Briar Chapel in Chapel Hill…Blended With Nature
Chapel Hill I hear you say, isn’t that a little bit off the beaten track from Clayton? It is certainly out of my normal stomping grounds of Clayton and Johnston County, but I wanted to see what Newland Communities, the developer of this magnificent community was doing.
Newland Communities Developing In Wendell
Newland Communities is the largest planned developer of planned residential and urban mixed use communities in the Unites States from coast to coast, so why wouldn’t I want to see what they have going on in Briar Chapel. I have know about Briar Chapel for a while since it was started a few years back and while working at Portofino in Clayton there were some similarities all be it on a much larger scale. My renewed interest in the the development came about when Newland Communities purchased a 1,160 acre tract of land, not far from where I live called Wendell Falls.
1,160 Acre New Home Community Wendell Falls
Wendell Falls when complete is planned for almost 3000 single family and multi family homes, over two million square feet of commercial retail space, open spaces, public parks and community ameneties to enhance the quality of live of the residents. Homes are expected to be started in the middle to late part of 2014 and ready for homeowners in 2015. Located just east of Raleigh right off Hwy 64/264 it is in a prime location for all points in the Triangle. I am very excited about the future of Wendell Falls having seen what Newland Communities is doing in Briar Chapel.
Briar Chapel, Largest Green Community In The Triangle
Upon entering the community you immediately know you are in a very well thought out neighborhood, the landscaping and curving driveway reminds you of a mountain road not a neighborhood. Railroad ties and bridges, huge boulders, sculptures in the forest, its a while before you even see a house.The emphasis on preserving open space of which there is 900 acres is evident. The pools and clubhouse are spectacular and the community ameneties include playgrounds, horseshoe pits, community gardens, walking trails, sidewalks, fire pits…you see where I’m going here. This is a community for people who want to be around other people and yet have a vast natural resource in their back yard to explore and escape whenever they want.
Energy Saving Green Environmentally Friendly Living
Homes in Briar Chapel start in the $190,000’s and move up to about $900,000. There is a team of local and national builders building Green Homes, Town-homes and Single Family Custom Homes. All the homes are built with the requirements of the National Green Building Program and many exceed them. Expect to find these qualities and more in the homes for sale in Briar Chapel…
- Cost efficient NAHB bronze certified homes getting 15% energy savings
- Environmentally friendly building practices and appliances
- Solar panel compatible, 30% of the homes face south!
- Water saving duel flush toilets and low flow faucets
- Energy saving lighting,heating and cooling
- Drought tolerant landscaping
Briar Chapel may be surrounded by woodlands and green space but it is only a short 9 miles to downtown Chapel Hill and world class dining along with countless casual restaurants, bars and excellent shopping. Research Triangle Park is 20 miles from Briar Chapel. Raleigh Durham and 3 excellent universities are all within an easy commute.
Wendell Falls I Can Help With….
So if Briar Chapel is a place you think you could live and would like more information about the community, I am probably not the person to use as I believe in using a local agent who knows the area well. However I will gladly put you in touch with a real estate agent who knows the Chapel Hill and Briar Chapel Communities. If you would be more interested in homes for sale and living in the new Wendell Falls Community, I can certainly help with that.
Call David O’Doherty at (919) 601-2268 or email me at email@example.com