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August
5

Located on Broadmoor Way in the suburban town of Clayton, you will find an HPW Luxury listing that is grandiose in stature and elegant in character. Perfectly positioned on a private lot, the impressive street view of 404 Broadmoor Way, Clayton, NC 27520, will have you longing for the interior details.  

As you enter the impeccable property, you will walk into an open concept floor plan accompanied by towering ceilings. The vast square paneled windows along the common room's back wall allow ample natural light, which almost spotlights the charming tray ceiling dining room. Just to the left of the dining room sits an upscale study room with an added flair of craft French doors, a favored addition amongst home buyers.

Walk along the beautifully polished and gleaming hardwood floors to the spacious and bright kitchen. One will find that this area comes fully equipped with well-kept appliances and a considerable amount of countertop space. Impress your guests at your house warming party with the alluring dark wood cabinetry and flawlessly matching backsplash.

For means of entertainment, venture to the massive, fully finished basement. This home section boasts a theater room with high-definition surround sound and a large screen for projecting your favorite films. Not quite in the mood to lounge, indulge in your favorite hobby in the sizable recreation room.

This 4,325 square foot home includes a first-floor primary bedroom, two respectably large bedrooms sharing a Jack and Jill style bathroom, and two more bedrooms in the basement. This residence comprises exquisite 12-inch trim molding, a central vacuum with an automatic sweeper, and a walk-up attic.

View the entire property listed by Jennifer Franklin-Rowe of our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Clayton Office. For more information on the HPW Luxury listing, please check out the latest edition of our HPW Luxury Magazine or visit https://hpwluxury.com.

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













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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November
10

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Open Houses November 11 and 12Wondering what to do this weekend? Pull out the winter coats, thank a veteran, and hunt for a house.

It will finally feel like fall in the Triangle region this weekend, but the cold weather shouldn't stop you from heating up your home search.

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents have planned open houses in the beautiful homes they've listed and are ready to show you around.

Check out the homes that will be open for you to tour and plan accordingly. You can fit in a special Veterans Day memorial service to pay tribute to our nation's brave heroes and then head out to find your next home. 

With houses, townhomes, and condos in all shapes and sizes in highly demanded locations and neighborhoods, our agents' open houses are worth a visit!

 

Featured Open Houses

 

2012 Lowery Farm Lane, Raleigh, NC 27614

$614,900

Sq Ft: 5,277 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 5 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2012 Lowery Farm Lane, Raleigh, NC 27614 


7 Windsor Place, Mebane, NC 27302

$219,900

Sq Ft: 2,102 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

7 Windsor Place, Mebane, NC 27302 


1157 Woodland Grove Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$414,900

Sq Ft: 3,300 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full)

Open House: Saturday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

1157 Woodland Grove Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587


 5948 Dunbarton Way, Raleigh, NC 27613

$430,000

Sq Ft: 3,216 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, November 11 from 2 to 4 p.m.

5948 Dunbarton Way, Raleigh, NC 27613


 145 Plantation Drive, Youngsville, NC 27596

$325,000

Sq Ft: 2,460 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, November 11 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and

Sunday, November 12 at 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.


747 Crabtree Crossing Parkway, Cary, NC 27513

$719,000

Sq Ft: 2,817 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, November 12 from 1 to 3 p.m.

747 Crabtree Crossing Parkway, Cary, NC 27513


1806 Landstrom Lane, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

$271,900

Sq Ft: 2,560 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, November 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.

1806 Landstrom Lane, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 


4305 Taylor Hall Place, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

$550,000

Sq Ft: 3,274 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, November 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.

 4305 Taylor Hall Place, Chapel Hill, NC 27517


  

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November
3

HPW Open Houses November 4 and 5Have you decided to call the Triangle home? You've made a good choice. Now, let's find you a house.

With well-lauded local cities and towns, there are plenty of communities and neighborhoods to consider as you narrow down your list of wants and needs.

 

Urban Living

Raleigh and Durham offer burgeoning downtowns with developing cityscapes and urban convenience. 

Acclaimed restaurants and bars and cultural and sports venues are located only sidewalks apart offering goings-on before and after dark.

You'll find an array of newly debuted luxury townhomes, light-filled condos, and historical and new construction homes to consider as your own.

 

Suburban Setting

From Hillsborough and Mebane in the West to Zebulon and even Goldsboro in the East, you can pick from a number of Triangle area suburbs perfectly situated near main thoroughfares offering small-town living and demanded commuter convenience.

Main Street towns like Apex, Cary, Morrisville and Wake Forest make for ideal places to plant roots and grow your family just beyond the hustle and bustle of bigger city life.

 You can select from golf-course communities, mature neighborhoods, new master-planned developments, contemporary townhomes and much more.

 

Start Your House Hunt

All of our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents are ready to help you find the home you seek. In fact, you can meet a few in person this weekend at our area open houses.

 

Featured Open Houses

 

1300 Kings Grant Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614

$900,000

Sq Ft: 4,103 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 2 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, November 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

1300 Kings Grant Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614


 2115 Queensway Court, Creedmoor, NC 27522

$204,900

Sq Ft: 2,374 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, November 4 from 1 to 3 p.m.

2115 Queensway Court, Creedmoor, NC 27522 


1817 Yamacraw Drive, Knightdale, NC 27545

$315,000

Sq Ft: 2,550 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, November 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, November 5 from 1 to 5 p.m.

 1817 Yamacraw Drive, Knightdale, NC 27545


11 Grey Oak Court, Pittsboro, NC 27312

$515,000

Sq Ft: 3,569 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, November 5 at 1 to 3 p.m.

11 Grey Oak Court, Pittsboro, NC 27312


 72006 Wilkinson, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

$698,000

Sq Ft: 4,512 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 5 (full)

Open House: Sunday, November 5 from 1 to 4 p.m.

72006 Wilkinson, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 


10716 Golf Link Drive, Raleigh, NC 27617

$799,900

Sq Ft: 5,841 | Beds: 6 | Baths: 6 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, November 5 from 2 to 4 p.m.

10716 Golf Link Drive, Raleigh, NC 27617


 9309 Wakefields Oak Grove Drive, Zebulon, NC 27597

$405,000

Sq Ft: 3,801 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, November 5 from 2 to 4 p.m.

9309 Wakefields Oak Grove Drive, Zebulon, NC 27597 


 

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October
6

HPW Open Houses October 7 & 8Haven't found your dream home yet? This could be the weekend. 

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents have listed fantastic homes in cities and suburbs all over the Triangle region. From Alamance County in the West all the way to Wayne County in the East, we have the homes you seek.

Take advantage of the weekend ahead to plan visits to our agents' area open houses and a few Triangle Parade of Homes showcase properties. You're going to want to see the homes you've been eyeing online up close to get a better idea of what they hold.

 Plan to set aside a chunk of time at each house so that you may tour it inside and out at your own pace (twice if you like) and then take a drive around the neighborhood and community. Knowledge is the name of the real estate game, and you're going to want to gather as much information as possible to decide if you will make an offer.

Featured Open Houses

 

335 Sweet Pine Circle, Pittsboro, NC 27312

$549,900

Sq Ft: 3,245 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open Houses: Saturday, October 7 from noon to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, October 8 from noon to 5 p.m.

335 Sweet Pine Circle, Pittsboro, NC 27312


3033 Colmar Manor Drive, Cary NC 27519

$771,120

Sq Ft: 3,672 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, October 7 from noon to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, October 8 from noon to 5 p.m.


460 Cedar Pond Court, Knightdale, NC 27545

$400,000

Sq Ft: 2,520 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, October 7 from noon to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, October 8 from noon to 5 p.m.

460 Cedar Pond Court, Knightdale, NC 27545


2707 Van Dyke Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607

$450,000

Sq Ft: 2,302 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open Houses: Saturday, October 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. and

Sunday, October 8 from 1 to 4 p.m.

2707 Van Dyke Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607


1412 Litchborough Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$333,000

Sq Ft: 3,255 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Sunday, October 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.

1412 Litchborough Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587


9120 Fawn Hill Court, Raleigh, NC 27617

$715,000

Sq Ft: 4,288 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full)

Open House: Sunday, October 8 at 2 to 4 p.m.

9120 Fawn Hill Court, Raleigh, NC 27617


 321 Apple Drupe Way, Holly Springs, NC 27540

$275,000

Sq Ft: 2,249 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, October 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.

321 Apple Drupe Way, Holly Springs, NC 27540


 

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September
29

HPW Open Houses September 30 - October 1Get ready, home buyers—this weekend marks the start of the largest open house event in the state.

Not only will our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents be hosting open houses, so will the 52nd annual Triangle Parade of Homes!

 

 

Triangle Parade of Homes 

Jointly presented by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County and the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties, the Triangle Parade of Homes event spans three weekends starting this Saturday, Sept. 30th.

Local home builders will be spotlighting more than 250 of the most beautiful new homes and exquisite properties in communities throughout our growing Triangle region to vie for your attention.

You can check out a complete list of all Parade of Homes houses here.

Parade of Homes dates and times:

Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1 from noon to 5 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 8 from noon to 5 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 15 from noon to 5 p.m.

 

HPW Area Open Houses

Make sure to put some of our real estate agents' open houses on your must-visit list too.

From all-brick homes and downtown condos to ranch plans and three-story townhomes, they have listed some remarkable properties. One of them could be your next home.

Featured Open Houses

 

2008 Litchfield Downs Lane, Raleigh, NC 27612

$800,000

Sq Ft: 4,300 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 30 from noon to 5 p.m.

2008 Litchfield Downs Lane, Raleigh, NC 27612 


2621 Ivory Run Way, Unit 105, Raleigh, NC 27603

$159,900

Sq Ft: 1,600 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 30 from 1 to 3 p.m.

2621 Ivory Run Way, Unit 105, Raleigh, NC 27603


 5331 Shaker Heights Lane, Raleigh, NC 27613

$364.000

Sq Ft: 2,561 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 30 from 1 to 3 p.m.

5331 Shaker Heights Lane, Raleigh, NC 27613


  3129 Curling Creek Drive, Apex, NC 27502

$699,900

Sq Ft: 3,592 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, September 30 from noon to 4 p.m. and

Sunday, October 1 from 1 to 4 p.m.

3129 Curling Creek Drive, Apex, NC 27502


 279 Serenity Hill Circle, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

$379,900

Sq Ft: 2,579 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Sunday, October 1 from 1 to 3 p.m.

279 Serenity Hill Circle, Chapel Hill, NC 27516


 3596 Bragg Valley Lane, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$479,000

Sq Ft: 3,232 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Sunday, October 1 from 2 to 4 p.m.

3596 Bragg Valley Lane, Wake Forest, NC 27587


 

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Home Builders Association Durham, Chatham, and Orange Counties 

 

September
21

An event planned to celebrate the uniquely diverse Morrisville community, the East Meets West Festival is filled with delicious food, music, and live street performances spotlighting cultures from all over the world. You should attend! 

Not only is the annual festival one-of-a-kind in the Triangle area, but it has also earned acclaim nationally as well. This spring, the National League of Cities recognized Morrisville with its City Cultural Diversity Award spotlighting its diverse and collaborative community and East Meets West Festival. 

In an interview about the award, Morrisville Mayor Mark Stohlman said, "One of the most distinct features about Morrisville is its variety of cultures. The East Meets West festival is incredibly important to the town council as a means of connecting with the public and celebrating the cultures that make our town unique."

Organized by the Morrisville Innovation Foundation, the free event will take place this Saturday, Sept. 23 starting at 11 a.m. with arts and crafts vendors and area restaurants setting up shop along Town Hall Drive. 

Festivalgoers are sure to enjoy the opportunity to purchase an assortment of foods from all over including traditional Peruvian and Indian fare, Asian dishes and North Carolina barbeque. Performers include Bollywood and Middle Eastern belly dancers, yoga instructors, blues, reggae and bluegrass bands, and other exciting talents.

Young attendees will also delight in the Kids Zone as they get their faces painted and spend the day jumping in the inflatable bounce house. 

East Meets West Festival event details:

Where:

Town Hall Drive in Morrisville

When:

Saturday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Directions & Parking:

Access driving directions and parking information here

Additional Information:

Town Hall Drive will be closed from Morrisville Carpenter Road through Jeremiah Street on Friday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. through Saturday, Sept. 23 at 11 p.m.

 

Image Credit: Morrisville Innovation Foundation/East Meets West Festival

September
20

Interested in settling down in one of the best places to live in America? Consider Knightdale or Morrisville for your next home.

MONEY Magazine just released its 2017 Best Places to Live list awarding the two growing Triangle towns a coveted spot among the top 100 cities and towns featured.

"Where you choose to live is an important decision, one that influences your life in every way," said Adam Auriemma, editor for MONEY.

Having compiled the much-anticipated list since 1987, we're confident in the trusted news source's methodology and accurate reports, especially since researchers brought Realtor.com's expertise into the fold this year. Altogether, MONEY's reporters collected and reviewed nearly 170,000 different data points about 2,400 places in the U.S. Consideration was given to each location's economic health, cost of living factors, ease of living, crime, public education, amenities, housing market costs and population growth rates.

Auriemma added that the list "represents the best of America's towns and cities: places that offer economic opportunity, a sense of community, and access to amenities that make life more enjoyable."

Knightdale, #76 Best Place to Live in America

Known by locals as a great place to "Start Something," Knightdale claimed the 76th spot on the list in the top 30 percent of all places surveyed.

According to MONEY, the town posted a projected job growth of more than 10 percent, a comfortable cost of living with a median home price of $267,350, an average 29-minute commute for residents and more than 215 clear-weather days per year.

About Knightdale 

Best Places to Live Knightdale

Knightdale is located nine miles east of downtown Raleigh in Wake County. With a population of nearly 15,000 people, it is a town of growth and opportunity for young families and first-time homeowners.

Mayor James Roberson proudly talks about the fast-growing town saying, "Knightdale combines city convenience with Southern charm."

The town adds new businesses and retailers daily priding itself on attracting employers large and small. It has also become a beverage-lovers' destination with Oak City Brewing Company and Lassiter Distilling Company opening up shop within walking distance of each other on North First Avenue.

Knightdale's parks and greenway trails are another popular draw. Its 3.5-mile Mingo Creek Trail offers walkers, runners, and cyclists the opportunity to tour the town's scenic landscape and links them up with Raleigh's sprawling Neuse River Greenway Trail.

Morrisville, #90 Best Place to Live in America

This isn't the first time Morrisville has earned recognition on MONEY's national Best Places to Live list, and it certainly won't be the last.

Located an equal distance between Raleigh and Durham and a short drive from the Research Triangle Park, the town was excitedly named 90th out of the 2,400 places MONEY's researchers reviewed. 

The town posted projected job growth of nearly 11 percent, a median home price of $267,350, a median household income of $92,420, and commute times averaging 21 minutes. Like its list liaison Knightdale, the Triangle suburb also enjoys more than 215 clear-weather days annually.

About Morrisville

Best Places to Live Morrisville

Morrisville is an ideal Triangle suburb for professionals with careers in Cary, Raleigh, Durham and the nationally recognized Research Triangle Park.

Focused on helping its diverse pool of residents to "Live connected. Live well.," Morrisville offers a high quality of life amid a small-town setting perfect for people in all stages of life.

Well-rated public schools and parks add to the town's family-friendly status. 

Home to Lenovo's U.S. headquarters, Credit Suisse, and numerous tech start-ups, Morrisville is committed to economic development and continued business growth to increase job and career opportunities.

Morrisville is also home to The Chef's Academy at Harrison College, a culinary school for those pursuing careers in the food industry.

 

Learn more about Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston and the cities and towns our leading team of realtors and agents serve.

Image Credit: MONEY.com

August
30

Thinking about dipping your toe in the homeownership pool? Cary is for you, first-time home buyers.

The growing Triangle town recently earned a top five spot on WalletHub's list of the Best Places for First-Time Home Buyers ranking fourth out of the 300 cities and towns the personal finance website reviewed.

Compared against 23 key indicators, WalletHub assessed each to determine market attractiveness, affordability, and quality of life. Cary scored well, especially for affordability and real estate market rank, which evaluated market health, share of homes sold annually, building-permit activity, home price appreciation and more. Not surprisingly given its past recognitions as one of the safest places to live in the nation, Cary also snagged fifth place among the cities with the lowest property-crime rate.

"Cary has made its mark on the map as an ideal place to live in the Triangle for first-time buyers, seasoned homeowners and those seeking the perfect place to enjoy retirement," said Beckie Hanley, branch manager of the Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Cary Office. "With a downtown revitalization plan underway and focused growth to bring in new businesses and support citizens' requests for recreational offerings, the town is poised to be the area's most popular suburb."

The Town of Cary wasn't the only Triangle location on the national list; Raleigh and Durham also made an appearance ranking 23rd and 66th, respectively. However, when reviewed by size, Raleigh took home first place on the large city list, and Durham snagged 22nd position on the mid-sized city compilation.

Consider Living in Cary

A convenient Triangle area suburb, Cary is making a name for itself among home buyers in all walks of life.

The thriving town is a short commute away from the larger Triangle cities of Raleigh and Durham and the region's popular Research Triangle Park business center.

Numerous well-known companies call Cary home including SAS Institute, Verizon and Deutsche Bank. Local businesses and restaurants are also abundant with more and more opening in the community monthly.

Recreational offerings at area parks and cultural events and live performances hosted at the renowned Koka Booth Amphitheatre are highly anticipated and well attended throughout the year.

Popular Cary Neighborhoods

Want to live in a new home development? Seeking country club living? On the hunt for a home in an established, family-friendly neighborhood? Cary has what you want.

Home buyers will find the homes they seek in neighborhoods that suit their families in the lauded town.

"Cary has wonderful communities, new developments, and well-established neighborhoods, with homes in an array of styles, sizes, and prices," added Hanley. "Buyers can count on our expert Cary real estate agents to help them narrow down their house hunt to find the right neighborhood and the best home for their wants and needs."

Some popular Cary neighborhoods to consider include:

Amberly

A new home community located in West Cary, Amberly has scenic, wooded lots with home starting at 2,680 square feet with four or more bedrooms. Home buyers will appreciate the well-designed homes with large, open kitchens and unique outdoor living spaces including covered patios and screened porches.

Additionally, Amberly residents will enjoy a state-of-the-art Clubhouse with fitness center, a Junior Olympic pool and children's play pool, a gymnasium with basketball court, outdoor kids' playground and hiking trails that wander throughout the community.

Cary Park

The family-friendly Cary Park community offers beautiful traditional homes, townhomes, and condominiums in a convenient West Cary location. Built around a 28-acre lake, the community feature miles of paved walking and biking trails and sidewalks that connect the neighborhoods within.

Cary Park homeowners also have access to a clubhouse, pool, volleyball court, playground, picnic shelter and sports field.

Carpenter Village

Cary's Carpenter Village is a desirable community that combines beautiful front-porch, Southern-style homes poised along tree-lined streets. The established community also offers the amenities families seek including walking trails, tennis courts, and a pool.

The community recently welcomed Franklin Park at Carpenter Village, a mixed-used development with retails shops, townhomes, and condominiums. Touting "urban living in a village setting," the new community offers walkability that appeals to today's home buyers.

Lochmere

Located in East Cary, Lochmere is a well-known and highly sought-after neighborhood. With homes built in the late 80s and early 90s, the established community is a draw for families in all stages of life.

With three lakes, walking and biking trails, two community pools, tennis facilities, sand volleyball courts and more, Lochmere homeowners can be as active as they like.

MacGregor Downs

Boasting half-acre homesites with mature trees and beautifully appointed homes, MacGregor Downs is a picturesque Cary country club community.

Located near the town's center on an award-winning golf course, MacGregor Downs is known to be a place of exceptional living and convenience with condominiums starting in the $200s and extraordinary homes typically priced from the $500Ks to more than $1M.

Preston

Another of Cary's most prestigious golf communities, Preston draws buyers from all over the Triangle and even the state. A well-established neighborhood with homes of all styles, sizes, and design—ranging from $250K to more than $2.5M—homeowners enjoy easy access to the Research Triangle Park, good schools, a community playground, private lake, and scenic golf course views.

Homeowners who join the Prestonwood Country Club can enjoy three 18-hole golf courses, nine tennis courts, three pools and a Georgian-style clubhouse with restaurant.

 

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29

You may not have written it on your "must-have" list between an open kitchen and designated laundry room, but chances are that safety is among your top priorities for your next house and the community you will call home.

Fortunately for you, buyers, the Triangle is known to have some of the safest towns and cities in the country with Cary leading the charge.

The Triangle town has recently earned not one, but two separate nods from SafeWise and The National Council for Home Safety and Security touting its safe streets and engaging environment.

Safest Cities to Raise a Child

SafeWise ranked Cary as the tenth best city on its 2017 list of The 30 Safest Cities to Raise a Child sharing that, "While parents always strive to closely supervise their kids, it helps to have a community that's willing to focus on family-friendly initiatives that make the difference."

The home security provider then went on to offer further insight into its research on the growing Cary suburb, reporting:

Located near the Research Triangle Park, Cary's award-winning sports and recreation department has a robust approach to youth sports. Dotted with creeks and tree-lined streets, this community outside of Raleigh is one of the most highly educated in America, as 68% of residents have a college degree. 

Safest Cities in the Nation

Cary also snagged a prime position on the National Council for Home Safety and Security's list of the safest cities in the nation coming in 40th out of the top 100 municipalities reviewed based on FBI and local crime reports.

Like SafeWise, the National Council for Home Safety and Security highlighted many of the Raleigh suburb's recreational amenities and activities to demonstrate the numerous opportunities residents have to enjoy healthy and active lifestyles:

Cary is located between Chapel Hill and Raleigh North Carolina with a population of 160,291. This "Bicycle Friendly Community" is located along the U.S. Bicycle Route 1 along with offering mountain biking in Lake Crabtree County Park. There are also many historic places to visit such as the Page-Walker Hotel, which contains the Cary Heritage Museum to Yates Mill. The area's many lakes such as Lake Johnson and Crabtree provide trails and water sports for entertainment during the hot summer months.

Safe Triangle Towns

Cary isn't the only town in the Triangle region to earn acclaim as a safe place to live.

Over the past year, towns all throughout Wake and surrounding Triangle area counties have added safe-city recognitions including:

Apex

  • 3rd safest Raleigh suburb, Niche, 2017 Safest Suburbs in Raleigh

Cary

  • 4th safest Raleigh suburb, Niche, 2017 Safest Suburbs in Raleigh
  • 7th safest city in North Carolina, National Council for Home Safety and Security, The Safest Cities in North Carolina 2017
  • 8th safest city in North Carolina, SafeWise, The 20 Safest Cities in North Carolina - 2017

Creedmoor

  • 9th safest Raleigh suburb, Niche, 2017 Safest Suburbs in Raleigh

Holly Springs

  • 2nd safest Raleigh suburb, Niche, 2017 Safest Suburbs in Raleigh
  • 3rd safest city in North Carolina, SafeWise, The 20 Safest Cities in North Carolina - 2017
  • 3rd safest city in North Carolina, National Council for Home Safety and Security, The Safest Cities in North Carolina 2017

Morrisville

  • 5th safest Raleigh suburb, Niche, 2017 Safest Suburbs in Raleigh
  • 13th safest city in North Carolina, National Council for Home Safety and Security, The Safest Cities in North Carolina 2017
  • 15th safest city in North Carolina, SafeWise, The 20 Safest Cities in North Carolina - 2017

Rolesville

  • 8th safest Raleigh suburb, Niche, 2017 Safest Suburbs in Raleigh
  • 17th safest city in North Carolina, National Council for Home Safety and Security, The Safest Cities in North Carolina 2017
  • 26th safest city in America, Niche, 2017 Safest Cities in America

Wake Forest

  • 7th safest Raleigh suburb, Niche, 2017 Safest Suburbs in Raleigh

Wendell

  • 6th safest Raleigh suburb, Niche, 2017 Safest Suburbs in Raleigh
  • 10th safest city in North Carolina, National Council for Home Safety and Security, The Safest Cities in North Carolina 2017
  • 12th safest city in North Carolina, SafeWise, The 20 Safest Cities in North Carolina - 2017

Access the National Council for Home Safety and Security, Niche and SafeWise safest city reports here:
- National Council for Home Safety and Security: The Safest Cities in North Carolina 2017
- Niche: 2017 Safest Suburbs in Raleigh, 2017 Safest Cities in America
- SafeWise: The 20 Safest Cities in North Carolina - 2017

 

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