The capital city of North Carolina is known for its oak trees, booming technology and research industries, and Southern charm. Spend your day at one of the multiple nature preserves within city limits, or visit the downtown art and natural history museums. With its strong economy, affordable home prices, and beautiful landscape, more folks choose to move to Raleigh or one of its suburbs each year. Ready to move to the City of Oaks? Take a look at these popular Raleigh master planned communities.
Located 10 miles north of downtown Raleigh, 5401 North is a master planned community where, as they say, you can live better! Well-known builders like Chesapeake Homes offer great options with up to four bedrooms, and prices start in the upper $200s. Dog owners will love the pup park, which includes its very own agility course! Cool down at the resort-style pool after walking through the miles of hiking trails in the area. Young students here are zoned into Riverbend Elementary and Riverbend Middle School, both of which are located within the community.
The master planned community of Bella Casa is located 20 miles west of Raleigh. This Apex city community has a wide variety of houses and more than 20 floor plans available to new families, with prices starting in the upper $500s. From the Nature Park’s 160 acres of space to its athletic fields, Bella Casa emphasizes outdoor recreation. If you want even more fresh air and trails to hit, Beaver Creek Greenway is a short drive away.
Tucked along the western edge of Clayton, Winston Pointe is a 20-minute drive from downtown Raleigh. Winston Pointe features ranch-styled houses and two story plans, with prices starting in the mid $200s; residents will love living in style at an affordable price. The community is close to Clayton shopping centers, parks, and places of worship, making it an ideal place to call home. Families have their choice of both public and private schools to which they can send their children.
Another master planned community in Clayton, Flowers Plantation is located off Highway 42, making your morning commute a breeze. With 43 neighborhoods and more to come, Flowers Plantation is one of the largest master planned communities around. Builders like Meritage Homes work with you to create your dream home; residents can choose up to four bedrooms, with prices starting in the upper $200s. The nearby Flowers Crossroads is the destination place for groceries, retail, and restaurants, and more stores are planned in the near future.
Located in Holly Springs, 12 Oaks states that their homes are “more than a house” because it’s all about the community. Designed like a Southern college campus, the community is full of ponds, 20 miles of trails, golf courses, a community garden, and a clubhouse. With so much to do, you can easily spend your weekends right at home, never leaving the area. For those who want to venture outside of the community, several parks, shopping centers, and restaurants are an easy drive away. Take a look at available homes, such as these by Stanley Martin Homes, featuring more than five different floor plans starting in the $400s.
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Sarah graduated from Trinity University in 2012 with a degree in International Relations and Political Science. She writes blogs on new homes, decor, communities, and more for NewHomeSource. When she’s not writing, you can find her spending time with her three cats.