Neighborhood Spotlight: Legacy at Jordan Lake


If you are on the hunt for a luxurious home in Chatham County that includes thoughtful architecture, green living, a clubhouse, and a short-iron golf course, you will want to check out Legacy at Jordan Lake! This gated community is located just west of Jordan Lake off Big Woods Road, only 25 minutes from Raleigh. Legacy was designed to be secluded in a rural setting, yet connected, just 10 minutes from shopping and great schools.


Freehold Communities developed Legacy at Jordan Lake as they do all their communities, with a combination of five key elements: healthy living, engagement, connectivity, stewardship, and distinctive home design.

If you are looking for a community with an emphasis on fitness and outdoor recreation, you have found one!  Legacy’s amenities include ample open spaces, play fields, a beautiful waterfall, more than 4 miles of trails, tennis courts, a playground, and a resort-style pool. There is even a short-iron golf course to improve your game!


In addition, Legacy includes a clubhouse that is just a short walk from anywhere in the community. Neighbors can meet up for drinks at the outdoor pavilion or the large covered porch warmed by a stone fireplace. It’s a perfect place for a get-together, fostering relationships within the community.


You won’t find cookie-cutter homes at Legacy; rather, simple elegance and architectural diversity that create a classic neighborhood feel with an emphasis is on timeless architectural styles, such as Federal, Colonial Revival, Georgian, and Craftsman. Builders include Meritage Homes, Ryan Homes, and Integrity Homes.

“We are excited to partner with some of the top builders in the country to create Legacy,” said Suzanne Maddalon , vice president of marketing for Freehold Communities. “The emphasis will be on regionally-correct architectural styles that integrate homes with the surrounding neighborhood. Our builders will help us create a community with authenticity, individuality, and lasting character.” Design guidelines for Legacy specify colors, materials, and details that will create a unique sense of place, according to Maddalon.

Meritage homes range from around 3,400 to 4,800 square feet and are built on 1/2-3/4-acre wooded homesites. Features include two-car garages, gourmet kitchens, first floor master suites, and hardwood flooring. In addition, every Meritage home is 100 percent ENERGY STAR certified, and includes money-saving features such as spray-foam insulation and energy-efficient windows, which can cut heating and cooling costs by as much as 50 percent. These homes range from $392,000 to $449,990.


Ryan homes range in size from around 2,700 to 4,000 square feet and include amenities such as three-car garages, first floor master suites, granite kitchen countertops, and hardwood flooring. Homesites are available with options that back to a wooded area or the golf course. Ryan homes range from the $360s to the $410s.

Integrity homes range from around 2,000 to 3,000 square feet and include flexibility in terms of space and design. Integrity takes a hands-on approach to every home built. Amenities include first floor master suites and gourmet chef’s kitchens. Integrity homes range from $439,990 to $449,990.

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