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Parks & Recreation in North Carolina : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Sep 13, 2012
Rick Hardy answered:
Commuter rail could possibly happen if funding is available. Might take a while.
I am a REALTOR and coach for Woodcroft Athletics and SDLL Little League. There are many recreational leagues and plenty of individual parks located through out Durham for families and sports.
I have lived in Durham since 1986 and have found many avenues to "play".
In SW Durham there are walking trails in many of the subdivisions as well as play grounds, pools, basketball and baseball fields. Herndon Park located south of I40 offers baseball, soccer and play ground.
Email or call and I will be happy to share.
Rick Hardy
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Beau Ferguson answered:
Here is a google map of some of the best ones......there are others, but this all that google has listed. Hope it helps.
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Sat Apr 3, 2010
Lakelivin answered: This is a website to the SIAA. They have volleyball and other sports for kids.
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Wed Jul 29, 2009
JOHN KAYE answered:
Yes Pinehurst is very dog friendly....We even had a dog parade this past summer on our block of Merion Circle in town......
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Fri Feb 27, 2009
Larry Story answered:
No I am sorry you cannot. Lake Jeanette is one of the watershed lakes for Greensboro. You can Kayak, or small sail on the lake but, they do not allow hardly any motorized traffic.

Hope this helps,
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Tue Aug 5, 2008
Voices Member answered:
It was a cotton plantation that is currently a nature preserve housing a historic home, the Raptor Center which treats injured birds of prey, and an Equestrian Center among other things. Here is the link: ... more
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Wed Aug 13, 2008
Glenda Marks answered:
That's Latta Plantation. Look at:
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Thu Nov 19, 2009
Zachary Epps answered:
Perhaps one of the Realtors in the Charlotte area can step in here.
I've noticed posts from Liz Snide, Tracey Miller and others...

Consider picking a Realtor in the area that's been in Charlotte for a while and has the same interests that you and your family have and you'll probably get great results finding a home with all the features you want. ... more
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Mon Jul 6, 2009
Bridgette Kostek, REALTOR, Coldwell Banker M. M. Parrish answered:
Trulia does not offer this type of search at this time. For now try They are not the best search engine, but will allow you to choose more options to find a specific type of home. Check back here later; a NC REALTOR my post a publicly accessible MLS for you... Best of luck and Happy hunting! ... more
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Sun Oct 14, 2007
Bradley answered:
The answer depends on the type of water recreation you want and how big you mean by area. There are two fairly large lakes in the immediate Charlotte area, Lake Norman to the north, Lake Wylie to the south--both part of the Catawba River power generation system. On any weekend both lakes have lots of party boats, ski boats jet skis and fishing boats. I've seen wind-surfers on Wylie in the fall.

Also within a few minutes of Charlotte is the new US National Whitewater Center, an eye-popping man-made whitewater park (

If whitewater is your thing, it's available regionally. About a 4-hour drive west is the family-friendly Nantahala. A little further in TN is the Ocoee. Roughly the same distance north in WV you can reach the more challenging New River or in the fall the bone-jarring Gauley.

There are many other nice lakes 1-3 hours away and beautiful canoing nearby on the Catawba or about 2.5 hour away at New River State Park.
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Fri May 18, 2007
Leigh Brown answered:
Tons! IF you like freshwater lakes and rivers, that is. (If you need the beach, it's a 3 hour drive to salt water.) Lake Norman is our largest lake. It was built in the 1950s by Duke Power to run the nuclear power plant (McGuire Nuclear Station), and is our most popular and most populous lake. You'll still see the occasional fisherman at dawn, but the roar of jetskis and ski boats takes over as soon as it gets warm out. There's a competitive waterski team or three at the lake-watching them train is great fun!

If you're more interested in a quieter, more natural setting, you can head east to Badin Lake and Lake Tillery. They're connected by a dam (but you can't travel from one to the other). Both are bordered by the Uwharrie National Forest so there's a lot of preserved natural area that can never be developed. You'll still see ski boats and jet skis but will also see canoes and more bass boats.

Our newest water activities center around the National Whitewater Center which is positioned on the Catawba River near Mount Holly. This is the new home of the National Whitewater Foundation, and will be the host site for the Olympic whitewater training and trials. You can whitewater on the manmade trails, canoe, kayak, or just walk on the beautiful trails at the facility.
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Thu May 17, 2007
Leigh Brown answered:
More than you'd imagine for a town with 5900 households! We have the established Harrisburg Park, where the annual Fourth of July festival takes place, adult flag football is played, childrens' soccer games are played, and where families congregate at the playground. We have two new parks under construction. One is on Pharr Mill Road and will be completed this summer. It will feature walking/running trails, a fishing pond, great playground areas and sand volleyball courts. The other new park is on Stallings Road and is scheduled to be an adult park with tennis courts and a running track.

Our local Harrisburg Youth Association sponsors baseball, softball, t-ball, soccer and basketball for all ages of children.
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