17 Top Lifestyle Communities in the Triangle

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Buyers are looking for more than just a home, they’re looking for a lifestyle. These communities in the Triangle area offer just that.

Carolina Arbors

Carolina Arbors - Del WebbAt Carolina Arbors, an active adult 55+ community of new homes in Durham by Del Webb, you can choose your ideal home, one that’s designed around the way you really live your life. All new plans will offer main-level living with up to 4 bedrooms and lofts. Carolina Arbors is a destination community for residents 55 and over, located adjacent to popular Brier Creek in Durham, NC. Carolina Arbors is located one mile from over 1 million sq. feet of retail and restaurants that Brier Creek offers, and within 5 miles of the 5,579 acre Umstead State Park and RDU International Airport. Easy access to Hwy. 70, I-540, and I-40 offers a short drive to the cultural and sporting event attractions of downtown Raleigh and downtown Durham.


WinmoreWinmore - Stanley Martin Homes

Winmore is conveniently located within minutes of downtown Chapel Hill and Carborro, I-40 and the Triangle. This established community has amazing amenities including village green, commercial town center, pool, playground, and much more. Just four miles to the UNC campus! Single family homes by Stanley Martin Homes in this community are priced from the upper $300s.



Ansley - Stanley Martin Homes interiorAnsley is located in a prime North Raleigh location, minutes from midtown – one of Raleigh’s most vibrant areas for shopping, dining, and entertainment. In the heart of the Triangle with easy access to downtown, I-440, and I-540, and minutes to all the shops at North Hills mall. These single-family homes by Stanley Martin Homes are priced from the $400s.


Ethan's Meadow interior - Stanley Martin HomesEthan’s Meadow

Ethan’s Meadow, developed by Stanley Martin Homes, features 20 wooded homesites at 3/4 – 1 acre each. The community will feature energy efficient estate homes just a few minutes from downtown Wake Forest, and an easy commute to Raleigh. These estate homes will be priced from the $400s.


Granite Falls / Granite Crest

Granite Falls has the peaceful atmosphere of a small town, but is equipped with big amenities! In addition to large homesites and award-winning floor plans, residents enjoy membership to the Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club, a 30,000 sq. foot amenity center! Granite Falls by Eastwood HomesConveniently located in Rolesville off of Hwy. 401, only minutes from Raleigh, residents enjoy state-of-the-art amenities at their doorsteps. Floor plans include ranch, master-down, two and three story homes with designer features including side entry and 3-car garages and hardwood floors. These luxury single-family homes exclusively built by Eastwood Homes are priced from the $300s.


Highland Creek Preserve

Highland Creek Preserve - Centex HomesHighland Creek Preserve is located off Hwy. 401 and Forestville Road, four miles south of Wake Forest with easy access to I-540. This new home community is Raleigh’s destination community for affordable homes with exceptional amenities. It’s less than 1 mile away from the Neuse River Greenway access, and walkable to grocery stores and restaurants. Amenities include a resident’s lodge, pool, splash zone, fitness centers, and much more. These homes developed by Centex Homes are priced from the $230s – $300s.


Stanley Martin Homes - Meadow Wood ParkMeadow Wood Park

Meadow Wood Park is a neighborhood of beautiful townhome-style condominiums just inside of I-440, featuring amenities such as a pool, gym, and plenty of parking. Minutes away from North Hills Mall! These condominiums are developed by Stanley Martin Homes, and priced from the low $200s.


Traditions at Wake Forest

Located just 1 mile from historic downtown Wake Forest, Traditions at Wake Forest offers a staycation in your own backyard. Adjacent to the Wake Forest Reservoir, there are 100+ acres of natural preservation to explore. Traditions at Wake Forest - Wake Forest's Premier Lifestyle Community“The Club” at Traditions provides homeowners a special place to gather and make memories with friends and neighbors. Whether you’re lounging at the area’s largest salt water pool or relaxing in the evening at the outdoor fireplace, making friends is built in to this community. Amenities include playground, trails, community events and activities, pool, and much more.


12 Oaks pool12 Oaks

The 12 Oaks lifestyle revolves around “The Club” at 12 Oaks, the heart of all recreational and social activities. Members enjoy an array of resort-style amenities, including a fully equipped fitness center, swimming pool and pavilion, community clubhouse, tennis courts, casual dining and more. Daily organized events including: swimming, yoga, golf and tennis clinics, family-oriented movies and poolside parties. Plus, plenty of open space for flying kites, playing catch, and miles of trails and sidewalks for walks and biking. Decorated models in this community are open daily.


Olive Chapel ParkOlive Chapel Park - New Homes in Apex

Only 12 homesites remain in this amenity-filled community close to all major commuting routes. Major shopping and dining establishments are only 1 mile away. Amenities include clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, billiards, and a fitness center. These homes by Stanley Martin Homes are priced from the upper $300s.


Sedgefield - New Homes in CarySedgefield

Sedgefield is located just off the new extension of Morrisville Parkway off Hwy 55. Beautiful rolling topograpy provides the ideal setting for this neighborhood of only 73 homesites in west Cary. The Sedgefield Builder Team features the most respected homebuilders in the Triangle, known for their expertise in constructing the finest upmarket homes. One visit and you’ll know why Sedgefield is West Cary’s top selling up market neighborhood. Final homesites now open.


South Lakes

Nestled just 15 minutes south of Raleigh and 35 miles north of Fayetteville, South Lakes offers an exceptional lifestyle combining small town charm with all the amenities of today’s active lifestyle. Recreation includes Jr. Olympic pool, mushroom water feature, playground, cabana, walking trails, lakes for fishing, kayaking, or canoeing. Developed by Preston Development Company.chesapeake homes - south lakes exterior

A new phase, North Lakes, will open in the spring of 2016 with its own entrance off Old Honeycutt Rd. The opening of North Lakes will bring new recreation opportunities to enjoy the lake with an open-air shelter, T-pier, and kayak launch. The existing pool facility will be upgraded with a new splash pad, grills, and expanded playground. Future Wake County elementary and high school sites.


Yates Mill Estates

Stanley Martin Homes - Yates Mill EstatesYates Mill Estates are expansive wooded, single family homesites in close proximity to all the conveniences of downtown Raleigh. Enjoy 3/4 acre to 1+ acre wooded homesites with first floor master home designs, open floor plans, and gorgeous finishes. (Some homesites are 1/2 acre). This community is minutes from shopping and dining, and only 8 miles to downtown Raleigh. Pricing of these homes by Stanley Martin Homes is from the upper $400s.



Flowers Plantation

Flowers Plantation is a historical treasure, combining comfortable living with convenience. Almost 3,000 acres of living space (largest community in the Triangle!) in multiple price points, along with unbelievable amenities at the Club at Flowers Plantation make for the perfect community for you and your family. Flowers Plantation - New homes in ClaytonFlowers Plantation offers a diversity of home styles, sizes and price ranges to appeal to all potential buyers! Easy commute to the Raleigh area and no city taxes! Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, spa, fitness center, recreation courts, and tons of events and activities.


Knightdale Station

Knightdale Station - New homes in KnightdaleKnightdale Station is at the heart of Knightdale’s revitalization! Located adjacent to the town’s new 76 acre park and just steps to the strollway to downtown, Knightdale Station residents are uniquely positioned to take advantage of it all. Be among the first to call this beautiful, new, mixed use neighborhood home. Knightdale Station is comprised of 300 acres and eventually more than 800 homes and commercial space. A YMCA Aquatics Center soon to be on site, as well as Thales Academy, which will open its K-5 elementary school in 2016. Knightdale Station Park also features paved trails, athletic firelds, playground, dog park and farmers market. Tennis courts, arboretum and amphitheater are under construction.


Weaver’s Pond

Enjoy the good life in Zebulon’s first master planned community, Weaver’s Pond! Weaver's Pond - New Homes in ZebulonBeautiful custom homes conveniently located only 20 minutes to Raleigh, Wake Forest, and Wilson. Weaver’s Pond has everything you need to relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy your family on your own personal downtime. It’s the first master planned swim community in Zebulon, NC. The community features more than 650 single family homes and has a variety of amenities including a cabana-style bathhouse, junior Olympic swimming pool with splash feature, neighborhood elementary school and shared access to public park. Homes by Bill Clark Homes are priced from the $190s.


Wendell Falls Farmhouse and PoolWendell Falls

Wendell Falls is where the coastal plain meets the Piedmont. This new community in eastern Wake County bridges the natural wonders of the landscape with the promise of the Triangle. Discover an extraordinary and unique community built for outdoor enjoyment and stunning homes. Wendell Falls includes 273 acres of parks and open space, bordering over 10 miles of paths and trails that meander through towering pines and peaceful creeks. Amenities include pool, fitness center, trails, and much more.