Fastest Growing New Housing Communities in Triangle Area

The Triangle ranks #7 out of 100 of best metro areas to live in the United States. Nearly 80 new residents a day make their home in Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill. The growth of the region is incredible, and it’s only getting bigger thanks to the lure of high quality of life, strong job prospects, and good education opportunities in the area.

We already know Triangle sales and prices are rising thanks to a smaller inventory, but local home builders are working to create room for growth. “We’re building fewer lots than we are taking down homes,” says Jay Colvin, the director of Metrostudy’s Raleigh-Durham Triangle region. “We’re at an equilibrium, which is good for a sustainable market, but it’s a problem for growth. Right now we’ve got some room for growth, but not by much.”

Colvin predicts a growth rate that will swing between 5-7 percent for new home starts and sales in the Triangle for the next year.

But where is this growth going to come from within the Triangle? The top 25 Triangle new housing communities by new home construction. These homes will come from Wake, Durham, Orange, Chatham, Johnston, Granville, and Franklin Counties.

The Top 10 Fastest Growing New Construction Communities

Briar Chapel

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These homes are surrounded by all the amenities you could ever want or need. In fact, the Briar Club offers a fitness program, water park, and a jam-packed community event calendar. Located in Chapel Hill at U.S. 15-501, downtown Chapel Hill is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. Currently, the builders have 374 vacant, developed lots. What’s more? They’re anticipating  730 future lot sales.

Carolina Arbors

This neighborhood is designed with the needs of active adults over 55. Therefore, Carolina Arbors offers innovative and fun fitness classes, community gardens, and a billiards room. Residents can get creative in the crafts room, cook in the demonstration kitchen, or take dance lessons in the community ballroom. Carolina Arbors by Del Webb are in construction in Durham at Andrews Chapel Road.

Bella Casa

The custom homes at Bella Casa in Apex are premier, unique, and nestled near any amenity you might need. These homes bring aesthetically pleasing, custom-chosen features to life on Evans Road, conveniently near NC State and downtown Raleigh. So far, they’ve developed 162 lots with an anticipated 162 sales!

12 Oaks

Holly Springs is home to this new construction community which provides access to the Club at 12 Oaks. The Club offers casual dining, and a Nicklaus-designed golf course. Made to feel more like a Southern college campus with sprawling trails that encourage biking and walking, this community is without a doubt incredible. 12 Oaks has something for the whole family. The fitness center is equipped for weight training, cardio, and a variety of classes. Another big perk? All dog breeds are welcome.

Flowers Plantation

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Clayton is home to this new construction community that is growing incredibly fast. Flowers Plantation is anticipating 5,526 future lot sales, or lots under contract. With what they have to offer, though, it’s likely
Flowers Plantation will become a bustling community soon. The Club boasts three pools, a spa, a cafe and bar, as well as playgrounds, parks, trails, and every variety of sport court you can imagine. Their line of homes spans the price range of $150,000 to well over $500,000 to suit everyone’s financial needs.


Sitting at the intersection of Sunset Lake Road and Lockley Road in Holly Springs, Woodcreek is a new construction community with undoubtedly designer features. These homes spotlight southern architecture with second floor balconies, beautiful columns, and finally an incredible use of square footage to create unique living spaces. In the future, builders are eventually anticipating 188 lot sales, or lots under contract.

Highland Creek Preserve

This community is nestled in Raleigh off of Louisburg road. Entertainment, dining, and events in Raleigh and Wake Forest are very close thanks to 540.  In addition, these homes showcase comfort, design, and functionality these homes sell quickly. They come in several different floor plans, too. Miles of trails and sidewalks line Highland Creek, encouraging residents to get out and get active.


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With 422 lot sales anticipated, Traditions of Wake Forest is getting ready to flourish. This new construction community is built to foster a sense of welcome. The Club is the certainly the perfect entertainment spot with a cozy outdoor stone fireplace, large saltwater pool, and playgrounds or pocket parks. Traditions is hugged by 100 acres of trees and natural preservation but entertainment and city life isn’t far. Quaint downtown Wake Forest is nearby and only a bicycle ride away.

Wendell Falls

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This unique community is built around the Tobacco Barn seated on the festival lawn. Inviting and family
friendly, Wendell Falls is growing as a result. They’re anticipating 1,990 lot sales or lots under contract over the year. With events like wine tastings, bluegrass concerts, and movie nights Wendell Falls has
something for everyone. Residents agree this community really feels like a small, close-knit neighborhood.

Brightleaf at the Park

The intersection of US 70 and Copper Leaf Parkway in Durham is home to Brightleaf at the Park. A “tale of two cities”, Brightleaf at the Park is midway between Raleigh and Durham.  Consequently, this community has the best of both cities. Brightleaf is rich with community art built on Audubon certified land. The natural setting and resort-style amenities create a culture-rich community home to a variety of house plans at mid-range prices.

Check out the full list of the top 25 fastest growing Triangle new housing communities here.

Interested in a New Construction Home Community?

If you have been thinking of relocating to the Triangle area, you will definitely want to consider putting down roots in one of these new construction housing communities. 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.
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