What if you could bring lake living home, though? You could go kayaking with your neighbors every weekend, then relax for hours watching birds wheel above the water. You could watch your children grow up swimming and boating. It’s a beautiful dream, and a popular one, too. With the Triangle’s recent explosive growth, is it even still possible to find a lake home within easy commuting distance?
The answer is yes. A perfect counter-balance to Raleigh-Durham’s exponentially evolving business community is the large number of lakes and parks scattered like gems throughout the region. Many of those areas are designated for public use, but a few lakes also harbor their own private communities. You can still find a lakeside to build your perfect luxury home.
The expansive Jordan Lake, an almost 22-square-mile reservoir, is situated between the thriving towns of Pittsboro and Apex. It hosts a state recreation area with endless opportunities for camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, boating and plenty more. You might even spot an osprey or a bald eagle.
Less than a mile from the Jordan Lake shoreline, you can find Pennington at Jordan Lake, a luxury community for those who want an escape from city life without sacrificing convenient access to the Triangle. Raleigh and Durham are both a short drive up Highway 64. Homes in Pennington reside on secluded, wooded one-acre lots and can be custom built. They start in the $600,000 range.
Falls Lake, an idyllic 19 square miles stretching across Durham, Wake and Granville counties, can be found on an easy few minutes’ drive north of Raleigh and east of Wake Forest. Its state recreation area is home to a wide range of campgrounds, trails for mountain biking and hiking, swim beaches and boating ramps.
For those looking for the peace and seclusion of the deep woods, yet still close to Research Triangle Park, Raleigh-Durham International Airport and downtown Raleigh, Falls Reserve is a natural choice. The surrounding woods are largely preserved, and the community enjoys a variety of elevations and sweeping views from its one- to two-acre homesites. The custom homes start in the $700,000 range.
For many, living well means living by a lake, plain and simple. There shouldn’t have to be a compromise. The luxury lake communities of the Triangle offer their residents a chance to come home to their best lives.
Check out these new home communities presented by the Jim Allen Group:
- Lakestone in Wake Forest, along the Reservoir
- Pennington at Jordan Lake
- Falls Reserve, along Falls Lake Recreation Area
- Waterstone Reserve, along Falls Lake
- Coming Soon — Sanctuary at Yates Mill
by CHawley | Triangle Today