is here to help. This traveling troupe puts on family-friendly stories of history, literature, and the fantastic. On August 9, the show visits the Chapel Hill Public Library--just a short distance from some of our best Chapel Hill homes for sale.

When it comes to finding the best homes in Raleigh, Durham, and throughout the Triangle, we've got you covered. Contact us today to learn about local real estate opportunities.

July
10

9 Ways to Entertain Kids in the Triangle

Our REALTORS® know kids look forward to summer vacation all year, but by the time July rolls around, they're probably shouting, "I'm bored!"

Fair enough – but there's never a dull moment in the Triangle. With plenty of family-friendly fun around every corner, there's always something new to do.

The biggest question is: Where should you and the kids go first?

That's a tall order, so here are our picks for enjoyable outings:

  1. Let's Roam Raleigh – 500 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC  2760
    This app-driven scavenger hunt will give you the opportunity to roam the cultural, historical, and natural treasures of Raleigh. Let's Roam Raleigh is a true adventure, all not far from the top Raleigh homes for sale. No tour guides or reservations required.

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July
3

Triangle Living Picnic Spots

After a busy week showing Raleigh homes for sale, many of our REALTORS® enjoy spending time outdoors. Good news: On top of its world-class amenities and economy, the Triangle has protected plenty of green spaces for residents to explore.

With National Picnic Month in July, it's a perfect time to visit them.

You'll find the Triangle's great cities are dotted with municipal parks. Not only that, but a number of state parks and other preserved areas are waiting for you. You can stay close to your neighborhood or make a day of it in a forest glen or mountainous vista.

Let's look at some of the best places to picnic all throughout the Triangle:

  1. Pullen Park – 520 Ashe Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27606
    In Raleigh, you'll happen upon beautiful Pullen Park, established in 1887. Sprawling across 66 acres, Pullen is known for being the first public park in North Carolina. It includes a carousel, mini-train, aquatic center, arts center, and cafe. There are plenty of shelters to shield you from the sun during your picnic. Of course, you are always welcome to spread a blanket on the grass.

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June
26

July 4 Events in the Triangle

Our REALTORS® look forward to the annual 4th of July celebrations held in our local communities every year. No matter whether you're looking for family fun, fireworks, athletics, or a more adult social experience, everything is within a few miles. The only problem is choosing just a handful of things to do!

Celebrate America in style this July with these spectacular events in the Triangle:

  1. 2019 4th of July 5k and 10k – 1251 Goode Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
    The famous 2019 4th of July 5k and 10k will bring you into the heart of Raleigh, where you can find some of the best Raleigh homes for sale. The Kids' Fun Run will start at 7:45 a.m., with the adult Four Miler at 8. There'll be plenty of swag for everyone as well as small cash prizes for the overall winners. Trophy Brewing Co. will be on hand for post-race refreshments.

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June
12

Triangle Local Ice Cream Businesses

Whether you're here to look at homes or ready to move in for keeps, our REALTORS® want you to enjoy your time in the Triangle. A sweet treat could be just what you need while you're exploring the local real estate market. Have we got the "inside scoop" for you!

Delicious ice cream made with organic ingredients is practically a way of life around Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding communities. You'll find plenty of friendly ice cream parlors with classic styling as well as ice cream trucks and party places for kids' birthdays.

Here's our take on the coolest ice cream shops around the Triangle:

  1. Two Roosters Ice Cream – 7713-49 Leadmine Road, Raleigh, NC
    It's true of Raleigh homes for sale and ice cream: Sometimes the best things come in unexpected packages. That's definitely true of Two Roosters Ice Cream, a quaint Airstream trailer hitched up to a classic Ford pickup. Don't underestimate this small but mighty selection, which has expanded to a seasonal pop-up space based on flavors like butterscotch and chocolate.

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June
5

Raleigh Durham Fathers Day Events

Our REALTORS® want you to enjoy this Father's Day, and there are plenty of ways to do it!

All throughout Raleigh, Durham, and the region, Father's Day celebrations are popping up fast. No matter what Dad's into, you're sure to find something that will bring him joy this year.

Check out these nine options from all around the area:

  1. Durham Central Park Food Truck Rodeo – 501 Foster Street, Durham, NC 
    Residents of Durham homes for sale are in for a treat this coming Sunday, June 16 when the Food Truck Rodeo arrives at Durham Farmers' Market. This all-ages get-together will feature all of the most popular food trucks from throughout the Triangle for an unforgettable event.

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May
29

Triangle Summer Camps for KidsIf your family is moving to one of our Triangle cities this summer, it might help make the move easier by registering your child in one of our area's summer camp programs.  Our REALTORS® are here with a quick look at just a few of the Triangle's summer camps for your children.

  1. IMACS – 105 Market St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516
    The Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science hosts summer camps near Chapel Hill homes for sale that focus on math, computer programming and university-level courses for children of any age and ability.

  2. TCC Kids – 4020 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604
    Let TCC Kids take your children around the Triangle on fun-filled field trips. They'll spend time playing at local parks, bowling alleys, swimming pools and so much more, all with breakfast and snacks included in this affordable camp!

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May
8

Triangle Living Bike Trails
May is National Bike Month and the perfect time to enjoy the Triangle on two wheels. There are bike trails connecting many Triangle communities, and winding through the beautiful outdoor spaces that make North Carolina such a lovely place to call home. Our real estate agents have the inside scoop on eight bike trails where you can celebrate National Bike Month.

Bike Trails in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and Apex

  1. Neuse River Trail – Raleigh
    Raleigh homes for sale make it easy to reach a variety of the trails on our list, including the 27.5 mile Neuse River Trail. This scenic, paved trail offers beautiful views of the river, while passing local historic sites and wetlands. The trail connects to other trails in Raleigh, and in nearby communities like Wake Forest.

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May
1

Raleigh Hiking & Greenway Trails
Raleigh is a great city for anyone with a taste for outdoor adventure, and now that spring has fully sprung, our REALTORS® think now is a great time to get out there and explore! If you're looking for a place to reconnect with nature in the Raleigh area, these are our seven favorite places to head outside and take a hike. 

  1. Walnut Creek Trail
    A little over 15 miles in length, the Walnut Creek Trail is a greenway project that meanders across South Raleigh from Lake Johnson to the Neuse River. Mostly paved and ideal for hiking, biking, and jogging, the trail is easily accessible from numerous trailheads and offers landscapes ranging from natural to urban and residential. It's a great place to explore Raleigh's many environments and is also part of the East Coast Greenway Trail (ECG) system, which connects major cities all along the Eastern Seaboard. 

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April
24

Triangle City Bargain Shopping
Bargain hunters rejoice — there are plenty of treasures to be found in the Triangle! Our REALTORS® have the details on our top ten favorite destinations for the best deals in the Triangle.

  1. Mr. Mike's Used Books – 6440 Tryon Rd., Cary, NC 27518 
    Trust Mr. Mike's Used Books for all of your reading needs. His low prices start at $0.99 which gives you an affordable opportunity to start collecting for the new library you're going to have when you purchase one of the great Cary homes for sale

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April
10

Cary Spring Dave Arts Festival

Are you ready to celebrate spring, support local artists, and remind yourself why Cary is such a special place to call home? Then we've got just the event for you! The Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, one of Cary's big annual events, returns for its 26th edition this year, with food, art, music, and fun for all ages. Whether you're shopping for Cary homes for sale or you're already a long-time resident, the Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival is a great chance to form a deeper connection with your favorite community. Our REALTORS® are here to help you prepare for the event, with details on Cary's popular Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival for 2019.

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April
3

Durham Easter Events
One of the sweetest things about moving to a new home is the opportunity to start new traditions with your family. Easter will be here soon, but if you're already eager to get festive and usher in spring, don't worry! Durham won't wait until April 21 to start celebrating. As you look for Durham homes for sale, check out some of our annual Easter activities too. The holiday fun lasts all month in Durham, so there's no shortage of family-friendly festivities to fill your weekends.

Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate Easter around Durham: 

  • Spring Egg Dive, 2000 S Alston Ave, Durham 
    If baskets are a little too basic for your family, take a plunge for your eggs instead. This year's Spring Egg Dive takes place Saturday, April 6 from 5:30-7 pm, at the Campus Hills Pool. Instead of scouring a park, kids and adults alike are invited to splash around the Durham pool looking for eggs.

    This unusual Easter event gets everyone in the water for an evening of swimming, diving, and winning fun prizes. Durham Parks & Recreation provides life vests for swimmers who need them, but adults must accompany kids younger than 10.

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March
27

Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill
Spring has arrived in North Carolina, and our locals are ready to celebrate family, community, and fun at some of the most popular festivals the Triangle has to offer.

When we asked Our REALTORS® about their favorite spring events, the list was pretty long. Whether you're into food, music, science, or culture, something is going on that's sure to appeal to you. Check out these nine festivals, and you'll get a taste of what makes the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area a great place to live. 

  1. Dreamville Festival: Raleigh, April 6
    The multi-stage musical event Dreamville Festival is coming back to Raleigh on April 6th. This celebration of art, food, and local culture feature both well-known and up-and-coming musical artists curated by J. Cole. It's held in the 308-acre Dorothea Dix Park and promises to be one of this year's most popular events.

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March
20

Parks & Outdoor Spaces in the Triangle
March 30 is National Take a Walk in the Park Day. After a long winter, it's a holiday that our real estate agents can get behind. We've got a lot of great outdoor spaces here in the Triangle area, and these are some of our favorite places to take a walk in the park in Raleigh, Durham and beyond.  

  1. Green Hills County Park - 9300 Deponie Drive, Raleigh
    This beautiful park in Northeast Raleigh is an excellent place for family fun, with an elementary school, middle school, and numerous Raleigh homes for sale nearby. With ample wide open spaces, Green Hills County Park offers picnic pavilions, playgrounds, walking trails and a challenging mountain bike skills course. The park's vast open fields are great for flying kites, playing Frisbee or stretching out on a picnic blanket.

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March
13

Triangle Museums and Galleries
No matter what you love to do for fun, living in the Triangle makes it easy to pursue your favorite activities. Interested in great art? The Triangle is home to a diverse collection of museums, art galleries, and learning facilities. No matter which Triangle community you choose, you'll find cart and culture are never far from your front door when buying a home in North Carolina's Triangle. Our REALTORS® have the key info on six amazing art destinations located within Triangle communities.

Local Museums, Galleries, and More in the Triangle

  1. North Carolina Museum of Art – 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh
    The North Carolina Museum of Art is a unique facility, which aims to help you learn about art, see art in nature, and connect with new people. The permanent collection at NCMA includes both European and American art, with collections from ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece, and so much more. Explore the outdoor Museum Park to see large, spectacular sculptures in a natural setting.

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March
6

Raleigh Urban Farms
As you spend time in the area searching for Raleigh homes for sale, you'll want to get a sense of the values that those in this community share. This city is positively blossoming with urban agriculture, and there is no better example of the townspeople's dedication to permaculture and the great outdoors than The Well Fed Community Garden. Our real estate agents would be thrilled to show you how this garden uses a farm-to-fork approach to feed the people of Raleigh.

Enriching Raleigh From Farm to Fork

The City of Raleigh understands how much of a positive social, economic and environmental impact the presence of agriculture has in an urban setting. The Well Fed Community Garden is one of the many efforts that they support throughout the year. This plot of land is home to an acre and a half of vegetables, fruits, herbs, fungi, and other plants, as well as honey bees and chickens.

The Well Fed Community Garden was purchased in 2012 by the owners of the Irregardless Café. Since the 1970s, Irregardless has been cooking up food for the residents of Raleigh that is locally sourced through sustainability initiatives. Though meat, fish and poultry meals are available, their menu is crafted for vegan and vegetarian enjoyment as well.

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February
20

Raleigh-JC Raulston Arboretum
If you're spending time in town searching for Raleigh homes for sale, you'll quickly hear about one of North Carolina State University's treasures: the JC Raulston Arboretum. This nationally acclaimed garden, located just across the street from NC State's West Campus, contains a living collection of over 6,300 diverse plant varieties — touted as one of the largest collections in the Southeast!

Established in 1976, this arboretum and botanical garden provide more than ten acres of spectacular viewing free of charge. It's been internationally recognized and continues to grow, expanding its amazing collection while increasing its space for visitors of all ages and abilities to enjoy a stroll through their gardens every day of the year.

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February
13

Wake Forest The Factory
Whether you've lived in the area or are just now looking into Wake Forest homes for sale, one of the coolest places for the entire family to eat, shop and play is at The Factory, your one-stop sports, and entertainment complex. If you'll be in the Wake Forest area and want to take the family for an afternoon of fun, our real estate agents suggest you lace up your tennis shoes and race on over to The Factory!

Because it's playtime, all the time at The Factory!

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February
6

Hillsborough Art Galleries
Locals know that Hillsborough, quietly seated along the Eno River, is a small town that has a big heart. Over the last three centuries, Hillsborough's vibrant arts, stunning scenery, and delicious food have made it a favorite destination for culture lovers from all over. Perhaps one of the best ways to truly experience Hillsborough's artistic beauty is by visiting one of their many art galleries close to dozens of amazing Hillsborough homes for sale.

Our real estate agents at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston appreciate the creativity and passion that the many talented artists of North Carolina share with our friends, families, and neighbors. We've gathered a list of some of the best art galleries around Hillsborough that will give locals and visitors alike a lively look at the town's dazzling artwork.

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January
23

Apex NC Saturday Things to Do
Saturdays are full of possibilities, and Apex has a wealth of cultural and entertainment activities to explore. The vibrant pedestrian-friendly downtown area retains its charming ambiance thanks to a number of beautifully restored buildings, some dating back to 1870. 

Where do you start? Our real estate agents offer suggestions for their favorite activities that take you from morning to night on a Saturday in Apex.

  1. Belgian Cafe - 1232 W. Williams St. 
    Start your day with some European flair at Belgian Cafe. The highlight of the breakfast menu is their signature petit dejeuner français, which includes two croissants with butter and jelly, fresh fruit, orange juice, and coffee. Don't forget to pick up some delicious macarons or tartelettes to take home.

  2. Apex Farmers Market - 220 N. Salem St. 
    For your next stop, head to the Apex Farmers Market and savor the bounty of fresh, locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products. Their selection of artisanal baked goods, cheese, sauces, and salsas add punch to any style of cooking. 

  3. MGC Boutique - 219 N. Salem St. 
    Take your BFF along to browse the stylish and versatile clothing and accessories at MGC Boutique, which is short for "My Girlfriend's Closet." The industrial-chic space features brick walls dating back to 1909 and large, warehouse-style skylights and windows. You'll see why MGC Boutique calls itself "Anthropologie at a more affordable price point."

  4. The Provincial - 119 N. Salem St. 
    The Provincial is just down the block from MGC Boutique, making it a perfect stop for lunch. Choose from a menu of soups, salads, and sandwiches that satisfy any appetite, large or small. If you want to try something new, check out the rotating selection of small and big plates. Beer and wine specials are offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

  5. The Red Canvas - 127 N. Salem St. #A
    Whether your interest in art involves doing or just looking, the Red Canvas is a great spot to immerse yourself in the creative spirit. The Red Canvas is a working studio for owner Catherine Martin, and works on display are painted by Martin and her students. Martin likes to promote a true community feel by featuring paintings designed to inspire awareness of social issues.

  6. Common Grounds Coffeehouse and Desserts - 219 N. Salem St.
    Housed in a historic Apex building called the Promenade, Common Grounds is an ideal spot to chat with friends or enjoy a good book over a cup of coffee. Tables, lounge areas and free WiFi encourage leisurely visits. Specialty flavors like Snickers and Coco Mocha are treats by themselves, but feel free to choose one of the decadent desserts supplied by Cary's Custom Confections.

  7. Mamma Mia Italian Bistro - 708 Laura Duncan Rd.
    Cap off a delightful day by meeting a friend for some traditional Italian favorites at Mamma Mia Italian Bistro. Classic preparations such as Marsala, Parmigiana, and Piccata are offered with your choice of chicken or veal. Try one of the chef's specials or build your own dish by selecting your favorite pasta and sauce. And what's an Italian restaurant without pizza? House wines are available by the bottle or glass.  

\Whether you're a social butterfly or you prefer cocooning, Apex homes for sale accommodate any lifestyle and family size. Contact us and let our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents help you find the home of your dreams.

January
16

North Carolina Triangle - Cooking Classes
Whether you're already experienced in the kitchen or you're looking to sharpen you're cooking skills for the first time, there are a ton of great reasons to consider taking a cooking class. It's a fun way to meet new, like-minded people when you move to a new community and develop skills that you can use for the rest of your life. Cooking classes are also great places to learn about healthy eating options, find new recipes, and enjoy some delicious food while you learn. Our real estate agents are here to help you pursue your passions, with a guide to the five best places to take a cooking class in the Triangle.

New Friends, New Flavors, New Ideas

  1. Flour Power 201 Park at N Hills St #101, Raleigh
    Raleigh homes for sale make it easy to enjoy a wealth of great dining options, and to develop your cooking skills at local classes. At Flour Power Studios, even the kids can get in on the cooking action! Flour Power has been offering kids cooking classes for more than 10 years, in a supportive, engaging, and fun environment. Schedule a class at Flour Power, and help your kids develop skills that will last a lifetime.

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January
9

Garner Performing Arts Center
If you are considering a move to the area and will be spending time in town looking into Garner homes for sale, attending some local events can really help you get a feel for the community. The Garner Performing Arts Center is a great place to start. This center is located in a historic building, constructed in 1923, that was once the local high school and then became an elementary school before falling into disuse.

In 2006, its historic auditorium was extensively renovated into a modern performance venue and given new life as the Garner Performing Arts Center, a facility dedicated to preserving the arts and being of service to its community. As such, it hosts a wide variety of events year-round, and we'll outline some upcoming events here.

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January
2

Chapel Hill Gyms
Have you started planning your New Year's resolutions for this year? For many of us, the start of a new year is an opportunity to focus on the things that matter most, including health, wellness, and fitness. The Chapel Hill area is a great place to make your New Year's resolutions count, whether you already live in the area or are still searching for Chapel Hill homes for sale. If your plan for making the most of the upcoming year involves physical fitness, our real estate agents have seven great gyms and fitness centers in Chapel Hill where you can get started on your New Year's resolution.

  1. UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont – 100 Sprunt St., Chapel Hill
    With more than 52,000 square feet of space filled with state of the art exercise equipment, the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont is a great place to work out for all ages. The facility also includes an indoor aquatic center, basketball court, and track, as well as extensive trails for biking and walking outdoors.

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December
14

Few things compare to the feel and aura of a historical home.  The Turner-Strudwick House located at 404 N. Churton Street is steeped in history and is currently listed by Meighan Carmichael our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Hillsborough office.

As you walk up to the home, peonies and irises adorn the original cobblestone walkway and you are automatically taken back in time. Upon entering the house through the red double doors, you can't miss the heart pine floors and twin parlors off of the foyer.  Details abound the home including eight fireplaces, each of which were built with their own unique mantel. This historical home has one very unique feature that cements the era in which it was built. In those bedrooms with fireplaces, there are two closets, one on each side of the fireplace, a very quaint feature to this home. 

Built in 1833 by Josiah Turner, this 4,500+ square foot masterpiece sits on over an acre in Historic Downtown Hillsborough.  In 1889 Edmund Strudwick decided he wanted to reorient the house to face Churton Street. During this process, he enlarged the home adding the twin parlors, two upstairs bedrooms and an additional wing.  This new wing also included a porch which brought the total number of porches to three. Something that was practically unheard of at that time.

In 1922, Sheriff L.B. Lloyd bought the Turner-Strudwick House where it has remained in the family for several generations. The owners are now ready to share the next chapter in its storied history.

To see this house in all its splendor, sign up for the Hillsborough Candle Light Tour which will take place on Sunday, December 16th.  From 1 to 7 p.m. guests will be able to see the first floor of the home and from 7 to 9 p.m. a full open house will be held following the candlelight tour. For more details on this home and how you can enjoy a tour of this historic landmark in the heart of Hillsborough, contact Meighan Carmichael.

For more information on HPW Luxury listings, check out the latest addition of our HPW Luxury magazine.

December
26

Coffee Shops in the Triangle

If you're like many people, you probably can't start your day off without that first cup of coffee. It's a pleasant ritual that makes your commute, that morning meeting, or an extra-long to-do list so much more bearable. If you want to stop for a cup on your way out in the morning, meet a friend for a mid-morning coffee break, or pick up a cup while you're on your way to meet one of our real estate agents, try one of these coffee shops in the triangle to start your day off right.

Durham

  • Bean Traders, 105 W NC 54 Hwy #249, Durham
    Durham homes for sale have access to some of the most unique and trendy dining options around, and Bean Traders is no exception. With ample room to sit and enjoy your coffee and meal options, you'll want to spend as much time there as possible. The iced coffee is always a hit with customers, but there are plenty of truly unique beverages here (Chocolate Habanero, anyone?).

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December
19

Cary Professional Family Photographers
Your family keeps evolving right before your eyes.  Your oldest is a senior in high school, and the youngest is starting kindergarten. Where has the time gone? Now is the perfect time to document some of these memories. Whether you're looking for a documentary photo session or formal family portraits, our real estate agents can recommend their favorite five family photographers in Cary, NC.

Family Photos Make a Wonderful Gift

  1. Laura Ann Photography - 107 Ivy Tree Place, Cary, NC 27519
    Laura Ann Photography offers documentary photography sessions to families in the Triangle area. She provides a variety of sessions, starting with an unscripted Storytelling session, following the family and capturing everyday laughter and moments. Regular appointments begin at $300 but can be expanded into day-in-the-life sessions, which last either four or eight hours and start at $450. She also features a Fresh 48 session, which tells the story of the first 48 hours of a new baby's life right at the hospital and is a new thing for families.

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December
12

Durham Restaurants for Brunch
What could be better than heading out for a relaxed Sunday brunch with some of your favorite people? Durham homes for sale make it easy to enjoy a wealth of excellent dining options, and Sunday brunch is no exception, with many unique dining spots to try. Whether you're looking for a traditional brunch or something new, you'll find it in the city. Our real estate agents have the details on nine of their favorite spots to enjoy a lovely Sunday brunch in Durham.

Savoring Sunday Morning: Durham's Best Sunday Brunch Spots 

  1. Parker and Otis – 112 South Duke Street, Durham
    Featuring a menu filled with smart, simple food made from fresh, local ingredients, Parker and Otis is a great place to stop for a delicious Sunday brunch. Choose from the breakfast or lunch menus to find the perfect morning meal.

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December
5

Triangle Christmas Tree Farms
Choosing and cutting your own Christmas tree is a beloved tradition for many families in the Raleigh area, creating memories that last a lifetime. With the holiday season fast approaching, now is the perfect time to rekindle that tradition at one of our area's Christmas tree farms. Whether you're shopping for Raleigh homes for sale or you're already a resident of the city, you'll find plenty of Christmas tree farms. Our real estate agents have the details on seven Christmas tree farms in the Triangle where you can cut your tree for the holiday season this year.

Holiday Family Traditions: Cut Your Tree at These Local Christmas Tree Farms

  1. Boyce Farms - 2813 Mount Vernon Church Rd. Raleigh
    Family-owned and operated, Boyce Farms aims to make cutting your tree an affordable, family-friendly experience. Choose from a wide selection of trees, wreaths, and roping, with friendly service from the Boyce family. Boyce Farms also offers "flocked" trees, which maintain the appearance of having a coating of snow throughout the season.

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November
21

Triangle NC Christmas Parades
The holiday season is here, and that means it's time to enjoy all of the Christmas excitement that the Triangle has to offer. Christmas parades are an excellent way to ring in the season and celebrate all of the things that make each community special. No matter where you are in the Triangle, there's a Christmas parade with your name on it. Our real estate agents are here to help you celebrate the season, with our guide to 11 Christmas parades in the Triangle.

'Tis the Season to Celebrate with 11 Christmas Parades in the Triangle

  1. Garner Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 2:00 pm – Main Street, Garner
    Shopping for Garner homes for sale? Take a break to enjoy the holiday happenings at the Garner Christmas Parade. Settle in to watch the marching bands, parade floats, classic cars, and Santa himself travel through downtown Garner to mark the season.

  2. Knightdale Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 1, 2018 -2:00 pm – Knightdale Station Park
    Homes in Knightdale make it easy to celebrate the season with fun events, like the Knightdale Christmas Parade. Before the parade, there will be a Holiday Fair on Thursday evening, along with the annual Knightdale Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday evening.

  3. Apex Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 5:00 m – Downtown Apex
    Scout out Apex homes while you enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season with the Apex Christmas Parade. A Holiday Pancake Breakfast precedes the parade on Saturday morning and the ADBA Pictures with Santa event throughout the day on Saturday.

  4. Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade – Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 3:00 pm – Downtown Fuquay-Varina
    If you haven't started shopping for Fuquay-Varina real estate just yet, the holidays present a perfect opportunity to see what the community has to offer. The parade travels throughout historic downtown Fuquay-Varina and is part of a series of events to mark the holiday season in the city.

  5. Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade – Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm – Carrboro Town Hall
    Wondering why Chapel Hill homes for sale are such hot properties? Head to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade and find out! The parade starts at the Morehead Planetarium and winds its way toward a conclusion at Carrboro Town Hall.

  6. Durham Holiday Parade – Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:00 am – Main St. and Magnum St., Durham
    Durham homes for sale put you near the best holiday events our city offers, including the Durham Holiday Parade. The parade is followed by the Fun Fest, a family-friendly holiday event with activities for all ages.

  7. Happy Holly Days Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 11:00 am – Downtown Holly Springs
    Holly Springs homes are perfect for celebrating the "Holly Days," with fun events like the Happy Holly Days Christmas Parade. Floats, dancers, bands, decorated vehicles fill the parade.

  8. Town of Cary Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Downtown Cary
    See the latest in Cary homes while you stake out the perfect spot along the Town of Cary Christmas Parade route. With more than 40 years of tradition, Cary's Christmas Parade is one of the most well-known in the Triangle.

  9. Wake Forest Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 1:00 pm – White Street in Wake Forest
    Settle in among homes in Wake Forest to enjoy the holiday spectacle of the annual Wake Forest Christmas Parade. The parade is part of a busy weekend of holiday activities in Wake Forest, which includes the Snowball Dance for those with Special Needs.

  10. Clayton Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 3:00 pm – Downtown Clayton
    Visit the Clayton Christmas Parade to see why the locals love their Clayton homes so much. Before the parade, head to the annual Santa's Workshop Event at the Clayton Community Center for a morning filled with fun family activities.

  11. Pittsboro Holiday Parade – Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 3:00 pm – Downtown Pittsboro
    The Pittsboro Holiday Parade provides the perfect excuse to take a closer look at Pittsboro homes for sale. Head to MLK Drive to catch the start of the parade route, or watch the finish as the parade continues down Farrell Street. The Pittsboro Holiday Parade always brings the community together.

Interested in finding a home for the holidays and beyond in one of the many fantastic communities in the Triangle? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes throughout the Triangle.

November
14

North Hills Tree Lighting
November and December bring fun, family-friendly events to Raleigh throughout the holiday season. Whether you're busy shopping for Raleigh homes for sale or enjoying all that your home city has to offer, the holidays feature free events that remind everyone why the city is such a great place to call home. The Annual North Hills Tree Lighting Ceremony is the perfect opportunity to kick off the holiday season. Our real estate agents are here to help you enjoy the holidays in Raleigh, with our guide to the Annual North Hills Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The Annual North Hills Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Event: Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at North Hills
Location: The Commons – 4191 Main at North Hills Street
Date/Time: Saturday, November 17, 2018 – Events from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Admission/Parking: FREE Admission

Family Fun and Free Activities in North Hills Christmas

Start your holiday season by making memories at the Annual North Hills Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, with an afternoon filled with fun activities that both kids and parents will love. The fun starts in North Hills at 3:30 pm in the Commons with everything building up to the big Christmas tree lighting at 6:00 pm. Admission to the event is free, and parking is available nearby at the Main District Garage.

  • Sledding Slopes and Trackless Train Rides – Are your kids dreaming of a white Christmas? While there may not be traditional snow at the Christmas tree lighting, kids can enjoy some sledding on "Snow My Yard" sledding slopes, or take an enchanted, holiday-themed trackless train ride.

  • Bounce House, Face Painting, and More – The North Hill Christmas Tree Lighting will also feature traditional childhood favorites, including a bounce house and face-painting for the holidays. There will also be arts and crafts for kids, along with balloon twisting to create memorable holiday souvenirs.

  • Meet Santa and Watch the Lighting Ceremony – The big moment arrives at 6:00 pm when Santa comes to town for the tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy Christmas carols, watch the 41-foot tree light up in gorgeous colors, and then stick around so that kids can spend some quality time with Santa Claus himself.

  • Start Your Shopping at the Vendor Village – Searching for a unique gift for someone on your holiday list? You'll find local vendors offering unique gifts, crafts at Vendor Village during the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Don't miss vendors like Shepard's Way Farms, Edible Art of Raleigh, Bee Happy Essentials, Project Picturesque, and many more.

Life in North Hills

North Hills real estate is popular among Raleigh residents because the neighborhood features everything you need close to home. From fantastic shopping to fun events and cuisine from around the world, North Hills offers a dynamic lifestyle for both work and play. The Commons, the location of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, is a gathering place in the neighborhood, with outdoor green space, ample outdoor dining options, and frequent special events throughout the year.

Still searching for the perfect Raleigh home for the holidays? Our local real estate team is here to help. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy, sell, and learn about homes in the Raleigh, NC area.

October
31

Chapel Hill Briar Chapel Neighborhood
Are you shopping for Chapel Hill homes for sale, and searching for the perfect neighborhood to call your own? Finding the right neighborhood is one of the biggest keys to choosing a home that you will love long-term, and Chapel Hill has a community to suit every taste. Briar Chapel, a relatively new neighborhood in Chapel Hill, has been earning great reviews from the day that the first residents moved in, and has grown into one city's most appealing areas for a wide range of homeowners. Our real estate agents are here to help you get acquainted with Briar Chapel, a Chapel Hill, NC neighborhood.

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October
24

Hollyfest 2018
Every year, just before it's time to celebrate Halloween, the people of Holly Springs, NC gather together for a fun-filled day at HollyFest. This year's edition of HollyFest is coming up soon, and as always it will be a day filled with great memories for the whole family. There will be games for the kids, fantastic food for all, and plenty of live entertainment throughout the day. Our real estate agents have the exciting details on what to expect from the events of HollyFest 2018 in Holly Springs, NC.

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October
10

Cary NC Halloween Events
The Halloween season is always one of the most exciting times of the year for Cary locals, and this year is no exception. Whether you're looking for a spooky haunted house, community pumpkin carving, a fall festival, or an opportunity to see local landmarks in a new light, there's an event for every interest around Halloween in Cary. Our real estate agents know Cary, and we've got the details on six exciting, upcoming Halloween happenings in the community.

Spooky Family Fun: Six Halloween Happenings in the Cary, NC Area 

  1. Pumpkin Flotilla at Bond Park – 801 High House Rd., Cary, NC 27513
    Carve your most creative pumpkin design, then watch your creation take to the season Bond Park Lake. The Pumpkin Flotilla at Bond Park is a truly unique event, as carved pumpkins, glowing brightly, meander their way across the water. There will be refreshments available, along with discounted boat rides for anyone who enters a pumpkin or arrives in their finest Halloween costume.

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October
3

Raleigh NC State Fair
Are you ready to celebrate the many things that make living in North Carolina so special? It's almost time once again for the North Carolina State Fair to visit the Raleigh area, with this year's edition of the fair looking bigger and better than ever. The NC State Fair is a family-friendly event, filled with food, rides, attractions, live performances, and a healthy dose of North Carolina hospitality. Attendance at the fair seems to rise every year, and the last few editions of the NC State Fair have each drawn more than a million visitors to the area. Our real estate agents are here to help you prepare for the fun, with our guide to the North Carolina State Fair.

The North Carolina State Fair

Dates: October 11-21, 2018 – Gates Open at 8:00 am
Location: NC State Fairgrounds – 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
Admission: Tickets Available 24/7 Online or In Person on Fair Days

Rides, Attractions, and Carnival Games for All Ages

The NC State Fair features a great mix of fun and educational attractions, perfect for keeping every member of the family entertained. There will be rides for all ages at the fair, with a special focus on creating memories for the youngest members of the audience. Take a ride on the Crazy Coaster, get a birds-eye view on the Ferris Wheel, explore the Magic Maze Glass House, or try one of the dozens of fun rides around the fairgrounds. There are carnival games as well, with loads of fun prizes to be won.

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September
26

Raleigh Wide Open Bluegrass Festival
100 bands, seven stages, and one unforgettable bluegrass music festival in Raleigh, all benefiting a great cause. It's almost time for the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival to return to Downtown Raleigh, and this year's event is set to be bigger than ever. The main stage at the Red Hat Amphitheater will feature some of the biggest names in bluegrass music, while there will also be tons of free shows and activities throughout the city during the festival. Our real estate agents have all the details on what to expect from this year's Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, NC. 

The Sweet Sounds of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC


The Event: The Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

Location: Downtown Raleigh

Dates: September 28-29, 2018 from Noon to 11 pm

Catch the Biggest Names in Bluegrass at the Red Hat Amphitheater

You'll find both free and paid events taking place throughout the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, and the main stage at the Red Hat Amphitheater is the place to be for some of the biggest names in bluegrass music. Enjoy shows from Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Patty Loveless, The Wide Open Jam, the Gibson Brothers, the Trust, Chatham County Line, and many, many more. The main stage features performances throughout the event, and you can purchase tickets ahead of time to ensure that you get the perfect seat to watch your favorite artists.

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September
12

Cary NC Farmers Market
There's nothing quite like waking up on a Saturday morning to enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of a local farmers market.  Our very own Cary Downtown Farmers Market consistently ranks as one of the best in the region. Open every Saturday morning, the Cary Downtown Farmers Market features a wide selection of local vendors, with fresh ingredients, prepared food, arts, crafts, and tons of great gifts. There are also special events, like the annual Fall Farmers Festival. It's a great example of what makes life in Cary special, and our real estate agents have all the details on what you can expect at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market.

Fresh, Local Cary: Experience the Cary Farmers Market and Farmers Fall Festival 

The Cary Downtown Farmers Market
Location:
135 W. Chatham St., Cary, NC 27511
Hours:
Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

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September
5

Clayton, NC - Portofino Community
Located along the Neuse River in Clayton, NC, the Portofino Equestrian Community is a planned community unlike any other you'll find in the area. Portofino is known for its outstanding equestrian facilities, beautiful outdoor spaces, large lots, and lovely homes. Residents love the unique perks of living in the community and being part of the booming equestrian industry in the Clayton area.  Our real estate agents are here to tell you all about life in the Portofino Equestrian Community.

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August
15

Raleigh-Pullen Park
An excellent park system is one of the many perks of living in Raleigh, NC, and Pullen Park regularly ranks as one of the most popular parks in the city. With a lake, amusements, aquatic center, theater, and arts center, Pullen Park offers something for every member of the family to enjoy. The park even connects to the East Coast Greenway, a 3,000-mile trail system that spans the entire coast. Our real estate agents have all the details on why parents and kids both love spending time at Pullen Park in Raleigh, NC.

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August
8

Cary NC Lazy Daze Family Event
Summer is just a little sweeter when you live in Cary, NC.  The Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival is always one of the most significant events of the season. With shopping, food, fun games, and entertainment, Lazy Daze offers something for every member of the family to enjoy. This year's event marks the 42nd annual edition of Lazy Daze, with a packed schedule of events all weekend long. Our real estate agents have all the details on what to expect from the Lazy Days Arts and Crafts Festival.

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August
1

Zebulon North Carolina
Known as the "Town of Friendly People," Zebulon, NC truly delivers the quintessential American hometown experience. This is the sort of town where it's a pleasure getting to know your neighbors, and where big, local events bring the whole community together. Zebulon is located just a short drive east from the city of Raleigh, with tons of great attractions and an easy commute to other exciting communities within the Research Triangle region. Our real estate agents have all the details on why Zebulon, NC is the perfect example of an appealing North Carolina hometown.

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July
25

Wake Forest Neighborhoods
Searching for the perfect community to call your own, with plenty to do close to home and easy access to Raleigh? Wake Forest, NC might be just the place to find what you seek. Wake Forest was rated as one of Raleigh's best suburbs, thanks to its natural beauty, outdoor attractions, ample amenities, and fantastic food. There are plenty of great neighborhoods to choose from within the community, and our real estate agents have the details on five of the best Wake Forest neighborhoods to call home.

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July
11

Rolesville North Carolina's Fast-Growing Town

Located just a short drive from Raleigh in northeastern Wake County, the community of Rolesville, NC has quickly become one of the hottest towns in North Carolina to call home. New residents are flocking to Rolesville thanks to its convenient location, excellent economy, ample amenities, and exciting potential for growth in the future. With a unique history and a bright future, it's no surprise that so many new residents love calling the community home. Our real estate agents have all the details on why Rolesville, NC has become the fastest-growing town in North Carolina.

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July
3

Pittsboro - Fearrington Village
Tucked away a short drive south from the city of Chapel Hill near Pittsboro, you will find Fearrington Village, a unique community that transports you to a different place and time. Fearrington Village is patterned after the quintessential English village and has been built up around a historic dairy farm. Whether you're enjoying a meal at one of the multiple elegant restaurants, spending an evening in the inn, or simply exploring the charms of this historic destination, Fearrington Village is the type of attraction that always keeps you coming back for more. Our real estate agents have the inside scoop on why so many love visiting Fearrington Village.

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June
27

Mebane NC - Lake Michael Park
Your next outdoor adventure is never far from home when you live in Mebane, NC, and Lake Michael Park is the perfect example of why that's the case. With fishing, trails, boat rides, playgrounds, and picnic areas, you'll find everything that you need for a day packed with family fun. Lake Michael Park covers a total of 200 acres and includes a large, 59-acre lake that is always well-stocked with a variety of fish. Our real estate agents have all the details on the fun you can have at Lake Michael Park, and what you should know before you arrive.

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June
18

Hillsborough NC Living
Hillsborough, NC was established in 1754, and in recent years the community has gotten recognition as one of the best small towns in America to call home. Hillsborough was ranked number three on CNN Travel's list of the coolest small towns in the country, and the community always has a presence on lists of the best small towns in North Carolina to visit. Wondering why Hillsborough is such a popular place to call home? Our real estate agents have all the details of what life is like in one of America's favorite small towns.

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June
11

Goldsboro Living
Whether you're looking for the perfect place to test your skills, learn the game of golf, enjoy warm, summer days outdoors, or grab a great meal, you'll find it close to home in Goldsboro. The Lane Tree Golf Club in Goldsboro, NC offers 18 holes of world-class golf, and that's just the start of what you'll find at the facility. There's also an elegant clubhouse with excellent food, a pool that's perfect for cooling off after a hot round, and a schedule of special events that will appeal to every member of the family. Our real estate agents have all of the exciting details about the Lane Tree Golf Club in Goldsboro, NC.

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