A home is a home no matter how you look at it. But what about everything outside of the home? With so many people moving to or within the Triangle, builders have no option but to get creative when it comes to producing a “lifestyle” for the buyer.
And that is exactly what people are looking for in today’s market. More than just a gorgeous home; buyers want accessibility, great schools, top-notch amenities and proximity to highways. Builders are finding ways to incorporate open spaces and greenways into their neighborhoods as well as offering amenities that will make you feel like you’re on vacation every day.
So what exactly are buyers looking for? Here are some variables along with this season’s 2016 Community Showcase of homes that offer the full package when it comes to lifestyle living:
Buyers want options. They are looking for different home styles, price points, floor plans and products used in both the interior and exterior. All of the homes featured in this year’s Community Showcase will be sure to provide just that.
Whether you prefer an urban or rural setting, the Triangle produces accessibility. Some neighborhoods offer easy access to highways and public transportation, while others feature walking trails, parks and trail routes that connect you with nature in no time.
Located minutes away from Parkside Town Commons shopping center, Piazza at Stonewater presents luxury homes that also offer accessibility to the American Tobacco Trail for close proximity to dining, shopping and nature.
Amenities probably take the top spot as the greatest selling point for new communities. Every year, bigger and better lifestyle amenities such as fitness centers, swim and tennis clubs, golf courses, playgrounds, and communal spaces are popping up in neighborhoods. No matter what you consider a “must have” feature, you’ll most definitely be able to find a community that has the amenities you’re searching for.
Over at Carolina Arbors by Del Webb, you can find a 37,000 square-foot clubhouse that is packed with amenities. Inside, you’ll find a fitness room with an aerobic studio, pickleball courts, a ballroom, an indoor spa and more to round out every possible amenity that you need.
With this generation of home buyers being more active than ever, many prefer to live in a more natural setting that includes parks, lakes, and nature or biking trails nearby. Builders understand this importance, and are making a point to incorporate green spaces as a central part of their communities.
Over at South Lakes in Holly Springs, recreational activities that highlight the community lake include a kayak launch, an open-air shelter and a T-pier for all to enjoy.
Sense of community
If you find pleasure in meeting new people on a regular basis, a community that has a sense of togetherness might be the one for you. Many neighborhoods now include social activities on a weekly basis that help residents build a strong community bond that will last. It’s nice to have a few neighborhood friends who you can always count on to meet you for a day at the pool, or to have someone for your children to play with.
At Wendell Falls, the community does a stellar job of finding ways to bring residents together. Every Friday night during the summer, concerts are held on the Festival Lawn. The Grounds Café is also located inside of the community premises that offers a place for residents to eat and drink together on a daily basis.
Besides the few mentioned above, here are some of the best communities in the Triangle area for you to consider when looking to build your lifestyle: