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nc: Raleigh, NC, Dorothea Dix land. World Class Park a la DIX306 or Mixed Use Development? - 02/12/07 10:14 PM
In Raleigh, NC, for 154 years the mentally ill have received treatment at the Dorothea Dix Hospital. The hospital occupies approximately 425 acres on a hillside with a great view of Downtown Raleigh. Dix Hospital is directly across Western Boulevard from Boylan Heights Historic District neighborhood. Across Lake Wheeler Road is Caraleigh, a district of less expensive starter homes. Effective late 2007 to early 2008, Dix Hospital will be closed and patients transferred to Butner, NC. This will make the land at Dorthea Dix available for use in other manners. There are, of course, mixed opinions regarding the proper use of this delightful state land. The City of Raleigh, (7 comments)
nc: Raleigh, NC Real Estate..Skyline view from Historic Boylan Heights - 02/11/07 08:00 PM
Boylan Heights Historic District is another Raleigh Neighborhood blessed with many fine homes from the turn of the 20th century. Combined with a proximity to North Carolina State University, and the City of Raleigh Downtown area, along with walking distance to Glenwood South entertainment district, Boylan Heights is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Raleigh. Raleigh Skyline from South Boylan Avenue, Boylan Heights BB&T Building seen from Kimsey and Cabarrus in Boylan Heights. Typical home sales prices are elevated due to the historic designation of the subdivision, and vary widely due to condition, style, and size of home. Excerpted from the Design (5 comments)
Timberlake was partially mapped in the 1940's as a small subdivision outside Raleigh, North Carolina. It is blessed with lakes. The subdivision was originally laid out to include an airstrip for the homeowners, which later was sacrificed for the construction of homes..Over the years it was enlarged and more phases and streets added, but the focus remains the beautiful lakes:
Today, Timberlake is a mixture of 1950's homes and modern 1990's homes. All homes share the beauty of the four private lakes, with many lakefront homes enjoying the year round waterfront paradise. View currently available homes in Timberlake.
nc: Cary, NC Temperance and the Railroad - 02/10/07 08:00 PM
A settlement called Bradford's Ordinary began in 1750 in what is now Cary. However, the man credited with founding Cary was Allison Francis "Frank" Page, who was its first developer, mayor, postmaster and railroad agent.Page-Walker Hotel Page and his wife, Catherine "Kate" Raboteau Page bought 300 acres here in 1854. He named his development after Samuel Fenton Cary, a prohibition leader from Ohio. Cary was incorporated in 1871, several years after the Seaboard and North Carolina railroads formed a junction in Cary.Page, whose main business was a sawmill, laid out the first streets of Cary and built a hotel. What became known (2 comments)
nc: Raleigh, NC, Food and Fun in Glenwood South - 02/07/07 09:21 PM
The most vibrant neighborhood in Raleigh, NC, Glenwood South is a mixture of restaurants, trendy shops, new condominiums, and nightlife opportunities. Just blocks from the center of North Carolina government power, the street is a magnet for visitors from across Wake County, and from farther away. The New York Times even featured Glenwood South in an article in the Travel section in February, 2006. Glenwood South Street Scenes The success of this area has spawned construction of several nearby condominiums, The Paramount on Boylan Avenue, 222 Glenwood, and on South Boylan Avenue, Bloomsbury Estates Condos. Bloomsbury Estates Condo construction 510 Glenwood is a modern mixed-use complex And the past is (0 comments)
nc: Cary, NC Playground, Fred G. Bond Park - 02/07/07 07:21 PM
Bond Park is the largest municipal park in Wake County, NC. At 310 acres, it includes seven ballparks, several picnic shelters, a 300 seat amphitheatre, trails and greenways, The 16,000 square foot Cary Senior Center, a 29,000 square foot Community Center, a large playground, picnic tables, and a 42 acre lake complete with a boathouse, boat rentals, boat launch, and a deck with screen porch, and rocking chair for relaxing and viewing the lake. Bond Park is a favorite play area for Cary residents of all ages. While it is busiest during the summer sports, picnic and fishing seasons, Bond Park hosts many activities all through the year. Seven Ballparks like this: Kiwanis (0 comments)
Weatherstone is a mature neighborhood of 200+ move-up homes in Cary. Weatherstone is accessed from High House Road, east of the intersection with Cary Parkway, or from NW Maynard Road. View current Active Home Listings in Weatherstone. Raleigh, home of NC State University, is a 20 minute drive. The Research Triangle Park, "RTP," is about the same. Heavy drive-time traffic can lengthen either commute.
The neighborhood was developed in the mid/late 1990's by Weatherstone Associates, using several reputable builders. Over 200 traditional and transitional homes comprise Weatherstone. Home sizes range from 2500 to 3700 square feet. (2 comments)
nc: Cary, NC Real Estate, Easy and Affordable Living in Park Village...Cary, NC, 27519 - 02/01/07 11:38 AM
Park Village is a mature community of 600+ homes in Cary, NC. Park Village is situated on Davis Drive, south of the intersection with High House Road. Raleigh is a 20 minute drive. The Research Triangle Park, "RTP," is about the same. Drive-time traffic may lengthen commutes. View the current Active Listings in Park Village. Davis Drive entrance sign The neighborhood was developed in the mid 1990's by Sunstar Homes/Solaris Development Corporation. Park Village home sizes range from 1300 to 3400 square feet. Park Village Street Scene Typical amenities include 3 to 4 bedrooms, 2 or 2.5 baths, bonus rooms, open floor plans, many windows to light the home, (0 comments)
nc: Cary, NC Real Estate, Whitebridge...No Better Location in Cary, NC - 02/01/07 08:26 AM
Whitebridge is a mature neighborhood of 110 homes in Cary. Whitebridge is situated on Davis Drive, just south of the intersection with High House Road. Raleigh is a 20 minute commute. The Research Triangle Park, "RTP," is about the same. Both commutes can vary during heavy drive-time traffic. The neighborhood was developed in the mid/late 1990's by SAS Institute and Engle Homes. 110 pleasant transitional homes comprise Whitebridge, with home sizes ranging from 2400 to 3800 square feet. View currently available homes in Whitebridge.
Typical amenities include 3 to 5 bedrooms, 2.5 or 3 baths, bonus rooms, separate formal areas, many windows to light the home, (2 comments)
nc: Cary, NC Real Estate, Giverny, the "best kept secret" in Cary, NC - 02/01/07 06:03 AM
Giverny is a pleasant and mature neighborhood of 92 homes off the Cary Parkway. Giverny is nestled in between Bishop's Gate subdivision and Gralyn neighborhood of MacArthur Park. View current Active Listings for Giverny and MacArthur Park. (Note: Giverny is not part of MacArthur Park, but TMLS does not separate the two neighborhoods.)
Raleigh is a 20 minute commute. The Research Triangle Park, "RTP," is about the same. Both commutes can vary during heavy drive-time traffic. The neighborhood was developed in the early/mid 1990's by New Fortis Homes, now KHovnanian. Ninety-two pleasant transitional homes comprise Giverny, with home sizes ranging (2 comments)
nc: Raleigh, NC: Giving back...Well, NOT the donuts... - 01/28/07 07:53 AM
How do YOU give back to your community? Here's one way. I posted these two Raleigh, NC landmarks on Localism, and now I see in today's Raleigh News and Observer that they have been united as the terminus boundaries of a sophisticated and educational charitable fund-raising event. The idea: Start at the NC State University Bell Tower:
Run 2 miles to the Krispy Kreme Donut Shop on Person Street:
Wolf down a dozen glazed donuts and run back to the Bell Tower. In less than an hour. Without tossing your cookies. (Good Pun, "cookies." Huh? Huh?) "Krispy Kreme run is sweet charity" from (7 comments)
nc: Photos in Localism...Art or local flavor? - 01/17/07 10:28 PM
When posting photos, I take the approach that I want folks to see the local flavor, housing styles, old and new mixed. I'm a ham-and-egger photographer, and I admit it. So I would rather get dozens of presentable shots than set-up for one great composition that a visitor can't duplicate. Some favorites: Yates Mill Pond, Wake County, NC, just taken today. It is an accessible scene to anyone who walks in. Don't need a helicopter or time-lapse photography to get the same perception I did: Same with my walk around the North Carolina State Capitol Grounds in Raleigh. Easy vista, with nice evening light. New and old (16 comments)
Three contiguous properties are also For Sale. See the Real Estate Show! The four properties together comprise 6.38 acres, with City of Raleigh water across Ebenezer Church Road, and City of Raleigh sewer service nearby. Call or email me: Mike Jaquish, REALTOR® 919-880-2769 Mike@MikeJaquish.com http://www.mikejaquish.com/ Broker Associate, KELLER WILLIAMS® Realty, Cary, NC (2 comments)
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