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Old 03-01-2007, 08:07 AM
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Has anyone heard anything about the new townhome development "Townes at Umstead" by Beazer Homes?

We will be married on September 1 and are looking to buy our first house together in June/July. We have been looking in Brier Creek, Village at Westgate, Delta Lake/Ridge, and if anyone has advice or info on the area please advise.

It appears houses go very quickly in the area off Glennwood/Ebenezer.
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:13 AM
Location: Cary, NC
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You may have a little to a lot of airport noise, depending on exactly where you situate.
Homes sell well because of great location and great school assignment up in the Ebenezer Church Road area. Stough or Leesville Road Elementary schools, and Leesville Road Middle and High Schools.
I like the Village at Westgate for affordability and low maintenance.

Delta Ridge is even better located for convenience to Crabtree, Rex, and downtown. Delta Ridge should not have airport noise issues.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:58 PM
Location: Leesville, NC
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Hey BostonSean,

This is Londonderry, NH transplant.

I may be a bit biased since I live there but for convenience and value we cannot find a better place than Draymoor Manor Subdivision. Location is wicked convenient and no yard maintenance (town home).

Location: The corner of Leesville and Westgate Roads. From Glenwood Ave/Hwy 70 to a right onto Westgate Road. Entrance to neighborhood is at Leesville Road. Form I-40 take I-540 to Leesville Road exit. Turn right, neighborhood is at the intersection of Leesville and Westgate Roads (near Strickland Road).

We looked for a long time to find the right balance of value and convenience. We wanted to be close enough to downtown without paying IBL (inside the belt line) prices. We are 8 miles (10 minutes) from Crab Tree Mall. Our town homes have 1 or 2 car garages, 1900 – 2500 sf. We are walking distance to daycare, vet, 1 grocery store (3 in driving), 3 pharmacies, excellent schools, 2 miles from airport, ¼ mile to 540 exit. We work in Cary & RTP and both drives average 18 minutes. If you are an outside person, William B. Umstead State Park is 2 miles away.

The Raleigh City Council on Tuesday approved the master plan for Leesville Community Park. A part of the 2000 Parks and Recreation Bond package, the 55-acre park is located across from the Leesville Road School campus and will include a branch of the Wake County Library System and future community center. The library will be included in phase 1 development and is expected to open in early 2009.
The master plan also includes a playground, two miles of paved park trails, a multi-use path system, a natural interpretive area, an outdoor classroom, open space and a heritage garden. The City Council decided to substitute a picnic shelter with open space for a proposed off-leash dog area in the final plan.

I would stay away from Barton Park, no guest parking, very tight building placement and you would save 50K. We also looked at Harrington Pointe but decided not to move there since they were again 50K more and directly under the RDU flight path and traffic getting from/onto 540 is horrible.

Sorry for such a long reply but once I got started it was hard finding a stopping point.

Good luck on your house hunt.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:23 PM
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What about Pinecrest Townhomes? That's in the same area as well.
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:48 AM
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Draymoor Manor is at a different price point than the Townes at Umstead
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:41 AM
Location: Leesville, NC
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You are correct, different price points. However, depending on the model and options, both locations can become fairly equal. We also looked at "Townes at Umstead" and decided for a few more $$ Draymoor was a better choice for us. If I was in the market, I would definitely look at "Townes at Umstead" since they would be able to offer special builder incentives.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:11 AM
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Smile Townes at Umstead is terrific

I've been living a the Townes at Umstead since September and I love it. Everyone I've met there and talked to there loves it as well. If you like to hike, walk, jog, or ride bikes, you won't find any better location in Raleigh as you can be in Umstead State Park in about two minutes.

The people, staff, and maintenance are all really nice. I've also had around $24,000 of appreciation in five months according to my last appraisal. Noise from the airports is noticeable, but it isn't loud enough to effect anything important like sleeping. I'm very happy with my decision to buy in this community and highly recommend it to others.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:10 PM
Location: Cary, NC
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Any other opinions? Thanks!
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:20 PM
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I love living in Delta Ridge. The only air traffic noise we sometimes hear is the National Guard helicopters every once in a great while. I've never heard a normal airplane overhead.

Homes were selling quickly in Delta Ridge before, but that seems to have slowed down in recent months.

I think the airplane noise might be a bit more noticeable the closer you get to the airport. Try to walk around the neighborhood at different times of the day to see what you think. We fell in love with a house in Harrington Grove, but after walking around there a few times, we decided the airplane noise was just too much for us.
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