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By Bill Ness | Broker in Chicago, IL
  • Renaissance at Regency, Cary, North Carolina Active Adult

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Cary  |  November 5, 2011 1:34 PM  |  3,544 views  |  No comments
    Renaissance at Regency, Cary, North Carolina Active AdultNorth Carolina active adults in search of a non-age restricted community with luxury homes will want to visit Renaissance at Regency in Cary, NC.  This welcoming community features just 114 homes designed with an English architecture flair set along the beautiful Symphony Lake. Residents enjoy maintenance free living and a strong sense of community in this intimate-sized neighborhood.

    The homes at Renaissance Regency offer suburb quality with high-end features both inside and out. The community sits on 165 acres and is planned to have just 114 homes upon completion.  There are nine unique floor plans to choose from including single-story and two-story homes, all generously sized from 2,569 square feet on up. The spacious homes feature between three and five bedrooms with either two-and-a-half or three-and-a-half baths. Several different builders combine within this unique community which gives buyers numerous options to create the home of their dreams. Some of the high-end finishes include ten-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, ample closet space, decorative iron work, extensive moldings and southern style verandas. Other features include two-car garages, screened-in porches and decks or patios. Prices begin in the high $300’s and go up to the high $400’s.

    While not an age-restricted active adult community, the smaller size and luxury appointments are very appealing to the discerning active adult homebuyer. The community makes the most of its surrounding amenities including those at the neighboring Regency Park. Here there is a popular ½ mile paved path that beautifully winds around the shores of Symphony Lake. It’s the perfect spot for an invigorating morning jog or a relaxing evening stroll with friends. Regency Park also features an outdoor amphitheatre which plays host to musical events such as concerts by the North Carolina Symphony. Those looking for a state-of-the-art fitness facility will be pleased with the LifeTime fitness center just one mile from the community. 

    Homebuyers looking for a special community that puts more emphasis on the construction of the homes and the beauty of the surroundings will fall in love with Renaissance Regency.The ideal location is just minutes from fantastic shopping, dining, entertainment venues and healthcare facilities. Some of the best golf courses and parks in the country are also nearby as are museums and cultural venues. Being less than ten miles from Raleigh and Durham makes this community even more attractive to active adults still in the workforce.

    The combination of spacious and luxurious homes set amidst beautiful scenic surroundings is what draws the discerning homebuyer to this age-targeted community. Often times a smaller-scale community that’s big on luxury is much more appealing to the buyer in search of privacy and elegance for their ideal retirement destination.

    For more information and photos of this and other NC active adult retirement communitiesplease visit 55Places.com. To stay in touch with us please join our Facebook page by clicking the Facebook link below.

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  • Renaissance at Regency, Cary, North Carolina

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Cary  |  October 10, 2011 6:03 PM  |  3,677 views  |  No comments
    Renaissance at Regency, North CarolinaNorth Carolina home buyers in search of a maintenance free lifestyle will appreciate Renaissance at Regency in the charming town of Cary. This age-targeted community is popular among active adults for its desirable location, cottage-style charm and luxurious homes. Upon completion the community will have just 114 homes set on 165 acres along the beautiful Symphony Lake.

    Buyers today can select from nine spacious floor plans sized from 2,569 square feet on up. The homes feature between three and five bedrooms, two-car garages, screened-in porches and decks or patios. The high-end home builders of  offer a nice selection of options including one and two-story floor plans all with the latest and greatest interior and exterior features.

    Curb appeal abounds with quaint cottage-style design. Exteriors feature decorative iron work and southern style verandas while interiors feature impressive ten-foot ceilings, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and spacious rooms throughout. Homeowners enjoy maintenance free living with all exterior maintenance and repair, including lawn maintenance and irrigation, all included in the monthly home owner’s association dues. Prices for these luxury homes range from the high $300’s to the high $400’s.

    The location of Renaissance North Carolina is just minutes from shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation. It’s ideal for active adults still in the workforce with easy access to Duke, UNC, Western Wake, Rex Hospital and the towns of Raleigh and Durham, both less than 10 miles from Renaissance. The area offers wonderful golf, museums, historic landmarks, fine dining, sporting venues, entertainment and much more.

    Amenities in this intimate sized community are simple yet beautiful. From the lush landscaping to the winding scenic nature path along the shores of Symphony Lake, it’s easy to enjoy relaxation in this tight-knit community. The nearby Koka Booth Amphitheatre is within walking distance and plays host to a wide variety of outdoor events including concerts and festivals. Fitness enthusiasts enjoy world-class facilities at the nearby LifeTime Fitness Center just a mile from the community.

    For homeowners wanting a luxury home in a maintenance free community, yet do not want the hustle and bustle of the typical active adult community, Renaissance at Regency is the perfect fit. Here residents enjoy a greater sense of privacy yet still have wonderful amenities and conveniences just minutes from home.

    For more information and photos of this and other NC active adult retirement communities please visit 55Places.com.  To stay in touch with us please join our Facebook page by clicking the Facebook link below. 

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  • Heritage Pines, Cary, North Carolina

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Cary  |  December 19, 2010 4:11 PM  |  4,059 views  |  No comments
    Heritage Pines, Cary, North Carolina active adultLocated in the Triangle area of North Carolina, between Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, sits the active adult community known as Heritage Pines. In the town of Cary, this 55+ community offers a friendly atmosphere thanks to tree-lined streets, charming curb appeal and just 298-homes. The town of Cary offers fantastic amenities including world-class dining and shopping, award-winning healthcare and elite universities. Cary is consistently named to the prestigious “Best Places to Live” list compiled yearly by Money Magazine.

    Built between 2000 and 2006 by K. Hovnanian Homes and Westminister Homes, Heritage Pines offers well-cared-for resale homes priced from the low $200’s to the mid $300’s. There are 208 single family style ranch homes plus 90 attached villas. All of the homes offer single-story living with sizes ranging from 1,370 to 2,600 square feet.

    The amenities of this charming NC active adult community include a clubhouse with a variety of active adult amenities. There is a fitness center, craft room, card room, library, kitchen and an outdoor swimming pool. Outdoor amenities include tennis courts, bocce ball courts, hoseshoes and shuffleboard courts plus lovely walking trails. There are beautiful ponds with soaring fountains, a charming white gazebo and towering mature trees throughout the community. The clubhouse plays host to numerous special events, activities and classes. Residents enjoy meeting new people and making new friends in a variety of special interest clubs such as the book club, potlucks, pinochle, dominoes, poker, square dancing, yoga, bowling and the popular Friday night happy hour.

    Aside from the fun events within the community there is always something happening in the surrounding Cary area. There are numerous boutique shops to discover, trendy restaurants to try and large shopping malls to spend an entire day. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the various municipal parks, nature trails and forest preserves. Cary and the surrounding areas boast a friendly family feel with welcoming Southern charm.

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