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Neighborhood Spotlight: Chapel Run

Neighborhood Spotlight: Chapel Run

Chapel RunBuilding a house takes a team; building a community takes a great team effort. David Weekley Homes, as builders, pride themselves and their teams on their affinity to create homes, not just houses. They create energy efficient homes with impeccable design and custom choices to help you create your dream home, with phenomenal customer service. Your home building experience will be personalized to fit the way you live.

David Weekley Homes is also the first home builder to win the Home Building Triple Crown, including: America’s Best Builder, National Builder of the Year, and National Housing Quality Award. And they’ve struck again, creating a new community of homes right here in the

Chapel Run

This community is David Weekley Homes’ newest creation.

The beautiful Chapel Run is currently being built in Durham, just a hop, skip, and a jump from Chapel Hill. While there are 40 single-family homes to be built in Chapel Run, there’s also 40 townhomes planned for the community too. All homes, though, will be energy-efficient with David Weekley Homes’ EnergySaver technology. With great location, and a builder with more than 40 years of experience you can expect this community to be the best in design, choice, and service.

Chapel Run

View from the porch of the Monrovia plan.

The size of these homes will vary over five different floor plans, but single family homes can be expected to range from 1,925 to 2,400 square feet. As for price, they’ll begin in the low $300,000s. Townhomes, on the other hand, will begin in the mid $200,000s. Affordable, adorable, and well within the coveted $200,000 to $400,000 price range.

Floor Plans at Chapel Run

David Weekley Homes created five different floor plans for Chapel Run: the Calderwood, the Chantrey, the Pinegate, the Lucille, and the Monrovia. Each floor plan includes two stories, two full bathrooms, as well as a two car garage. Bedrooms and half-baths differ between floorplans, but each home has at least three bedrooms. Just one look at these floor plans will have you dreaming of what your own home could look like nestled in Chapel Run.

The customization options are endless. Regardless of the floor plan you choose, here are some customization options:

  • Covered or screened porch
  • Fireplace
  • Tray ceilings in Owner’s Retreat
  • Bathroom layout options
  • Cooktop in the kitchen

    Chapel Run

    Choose from many bathroom customization options.

Rest assured, those aren’t your only customization options. Certain floor plans also include a study with French doors, and loft layout
choices. Thanks to David Weekley Homes’ “FlexSpace”, you can customize certain rooms to match your needs. Fortunately, these builders offer a design center where you can take a look at all of your design and customization options in person. Personal design consultants are available, too. The design center for Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill area is located conveniently in Cary right off of I-40.

Things to Do in Durham

Located conveniently by I-40 too, Chapel Run has the advantages of both Durham and Chapel Hill amenities nearby. Living in this area means an easy commute throughout the triangle. Not only is public transportation easily accessed here, but Raleigh Durham International Airport is a short commute away.

Durham is home to an incredible variety of entertainment and cultural experiences. Not to mention some of the best food you could find in the Triangle.
Durham Performing Arts Center frequently hosts plays, concerts, and comedians as they tour. The Streets at Southpoint are just a few miles away at exit 276 on I-40, providing a fantastic shopping opportunity at one of the area’s largest malls. Complete with an IMAX Movie Theater, Southpoint has entertainment for the whole family. Get out and enjoy some hot dogs at the Durham Bulls Ball Park, where baseball games are hosted regularly.

Things to Do in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill has no shortage of delicious food, cultural experiences, and entertainment for the whole family too. Live & Local, Chapel Hill’s free music and art series, is held in the Plaza Friday nights during the spring and summer. Beginning in June, Chapel Hill hosts “Movie Chapel Hill Movie NightUnder the Stars” every Thursday night, so be prepared to grab your favorite lawn chair and head to Wallace Plaza for free popcorn, telescope demos, and other activities.  For sports lovers, you can’t forget the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, home to the Tar Heels and ACC champions.

Chapel Hill and Durham each have something for everyone. Jordan Lake and Eno River State Park are nearby. Get your aquatic fix by floating down the Eno River, or take the boat out on Jordan Lake. If hitting the water isn’t your thing, there are other opportunities to get you outside. North Carolina Botanical Garden makes for the perfect afternoon walk. Grab your clubs and hit the golf course, located less than five miles from the Chapel Run community.


North Carolina has no shortage of good schools, especially in the Chapel Hill area. Creekside Elementary School, Githens Middle School, and Jordan High School are the schools within 2.5 miles of Chapel Run. While the community is zoned for Durham Public schools, there are other public and private options nearby like Montessori Community Private School, and St. Thomas More Catholic Private school.

Don’t forget, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is only a stone’s throw away! UNC offers phenomenal healthcare and nationally renowned academics. Duke University and the Blue Devils rival Chapel Hill in both sports, healthcare, and academics. With these schools nearby, you can be sure you’ll have good higher-education options.


We’re Here to Help!

If you are interested in learning about these Chapel Run homes, townhomes, and other properties in the greater Triangle area, visit us online.  Call us today at 919-813-6449 or e-mail us at  [email protected] for additional information.  

When buying a home, even new construction, it is important to have a buyer’s agent. At Real Estate Experts, we are fierce representatives for our clients. We’re known as expert buyer agents so contact us and see how we can help you find just the home you are looking for.


Neighborhood Spotlight: 5401 North in North Raleigh

Neighborhood Spotlight: 5401 North in North Raleigh

5401 North5401 North Neighborhood in North Raleigh

A unique and exciting new neighborhood concept  is under construction at the intersection of I-540 and Highway 401 in northeast Raleigh, one of the fastest-growing sectors in the metro area. 5401 North is a Master Planned village consisting of homes, townhomes, hiking and biking trails, open community spaces, and even a community farm! 5401 North is 8 miles from Downtown Raleigh, 20 miles from Raleigh Durham International Airport and only 24 miles southeast of Downtown Durham.


5401 North Map


Living at 5401 North

5401 North will include a variety of home types, including up to 1,800 single-family homes, town homes, row houses, and apartments. From the most basic one-bedroom apartment to work/life loft spaces to senior homes, there will be options for all ages of home buyers.


5401 North Plat

5401 North’s Master Plan includes homes that are built close to work and play. The community’s pedestrian-friendly layout encourages enjoyable workdays, with shopping, dining, and services easily accessible from attractive public spaces with wide sidewalks, tree-lined streets, and beautiful landscaping. The neighborhood includes diverse housing styles (not mass-produced, streamlined tract-homes), as well as easy-to-care-for small yards with large front porches. The yards are smaller, but are replaced with civic and community common areas for all to enjoy.

Community Farm

The Purple Martin Community Farm will no doubt become a favorite gathering spot in the community. 5401 North has a committed vision to growing fresh produce for both its residents and the surrounding community.  In addition to providing locally-grown food, the farm will promote healthy living by fostering an educational forum to teach communities how to grow these foods and make them widely available.


Education will be a top priority at 5401 North. From kindergarten to college, students living in the community will receive a superior education to help prepare them for the workforce of the 21st century.

River Bend Elementary School is a multi-track year-round school that inspires and empowers the children of northeast Raleigh to achieve personal and academic excellence. Top-notch faculty and staff are dedicated to providing a curriculum that is challenging and relevant.


In 2013, the Wake County Board of Education approved the purchase of 29 acres for a public middle school at 5401 North. Set to open its doors in 2017, the new River Bend Middle School will provide an extraordinary educational environment. The staff and faculty will challenge middle school students with a curriculum rich in math, science, and critical thinking skills.

The Northern Campus of Wake Technical Community College is located just adjacent to 5401 North. Wake Tech curriculum programs offer more than 200 associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in science, applied science, the arts, and general education, as well as college transfer for entry into four-year colleges and universities. Northern Wake Campus’ classrooms are smart and connected, providing students instant online access to the world. The campus continues to grow, fueled by the $200 million bond approval in 2012. Wake Tech also provides a full-service library, Individualized Learning Center, and career and personal counseling.

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting new community in Raleigh, give us a call today at 919-813-6449 or send us an email to  [email protected].

When buying a home, even new construction, it is important to have a buyers agent. At Real Estate Experts, we are fierce representative for our clients and known as expert buyer agents.

Contact us and see how we can help you find just the home you are looking for.




































































































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

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