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Neighborhood Spotlight: Corbinton in Hillsborough, NC

Neighborhood Spotlight: Corbinton in Hillsborough, NC

Hillsborough is home to a new active adult community, Corbinton, which is located conveniently between Durham, Chapel Hill, and Greensboro, with easy access to Raleigh and Research Triangle Park. Corbinton was thoughtfully designed as a community where older adults can stay active and engaged with their neighbors, with custom-designed homes, a community center, walking trails, community gardens, and a dog park.




Homes For Sale in Corbinton

Corbinton offers a variety of housing options built by Quakenbush Homes, including single-family homes, row homes, and duplexes. Homes in Corbinton range from 1,644 to 2,024 square feet. Traditional stand-alone family homes start at $340,000, while duplexes start at just $290,000.

Quackenbush Homes

The exteriors of the homes are modeled after the lovely historic homes of Hillsborough, with accents of stone and brick. Inside, the homes offer open floor plans suited to first-floor living, which enables homeowners to avoid having to navigate stairs constantly during the day. All homes include two-car garages, backyard porches, and plenty of storage. Corbinton even provides lawn maintenance for its residents!

Homes For Sale in Corbinton are Energy Efficient

Quakenbush Homes has also kept energy efficiency in mind. Homes in Corbinton include an energy saving insulation package, an efficient 14-SEER central A/C, and energy efficient vinyl single hung windows, among other features.

Things to Do in Hillsborough, NC

Besides all of Hillsborough Farmers Marketthe attractions within the community, Corbinton is within walking distance of downtown Hillsborough, providing residents with a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of all this historic and lively area has to offer. This unique town is a hub for artists, writers, and musicians, and is home to the Orange County Artists Guild, a non-profit organization of artists supporting artists. You will enjoy dining at farm-to-table restaurants offering exceptional cuisine, shopping at independent book stores and local artisan retailers, or visiting the beautiful Riverwalk at Eno River.

The Hillsborough Farmers Market is a foodie favorite, where you get the chance to meet your local farmers, bakers, and crafters, while buying fresh, locally produced food. For the art lover, the Last Fridays Art Walk is not to be missed. This event, held on the last Friday of each month from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, showcases the talents of local artists in participating galleries and businesses throughout downtown.

Healthcare in Hillsborough

UNC Hospital’s Hillsborough campus provides integrated and convenient healthcare. The campus is a brand-new community hospital which is an extension of UNC Medical Center, focusing on many elective surgical programs, such as Joint Replacement, Spine, Ophthalmology, Urology, Benign Gynecology, and General Surgery. The 68-bed facility combines a community hospital culture with the innovative procedures and care for which the UNC Medical Center is known.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: The Courtyards at Andrews Chapel

Neighborhood Spotlight: The Courtyards at Andrews Chapel

The Courtyards at Andrews Chapel

Yet another excellent 55+ community has come to the Triangle! The Courtyards at Andrews Chapel, located off Leesville Road in Durham, is a brand-new Epcon Community now selling. This active adult community is just a short drive from all the amenities of downtown Durham, while providing a quiet, private neighborhood retreat for its residents.

The Courtyards at Andrews Chapel features 120 maintenance-free, ranch-style homes, available in three models featuring open floor plans with plenty of space and natural light. Homes range in size from approximately 1,519 to 2,769 square feet and range in starting price from $355,400-$384,000. Three home models are available which include amenities such as two-car garages, gourmet kitchens, private outdoor courtyards with optional screened porch, and plenty of storage space.


Community Features

The community features a “Grand Clubhouse” as its centerpiece for social, recreational, and fitness activities. Residents enjoy resort-style amenities within walking distance of their homes. A clubhouse, swimming pool, gazebo, ponds, and greenspace with dense populations of mature trees can be enjoyed throughout the community grounds.

The Courtyards at Andrews Chapel

The Courtyards at Andrews Chapel was developed by Epcon Communities, a builder that has been in business since 1986, specializing in integrating smart, innovative designs with the best in modern amenities. Epcon homes are particularly attractive to empty-nesters and seniors who are looking for maintenance-free, comfortable living. Residents can enjoy owning their own home without the upkeep of exterior maintenance. Epcon homeownership includes a professional association that handles your home’s exterior upkeep, including yard work, landscaping, and more.

Durham North Carolina

The Courtyards at Andrews Chapel is just a short drive from all the excitement of Downtown Durham, where you can enjoy more than 75 amazing restaurants and food trucks. In fact, Durham has received national accolades for its foodie scene from the New York Times, Southern Living, Bon Appetit and many more! With unique bakeries, farm-to-table restaurants, and craft breweries, there’s something for every taste. If you love to shop, you will never get bored exploring downtown Durham’s craft boutiques, gift shops, art galleries, and clothing establishments. Of course, you can also enjoy the best in fine arts at the Durham Performing Arts Center or Carolina Theatre, and sit back and enjoy the ballgame during the Durham Bulls’ playing season.

If you are interested in learning more about this great community in Durham, give us a call today at 919-813-6449 or send us an email to  [email protected]. Visit us online at realestateexperts.net.

Neighborhood Spotlight: The Courtyards at O’Kelly Chapel

Neighborhood Spotlight: The Courtyards at O’Kelly Chapel


As the older adult population continues to expand, more and more excellent senior living opportunities are popping up across the Triangle. The Courtyards at O’Kelly Chapel, located off O’Kelly Chapel Road in Cary, is no exception. This active adult community combines the best of both worlds: a quiet, private retreat-like neighborhood that is conveniently located near restaurants, attractions, and shopping.


This Epcon Community features 92 maintenance-free, ranch-style homes, available in three models featuring open floor plans with plenty of space and natural light. Homes range in size from approximately 1,519 to 2,769 square feet and start at just $325,400. Three home models are available and include features such as two-car garages, luxurious gourmet kitchens, private dens, abundant storage space, and private courtyards with optional screened porches or sunrooms.


Daily living at the Courtyards is all about community. You will get to know your neighbors quickly as you enjoy the Courtyards Clubhouse, which is the centerpiece for social, recreational, and fitness activity. The Clubhouse is centrally located, surrounded by walking trails, ponds, and green space. Best of all, you won’t be hindered by the burden of yard work, exterior maintenance, or interior maintenance: it’s all included in the cost of your new home and handled by Epcon. You can enjoy a stress-free life of leisure, whether meeting up with neighbors for a friendly game of cards at the Clubhouse, swimming laps at the pool, or enjoying drinks with friends in your private courtyard.


The Courtyards at O’Kelly Chapel is conveniently located near Cary, Durham, and Morrisville. Nearby attractions include La Farm Bakery, the Fresh Market, and Publix Supermarket. Park West Village Shopping Center is less than four miles away, and features retailers such as Target, T.J. Maxx, PetSmart, and Vestique Boutique. Eateries include Noodles and Company, Rise Biscuits and Donuts, Chipotle, and FireBirds Woodfired Grille. Park West Village also includes Earth Fare grocery store, a movie theater, The Joint Chirporactic Center, and Triangle Family Eye Care.

Epcon is currently selling its final homes in Phase 3, so if you are interested in one of these gems, don’t delay! There are only a few left. Give us a call today at 919-813-6449 or send us an email to  [email protected]. Visit us online at realestateexperts.net.


New Listing: Chapelwood, 55+ Community in Chapel Hill

New Listing: Chapelwood, 55+ Community in Chapel Hill

Outstanding & meticulously maintained Parade of Homes house in Chapelwoods 55+ Community. Almost 2K sq. ft. of 1st flr living with many upgrades. One of a kind kitchen w/large island with granite and wainscoting, SS appliances and a desk. Fantastic master suite w/steam shower & cedar bench and large WIC. Don’t miss the enclosed porch, large fenced back yard & tremendous attic storage w/shelving, window blinds thruout, ceiling fans in every room & more. The second floor bonus room has been finished and there is rough plumbing for a half bath. Chapelwood has a very nice walking trail and gazebo area for the neighbors and the neighborhood is very centrally located and has easy access to all area shopping, UNC, Duke & I-40.

The home is 2343 sq. ft., with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and is priced at $485,000.

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The complete list of features and upgrades are:

  • 2012 Parade of Homes House
  • All Brick Ranch
  • NAHB Green Home Certified —Bronze Level
  • Front & back porches
  • Eucalyptus hardwood floors
  • One of a kind kitchen with large island & beautiful finish details
  • Custom cabinets with roll-out shelving, granite countertops & stainless steel appliances, desk & 2 pantries
  • Enclosed Porch for all year round use with laminate floor & vertical blinds
  • Fenced courtyard w/water fountain. One of the largest yards  in the neighborhood.
  • All rooms w/ceiling fans
  • Skylight & solar tube
  • Luxurious master suite & master bathroom w/steam shower & cedar bench and large walk-in-closet custom with shelving.
  • Crown molding throughout first floor.
  • Finished second floor with rough-in for half bath
  • Oversized 2-car garage
  • Storage shelves in attic
  • Minutes to Downtown Chapel Hill & UNC
  • Minutes to I-40 For Easy Access Throughout the Triangle

For additional information or to see this property, contact Jodi Bakst at 919-928-5131 x2 or email her at [email protected]

The Courtyards at Homestead Road – A New 55+ Neighborhood in Chapel Hill

The Courtyards at Homestead Road – A New 55+ Neighborhood in Chapel Hill

Epcon Communities is developing a fabulous new 55-plus active community in Chapel Hill: The Courtyards at Homestead Road. The community, which was designed to be a private retreat surrounded by modern conveniences, will feature 63 ranch-style homes starting at $329,900.


“The Promenade” model.

According to Phil Fankhauser, CEO of Epcon Communities, “We believe that architecture is a form of art…we’re particular to involve visionary architects who can create a design that’s unique and meets the customer’s expectations….that’s where we are today with our very unique courtyard homes. Our architecture is based on market research that told us what today’s generation of Baby Boomers really wants to have in their homes.”

The Courtyards will feature three distinct home models ranging from approximately 1,500 to 2,700 square feet with smart floor plans, high-quality building materials, and 2.5-car garages. Interior features include gourmet kitchens, walk-in spa showers, private dens, and optional four-season sunrooms. Optional second-floor bonus suites are also available. Outdoor living spaces include private outdoor courtyards with decorative fencing included, and optional screened porches.


The Courtyards at Homestead Road is located in the heart of Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

Designed to be an active senior community, The Courtyards’ social activities will revolve around a 2,731-square-foot community center featuring resort-style amenities. The center will feature a clubhouse, fitness center, and outdoor pool, all located within walking distance of each home. Located off Homestead Road just adjacent to the Carolina North Forest Nature Conservatory, featuring 750 acres of woodlands and miles of walking trails, The Courtyards is convenient to shopping, dining, entertainment, and food markets. In fact, most are located within one mile, enabling residents to walk to their destination. Some of the nearby shopping and restaurants include Whole Foods, Carrboro Farmer’s Market, Sutton’s Drug Store, Flyleaf Books, The Pig, and Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe, to name a few. For those who enjoy yoga, you can walk to the Franklin Street Yoga Center.


Homes feature cozy courtyards.

A huge plus that comes with The Courtyards community is the fact that seniors can enjoy the benefit of owning their own home without having to worry about the stresses of maintenance. Residents are provided with the following services by Epcon: lawn mowing, fertilization, and weed control; landscape maintenance; exterior home maintenance; gutter and exterior siding cleaning; and pond maintenance, where applicable.

Epcon is truly a unique home builder because they believe that their residents have worked hard to earn a quality of life that includes hassle-free, comfort-rich living in their golden years. According to Epcon,“That’s why our communities are meticulously cared for by a professional management association. They worry about the details so our residents don’t have to and can instead live the good life.”

If you would like to learn more about The Courtyards at Homestead Road or are interested in purchasing a home, contact us today at 919-813-6449 or [email protected]. Visit us online at realestateexperts.net.

To learn about other 55+ communities in Chapel Hill and Durham or the greater Triangle area, like Chapelwood, The Villas at Culp Arbor and Creekside at Bethany Page, to name just a few, visit realestateexperts.net/55-neighborhoods/.