The 55 plus market is growing and is expected to keep growing as the baby boomers head for the hills. The National Association of Home Builder's Vice President of Survey and Housing Policy Research Paul Emrath was recently quoted at a briefing at the groups annual conference as saying that single family homes in the 55-plus market tripled in the last quarter of 2012 versus 2011...tripled! Admittedly 2011 was nothing to write home about, but still! There is a lot to think about before moving to a 55- plus community in Raleigh or the Triangle, what are the amenities, monthly dues, rules and regs etc, so it’s best to do your homework.
Carolina Preserve by Del Webb is just such a community, located in Cary,NC it offers many activities and amenities along with a good range of home plans designed for folks looking for a 55-Plus community in the Raleigh/Cary/Triangle area. There are a number of options depending on whether you want new construction or a previously owned home and so the price range currently in this neighborhood runs from about the mid $200’s to the high $300’s.
So what do you get in when you buy a home in this 55-Plus community, well there is a vast range of activities for the active adult and the not so active adult, they have a pool, actually they have two, an indoor and an outdoor,lanes and all so no lollygagging! There is a state of the art fitness center with weights, aerobics, machines, tennis, classes... who knew retiring was going to be so much
workFUN! The monthly HOA dues are currently $199 for single family homes and this includes access to all the fitness facilities and the residents club, walking trails, Bocce. It also covers lawn maintenance, mulch and leaf removal and the common area maintenance and upkeep of the club.
So where is this 55-Plus Community Carolina Preserve? Carolina Preserve is located in Cary,NC on the Wake/Chatham County line, it is a five minute drive from the new Triangle Expressway which will get you to Raleigh Durham International Airport in no time. Tenminutes to the heart of Cary which has many, many shopping and dining options. A little further to Raleigh where you will find the North Carolina Museum of Art, The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ( grand kids will love this place!). The Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts has sell out Broadway shows and musical acts throughout the year.
Some of the finest hospitals in the country are close to Carolina Preserve, Duke University Health System in Durham, UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, Rex Hospital and WakeMed both in Raleigh, all recognized nationally for their excellent treatment programs.
When it comes to sports it’s hard to find a better place to live, the ACC lives here with Duke, NC State, North Carolina and not far Wake Forest.The Carolina Hurricanes an NHL franchise and winner of the 2006 Stanley Cup calls Raleigh home and the stadium is twenty minutes away. North Carolina is known for its mild seasons and offers year round weather for outdoor activities like golf, and living at Carolina Preserve you will have access to many golf courses nearby.
If you would like more information about 55-Plus Communities in the Greater Raleigh Area call or email me and I would be glad to help.
Call (919) 601-2268 or email irishdavid2011@gmail .com