Neighborhood Spotlight: Brightwood Trails


If you’re thinking of relocating to Durham, there is an exciting new neighborhood that you won’t want to miss! Brightwood Trails is a new CalAtlantic Homes community that offers affordable, energy-efficient, and personalized homes. Starting at just $237,990, the single-family homes have nearly sold out, with just a few homesites and move-in ready homes still available.


Brightwood Trails is ideally located in the heart of Durham, just around the corner from Research Triangle Park. The community is only 8.9 miles from downtown Durham, home to Duke University and Hospital, as well as the best in Southern hospitality with unique shops and dining. In fact, downtown Durham is home to more than 75 wonderful eateries, propelling Durham to obtain national accolades for its foodie scene from the New York TimesSouthern Living, Bon Appetit and more! Shops include everything from boutiques to bookstores to handmade gifts. In addition, Brightwood Trails is convenient to shopping and dining options at Brier Creek Commons, Streets of Southpoint, and Crabtree Valley Mall.


For those who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, the community is close to Falls Lake State Recreation Area, a collective of seven access areas scattered around the shoreline of a 12,000-acre reservoir. Falls lake contains five swim beaches in the recreation area and several boating ramps, with some reserved for paddlers and non-gasoline powered boats. Single-track mountain biking, hiking, and camping can also be enjoyed.


Homes in Brightwood Trails are available in eight floor plans, from $237,990 to $284,990, ranging from 1,965 square feet to 3,567 square feet. Both ranch and two-story models are available, as are options available to personalize your home, such as a fireplace, sunroom, or screened porch. Prospective home buyers will be given information on their new home’s energy efficiency using the HERS Index, which is a scoring system established by the Residential Energy Services Network.  A home built to the specifications of the HERS Reference Home (based on the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code) scores a HERS Index of approximately 100, while a net zero energy home scores a HERS Index of 0. The lower the HERS score, the more efficient the home, which means you will save on your monthly energy bills.


If you are interested in one of these gems, call us TODAY, before they are gone! You can reach us anytime at 919-813-6449 or [email protected]. Visit us online at

See also related information on the Real Estate Experts web site about, “Why Work With A Buyers Agent,” and why it is especially important to “Work With A Buyers Agent When Purchasing New Construction.”

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