Neighborhoods In Flowers Plantation
There are a number of new neighborhoods getting started in Flowers Plantation. First up is Sweet Grass which is a designated 55 Plus community of luxury cottages built by award winning builder Kirkwood Builders. You can choose from five floor plans ranging in size from 1900-2200 square feet and starting at $350,000. These 19 homes offer the ultimate in luxury living and convenience for those lucky buyers ready to downsize and kick back. Located on the lake in front of the gorgeous Spa and Fitness center residents of Sweet Grass have access to the pools, classes, shopping and the convenience of a five minute drive to Downtown Clayton or 25 minutes to Raleigh.
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Chatham at Flowers Plantation is a one of a kind neighborhood featuring southern style architecture and design elements. You will feel like you’re in the low country as you stroll through the narrow streets of Chatham where the white wide board homes mingle with palm trees. Wrap around porches and second floor decks, outdoor showers and detached garages with breezeways are what you’ll find in this neighborhood. Interior finishes which combine the latest energy efficient appliances and utilities with salvaged sinks, mirrors and wide heart of pine floors.
Lennar is well under way with homes almost finished in their new neighborhood Poplar Woods in Flowers Plantation. With a variety of floor plans to choose from, these single family homes priced from the $250,000 will no doubt be very desirable for families. Home buyers in Poplar Woods are attracted not only to the community but also to great Johnston County Schools, which are currently River Dell Elementary, Archer Lodge Middle and Corinth Holder High School.
South Quarter is the newest neighborhood in Flowers and features custom built homes by some of the most innovative builders around. Grey Heron Construction and South Hound Construction build homes with a definitive southern, coastal theme and these floor plans will be exciting to see. Plantation Homes headed by custom builder John H.Bullock and S & D Builders have joined the builder team and they will all have homes started soon. South Quarter will have a total of 28 home sites with 10in Phase 1, 10 in Phase 2 and 8 in Phase 3. 2500-3400 square foot house plans priced from the $380,000 up to $550,000. Some of these builders are building in another neighborhood in Flowers called Chatham,where they have won numerous Parade of Homes Awards for their homes.
A very popular neighborhood in Flowers is called Longleaf and this is a selection of patio style homes geared towards the 55 plus active adult home buyer but not exclusive to that age group. So all the exterior maintenance and gym membership is included in your HOA dues but you don’t have to be over 55, which is attractive to folks who like to be in a more diverse neighborhood.This is an M/I Homes section and almost all the homes are sold with only about five homes left. So if you are looking for a home in a 55 plus type neighborhood near Raleigh, you’ll want to check out this beautiful neighborhood. The last remaining homes in Longleaf are being sold.
Mill Creek West is an established neighborhood in Flowers Plantation with homes built from 2005 to 2014. Single family detached homes with 3 and 4 bedrooms and 2000 -3000 square feet. Homes are priced between $200,000 and $300,000, some lots are private and wooded while others have open lawn space and mature landscaping. Located on the Neuse River Parkway Mill Creek West is convenient to a number of shopping centers and supermarkets. The top school assignments makes this neighborhood a popular option for families with school age children. The residents of Mill Creek West can currently choose to become members of both The Club at Flowers Plantation or the Neuse Pool which is located at Neuse River Parkway.
Pineville East is a neighborhood in the gated section of Flowers Plantation where homes are priced from the mid to high $200,000’s to the low to mid $300,000’s. The homes are single family homes mainly three and four bedroom homes with between 2000 and 3000 square feet. With membership to The Club included in the HOA dues residents of Pineville East can enjoy the summer months at the pool and slide outside and move indoors to the indoor pool in the cooler months. A fully equipped fitness center, tennis and basketball courts, soccer camps and exercise classes are available. Inside the gates of the community you can take a golf cart to the new Harris Teeter Supermarket.
Pineville West is an established neighborhood in Flowers Plantation made up of luxury custom built homes on large extensively landscaped private lots. Most of the lots are sold at this point but there are resale opportunities with homes starting in the high $300,000’s and up to the mid $600,000’s. Pineville West is located just across from the fitness center and pool and is part of the gated section of Flowers. The neighborhood has probably more awards from the Johnston County Parade of Homes than any other in the county.
North Farm is a neighborhood of Flowers Plantation located off the Neuse River Parkway. Homes start in the mid $160,000’s up to the mid $200,000’s and are single family homes with 3 and 4 bedrooms and approximately 2000 square feet. Homes were built from 2006 to 2014 and the neighborhood is mostly sold out with resales now on sale. North Farm Cottages are single family ranch homes or patio homes. Primarily 3 bedrooms all on the main level with exterior maintenance included in the HOA dues,this is a nice community for folks looking to downsize and get a bit more free time. The cottages sell for an average of around $150,000 with around 1500 square feet.
Peachtree was the first neighborhood built by the national builder Lennar in Flowers Plantation and is now finished for new construction. This neighborhood has large single family homes priced from the mid $200,000’s up to the mid $300,000’s, all the homes were built from 2013 to 2015. 2500-3500 square feet homes with some muti generational homes where a guest suite is available on the main level. Popular with families for the excellent schools, value and first class amenities such as the pools, tennis and soccer.
Trillium is Lennar’s second neighborhood in Flowers plantation and features homes priced from around $190,000 and going up to the mid $200,000’s. These homes have new and exciting floor plans and layouts, such as detached garages with bonus rooms upstairs connected to the main house with breezeways. Three bedroom homes with 1800 -2400 square feet. Residents can choose to join The Club at Flowers Plantation for the fitness center and pools.
The ultimate in luxury in your own gated community is the neighborhood in Flowers Plantation called the Nine. Named for the number of lots in the neighborhood these magnificent homes are all built by the award winning builder Kirkwood Builders. Art Kirkwood is renowned in the area for building the most luxurious and innovative homes and has won the Best of the Best Award from the Parade of Homes on numerous occasions. Priced from $540,000 and up these homes have every feature and convenience you could wish for in a private and secluded setting. Home theaters, exquisite master retreats four season rooms are only some of the features you might find in one of these custom built homes. Sit down with Art and his team and together you can design the home that best suites your needs and tastes.
Flowers Crest is a new neighborhood being built by Eastwood Homes where homes start in the high $100,000’s to the mid $200,000’s. Great value in a new home with all the conveniences of living in Flowers Plantation and the excellent Johnston County Schools nearby…you can even walk to River Dell Elementary. Currently these homes qualify for no money down financing through the USDA, one of the benefits of living in a rural community yet close to everything. The homes in Flowers Crest come in a number of different floor plans both two story and ranch style homes.
The Wilders Woods neighborhood is another one built by M/I Homes the builder of the homes in Longleaf. This is a great neighborhood of single family detached homes which all come with a 100% Energy Star Certification. Priced from the mid $270,000’s up to the low $300,000’s with 3, 4 and 5 bedroom models available ranging in size from 2500 square feet to 3500 square feet. These homes come with a lot of features you would expect to find in more expensive homes. Granite kitchen counter tops, built in bookshelves, luxurious master suites.
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Living in Flowers Plantation
The 3000 acres that make up the master planned community provide a quiet respite from the hustle of daily life. Only minutes from downtown Raleigh, Raleigh Durham International Airport and Research Triangle Park. This rural setting in the fastest growing part of Johnston County offers residents spacious floor plans, larger lots and private wooded sections you won’t find in other parts of the Triangle. Tremendous home values, excellent schools along with walking trails and a magnificent fitness center combined with convenient access to supermarkets, retail stores and restaurants. Just a short drive away is Clayton’s new hospital Johnston Health Clayton is now open with a state of the art Women’s Pavilion and a 50 bed hospital and emergency room. Many residents of Flowers Plantation work with area employers in engineering, bio technology and research. Clayton is home to large companies including Caterpillar, Novo Nordisk, Grifols and Bayer.
Outdoor Activities and Sports
If the walking trails in the neighborhood aren’t enough for you many people take to the miles and miles of paved trails in town and along the Neuse River where you can bike all the way to Falls Lake in Raleigh. Canoe and kayak launches and fishing in the river and area ponds is possible. Baseball, Soccer and Lacrosse are just some of the team sports area children can sign up for. It’s common to see plenty of bike riders on the roads on the weekend around the neighborhood both gas and pedal powered. For the road runners there are 5K’s held in Clayton, Archer Lodge, Raleigh, Cary and all over the state of North Carolina year round. If golf is your game there are three courses within a few miles of the community. The Neuse Golf Course, Riverwood Golf and Pine Hollow are the closest and just in the Triangle there are enough golf courses to keep any golfer satisfied. If something a bit more challenging is called for, the nine courses at the Pinehurst Resort are an hour and a half drive away.
Exploring North Carolina
Clayton is located east of Raleigh and thus is about a 2 hour drive to the beaches at Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and the wonderful city of Wilmington. The North Carolina coast has miles of uncrowded beaches and endless towns and places to explore whether it’s history, nature or landscapes there is something for everyone. A little further up the coast are the world famous Outer Banks, a 200 mile stretch of barrier islands that is a top tourist destination the state. Heading west across the state for about three hours from Clayton and you will start to see the beginnings of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A national treasure enjoyed year round the peak season is the Fall for the breathtaking colors of the trees. The towns of Boone, Blowing Rock and Asheville to name just a few provide visitors with wonderful restaurants, clean mountain air and lots and lots to do. Hiking, fishing, biking, zip lines, horse back riding or just sit in a jacuzzi overlooking the incredible views. And for some ideas for your next home, take a tour of the Biltmore Estate.
Flowers Crossroads Retail Shopping Center
The retail section Flowers Crossroads has been a huge success and appears to be almost completely full. The Harris Teeter and CVS Pharmacy now both open for business anchors for the smaller specialty stores which include restaurants, salons, insurance and real estate, along with a neat Wine and Design store. Across the road in the old Farmers Market building, Country Folks Creamery have opened their store. They are currently open from 1PM-8PM Friday thru Sunday but you might want to give them a call before you head over there. They are located at 4648 NC HWY 42 East at the intersection with Buffalo Road and their phone number is (919) 915-0701.
Things To Do, Shopping, Fitness
The amenities at Flowers Plantation are first class, with a luxurious fitness center and spa with indoor lap pool, Zumba classes, weights and cardio equipment. Outside, the pool at Flowers Plantation has a big slide, competition lap pool, splash pool and separate baby pool. Walking trails wind their way throughout most of the neighborhood and now residents of Flowers neighborhoods can walk to the new Harris Teeter Supermarket in the new Shopping Center at Flowers Crossroads.
More Shopping And Entertainment Options.
Located 25 minutes from Downtown Raleigh, Flowers Plantation residents have access to some of the best restaurants, bars and entertainment in the state. The population of the capital city is growing both in residents and workers and because of that there has been an rash of new restaurants opening. Museums, art galleries, symphony performances and street festivals attract people to Raleigh all year long. Major shopping centers in the area include the Triangle Town Center, Cameron Village Shopping Center, Crabtree Valley Mall and in Smithfield the Carolina Premier Outlets have all the top designer stores.
About Johnston County Schools.
Johnston County is growing considerably and the school assignments may change as more schools are built. If the schools are important to your home buying decision then call the school board and confirm the school assignments for the house you are purchasing.See All The Homes For Sale In Flowers Plantation