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

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