Category Archives: North Carolina

Celebrating Thanks Giving

Give Thanks This Year in Durham North Carolina

If the thought of waking up at 5 a.m to roast a turkey sounds more like a chore than a celebration, why not pass on the green bean casserole and pack your bags instead? If you’ve thought about getting family or friends together for a Thanksgiving getaway, Durham makes for the perfect vacation everyone will be thankful for. Home to the Neo-Gothic arches of Duke University, with a cultural convergence of folks from all over the world, a trip to Durham will be a holiday tradition you’ll be gathering for year after year.

It’s no secret that Durham is a dining mecca, and no marshmallow strewn yam recipe will hold a candle to the cornucopia of flavors you’ll uncover all over town. From the chicken and waffles you’ll remember forever, and buttery magic of hush puppies, to lining up for authentic Carolina BBQ, and marveling over artfully styled haute cuisine, this city is the stuff of foodie dreams. If you want to live it up like a local, the best food in town is served on four wheels. With dozens of temptations from gourmet grilled cheese, and global classics, to patisserie style baked goods, It’s easy to “taste” why the food truck scene has gained a cult following of devoted fans.

Unlocking Charlotte’s “Spirited” Past

You have to admit the older the city the more it inspires romance, intrigue, and of course, plenty of haunted history. Despite its modern exterior, when it comes to Southern allure, Charlotte has it all. The horse-drawn carriages, the stately colonial mansions, and a royal history that dates all the way back to the 1700’s, hence the nickname “Queen City.” Founded by European settlers in 1768, Charlotte’s Old South roots run so deep, that some would say the original inhabitants are still watching over the city today. Even if the idea of things going bump in the night seems a fanciful tale, most of us can’t resist a little dark folklore

Over the years, Carolina Theatre has brought new meaning to the saying “the show must go on”, and depending on who you talk to, it seems like perhaps it has. Built in 1927, the theatre was old Hollywood glamour at its opulent finest. Palatial architecture, richly painted wall murals, luxurious brocade drapery, the theatre began as a vaudeville and silent film venue and later went on to host its fair share of talent including the likes of Elvis Presley, and Frank Sinatra. After the curtain fell for the final time in November of 1978, this Tryon Street landmark became the abandoned stuff of haunted legend. Currently being restored to its former glory by the Foundation for the Carolina’s, it’s hard to say whether or not the theatre’s “late” patrons will be hanging around for a second act.

Creekside at Bethpage Is Living the Resort Life

For homes that look like an HGTV after photo, with a mile long schedule of exciting activities look no further than Creekside at Bethpage. This exciting 55+ community located within the highly desirable Raleigh-Durham metro area is a North Carolina charmer that combines an atmosphere of scenic beauty, and resort style living with urban amenities, and endless social opportunities. Home to 650 sites featuring four Ranch Editions, and beautiful single story townhomes, Creekside at Bethpage is like being on vacation every day of the week.

Home is where memories are made, and dreams are inspired which is why AV Homes designed each model to have an open, and airy layout filled with natural light, and elegant detailing from the crown molding, to the high-end countertops, and flooring. These gorgeous homes are available in 2-bedroom, and 2-2.5 bath floor plans each with spacious two car garages. Buyers will love walking into their open living, and dining spaces with options for elegant built-in shelving, breakfast bars, and retreat to their luxurious large master suites. Maintenance free landscaping, and spacious outdoor entertainment areas with options for covered patios, and fire pits give homeowners the freedom to entertain guests without the hassle of weekend yard-work.

The cityscape of Greensboro NC. by Turboknowledge

Greensboro Is The City You’ll Want to Call Home

Greensboro North Carolina captures the definition of the perfect hometown. Welcoming, and familiar, it’s the small town with a big personality. Known for friendly locals, and affordable living, it’s no surprise this cultural city was featured as one of the best cities for livability by U.S News & World Report. From its beautifully preserved turn of the century homes to its thriving downtown business district, Greensboro weaves urban functionality with a rich history. This idyllic location is one of the Piedmont Triad cities shared with Winston-Salem, and High Point, boasting lush seasonal landscape, a vast array of outdoor recreation, and iconic landmarks. Greensboro’s sense of community and nostalgic small-town ambiance is an integral part of what makes this town such an attractive destination for retirees, and young families alike.

Set between the Atlantic, and the Appalachian Mountains, Greensboro residents are in their element when it comes to exploring the great outdoors. Whether it’s hiking or cycling through over 90 miles of trails, exploring city parks, or spending a day on the golf course, Greensboro inspires active, healthy living. For those who love a waterfront lifestyle, lakes Higgins, Brandt, and Townsend provide a picturesque venue for a variety of water sports from paddle boarding, to kayaking. Golf pros can practice their upswing at one of Greensboro’s sprawling courses including the West at Grandover Resort, Greensboro Country Club, and Gillespie Golf Course where 80 acres of rolling green offers fun for all skill levels. For some spectacular sightseeing, visitors can meander through tranquil botanical gardens or experience a fiery autumnal display on a fall foliage tour. North Carolina’s four-season climate and diverse landscape makes embarking on an outdoor excursion a year-round event.

Ready For Southern Charm? Traditions at Wake Forest is Pre-Selling

Raleigh, North Carolina boasts rich heritage and a small town ambiance that make it the perfect setting for Del Webb’s brand new Traditions at Wake Forest community. Nestled in the master planned community of Traditions, this exciting community is now pre-selling and set to be move-in ready late this year. Situated on 164 acres with 452 home sites available, this beautiful community is designed with Del Webb’s commitment to quality, an array of active lifestyle amenities.

Nine elegant one-story home designs are designed for gathering with friends, and family featuring expansive living areas, open gourmet kitchens, and ample space for overnight guests. Starting in the $300’s, and ranging in size from 1,655 to 3,689 square feet, buyers will have options for 2-4 bedrooms with tranquil owner’s suites, and 2-4.5 spa inspired baths. The Eastway, and Senoia models feature a loft space for an optional extra bedroom, home office, or workout area. Unique features including cozy hearth rooms generously sized formal dining rooms, and kitchen islands evoke feelings of warmth and hospitality.

Cresswind Charlotte is Built For the Young at Heart

Charlotte, North Carolina encompasses all things diverse, and cultural. It’s a youthful, and vibrant city designed to cater to all walks of life with irresistible historic charm, and a sophisticated modern flair. Named one of the best retirement destination by Forbes, it’s no surprise Kolter Homes chose this prime location for its brand new community of Cresswind Charlotte. With models currently available for touring, 55+ active adults have the opportunity to see for themselves why more buyers “ Go Kolter.”

At Cresswind Charlotte, 55+ homebuyers will experience a vibrant, and active lifestyle rich in natural beauty, and effortless style. Once complete, this beautiful community will be home to 850 single-family Craftsman homes, surrounded by more than 370 acres of scenic woodlands, and picturesque walking trails. Prices will start in the mid $200’s, and offer nine-floor plans designed for comfort, and energy efficiency. Buyers have the choice of 2-3 bedrooms, and 2 full baths along with a half-bath, ranging in size from 2,027-3,129 square feet. Depending on the model, some feature a den for use as an extra bedroom, or a home office, large, airy great rooms, and spacious dining rooms for entertaining.

Why Do Active Adults Love Wilmington, NC?

Wilmington, North Carolina offers a vibrant coastal lifestyle all year. Whether you want to live in a planned community filled with amenities or on an island, you’re never far from the action.

When you first think of Wilmington, you probably think “beach”, but USA Today readers voted it “Best American Riverfront”. Since the article was written, The Riverwalk has almost doubled in size and offers great restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. – USA Today

If you enjoy the great outdoors, Wilmington, North Carolina won’t disappoint. On the whole, the residents are very active and fit. The birding opportunities on foot or by kayak are endless. The River to Sea Bikeway is a 20 mile round trip from downtown to Wrightsville Beach http://www.rivertoseabikeway.com/. It’s perfect for both the casual rider and the biking enthusiast. You’ll cruise by historic downtown, ride past The Children’s Museum, through the beautiful UNCW campus, by the Arboretum and Airlie Gardens, and find yourself at Johnnie Mercer’s Pier in Wrightsville Beach. Not a biker? You’ll have your pick of opportunities to join in on tennis, swimming, golfing, surfing, yoga, and of course Pickleball. If you aren’t into exercise, you’ll certainly want to take advantage of eating outside almost any time of the year.

Carolina Arbors by Del Webb

Carolina Arbors is a destination Del Webb community which is located adjacent to the popular Brier Creek in Durham, North Carolina. Carolina Arbors is located 1 mile from the over 1 million square feet of retail and restaurants that Brier Creek offers and within 5 miles of Umstead State Park and RDU International Airport.

This Del Webb community also offers Easy access to Hwy. Furthermore, the 70, I-540 and I-40 offers a short drive to the cultural and sporting event attractions of Downtown Raleigh and Downtown Durham. This Del Webb community also features mountains to the West and Beach to the East that are both within a 3-hour drive.

You can find more information about this Del Webb community by clicking here.