Calling all Raleigh residents — and those looking at homes for sale in Raleigh! One of the year's best events is coming up soon. The N.C. State Fair is scheduled for October 14 - 23rd, 2022. After a couple of quiet years, this year's fair promises to be better than ever, offering everything from rides to animal exhibits. If you'd like to attend the fair, here's the key information you need to know.
Whether you're new to Raleigh or have lived here for many years, our real estate agents highly recommend spending a day at the N.C. State Fair. It's such a thrilling way to experience the best of North Carolina's culture and history. Contact us if you're new to the area and would like to learn more about our real estate services.
The Morgan Street Food Hall is one of the most exciting places to eat near our homes for sale in Raleigh. No matter what dietary restrictions you have or what type of food you're craving, there's a vendor for you. Let's take a look at some of the vendors currently serving up dishes in this unique dining space.
Food halls are a growing food trend, and it's no surprise you'll find fantastic options here in the Triangle. Why not see what else the Raleigh area has to offer? Contact us today to begin browsing or listing with one of our real estate agents.
Looking for a fun way to get to know cities around the Triangle? Whether you're new to the area or you're searching for an interesting, engaging family activity, scavenger hunts are a fun way to spend a day. Search In The City, a business based in Raleigh offers scavenger hunts in the Triangle to suit every taste. Our real estate agents have more details on what to expect when you embark on a Triangle scavenger hunt.
Car Scavenger Hunts
If you're looking for a fun, relaxed scavenger hunt that can be completed at your own pace, then car scavenger hunts are an excellent option. These scavenger hunts are self-guided, designed with families in mind, and take about 90 minutes to complete.
Adventure Scavenger Hunts
In the mood for a bit of competition with your next scavenger hunt? Adventure scavenger hunts are team events where you complete challenges at various locations around a city to discover clues and try to become the first team to complete the hunt. There are adventure scavenger hunts designed for adults, kids, and everyone in between.
Photo & Go Scavenger Hunts
A new addition to the lineup of scavenger hunts from Search In The City, Photo & Go scavenger hunts feature photo, video, and interactive clues that you can solve in a team format. Points are rewarded for successfully solving clues, and the team with the most points at the end of 90 minutes wins a great prize.
Still hunting for the perfect home? Our team is here to help with all of your real estate needs in the Triangle. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Raleigh, NC, area.
A delicious meal often tastes just a little bit better when you can enjoy it outdoors on a beautiful Raleigh day, and there are plenty of great restaurants that offer al fresco dining around the city. Whether you're in the mood for an elegant night out, a family meal, or a quick, creative bite from a local favorite, you're sure to find something to love at the many outstanding restaurants in the Triangle. Our real estate agents have the delicious details on some of the excellent al fresco dining options around Raleigh and beyond.
Searching for a home that makes it easy to visit your favorite restaurants around the Triangle? Our local team is here to help with all of your real estate needs. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Raleigh, NC, area.
When you look at Raleigh homes for sale, you know you're considering an area known for its strong economy and outstanding research output. But the Triangle is also steeped in history, with a range of cultural institutions that have been in the area for decades. Theater and the arts are crucial to its unique flavor.
Our real estate agents are always glad to help homebuyers discover all the Triangle has to offer. When it comes to the performing arts, Raleigh is surrounded by historic venues. You can have a truly memorable night out with concerts, the symphony, ballet, and dramatic productions of all kinds.
The Triangle is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after areas on the East Coast, and its vibrant relationship with the arts is another reason why. Today, we'll take a closer look at some of the historic theaters that help provide wonder and excitement to life in the Raleigh area.
Raleigh Little Theatre
Located at 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607, Raleigh Little Theatre is in many ways the centerpiece of the dramatic arts here in the RVA. Lovingly known as the "RLT," it was first opened to the public back in 1936 and is now one of the country's oldest continuously operating community theaters.
The grounds of the Raleigh Little Theatre consist of the Stephenson Amphitheatre and the Raleigh Rose Garden. Contemporary, family-friendly movies are screened under the stars in the Garden. By contrast, the community dramatic productions are usually held in the 298-seat main theater or the Amphitheatre.
There is always something new to see in the Raleigh Little Theatre. Thanks to the 150-seat Teaching Theatre added in 1990, even those with no experience can begin to enjoy participating. Every year, thousands of visitors from all over North Carolina and the world attend RLT performances.
The 2022-2023 season of Raleigh Little Theatre promises to be a splendid one, with each member of the RLT community working hard to restore the theater experience after two years of safety precautions. Pride and Prejudice, Blood Wedding, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be shown.
The Carolina Theatre of Durham
The Carolina Theatre of Durham stands at 309 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701. As the biggest of theaters near Durham homes for sale, it has a special place in the local arts scene. Opening for the first time in 1926, it is even a little bit older than its sister theater in Raleigh.
The Carolina Theatre hosts a full spectrum of events, and the stage is always busy, even when there are no dramatic productions on the docket.
Classic films are also aired, running the gamut from the 1944 romance Frenchman's Creek to 1985's Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. Sundance Short Films and acclaimed documentaries also feature prominently in the schedule. The Carolina Theatre is known for plenty of kid-friendly programming and great variety.
Last, but not least, you might want to enjoy the educational programming. Family Saturday promises fun bonding for all, while the Art Discovery Educational Series helps young audiences to encounter the magic of the theater and the transformative power of artistic expression.
This is only the beginning of what you can discover in the Triangle. There are countless other theaters, museums, and much more. The story of Raleigh is continuing to unfold, and you can be a part of it.
We are here to help. Contact us to find out more about Raleigh and the Triangle.
Did you know that every August 17 is National Thrift Shop Day? Thrift shops play a vital role in communities by raising money for charitable organizations, providing affordable products to the community, and offering a place to search for unique finds that aren't available anywhere else. National Thrift Shop Day presents the perfect opportunity to explore all that local thrift shops have to offer and show your support. Our real estate agents have the details on 5 thrift shops in the Triangle that you can visit for National Thrift Shop day this year.
Whether you're buying or selling, our team is here to help with all of your real estate needs in the Triangle. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Raleigh area.
Whether you're looking for outdoor activities or just a chance to get back to nature, there's nothing like a day at the lake. Spend some time this summer at these wonderful lakes that are just minutes away from Raleigh homes for sale.
In and around the Triangle area, there are several beautiful luxury listings available for sale. What exactly differentiates these properties from the standard market? Is it the square footage, the features, or the technology? Some would say it is all of the above. Ultimately, luxury buyers are not looking at the price tag in their search for their next dream home but the amazing amenities that come with the property. Here are the top 6 must-have features in luxury homes!
1. Indoor / Outdoor living
Indoor/outdoor living seamlessly extends your home's great room or dining quarters. This trend tends to keep cohesion in design from the interior to the exterior of your home. Typically indoor/ outdoor living has always been a primal commodity when searching for a new home. With the new normal consisting of being at your humble abode more these days, the amenity has become a necessity. What makes an outdoor living space luxurious is the ability to provide comfort through all seasons while also allotting multiple entertainment options. High-end features include retracting screened porches, outdoor kitchens, cabanas, and sometimes a type of water feature. This CBHPW luxury listing checks off each box on the list! With its large covered porch and a wood fireplace, the immaculate outdoor kitchen has a top-of-the-line grill station, jacuzzi, and extensive acreage for sporting events or games. One thing for sure is that you may yearn to host any occasion with this property as your next home. To view more of this listing, click here.
2. Theatre Room
Entertainment becomes the next level when a luxury property contains an in-home theater. The ability to bring the ultimate cinematic experience to your fingertips is a sought amenity many buyers search for when hunting for their next home. What makes an in-home theater top-notch is its ability to incorporate features similar to an actual movie theater. This includes a top-of-the-line av-system, projector, large screens, recessed lighting, and comfortable loungers. The goal of the theater room is to immerse yourself in what's on the screen, whether that be the newest megahit movie or the exciting rival sports game. The cinema room pictured above is from none other than one of our CBHPW luxury listings. This glorious in-home theater offers stadium seating, a high-tech projector, and even mimics the groovy movie theater carpet. To view more of this property, click here.
3. Large Garages
The standard two-car garage does not cut it for luxury properties. Buyers are looking for substantial space when envisioning the housing of their precious automobiles. Typically, luxury properties have at least a 3-car garage! To any car buff, the garage is not just a space for storing your vehicle. This part of the property could be turned into a luxurious showroom, man cave, or workshop. This beautiful CBHPW luxury property comes with a three-car garage with gorgeous rustic wood garage doors. To view more of this property, click here.
4. Intricate Ceiling Designs
Raised ceilings and other intricate ceiling styles are quite the fanbase for luxury homes. A room turns from basic to compelling when there is a ceiling feature that adds depth, sophistication, and style. In most luxury dwellings, at least one space must contain a styled ceiling. One of these rooms can be the living room, sitting room, primary bedrooms, and or dining rooms. What exactly are some styles of these ceilings? They are cathedral, tray, beamed, suspended, and coffered. One would love to have any of these exquisite designs in their home! For example, in this CBHPW luxury listing above. The sitting room contains a beautiful coffered ceiling. The coffered ceiling consists of sunken panels accented by molding, creating a waffle-like appearance. What works well in this room is the brilliant addition of recessed lighting. For more on this property click here.
5. Massive Walk-In Closets
Typically an owner of a luxury home tends to live a complete life of luxury. Meaning everything about them is high-end, like their fashion sense. Closets in a luxury home are an extension of the main room and need to boast space and means of organization. Closets these days are not just for hanging clothes. They can be an area to lounge in after using the spa bathroom or a place to put on that fashion show after shopping in the streets of London. For sure, luxury home buyers are looking for closets that encompass organization and can show off their beautiful wardrobe. In this CBHPW luxury home, the primary closet is genuinely massive. This closet incorporates different levels of custom built-in shelving and an island dresser to accommodate all buyers' attire needs. To view more of this property, click here.
6. Relaxing Spa baths
When buyers search for their next home, kitchens and bathrooms are the most focused rooms, which is why main bathrooms in luxury homes are genuinely upping the ante in their need to give that spa-like aura. Features include a jacuzzi bathtub fit for a king, a large walk-in shower that doubles as a steam room, neutral colors, beautiful stone or tile, and lots of space for minimal clutter. In this CBHPW luxury listing, this bathroom truly exuberates comfort and relaxation. The large window allows natural light to encase the room, making the white pop against the darker grays. The unity in neutral colors creates a calming sensation. One can relax in the free-standing tub or use the shower with multi-shower heads in this bathroom. To view more, click here.
When buying or selling in the luxury market, we are sure you have seen one or more of these features within the properties. To view, all of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walstons' luxury homes for sale, visit our website at https://www.hpwluxury.com
Enjoying art is a great way to momentarily escape the stresses of the day and experience something new. Art in the form of music or theater is important because it allows us to open our minds and connect to different perspectives and mindsets. Public art also helps add to the character, uniqueness, and identity of a city or public space.
Raleigh is such a unique place, and it's actually one of the best places in North Carolina to experience art and culture. Whether it's local performance venues or public street art, our culture and entertainment make this city such an enjoyable place to live. Here are 5 examples of ways our real estate agents experience art around Raleigh.
The Raleigh art scene is even better when you call this area home. Contact us today for more information on local listings and tips for moving to the area.
Looking for a culinary adventure right here in your own Raleigh neighborhood?
Our real estate agents can help you find it!
Raleigh homes for sale are set in a vibrant and picturesque city that's full of history. Explore a bit, and you'll discover some amazing stories. That's just as true of the thriving culinary scene.
Raleigh's own "home-cooked" restaurant brands often have captivating histories of their own. When they're situated right in a historic building, that makes the ambiance even better. No matter if you're the world's biggest foodie or a history buff for the ages, you can have a satisfying experience.
Here's just a little taste of some of the best historical restaurants Raleigh has to offer:
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If you're looking for a fun summertime activity, look no further than one of the many beautiful botanical gardens in the Triangle. Walking through a garden can help you relax and get some fresh air. Plus, it's a great educational activity to do with the kids. In fact, our real estate agents often visit local gardens to come up with new ideas for their own yards. Here are five botanical gardens you should visit in the Triangle this summer:
Beautiful scenery is just one of the many great things about living in the Triangle. Thinking about moving here soon? Our team can help! Contact us today to check out some listings and learn more about the area.
When you're looking at the best of Raleigh homes for sale, it's not out of the ordinary to want a refreshing iced coffee to keep your energy going strong. Our real estate agents are big fans of an iced brew, with or without an accompanying donut or sandwich – and you have many options.
Aside from all the familiar chain restaurants you know and love, you'll also find many unique coffee shops, bakeries, and roasteries here in the Triangle. It's just one more part of this innovative area's unique startup culture, which has helped introduce the whole nation to ideas born in Raleigh.
Let's drop in and visit with some of your many options in and around Raleigh:
Looking for a home near your favorite cafe? Contact us to learn more about real estate opportunities here in the Triangle.
Regarded by many as the birthplace of aviation, North Carolina is packed with historical sites and grand museums. Some of the best of these are only minutes from Raleigh homes for sale, right in the heart of the Triangle. History buffs will love it, and there are plenty of options for kids and families, too.
Our real estate agents know that it's easy to have a fun and educational time in the Raleigh area, no matter if you're visiting or moving in to stay. Let's look at just a few of the many high-quality museums you can explore when you are in the local area this summer:
Contact us to discover more of what Raleigh and the Triangle have to offer.
Just moved into one of the amazing Raleigh homes for sale? Meet your neighbors and get to know this dynamic area when you attend these wonderful festivals taking place around Wake County this summer.
Raleigh homes for sale are right in the middle of some of the nation's best St. Patrick's Day festivities, and you're invited!
Celebrated on March 17th every year, St. Patrick's Day commemorates the legend of St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland. As Irish immigrant communities became established back in the 1700s, they often embraced the holiday as a celebration of their shared heritage, which others have joined in on today.
Raleigh also enjoys a festive mood for the whole week of St. Patrick's Day. There are street fairs, live music, and plenty of delicious food from local restaurants and caterers.
Let's take a closer look at all you can expect to enjoy this March:
Contact us to find out more about events and opportunities in Raleigh.
Each month, our real estate agents join others heading to downtown Raleigh for First Friday. This beloved event involves galleries, shops, and restaurants celebrating the rich arts culture surrounding Raleigh homes for sale. Plus, each month offers something new with rotating exhibits and talks with local artists. Check out these vibrant downtown spots that can be seen on First Friday or any day of the year.
Art plays an important role in Raleigh every day, but during First Fridays, it takes center stage. Immerse yourself in the creative spirit that lives throughout Raleigh. Contact us at Howard Perry and Walston to speak with one of our cheerful and experienced real estate agents.
When you think of a technology powerhouse you probably don't think of North Carolina first – but maybe you should. The Raleigh-Durham area, also known as the "Research Triangle," is a major metropolis of more than two million people bolstered by leading universities and much more.
Because of the astounding research output of local educational institutions, many top businesses have been expanding into the area or moving there altogether.
Today, with costs greatly increasing in many areas, companies that may once have set up in New York or California are examining their options here. Now is the time to select Raleigh homes for sale and to take full advantage of the many opportunities the area holds in store.
Raleigh-Durham is in Position to Explode in Size and Influence by 2025
Hatch IT, a recruiting company that helps technology startups recruit young professionals, has estimated that Raleigh-Durham could grow to become the #2 biggest technology hub on the U.S. East Coast by 2025. This big claim is backed up by some equally big trends and facts you won't want to overlook:
The restaurant scene in the Triangle is so good, there's a whole week dedicated to it!
It's almost Triangle Restaurant Week, marking an opportunity to celebrate the culinary excellence in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding areas. The event runs January 24-30, and our real estate agents can't wait to dine at some of the best restaurants in the area. Each participating restaurant will be serving special three-course menu options with fixed prices for the occasion, making this a great opportunity for locals and visitors alike to get a taste of what the Triangle has to offer!
These restaurants are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what the Triangle's food scene has to offer. Check out this official listing of restaurants that are participating in Triangle Restaurant week for more great options.
Contact us today to learn more about life in the Triangle, and be sure to ask our real estate agents about finding your dream home in Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding areas.
With its booming local economy, affordable living, and fantastic culture, it's not hard to see why Durham has become such a popular destination for Gen Z. Our real estate agents love telling clients about the great aspects of Durham. It's truly a great place to go to school, start a career, and raise a family. In fact, the Durham area was named one of the Top 30 Best Cities to Live in for Gen Z. If you're thinking about relocating, here are some reasons why the Bull City continues to grow year after year and attracts Gen Z homebuyers:
It's no wonder people from all over the world move to Durham each year. For more information on living in our area, contact us today.
Does a mix of great home values and a desirable lifestyle sound like the impossible dream? The Triangle has many wonderful suburbs that consistently gain national recognition on "Best Places to Live" lists. Let our real estate agents explain what makes these suburbs so special.
Our team can help you find just the right place in one of these amazing suburbs. Contact us at Howard Perry and Walston to learn more.
The weather might be getting cooler, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy fresh-picked produce. In fact, our real estate agents always recommend visiting the local farmers markets this time of year. From pumpkins and potatoes to squash, zucchini, and corn, there are many delicious vegetables in season right now.
Whether you're just starting to look at Raleigh homes for sale or you're already a resident here, you'll want to get to know the best places to get your hands on the latest harvests.
If you're looking for the perfect home in the Raleigh area, our skilled agents are here to help! Contact us today.
Fall may bring a drop in temperature, but the social scene around the Triangle doesn't miss a beat. Here are some of the lively activities and events our real estate agents are looking forward to as the season changes.
Is buying or selling a home on your fall to-do list? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to get started.
Looking for an easy, affordable way to improve your garden and reduce your waste output? Create your own backyard compost pile!
Composting is the natural process of recycling garden, yard, and kitchen waste into fertile garden soil. When you add compost material to your soil, you improve its health, help it retain moisture, and provide protection against disease and pests.
Our real estate agents know that a property with attractive landscaping appeals to prospective buyers. Here are some tips to follow for optimal backyard composting.
Live theater is alive and well in the Triangle! Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding area are home to a wealth of art and culture. It's a great place to call home if you enjoy theater and the performing arts, and our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorite performance venues in the area.
Contact us today to learn more about arts and culture in the Triangle area, and be sure to ask our team about finding your dream home in Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding areas!
Reading is a wonderful way to gain new perspectives on familiar topics. Not only is the Triangle a desired location that people want to move to, writers often use this area as a backdrop for their novels. See the Triangle through new eyes in these books that our real estate agents will be reading to celebrate Book Lovers Day on August 9th.
Summer isn't over yet and the Triangle is ready to party! There are so many fun community events coming up this season. Community fairs, farmers markets, film nights — the possibilities are endless. Here are some of the top local events our real estate agents recommend checking out this summer.
There are always plenty of things to do in the Triangle, especially in the summer months. It's a great place to live and work. If you're thinking of moving to the Triangle and are looking for a real estate agent, don't hesitate to contact us.
Whether you're a newcomer to the Raleigh area or have lived in Wake County for a long time, a visit to the Joel Lane Museum House lets you take a step back in time. You'll learn about local, state, and national history as you get a glimpse into life in the late 1700s.
Our real estate agents share what you can expect when visiting Raleigh's oldest house.
About Raleigh's Oldest Home
The Joel Lane Museum House was built in 1769, making it the oldest home in Raleigh and even older than our country. Built by Colonel Joel Lane – who is known as both the Father of Wake County and Raleigh – the house is now a museum that's a Raleigh Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In 1771, he introduced legislation to found Wake County, and the Colonial Assembly approved it. Lane's home was the site where the decision was made in 1792 to buy a 1,000-acre parcel of his land for the state's new capital city of Raleigh.
Learn About Colonial Life
The museum lets you hear the stories of the people who lived during the colonial era, the Revolutionary War, and the early years of a new nation. Costumed guides tell accurate stories and create a personalized tour for each group of guests.
The house itself has been restored to its appearance in the 1793-94 era. You'll also see a building called the Kitchen, which was moved from northern Wake County in 1979. It was a middle-class house built around 1790 but is similar in design to a colonial kitchen. In addition, the visitors center – which houses the gift shop and offices – is also on the property. It was built around 1840 as an addition to the Lane home but was removed from the original home when it was restored.
What to Know Before You Go
Tours resumed for the Joel Lane Museum House in June, giving North Carolina residents a chance to learn about the Revolutionary War and the early days of the Raleigh area.
The Joel Lane Museum House is located at the corner of South St. Mary's and West Hargett Streets in Raleigh. To take a tour, go to the visitors' center at 160 South St. Mary's Street. Parking is free and can be found on St. Mary's Street in front of the visitors' center and on Hargett Street in front of the museum house.
Be sure to check their website or call before your visit for the latest on their COVID-19 guidelines.
Admission to the museum is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors age 65 and over, $4 for students kindergarten through college with ID, and free for children under 6 as well as Blue Star Families.
Contact us to see Raleigh homes for sale or to sell your home in the Raleigh area. Our real estate agents are knowledgeable about the local market and can help ensure that you're happy with your real estate transaction.
Bubble tea (sometimes called boba tea) is a trendy, colorful, and delicious drink made from brewed tea and tapioca pearls. Whether you're a bubble tea connoisseur or have never tried this treat, these bubble tea shops located in and around Raleigh are ready to take your order.
This excellent assortment of bubble tea shops is far from the only thing to love about the Raleigh area. Contact us today and let our real estate agents show you some of the many homes we have available in this thriving community.
Looking for fun and excitement in Raleigh? Our real estate agents have a suggestion or two!
Many of our clients have been hankering for thrilling action out on the baseball diamond. If you're visiting to tour Raleigh homes for sale, you might have the perfect opportunity: North Carolina is home to ten Minor League Baseball teams. Here's who you might see during a fun day at the ballpark:
Minor league baseball is one of the many things we love about life in North Carolina. Contact us to learn about real estate opportunities in the Triangle area.
Sometimes you just need a change of scenery and a quick vacation! Luckily, you can find plenty of bed and breakfasts in the local area perfect for a short trip. Here are a few that our real estate agents recommend.
Plus, staying at a bed and breakfast offers a great way to get to know about the local area if you are planning on moving there. If you're ready to find the home of your dreams in the Triangle, contact us.
Looking for ways to keep your kids happily occupied while they're continuing to learn this summer in Raleigh? The area has plenty of places where you can spend the day with them or enroll them in a fun summer program.
Our real estate agents suggest checking out the following places where your kids can learn and have fun this summer in Raleigh:
Contact us to learn more about Raleigh's vast educational opportunities for kids. And if you'd like to buy or sell a home in the area, our real estate professionals can help.
Memorial Day weekend signals the unofficial start of summer! Plan a weekend getaway near the Triangle to these destinations that are only a short drive away.
Did you know that May 10th is National Shrimp Day? There's no better way to celebrate than to head to your favorite seafood restaurant and place an order. Whether you prefer your shrimp battered and fried, tossed in Cajun seasoning, or made into scampi, the following are some of the top seafood restaurants our real estate agents recommend in the Triangle area.
If you'll be in the Triangle area on National Seafood Day, there are plenty of delicious spots to celebrate. Contact us if you're still looking for a real estate agent in Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill.
There's never a bad time to enjoy a delicious slice of prime rib. If you need an excuse, however, you'll be glad to know that April 27th is National Prime Rib Day!
Our REALTORS® each have their own opinions about which local steakhouse is the best. We've created this list of some of their favorites, so you check them all out and decide for yourself!
When it comes to living in the Triangle, great restaurants are just the beginning! We would love to show you around the area. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started.
Our real estate agents love spreading the Luck O' the Irish! This year, consider taking a short break from exploring the beautiful Raleigh homes for sale so you and your little ones can enjoy a fun St. Paddy's Day-themed craft party! Here are a few easy ideas to help you plan your day.
You don't need luck to find a great home in the Raleigh area. The home of your dreams is out there waiting for you, so don't delay! Contact us today to get started.
"Can you hear me now?" Electronics and social media often drown out the sounds of actual connections. Our real estate agents know that the Raleigh area has plenty of nature retreats perfect for a visit on Friday, March 5, for the National Day of Unplugging. Recharge your "batteries" by getting back to nature at one of these fabulous spots around Raleigh.
Raleigh is a perfect blend of culture, entertainment, and outdoor activities. Whether you're buying or selling a home in the area, contact us.
Have you run out of books on your reading list? Our real estate agents don't have that problem, thanks to these delightful book shops around Raleigh homes for sale. Stop in and find your perfect read!
Let us help you start a new chapter of your life in Raleigh. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston for experienced help with all your real estate needs.
2021 is the year of the "Zoom town" – a great shakeup where professionals are exploring their home options. As more jobs go remote, fewer people are tethered to their old neighborhoods. Now's the time to go exploring and find a place where you'll feel truly enthusiastic to live.
For many people, that place is Raleigh, North Carolina.
There are so many reasons to consider Raleigh homes for sale. We decided to share a few!
There are so many things to love about living in the Raleigh area! Not only are there many beautiful Raleigh homes for sale right now, but there are also excellent dining and entertainment options, great schools, and a rich culture and history.
If you love older homes, you'll definitely want to explore some of the designated historic districts in and around Raleigh's downtown area. Some of the historic houses here are open to the public, while others remain private homes. Either way, the area offers excellent opportunities for an afternoon sightseeing tour. Here are a few you'll want to check out.
Capitol Area Historic District
Located right in the center of Raleigh, the Capitol Area Historic District is home to the Capitol building, the State Supreme Court, and two churches that date back to the mid-19th century.
You'll also find numerous historic monuments and Haywood Hall, the oldest house in Raleigh. It was built in 1799 and features stunning gardens that make it a popular spot for weddings and events.
One of Raleigh's oldest suburban areas, today, it's just at the edge of Raleigh's downtown. This hilly, wooded area features a variety of lovely old homes, many of which have been revitalized and are now single-family residences.
Moore Square Historic District
While you won't find any houses in the Moore Square Historic District, but it is home to two beautiful parks that have been a part of the city since 1792. It's also the location of the city's giant copper acorn, a half-ton sculpture in the park that makes for a great photo-opp. While you're there, make sure you rub it for good luck!
The area is also home to City Market, which was originally established in 1914. In the 1920s, it was knowns as "Black Main Street." Today, revitalization efforts have resulted in a redevelopment of City Market and a return to activity in the district.
Oakwood Historic District
In the post-Civil War era, Oakwood was created as a rural neighborhood that was quite a hike into town. Today, it's essentially in Raleigh's downtown. However, many of the area's Victorian-style homes still look how they did back then.
Although the homes were neglected for some time, the area underwent a restoration in the 1970s. It became Raleigh's first designated historic district in 1947. Today it's one of the area's loveliest neighborhoods.
Five Points Neighborhoods
Another interesting and eclectic area, the Five Points Neighborhoods, is a short drive from downtown, conveniently located near the interstate, and is well-known for its block of great restaurants and bars.
It was developed in the 1920s as a series of planned communities designed to give residents a break from the hectic urban life. The Five Points area comprises several neighborhoods, including Vanguard Park, Bloomsbury, Roanoke Park, and Hayes Barton, which was once considered one of the area's most desirable neighborhoods.
Today, Five Points is very popular among young, first-time homebuyers. The housing styles here vary greatly, from 1920s bungalow-style houses to larger, more ornate homes. This hodge-podge of home sizes and styles only serves to make the area even more unique.
Explore Raleigh-Area Homes Today!
If you're looking for a beautiful home in or around Raleigh, we're here to help. Our real estate agents would love to show you around and help you find your dream home. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
The holiday season is in full swing — have you checked everyone off of your gift list yet? If you're still shopping for that special someone, our real estate agents are here to help. This year has been challenging, and though we're about to swap out our calendars for 2021, the struggles of our local businesses will continue into the New Year. Now more than ever, it's vital that we support our mom-and-pop businesses. Buy something special for those you love while supporting our community by gifting local from these shops near Raleigh.
Do you have quite a lot of shopping to get done? Be sure to add these local Holiday Markets to our calendar:
The holiday season has arrived, and with it has come a wonderful excuse to order up pies from your favorite bakery. If you're searching for the best pies in North Carolina, our real estate agents encourage you to check out these bakeries in the Triangle.
Are you looking for a new home for the holidays? We can help! Contact us today to schedule tours of our Triangle homes for sale.
October is officially "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month", and with so many people spending more time at home this year, there couldn't be a better time to welcome a new furry friend into your family. There are several great dog shelters in and around the Triangle and dozens of new pets that need to be adopted today. Looking to add a shelter dog to your family? Our REALTORS® went ahead and pulled together a list of options:
Getting a new pet is a big decision! In return for opening up your home to them, dogs will provide you with long term companionship, fun, and they may even help you to reduce stress. For more recommendations on local pet shelters in the Triangle, contact us today.
It's no secret that North Carolina has some of the best food in the country, but many residents of the Triangle are surprised to discover just how many times Raleigh's restaurants have been featured on TV. From local news to international programs on Food Network and Travel Channel, our favorite places to dine are given primetime slots on television. Next time you're headed out to eat, our real estate agents encourage you to check out these Raleigh restaurants that have been featured on TV.
Let's face it. Not everyone is a morning person! One thing that makes mornings more bearable is the fantastic brunch options we have in the Triangle area. Our real estate agents love the local dining scene, and that includes frequenting brunch spots in the area. Looking for a delicious start to your morning? Be sure to check out the following local restaurants for your next morning meal!
Looking for a home with a kitchen for you to make brunch every Saturday morning? We can help! Contact us today to tour our best homes for sale around Raleigh, Cary, and Durham.
The secret is out, and the rest of the country is finding out what residents of Raleigh have known for years. Raleigh has been ranked as one of the best real estate investment cities in the country and has become an especially popular destination for millennial homebuyers. With the growth of Raleigh and the Triangle, it's no surprise that our region is earning national recognition. As our real estate agents can tell you first-hand, Raleigh is a great place to invest, and an even better place to build a life.
The Largest Tech Hub East of California
While in the past Silicon Valley and San Francisco got most of the tech hub publicity, Raleigh has quickly earned its place in the national conversation. It's the largest tech hub east of those California cities and continues to grow at a robust rate. For millennials interested in tech careers, you won't find a better mix of affordability and opportunity than what you'll get in Raleigh. Even if you don't work in the tech industry, Raleigh's emergence as a top city improves the quality of life in the area, attracts other industries, and helps your home increase in value over time.
Affordable Cost of Living and Diverse Employment Opportunities
Raleigh is a great place to invest in a home and an equally excellent place to invest in yourself. With so many major tech companies making their home in the area and the prestigious Research Triangle Park R&D office complex located nearby, employment rates are consistently very high in Raleigh. The growth of the area also means that there are opportunities in a variety of industries that support the city, and the affordable cost of living means that your hard-earned money will go even further in Raleigh.
Excellent Schools and Universities
Raleigh has become a top tech city and investment destination in part because of the world-class research universities located in and around the city. North Carolina State University, located in Raleigh, is the largest in the state and has an exceptional reputation in STEM fields. Within a short drive of the city, you'll find the campuses of North Carolina University, Duke University, and North Carolina Central University.
Fun for All Ages in Downtown Raleigh
While strong economics are a great starting point, Raleigh wouldn't have become such a popular destination for millennials without plenty to do for fun. Downtown Raleigh is the place to be when you want to shop, dine, visit local attractions, and build new connections in the city. Kids will love the many museums, parks, playgrounds, and family-friendly attractions in the city. Parents will love the entertainment venues, historic sites, outdoor attractions, and world-class dining found all around Raleigh.
A Home for Every Family and Budget
Whether you're searching for a move-in ready home, a fixer-upper, an investment property, luxury real estate, or anything in between, you can find it among Raleigh homes for sale. Every neighborhood has its own character, and there are homes here to fit every budget. The future of the city is bright, and your future will be too when you call Raleigh home.
Are you ready to make your own investment in Raleigh, and build your life in one of the country's very best tech cities? We can help. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Raleigh, NC area.
There's nothing quite like getting cozy with a good book when the world starts to feel overwhelming.
In honor of National Book Lovers Day—coming right up on August 9th—we asked our real estate agents to name some of their favorite outdoor reading spots. The list includes some of the most beautiful parks and green spaces in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, NC.
Contact us today to learn more about life in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Our team is dedicated to helping you find the perfect home for you and your family!
Who's ready for a vacation? Our real estate agents sure are! After the last few months, we agree that everyone could use a little time away from home to relax, recharge, and enjoy spending time with those they care about the most. If you'd like to get out of town without hopping on a plane or train, consider road tripping to one of those great getaway destinations close to Raleigh.
It's true that summertime activities may not be the same this year, but that doesn't mean that you can't get out and have some fun! Many of our real estate agents enjoy spending their days off exploring the area's best fishing spots.
National Go Fishing Day is coming up on June 18th and is the perfect excuse to explore the local fishing spots near Raleigh. Whether you're a seasoned angler or an absolute beginner, grab your pole, because you're going to love spending time at these local parks.
There are plenty of things there are to love about living in this area, including the many wonderful public parks. If you're thinking about relocating, we're happy to show you around and help you find the home of your dreams. Contact us today to learn more!
World Blood Donor Day, which takes place every year on June 14, is a day to raise awareness for the need of blood donations around the world and to thank the many people who donate life-saving blood each year. This year's edition of World Blood Donor Day is especially important, because so many medical facilities are in need of blood due to COVID-19. Our real estate agents have put together a list of blood drives and donation facilities where you can donate blood for World Blood Donor Day this year.
World Blood Donor Day: Where to Donate Near Raleigh
What to Know Before You Donate
In the past blood drives would often allow walk-in donors, but this year there are extra precautions in place due to COVID-19. For donors, the main difference is that you'll have to schedule an appointment in order to donate this year. Both donation centers and blood drives have appointment slots available in 15-minute intervals. You can schedule your appointment online, or call ahead to save your appointment slot.
The Blood Connection – 5925 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612
With convenient locations near Raleigh homes for sale and in other nearby communities, The Blood Connection is a donation center with appointments available 7 days per week. The Blood Connection has appointments available for both whole blood and plasma donations every day. Anyone over 16 years of age is eligible to donate, and donors are eligible to give blood as long as it has been at least 56 days since your last donation.
North Raleigh Blood Donation Center – 8301 Bandford Way, Raleigh, NC 27613
The North Raleigh Blood Donation Center will be hosting daily drives six days per week starting on June 11, with a wide variety of time slots available. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday appointments are available from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If an evening appointment better suits your schedule, you can sign up for a slot from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday or Tuesday. On Thursday, you can set up a donation at any time from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Crabtree Valley Mall – June 24 – 4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612
There will be a blood drive sponsored by iHeartRadio at the Crabtree Valley Mall on June 24, with appointments available from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The mall is currently open with additional safety and sanitation procedures in place, so you can plan a day of shopping around your donation. There have often been summer blood drives at Crabtree Valley Mall with great success, and appointment slots will likely fill up fast this year. At this blood drive, anyone can donate whole blood, and you can donate Power Red if your blood type is O, A Negative, or B Negative.
Raleigh Blood Donation Center – 100 N Peartree Ln., Raleigh, NC 27610
The Red Cross has two blood donation centers in Raleigh, and the Raleigh Blood Donation Center is open for donations three days per week. Appointments are available on Monday from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This donation center accepts both whole blood and Power Red donations. Schedule your appointment by calling the Red Cross, or visiting the Donation Center website.
Still searching for your dream home in the Triangle? We can help. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Raleigh, NC area.
If you're like most people, living under the current stay-at-home orders has started to feel really mundane. It's true, there's not a lot to do right now, but ordering takeout from some of the area's best restaurants is a great way to spice things up.
Many of our real estate agents have started planning a weekly takeout night. Not only does this give us a chance to try out some new foods, but we love being able to support our local restaurant owners. Here are a few of our favorites!
Although things have certainly changed, we're still working hard to help our clients reach their real estate goals. Contact us to learn more about how you can virtually tour some of the beautiful Raleigh homes for sale or put add your home to the inventory. We're here to help!
During tough times, our Raleigh community comes together. Our real estate agents are proud to call the Raleigh area home and are determined to spread some kindness across the community. Here are some simple random acts of kindness you can complete in the Raleigh area to help others during these difficult times.
Is it just us, or does it finally feel like spring might be just around the corner? As always, our real estate agents are excited about the idea of warmer weather and greener lawns. If you're looking to spruce up the landscape around your North Carolina home this spring, we'd like to recommend some of our favorite local greenhouses and plant stores!
Homewood Nursery & Garden Center - 10809 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614
A long-running favorite source for gardening supplies and specialty plants, Homewood Nursery and Garden Center is the perfect place to find some new additions to your spring landscape. Located just minutes from many Raleigh homes for sale, the nursery offers an incredible selection of trees, shrubs, and other plants, along with a knowledgeable staff.
Taylor's Nursery - 3705 New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC 27610
Founded in 1950, Taylor's Nursery is proudly entering its 70th year serving the Raleigh community. That's no small feat for a farm and nursery that has grown to encompass 1,500 acres at its field operation in Louisburg, along with 80 acres at the main location in Raleigh. Taylor's Nursery grows hundreds of different plant species, with unique featured varieties that change with the seasons, so you'll always find something new and exciting to add to your landscape.
Gunters Greenhouse - 4618 Angier Ave, Durham, NC 27703
Anyone with a green thumb will find something to get excited about at Gunters Greenhouse. Located close to Durham homes for sale, the greenhouse is offering an incredible variety of annual flowering plants for lawn and gardens this spring. They're also a great place to find unique and hard-to-find plants, from cacti and succulents to vegetables and herbs.
Garden Supply Co. - 1421 Old Apex Rd, Cary, NC 27513
Nestled in the cozy community of Cary, NC, Garden Supply Co. provides top of the line garden plants and supplies, with a friendly and knowledgeable staff who are always dedicated to helping you find exactly what you're looking for. Located near these Cary homes for sale, Garden Supply Co. offers an incredible variety of landscape plants, with a strong focus on all things local.
Plant Delights Nursery - 9241 Sauls Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603
Raleigh's Plant Delights Nursery has been a leading local source for native, rare, and unique perennial plants in North Carolina since they opened their doors in 1988. A small, family-owned nursery, Plant Delights offers mail-order plant delivery as well as "open nursery" and garden days throughout the year, with special events like their annual Southeastern Plant Symposium and Rare Plant Auction every June.
Kiefer Landscaping & Nursery - 2450 S Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713
Amazing selection and excellent customer service makes Kiefer Landscaping & Nursery one of the top sources in Durham for all things garden-related. The folks at Kiefer are committed to finding the right plant for every landscaping situation. Still, they also go above and beyond plant selection, offering a full range of landscaping services, from design and installation of beds and hardscapes to unique water garden features like pondless waterfalls and streams.
Spring is the time to make sure your home and garden look their best! Contact us today to learn more about life in the Triangle of North Carolina. We've helped countless families find their dream homes in Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding areas, and we can't wait to help you find yours!
As spring arrives in March and the weather gets warmer, festivals of every type get underway in our vibrant area.
See all the Triangle has to offer this March!
Our real estate agents suggest going to the following festivals to get a glimpse into some of the fun residents can enjoy when living in the Triangle.
Contact us to learn more about homes for sale in the Triangle area of North Carolina. It's a wonderful place to call home throughout the year, with plenty to do and see!
Running is a great form of exercise adaptable to all workout styles. It can be done anywhere and anytime, with or without a partner, and the only equipment required is a good pair of shoes. Challenge yourself at one of these upcoming races around the Triangle suggested by our real estate agents.
We go the distance to handle all your real estate needs. If you're buying or selling a Triangle area home, contact us today.
Living in the Triangle means that you're never far from the next big event on the calendar, and January is certainly no exception. From live music to fishing, culture, science, and more, there's an event to suit every interest. Our REALTORS® have the exciting details on 6 events happening in the Triangle this January.
North Carolina Symphony – 114 East Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
The historic UNC campus provides endless entertainment close to Chapel Hill homes for sale, and the excitement continues with a performance by the North Carolina Symphony at Memorial Hall. The North Carolina Symphony brings a performance called The Planets, led by conductor Gemma New of the Women of North Carolina Master Chorale. Travel to other worlds, as you get lost in the music of the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra.
Come From Away Broadway Show – 123 Vivian St., Durham, NC 27701
The magic of Broadway visits the land of Durham homes for sale, with a performance of the award-winning musical Come From Away at the Durham Performing Arts Center. This Broadway show tells the true story of what happens when two cultures meet, with all of the challenges, triumphs, and long-lasting relationships that emerge from the meeting.
The Music of Elton John – 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
Experience The Music of Elton John performed by the North Carolina Symphony at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, conveniently located near Raleigh homes for sale. Featuring the award-winning sounds of famed pianist Michael Cavanaugh, this show is sure to hit all the high points of Elton John's long, legendary career in music.
Bass & Saltwater Fishing Expo – 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
Searching for a winter fishing fix? Head to the North Carolina State Fairgrounds for a full weekend of fishing fun at the annual Bass & Saltwater Fishing Expo. The Expo features a packed schedule of speakers, exhibits, shows, and seminars that touch on everything related to your favorite hobby. Of course, you'll also be able to shop for all of the latest fishing gear.
19th Annual African American Cultural Celebration – 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
The North Carolina Museum of History is an amazing place to visit if you'd like to learn more about our area, and the 19th Annual African American Cultural Celebration is one event that you definitely won't want to miss. With stories, music, dancing, food, authors, historians, and so much more, this event brings 400 years of African American culture to life with help from the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission.
Star Families: Winter Skies – 250 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Searching for a family event that strikes the perfect blend of education and fun? Star Families: Winter Skies is a program at the legendary Morehead Planetarium, designed specifically for kids age 7 through 12 to attend with their parents or school group. This fun, educational show teaches audience members the positions of some of the brightest features of the winter night sky, including stars, planets, and constellations, perfect for getting young stargazers!
No matter the season, there's always something interesting to look forward to when you call the Triangle home. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout North Carolina's Research Triangle.
We all know how hard it can be to stay active in the wintertime. But if your New Year's resolution involves getting in shape—or staying in shape—then you're in luck. The Triangle area offers an endless assortment of gyms and fitness centers, and our REALTORS® are thrilled to share some of their favorites.
Ready to learn more about life in the Triangle? Contact us today to talk with our team.
When the weather cools down, many of your favorite outdoor destinations in the Triangle are transformed into winter wonderlands, with sledding and many other fun, family-oriented activities available throughout the winter. Our REALTORS® are ready for winter fun if the rain we've been getting turns into snow, and we've got the local scoop on five fun spots to go sledding in the Triangle.
Pullen Park – 520 Ashe Ave., Raleigh, NC 27606
Raleigh homes for sale make it easy to go sledding when winter comes, thanks to fun local spots like Pullen Park. Established in 1887, Pullen Park has the distinction of being the first public park in North Carolina. It remains a popular place to visit today, with excellent sledding hills and loads more to do during every season. Travel the trails, take in beautiful waterfront views, and hit the hills for wintertime fun. You can even go for a swim afterward at the indoor aquatic center, which is open year-round.
Fred G. Bond Metropark – 801 High House Rd., Cary, NC 27513
Looking for the perfect place to stretch your legs close to Cary homes for sale? Head for Fred G. Bond Metropark, one of the largest parks in the Triangle. Covering 310 acres, Bond Metropark features something for everyone. There are sledding hills to enjoy during the winter, playgrounds, and extensive trails to explore during every season. Flying down the hills on your sled provides a truly unique way to enjoy the views.
Chapel Hill Community Center Park – 120 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
If you're searching for sledding close to Chapel Hill homes for sale, then the Chapel Hill Community Center Park is the place to be. In addition to being home to Chapel Hill's Community Center, this park features ample space for outdoor fun. Stop by for some sledding, take a winter stroll down the winding trails, and check out some public art while you explore. Warm-up afterward with a trip to the Community Center, or take a dip in the heated, indoor pool located on-site.
E. Carroll Joyner Park – 701 Harris Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587
Family fun is never far from Wake Forest homes for sale, thanks to excellent local destinations like E. Carroll Joyner Park. Joyner Park is the largest park in Wake Forest, checking in at 117 acres, and features attractions for every member of the family. Enjoy some sledding on a variety of fun hills, explore the beautiful, historic pecan grove, and travel the trails. Joyner Park is also home to some restored farm buildings, which look especially idyllic with a coating of fresh snow.
Duke Park – 106 W. Knox St., Durham, NC 27701
Durham homes for sale offer access to a variety of great sledding spots, including Duke Park. In addition to some great hills for sledding, Duke Park connects with an extensive trail system and features a dog park for your four-legged friend. You'll also find a collection of small playgrounds.
When you call our corner of North Carolina home, you can enjoy outdoor fun during every season at local parks and green spaces. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Triangle.
The holiday season is prime shopping time, but it's also a great opportunity to discover hidden gems in town. Shopping local for the holidays comes with its rewards—you can get to know small business owners, get a feel for the warm, welcoming Raleigh community, and find amazing, unique gifts for the loved ones in your life. Our REALTORS® share some of their fave holiday shopping spots in Raleigh near Raleigh homes for sale.
These are just a few of the amazing shops you'll find in Raleigh and the Triangle area. Whether you're buying or selling, we can help. Contact us to get started.
Some people seem to have a natural talent for cooking. Most of us aren't so lucky. Fortunately, if you live in the Raleigh/Durham area, you don't have to be a natural-born chef to create an inspiring meal. These local cooking classes offer opportunities to up your culinary game, and with the holidays right around the corner, our REALTORS® are grateful for the help! Impress your friends and family this holiday season when you pick up some culinary skills at these local cooking classes.
Whether you're in the mood to dine out or eat in, we're lucky to live in an area with an abundance of amazing options. Contact us today to learn more about life in the Triangle, and talk to our team about finding your dream home in Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
North Carolina's Triangle area has rightly gained a reputation as a hub for art, culture, and history. This fall is a perfect time to check out some of the museums in Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding area, and our REALTORS® are excited to share their favorites.
There's always something new to discover in North Carolina! Contact us today to learn more about life in the Triangle.
It's the most wonderful time of the year, especially in the Triangle. The holiday season is on its way to the Triangle, and our REALTORS® highlight all of the great holiday events happening around Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.
Would you like to find a new home for the holidays in the Triangle? Contact us today, and we'll gladly help you with your home search!
Do you wish you could find your center and your dream home in the Triangle? Well, grab your yoga mat and get ready to say 'om' — our real estate agents are here to share the best yoga studios in the Triangle.
Finding your center in the Triangle is as easy as finding your dream home. Contact us today, and let's find you a place of serenity.
Is there ever a bad time to satisfy your sweet tooth with a special treat from your favorite local candy shop? Many Raleigh area candy shops have been producing award-winning treats for decades. You'll also find plenty of newer shops that offer unique flavors you won't find anywhere else. Whether you're looking for the perfect gift or want to indulge with your favorite treat, now is a great time to learn more about shops serving up sweet treats. Our real estate agents know Raleigh, and we've got the inside scoop on four great, local candy shops for your sweet tooth.
Sweeties Candy Shop – 143 E Wait Ave., Wake Forest, NC 27587
Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth close to Wake Forest homes for sale? Head to Sweeties Candy Shop, where you can shop for custom candy baskets and so much more. If you're looking for the ideal candy-themed gift, this is the place to be. Sweeties creates custom candy baskets for every occasion, and you can even include a balloon bouquet with your basket. You can also shop for your sweets here, including some of the best fresh, homemade fudge in the area. Sweeties also hosts birthday parties – perfect for children and kids at heart.
Chocolate Smiles – 312 West Chatham St., Cary, NC 27511
Cary homes for sale make it easy to find a sweet treat anytime, thanks to great local shops like Chocolate Smiles. Located in downtown Cary, Chocolate Smiles has been serving up delicious treats to the community for more than 30 years. This shop specializes in all things chocolate, creating handmade chocolates, truffles, and fudge in small batches. Stop by during the spring for hand-dipped North Carolina strawberries, picked fresh by the team at Chocolate Smiles.
Matthew's Chocolates – 107 N Churton St., Hillsborough, NC 27278
If you're searching for amazing, hand-made chocolates close to Hillsborough homes for sale, then Matthew's Chocolates is for you. Chef and chocolatier Matthew Sheperd treats each piece of chocolate as a work of art. Every piece is hand-painted with high-quality chocolate and infused with herb extracts to create unique flavors. Matthew's Chocolates has been voted one of the best sweet shops in the whole Triangle, serving the Hillsborough area since 2008. When you're in the mood for something different, Matthew's Chocolates also offers a selection of gelato.
Kandy Apples by K – 6320 Capital Blvd. Suite 107, Raleigh, NC 27616
Searching for a unique way to satisfy your craving for something sweet? Kandy Apples by K, located close to Raleigh homes for sale, has just what you're seeking. Kandy Apples by K presents each piece of fruit beautifully, with customized options for all types of special occasions. Order ahead for creations that are perfect for weddings, kid's parties, and gifts. You can also stop by the store to pick up candy apples any time, along with pears and other fresh fruit. Try flavors like cake batter, tropical punch, carnival red, and the always popular cotton candy.
Life is always a little sweeter when you call the Raleigh area home, and our team is here to help. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Raleigh, NC area.
It's almost time to enjoy one of Raleigh's most popular annual events, the North Carolina State Fair. The fair provides the perfect chance to connect with the community, learn about agriculture, participate in fun family activities, eat fantastic, local food, and ride exhilarating carnival rides on the Midway. Our real estate agents are ready for the festivities, and we've got the information you need to enjoy this year's North Carolina State Fair.
North Carolina State Fair Visitors Information
Dates: October 17 – 27, 2019 – Gates Open 8:00 AM Daily
Location: NC State Fairgrounds – 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
10 Days of North Carolina Heritage and Family Fun
Shopping for Raleigh homes for sale, and new to the area? The North Carolina State Fair provides the perfect place to get to know your new community, and have a great time in the process. The fair provides 10 full days of fun for all ages, drawing visitors from throughout the state. The NC State Fair is so large that it would be impossible to experience it all in one day!
Rides and Games for All Ages
Throughout the fair, visitors can head to the Midway Rides area for fun rides and carnival games. This is always one of the most popular spots at the NC State Fair, with a great mix of thrill rides and rides designed for younger visitors. The State Fair SkyGazer, a 155 foot tall Ferris wheel, is a highlight, providing unmatched views of the bustling fairgrounds from above. Enjoy all of your favorite carnival rides, along with a few new surprises.
Free Entertainment Every Day
Your admission pass to the NC State Fair gives you access to tons of free entertainment. There will be lumberjack performances, magic shows, a fire safety show for kids, and even pig races. Many of the free performances are geared toward kids.
Experience North Carolina's Musical Heritage at the Folk Festival
Visit the Folk Festival at the NC State Fair to take a trip through our state's musical heritage, with dancing and live performances. The Folk Festival covers a wide range of musical genres and features everything from clogging to square dancing.
Visit the Village of Yesteryear for Crafts and More
Travel back in time at the Village of Yesteryear, where you can watch artisans create unique crafts using historically accurate methods. This is an excellent opportunity to see how things were built in different eras, and there are even chances to make your crafts to take home. The Village of Yesteryear is also an excellent place to shop for unique gifts and decorations.
How to Purchase Passes for NC State Fair 2019
Tickets are available at the gate during every day of the NC State Fair. You can also purchase tickets online in advance to skip the entry line. You can purchase daily admission passes online, along with ride wristbands.
The North Carolina State Fair is one of many fantastic, family-friendly events in the Triangle each year, and now is a great time to shop for homes in the city. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Raleigh area.
Are you looking for free fall activities to do in Raleigh this weekend? Autumn in North Carolina is a gorgeous time of the year, surrounding us with beautiful fall leaves, a crisp breeze and plenty of great family-friendly activities to enjoy. Our real estate agents invite you to grab the kids and venture over to one of these free destinations.
Coffee lovers know it's more than a beverage: it's a way of life. Residents of the Raleigh area have several great coffee shops where they can grab a pumpkin spice latte or linger over a cup of java with a good book. Stop in at one of these top coffee shops recommended by our real estate agents.
If you're buying or selling a Raleigh area home, any of these wonderful coffee shops would be great to meet with one of our real estate agents. Contact us at Coldwell Banker HPW.
Living in North Carolina offers residents amazing access to some of the best-hidden gems in the region. Our real estate agents love discovering new and exciting activities around the state. With so many great natural spaces, museums and sites to explore, you can spend weekend after weekend falling in love with everything the Triangle and surrounding towns have to offer. Here are ten of our favorite hidden treasures.
For help finding a beautiful home close to these hidden gems, contact us today!10 North Carolina Treasures in Your Backyard
Fall is a favorite time of year for our real estate agents. Living in the Triangle puts us in close proximity to great family-friendly Halloween activities. Grab your loved ones and check out some of these fall frights and delights around the Triangle!
Looking for a scary good deal on a home in the Triangle? Contact us today and let us treat you to a tour around the Triangle — we promise no tricks!
Are you ready for a night out at the opera? Our real estate agents love to experience all of the arts and culture our area has to offer. Each year, the North Carolina Opera brings an exciting treat to residents of the City of Oaks. Throughout the 2019-20 season, their company will once again bring select performances to schools with the Triangle to give children educational and engaging exposure to the wonders that the opera has to offer. Internationally recognized performers, as well as local talents from the Triangle, will perform in schools throughout Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.
Celebrating ten years since the union of the Capitol Opera Raleigh and The Opera Company of North Carolina, the North Carolina Opera is committed to bringing exceptional operatic performances to men, women, and children throughout the Triangle. As the center of culture of Raleigh's performing arts, this company showcases the brilliant talents and stories that have made Triangle residents fall in love with a night at the opera. The North Carolina Opera puts on many performances throughout the year, including the following for 2019/2020 season:
The North Carolina Opera is dedicated to providing everyone in the Triangle with the opportunity to learn about and view the best opera performances. Working with North Carolina School Districts, the Opera will bring over 40 performances to select schools within Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh. Featuring live performances from acclaimed composers like Bizet, Mozart, and Puccini, the North Carolina Opera will give elementary, middle and high schoolers the chance to learn about this classical form of art. Not only are these performances opening young minds up to a new form of culture, but they are also designed to meet the requirements of the state's Standard Course of Study.
If you'd like the North Carolina Opera to visit your child's school, you can fill out a form on their website or inquire about this series of performances with the school faculty. For help finding Raleigh homes for sale in the best North Carolina school districts, contact us today!
Summer is coming to a close, and although our real estate agents have enjoyed the warm weather and bright sunlight, we're excited for the arrival of autumn. The fall season is a spectacular time of the year in North Carolina. Our locals welcome the changing leaves and cool breeze as we prepare for outdoor fun. To celebrate the season, here is a list of the Triangle's best fall events you can't miss.
Are you looking for a home close to the best fall festivals in the Triangle? Contact us today to schedule a showing!
Raleigh homes for sale are smack dab in the middle of a city known for some of the best dining in the region. Raleigh is particularly cheered for its classic American cuisine.
When it comes to the flavors of Raleigh, there's something for everyone!
Good news for dog-lovers: Canine companions are welcome in many Raleigh establishments, and that number is growing every month. Some Raleigh restaurants even have convenient seating and dog-friendly menu options that will make it easy to bring your pup out on an adventure.
Let's look at seven restaurants in Raleigh where your pup is welcome to join you.
Find Your Home in the Heart of Raleigh Easier Than You Ever Imagined
Ready to eat? Our REALTORS® are hungry to help you find the perfect home here in Raleigh. As the top real estate team in the Triangle, our award-winning agents have what it takes to help you buy a terrific Raleigh home. We've been at the forefront of Raleigh real estate for decades.
Contact us to find out more. Our team will be here to serve up the advice you need.
Eating food prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients is healthier for both you and the environment. Today's farm-to-table trend is helping people rediscover the joys of dining on simple but flavorful dishes. Try it for yourself at these great Raleigh-Durham farm-to-table restaurants suggested by our REALTORS®.
Raleigh-Durham is an exciting hub of cultural, dining, and entertainment opportunities. For professional help selling or buying a home in the area, contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston.
Our REALTORS® are excited for a busy August here in the Triangle!
Summer is concert season, and the best venues in North Carolina are warming up to welcome top performers. There'll be live music, shows, and theater for the whole family to enjoy.
Let's check out nine of the coolest events in the Triangle this August:
When it comes to finding the best homes in Raleigh, Durham, and throughout the Triangle, we've got you covered. Contact us today to learn about local real estate opportunities.
Our REALTORS® know kids look forward to summer vacation all year, but by the time July rolls around, they're probably shouting, "I'm bored!"
Fair enough – but there's never a dull moment in the Triangle. With plenty of family-friendly fun around every corner, there's always something new to do.
The biggest question is: Where should you and the kids go first?
That's a tall order, so here are our picks for enjoyable outings:
Amazing homes are waiting for you in the Triangle. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to start your home search today.
After a busy week showing Raleigh homes for sale, many of our REALTORS® enjoy spending time outdoors. Good news: On top of its world-class amenities and economy, the Triangle has protected plenty of green spaces for residents to explore.
With National Picnic Month in July, it's a perfect time to visit them.
You'll find the Triangle's great cities are dotted with municipal parks. Not only that, but a number of state parks and other preserved areas are waiting for you. You can stay close to your neighborhood or make a day of it in a forest glen or mountainous vista.
Let's look at some of the best places to picnic all throughout the Triangle:
With help from Howard Perry and Walston, finding your dream home here in the Triangle can be a picnic, too. Our real estate experts bring you years of experience navigating home purchases. Our insight and customer service will make the whole process easier.
Contact us to learn more. We look forward to helping you.
Our REALTORS® look forward to the annual 4th of July celebrations held in our local communities every year. No matter whether you're looking for family fun, fireworks, athletics, or a more adult social experience, everything is within a few miles. The only problem is choosing just a handful of things to do!
Celebrate America in style this July with these spectacular events in the Triangle:
Have you been thinking about a brand new home in the Triangle? If so, it's time to celebrate your own independence! Our team will make it easier than you ever thought possible to find and close on the home you want. We know the local area inside and out – and our customer service will give you peace of mind. At every step, we'll help you make the right decision.
Contact us to learn more. We look forward to helping you soon.
Whether you're here to look at homes or ready to move in for keeps, our REALTORS® want you to enjoy your time in the Triangle. A sweet treat could be just what you need while you're exploring the local real estate market. Have we got the "inside scoop" for you!
Delicious ice cream made with organic ingredients is practically a way of life around Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding communities. You'll find plenty of friendly ice cream parlors with classic styling as well as ice cream trucks and party places for kids' birthdays.
Here's our take on the coolest ice cream shops around the Triangle:
Finding your dream home in the Triangle is an experience you won't forget. Getting a great deal and reaching closing day faster is the "icing" on the ice cream cake – and we can help you do it.
Our experienced team is here to give you the insight and support you need to reach your goals. Contact us to find out more today.
Our REALTORS® want you to enjoy this Father's Day, and there are plenty of ways to do it!
All throughout Raleigh, Durham, and the region, Father's Day celebrations are popping up fast. No matter what Dad's into, you're sure to find something that will bring him joy this year.
Check out these nine options from all around the area:
Give Dad something else to celebrate this year: The home he's always wanted. Contact us today at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to learn more.
If your family is moving to one of our Triangle cities this summer, it might help make the move easier by registering your child in one of our area's summer camp programs. Our REALTORS® are here with a quick look at just a few of the Triangle's summer camps for your children.
For more information about buying and selling homes throughout Raleigh and the Greater Triangle area, contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston today.
May is National Bike Month and the perfect time to enjoy the Triangle on two wheels. There are bike trails connecting many Triangle communities, and winding through the beautiful outdoor spaces that make North Carolina such a lovely place to call home. Our real estate agents have the inside scoop on eight bike trails where you can celebrate National Bike Month.
Are you searching for the right home close to all of the outdoor activities in your favorite Triangle community? Our team is here to help. Contact us to buy and sell homes in Raleigh, Durham, and communities throughout the Triangle.
Raleigh is a great city for anyone with a taste for outdoor adventure, and now that spring has fully sprung, our REALTORS® think now is a great time to get out there and explore! If you're looking for a place to reconnect with nature in the Raleigh area, these are our seven favorite places to head outside and take a hike.
Contact us to learn more about making Raleigh your home. From hiking and outdoor adventure to great dining, culture, and nightlife, Raleigh is a great place to call home. Be sure to ask about the latest Raleigh homes for sale!
Bargain hunters rejoice — there are plenty of treasures to be found in the Triangle! Our REALTORS® have the details on our top ten favorite destinations for the best deals in the Triangle.
To discover more great resale shops, or to learn more about fantastic homes for sale in the Triangle, contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston today!
Are you ready to celebrate spring, support local artists, and remind yourself why Cary is such a special place to call home? Then we've got just the event for you! The Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, one of Cary's big annual events, returns for its 26th edition this year, with food, art, music, and fun for all ages. Whether you're shopping for Cary homes for sale or you're already a long-time resident, the Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival is a great chance to form a deeper connection with your favorite community. Our REALTORS® are here to help you prepare for the event, with details on Cary's popular Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival for 2019.
The Event: Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival
Date/Time: April 27, 2019, 9 am to 5 pm
Location: Fred G. Bond Metro Park – 801 High House Rd., Cary 27513
See Work from More than 170 North Carolina Artists
The Spring Daze Festival is first and foremost an opportunity to connect with North Carolina artists, and the amazing, original art that they produce. The festival features work from more than 170 NC artists, in a wide variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, glass, folk art, clay, candles, and even furniture. Soak in the varied work of talented, local artists, and pick up something truly unique to decorate your home.
Four Entertainment Stages
Interested in live music and great stories from local artists? There will be four entertainment stages at Spring Daze, with shows running all day long. All of the performances at Spring Daze are family-friendly, so that audience members of all ages can enjoy everything that the festival has to offer. Stages are positioned throughout the festival area in Bond Park, so you'll never be far from another great show.
Fantastic Festival Food
It wouldn't be a big event in Cary without some truly tremendous food, and Spring Daze certainly does not disappoint. There's something for every taste at the festival, including crab cakes, BBQ, baked goods, ice cream, kettle corn, and cuisine from around the world. If you're feeling thirsty, there will also be cool, refreshing fruit drinks available throughout the festival.
Festival Activities for All Ages
Spring Daze works hard to keep festival attendees of all ages engaged, with fun activities available throughout the day. See the unique Big Birds art exhibit, created with the help of local children, celebrate Fit Cary month, stop by the Sports Zone, or participate in Cary's annual Earth Day celebration, all without ever leaving the festival.
The Spring Daze festival is a great event for kids, too, with a special Children's Village area designed specifically for younger members of the audience. There will be opportunities to plant trees, play interactive games, enjoy face painting, create art, and make new friends at the Children's Village.
Cultural Arts Row
Cary is a community that celebrates the unique heritage of its many residents, and Cultural Arts Row is the perfect chance to explore the community's diverse roots. This corner of the festival features art and information from a wide variety of local cultural organizations, allowing you to learn more about Cary's culture in a fun, educational setting.
Are you still searching for your next home in Cary, and the real estate team that can help you accomplish your goals? We're here to help. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Cary, NC area.
One of the sweetest things about moving to a new home is the opportunity to start new traditions with your family. Easter will be here soon, but if you're already eager to get festive and usher in spring, don't worry! Durham won't wait until April 21 to start celebrating. As you look for Durham homes for sale, check out some of our annual Easter activities too. The holiday fun lasts all month in Durham, so there's no shortage of family-friendly festivities to fill your weekends.
Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate Easter around Durham:
Easter Eggstravaganza - Epworth United Methodist Church, 3002 Hope Valley Rd, Durham
Rain or shine (inside if it rains), Epworth United Methodist Church will sponsor their 2019 Easter Eggstravaganza on be Saturday, April 13 from 3-5 pm. Enjoy an Easter egg hunt, a bounce house, crafts, games, and more!
The Eggcellent Easter Eggperience, Twin Lakes Park, 435 Chandler Rd, Durham
Join Teens with Dreams on Saturday, April 20 at Twin Lakes Park from 1-4 pm as they give back to the Durham community by hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Basket giveaway! Bring your child(ren) to enjoy an EGGcellent Easter.
Are you ready to start your search for a home in Durham? Our REALTORS® will help you navigate our real estate market and learn more about your family's options. Contact us today to find an agent who can help you get started.
Spring has arrived in North Carolina, and our locals are ready to celebrate family, community, and fun at some of the most popular festivals the Triangle has to offer.
When we asked Our REALTORS® about their favorite spring events, the list was pretty long. Whether you're into food, music, science, or culture, something is going on that's sure to appeal to you. Check out these nine festivals, and you'll get a taste of what makes the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area a great place to live.
Are you thinking about moving to Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill? We would love to show you around and tell you more about what makes this a great place to live. Contact us today to get started!
March 30 is National Take a Walk in the Park Day. After a long winter, it's a holiday that our real estate agents can get behind. We've got a lot of great outdoor spaces here in the Triangle area, and these are some of our favorite places to take a walk in the park in Raleigh, Durham and beyond.
Contact us to learn more about outdoor recreation opportunities in the Triangle area, and talk with our team of dedicated real estate agents about finding your home in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding communities!
No matter what you love to do for fun, living in the Triangle makes it easy to pursue your favorite activities. Interested in great art? The Triangle is home to a diverse collection of museums, art galleries, and learning facilities. No matter which Triangle community you choose, you'll find cart and culture are never far from your front door when buying a home in North Carolina's Triangle. Our REALTORS® have the key info on six amazing art destinations located within Triangle communities.
Artspace – 201 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Raleigh homes for sale put you close to a wide variety of excellent art destinations like Artspace, which aims to inspire creativity in all who visit. Artspace features a rotating selection of exhibitions from local and international artists, an artist in residence program, classes, summer arts programs, and a wide selection of events throughout the year. The Artspace Gala, which occurs every fall, is always a big event on the Raleigh art calendar.
Gregg Museum of Art & Design – 1903 Hillsborough, St. Raleigh, NC 27607
With a variety of rotating exhibitions to go along with a robust permanent collection, the Gregg Museum of Art & Design is a great place to experience the arts in Raleigh. The Gregg Museum is located in the Historic Chancellor's Residence on the NCSU campus, a beautiful mansion in the Georgian style which makes a perfect home for one of the area's best art collections.
Ackland Art Museum –101 S. Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
The Ackland Art Museum on the UNC campus is one of many local perks to enjoy when you shop for Chapel Hill homes for sale. Exhibitions at the Ackland Art Museum cover both art and history, with everything from ancient pottery to modern art. The Ackland Art Museum also offers extensive educational programs, for kids, adults, and college students alike.
The ArtsCenter – 300-G East Main St. Carrboro NC 27510
The biggest cities aren't the only places with great art in the Triangle, and Carrboro homes for sale make it easy to reach the ArtsCenter, a popular local destination. The ArtsCenter aims to be inspiring, by offering art classes for all ages, a busy performance schedule, art summer camps, and a variety of community outreach programs. Of course, the ArtsCenter also features an excellent gallery, with new exhibitions appearing regularly.
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University – 650 Alexander Abe, Durham NC 27705
If you're looking for great food and even better art, it's hard to top Durham homes for sale. The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is the perfect place to start your tour of the local arts scene, with one of the largest collections in the region, along with art classes, youth/teen programs, and even a lovely on-site cafe.
Still searching for the right home in the Triangle? Let our team help you accomplish your real estate goals. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Triangle in North Carolina.
As you spend time in the area searching for Raleigh homes for sale, you'll want to get a sense of the values that those in this community share. This city is positively blossoming with urban agriculture, and there is no better example of the townspeople's dedication to permaculture and the great outdoors than The Well Fed Community Garden. Our real estate agents would be thrilled to show you how this garden uses a farm-to-fork approach to feed the people of Raleigh.
The City of Raleigh understands how much of a positive social, economic and environmental impact the presence of agriculture has in an urban setting. The Well Fed Community Garden is one of the many efforts that they support throughout the year. This plot of land is home to an acre and a half of vegetables, fruits, herbs, fungi, and other plants, as well as honey bees and chickens.
The Well Fed Community Garden was purchased in 2012 by the owners of the Irregardless Café. Since the 1970s, Irregardless has been cooking up food for the residents of Raleigh that is locally sourced through sustainability initiatives. Though meat, fish and poultry meals are available, their menu is crafted for vegan and vegetarian enjoyment as well.
Their rooftop solar thermal panels use renewable energy to heat their water supply, and the Well Fed Community Garden provides the local ingredients that have made Irregardless Café's delicious options a popular choice for any taste. Although most of the harvest from the Garden is served to customers at Irregardless, 20 percent of that which is grown is donated to the volunteers and neighbors that help this community thrive.
If you purchase one of the Raleigh homes for sale near Athens Drive, you'll soon discover that the Well Fed Community Garden is always buzzing with activity. Home to an annual blackberry festival, the Garden also hosts frequent garden workshops, cooking classes, yoga sessions, and art lessons. You can even help enrich the city and your own life by volunteering throughout the year.
To dig into the heart of The Well Fed Community Garden, our real estate agents encourage you to sign up for the Lovin' Spadefuls experience. Small groups of two to six can enjoy an intimate two-hour tour through the Garden in which you'll explore the grounds and learn all about the bounty that this amazing acre provides. You can also choose to include a lunch at the Irregardless Café after your experience to get a true taste of the community's efforts.
To learn more about the community gardens and urban agriculture near Raleigh homes for sale, contact us. If you'd like to buy or sell a home in the area, one of our real estate agents would be happy to help you!
If you're spending time in town searching for Raleigh homes for sale, you'll quickly hear about one of North Carolina State University's treasures: the JC Raulston Arboretum. This nationally acclaimed garden, located just across the street from NC State's West Campus, contains a living collection of over 6,300 diverse plant varieties — touted as one of the largest collections in the Southeast!
Established in 1976, this arboretum and botanical garden provide more than ten acres of spectacular viewing free of charge. It's been internationally recognized and continues to grow, expanding its amazing collection while increasing its space for visitors of all ages and abilities to enjoy a stroll through their gardens every day of the year.
This living laboratory is a resource for horticulture professionals, residents and visitors alike, offering access to vibrant gardens, including:
The first stop for all guests venturing into the JC Raulston Arboretum is the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center. This center features an innovative sustainable design that prioritizes energy-efficiency. Within the center, you'll find helpful information, an event calendar, a handy map of the grounds and volunteers who will answer all of your questions.
Enhance your trip with a visit to the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center. Inside, you'll have the opportunity to increase your knowledge of plant life with educational activities and lectures as you view their teaching and research gardens.
With events like workshops, children's programs, symposiums, tours, plant sales and more, the JC Raulston Arboretum is a fantastic way to spend a gorgeous day in Raleigh. Be sure to check their events calendar to discover more fun activities and happenings throughout the year. Our real estate agents know that the JC Raulston Arboretum has something special that the whole family will enjoy!
Outstanding Raleigh homes for sale are conveniently close to the JC Raulston Arboretum, as well as many other remarkable outdoor activities. If you're interested in learning more about the natural wonders around Raleigh's community, or if you'd like to find information on buying or selling a home in the western Raleigh area, contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston. Our Raleigh real estate agents are happy to assist in finding your perfect home!
Whether you've lived in the area or are just now looking into Wake Forest homes for sale, one of the coolest places for the entire family to eat, shop and play is at The Factory, your one-stop sports, and entertainment complex. If you'll be in the Wake Forest area and want to take the family for an afternoon of fun, our real estate agents suggest you lace up your tennis shoes and race on over to The Factory!
Because it's playtime, all the time at The Factory!
Adults looking for a little rest and relaxation are in luck with these calming attractions!
The Factory has fun off the field as well with these excellent shopping destinations.
After a long day of shopping and playing, wind down and fuel up at one of these delicious eateries.
The Factory has plenty of other events, clubs, and happenings throughout the year so be sure to stay updated with their calendar. If you're interested in finding Wake Forest homes for sale near The Factory, or if you'd like to sell your current North Carolina home, contact us and let our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate professionals find you the home of your dreams today!
Locals know that Hillsborough, quietly seated along the Eno River, is a small town that has a big heart. Over the last three centuries, Hillsborough's vibrant arts, stunning scenery, and delicious food have made it a favorite destination for culture lovers from all over. Perhaps one of the best ways to truly experience Hillsborough's artistic beauty is by visiting one of their many art galleries close to dozens of amazing Hillsborough homes for sale.
Our real estate agents at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston appreciate the creativity and passion that the many talented artists of North Carolina share with our friends, families, and neighbors. We've gathered a list of some of the best art galleries around Hillsborough that will give locals and visitors alike a lively look at the town's dazzling artwork.
Living in Hillsborough means surrounding yourself in a vibrant and lively community that proudly embraces art in its many forms. Immerse yourself in this humble, historic town by viewing Hillsborough homes for sale with a Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston agent. Contact us today and let our real estate agents find you the perfect Hillsborough home!
Saturdays are full of possibilities, and Apex has a wealth of cultural and entertainment activities to explore. The vibrant pedestrian-friendly downtown area retains its charming ambiance thanks to a number of beautifully restored buildings, some dating back to 1870.
Where do you start? Our real estate agents offer suggestions for their favorite activities that take you from morning to night on a Saturday in Apex.
\Whether you're a social butterfly or you prefer cocooning, Apex homes for sale accommodate any lifestyle and family size. Contact us and let our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents help you find the home of your dreams.
Whether you're already experienced in the kitchen or you're looking to sharpen you're cooking skills for the first time, there are a ton of great reasons to consider taking a cooking class. It's a fun way to meet new, like-minded people when you move to a new community and develop skills that you can use for the rest of your life. Cooking classes are also great places to learn about healthy eating options, find new recipes, and enjoy some delicious food while you learn. Our real estate agents are here to help you pursue your passions, with a guide to the five best places to take a cooking class in the Triangle.
Still searching for the perfect home in the Triangle, where you can put all of those cooking skills to work? Our local real estate team is here to help. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes throughout the Triangle.
If you are considering a move to the area and will be spending time in town looking into Garner homes for sale, attending some local events can really help you get a feel for the community. The Garner Performing Arts Center is a great place to start. This center is located in a historic building, constructed in 1923, that was once the local high school and then became an elementary school before falling into disuse.
In 2006, its historic auditorium was extensively renovated into a modern performance venue and given new life as the Garner Performing Arts Center, a facility dedicated to preserving the arts and being of service to its community. As such, it hosts a wide variety of events year-round, and we'll outline some upcoming events here.
If you'll be in the Garner area at the start of the new year, here are some larger events happening in January and beyond at the Garner Performing Arts Center:
Garner's MLK Celebration, Jan. 20
Hosted annually by the Garner Performing Arts Center, Garner's MLK Celebration focuses on the life and teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Attendees can look forward to an evening of entertainment, including performances by the Wake Baptist Grove Youth Choir and the Creech Road Elementary School Chorus, among others.
Jeff Kready, Jan. 26
This event features a performance by Broadway star Jeff Kready. A top young leading man in the Great White Way, Kready has is currently performing in "Tootsie," and has distinguished himself in other top Broadway productions, including "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," "Billy Elliott," and "Les Miserables," among many others.
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Feb. 9
Known as the "Queen of Bluegrass," Rhonda Vincent is an award-winning performer backed by an award-winning group of musicians. Between them, they hold more than 80 awards, including a fistful awarded by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Attendees will be treated to a performance that is a unique blend of contemporary sounds and authentic bluegrass traditions.
Mike Farris, March 2
This event features a performance by Grammy Award winner Mike Farris, a Roots Gospel performer who will present his original material, as well as his famous interpretations of traditional gospel music. His musical style is described as funky, danceable, blues-rock with New Orleans swagger and vintage Memphis soul.
Duty, March 8, 9
The fifth installment of a series of plays about the local community, "Duty" explores the many ways the community, which lost eight men in the Vietnam conflict, was and still is affected by the Vietnam era.
The events listed above represent just a few highlights of the many events and happenings that are presented by the Garner Performing Arts Center. If you're interested in finding out more about the community or in buying or selling a home in the Garner area, please contact us. Our real estate agents are always happy to put their extensive knowledge and experience to work for new, potential or existing residents.
Have you started planning your New Year's resolutions for this year? For many of us, the start of a new year is an opportunity to focus on the things that matter most, including health, wellness, and fitness. The Chapel Hill area is a great place to make your New Year's resolutions count, whether you already live in the area or are still searching for Chapel Hill homes for sale. If your plan for making the most of the upcoming year involves physical fitness, our real estate agents have seven great gyms and fitness centers in Chapel Hill where you can get started on your New Year's resolution.
Is finding the perfect Chapel Hill home also high on your list of New Year's resolutions? Our team is here to help. Contact Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes throughout the Chapel Hill, NC area.
Few things compare to the feel and aura of a historical home. The Turner-Strudwick House located at 404 N. Churton Street is steeped in history and is currently listed by Meighan Carmichael our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Hillsborough office.
As you walk up to the home, peonies and irises adorn the original cobblestone walkway and you are automatically taken back in time. Upon entering the house through the red double doors, you can't miss the heart pine floors and twin parlors off of the foyer. Details abound the home including eight fireplaces, each of which were built with their own unique mantel. This historical home has one very unique feature that cements the era in which it was built. In those bedrooms with fireplaces, there are two closets, one on each side of the fireplace, a very quaint feature to this home.
Built in 1833 by Josiah Turner, this 4,500+ square foot masterpiece sits on over an acre in Historic Downtown Hillsborough. In 1889 Edmund Strudwick decided he wanted to reorient the house to face Churton Street. During this process, he enlarged the home adding the twin parlors, two upstairs bedrooms and an additional wing. This new wing also included a porch which brought the total number of porches to three. Something that was practically unheard of at that time.
In 1922, Sheriff L.B. Lloyd bought the Turner-Strudwick House where it has remained in the family for several generations. The owners are now ready to share the next chapter in its storied history.
To see this house in all its splendor, sign up for the Hillsborough Candle Light Tour which will take place on Sunday, December 16th. From 1 to 7 p.m. guests will be able to see the first floor of the home and from 7 to 9 p.m. a full open house will be held following the candlelight tour. For more details on this home and how you can enjoy a tour of this historic landmark in the heart of Hillsborough, contact Meighan Carmichael.
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If you're like many people, you probably can't start your day off without that first cup of coffee. It's a pleasant ritual that makes your commute, that morning meeting, or an extra-long to-do list so much more bearable. If you want to stop for a cup on your way out in the morning, meet a friend for a mid-morning coffee break, or pick up a cup while you're on your way to meet one of our real estate agents, try one of these coffee shops in the triangle to start your day off right.
Bean Traders, 105 W NC 54 Hwy #249, Durham
Durham homes for sale have access to some of the most unique and trendy dining options around, and Bean Traders is no exception. With ample room to sit and enjoy your coffee and meal options, you'll want to spend as much time there as possible. The iced coffee is always a hit with customers, but there are plenty of truly unique beverages here (Chocolate Habanero, anyone?).
Joe Van Gogh, 1104 Broad St. B, Durham
With 5 locations in the Triangle Joe Van Gogh coffee is available wherever your adventures might take you. Their coffee is roasted on premises so it's always fresh and delicious. You can even enjoy some local art while you sip.
Kaffeinate, 115A N Duke St., Durham
Located in the historical Brightleaf district the vibe at Kaffeinate is a mix of old and new. Kaffeinate calls themselves "North Carolina's most innovative café" and they are always looking to compliment the area's growing food scene by creating something unique with different techniques and high-quality ingredients. Pastries and waffles are available with gluten-free and vegan options too.
Making your home in the Triangle means you'll have a welcoming, innovative and comfortable neighborhood to call home. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to find the new home that's just waiting for you.
Your family keeps evolving right before your eyes. Your oldest is a senior in high school, and the youngest is starting kindergarten. Where has the time gone? Now is the perfect time to document some of these memories. Whether you're looking for a documentary photo session or formal family portraits, our real estate agents can recommend their favorite five family photographers in Cary, NC.
Shopping for Cary homes for sale will allow you to have a beautiful backdrop for your photos, both inside a new living area or a landscaped yard or nearby park. Are you ready to learn even more about what the city of Cary can offer your family? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to learn about what Cary real estate has to offer you.
What could be better than heading out for a relaxed Sunday brunch with some of your favorite people? Durham homes for sale make it easy to enjoy a wealth of excellent dining options, and Sunday brunch is no exception, with many unique dining spots to try. Whether you're looking for a traditional brunch or something new, you'll find it in the city. Our real estate agents have the details on nine of their favorite spots to enjoy a lovely Sunday brunch in Durham.
Still searching for the perfect home, so that you can enjoy all that Durham has to offer? Our experienced, local team is here to help. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes in the Durham, NC area.
Choosing and cutting your own Christmas tree is a beloved tradition for many families in the Raleigh area, creating memories that last a lifetime. With the holiday season fast approaching, now is the perfect time to rekindle that tradition at one of our area's Christmas tree farms. Whether you're shopping for Raleigh homes for sale or you're already a resident of the city, you'll find plenty of Christmas tree farms. Our real estate agents have the details on seven Christmas tree farms in the Triangle where you can cut your tree for the holiday season this year.
Still searching for the perfect home to put your Christmas tree this year? Our team is here to help you find the right home in Raleigh. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes in the Raleigh, NC area.
The holiday season is here, and that means it's time to enjoy all of the Christmas excitement that the Triangle has to offer. Christmas parades are an excellent way to ring in the season and celebrate all of the things that make each community special. No matter where you are in the Triangle, there's a Christmas parade with your name on it. Our real estate agents are here to help you celebrate the season, with our guide to 11 Christmas parades in the Triangle.
Interested in finding a home for the holidays and beyond in one of the many fantastic communities in the Triangle? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes throughout the Triangle.
November and December bring fun, family-friendly events to Raleigh throughout the holiday season. Whether you're busy shopping for Raleigh homes for sale or enjoying all that your home city has to offer, the holidays feature free events that remind everyone why the city is such a great place to call home. The Annual North Hills Tree Lighting Ceremony is the perfect opportunity to kick off the holiday season. Our real estate agents are here to help you enjoy the holidays in Raleigh, with our guide to the Annual North Hills Tree Lighting Ceremony.
The Event: Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at North Hills
Location: The Commons – 4191 Main at North Hills Street
Date/Time: Saturday, November 17, 2018 – Events from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Admission/Parking: FREE Admission
Start your holiday season by making memories at the Annual North Hills Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, with an afternoon filled with fun activities that both kids and parents will love. The fun starts in North Hills at 3:30 pm in the Commons with everything building up to the big Christmas tree lighting at 6:00 pm. Admission to the event is free, and parking is available nearby at the Main District Garage.
Sledding Slopes and Trackless Train Rides – Are your kids dreaming of a white Christmas? While there may not be traditional snow at the Christmas tree lighting, kids can enjoy some sledding on "Snow My Yard" sledding slopes, or take an enchanted, holiday-themed trackless train ride.
Bounce House, Face Painting, and More – The North Hill Christmas Tree Lighting will also feature traditional childhood favorites, including a bounce house and face-painting for the holidays. There will also be arts and crafts for kids, along with balloon twisting to create memorable holiday souvenirs.
Meet Santa and Watch the Lighting Ceremony – The big moment arrives at 6:00 pm when Santa comes to town for the tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy Christmas carols, watch the 41-foot tree light up in gorgeous colors, and then stick around so that kids can spend some quality time with Santa Claus himself.
Start Your Shopping at the Vendor Village – Searching for a unique gift for someone on your holiday list? You'll find local vendors offering unique gifts, crafts at Vendor Village during the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Don't miss vendors like Shepard's Way Farms, Edible Art of Raleigh, Bee Happy Essentials, Project Picturesque, and many more.
North Hills real estate is popular among Raleigh residents because the neighborhood features everything you need close to home. From fantastic shopping to fun events and cuisine from around the world, North Hills offers a dynamic lifestyle for both work and play. The Commons, the location of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, is a gathering place in the neighborhood, with outdoor green space, ample outdoor dining options, and frequent special events throughout the year.
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Are you shopping for Chapel Hill homes for sale, and searching for the perfect neighborhood to call your own? Finding the right neighborhood is one of the biggest keys to choosing a home that you will love long-term, and Chapel Hill has a community to suit every taste. Briar Chapel, a relatively new neighborhood in Chapel Hill, has been earning great reviews from the day that the first residents moved in, and has grown into one city's most appealing areas for a wide range of homeowners. Our real estate agents are here to help you get acquainted with Briar Chapel, a Chapel Hill, NC neighborhood.
Briar Chapel is an ideal neighborhood for anyone who enjoys an active lifestyle, with tons to do outdoors and ample natural spaces to explore. There are more than 20 miles of trails winding through the community, along with 900 acres of open space. There are picnic areas, outdoor art installations, and plenty of great places to sit back and enjoy the scenery. The waterpark is one of Briar Chapel's biggest outdoor attractions, with two water slides, a lap pool, cabanas, and a splash pad. You'll also find modern, well-maintained athletic facilities for games including basketball, bocce, and tennis, perfect for getting a workout while forging new connections in the community.
While Briar Chapel is a planned neighborhood, homes for sale in Briar Chapel or not built by just one developer. Instead, there are five excellent developers to choose from, each offering different options and pricing. Purchase a custom home where every detail is based on your taste, or shop with a developer who offers set floor plans. The number of developers in Briar Chapel means that you'll have a broad range of pricing options to fit your budget, and keeps the neighborhood looking fresh with a wide selection of home designs.
While there is plenty to do within walking distance in the Briar Chapel neighborhood, you may need to hop in your car to reach some of the nearby Chapel Hill amenities. The good news is that you definitely won't have to drive very far because Briar Chapel offers easy access to tons of nearby shopping, dining, and service-related destinations. You'll also find a ton of amenities very close to home at Veranda, Briar Chapel's one-stop shop for fantastic food, shopping, and services.
A love of the great outdoors is evident everywhere you go in Briar Chapel, and the neighborhood is also committed to green living. The clubhouse is LEED-certified, homes are NHAB-certified, and there are large, natural areas that serve as safe habitats for local wildlife. If you want to live in a community where green living is a priority, this is a great place to shop.
The Briar Chapel lifestyle features something for every member of the community. It's conveniently located, filled with outdoor fun, and committed to being environmentally friendly. Extensive social activities make this an excellent neighborhood for meeting new people, and you'll find that everything you need is nearby when you call Briar Chapel home.
Are you ready to start shopping for homes in Briar Chapel, or in one of the many other excellent neighborhoods in the Chapel Hill area? Our experienced, local team is here to help. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes in Chapel Hill, NC.
Every year, just before it's time to celebrate Halloween, the people of Holly Springs, NC gather together for a fun-filled day at HollyFest. This year's edition of HollyFest is coming up soon, and as always it will be a day filled with great memories for the whole family. There will be games for the kids, fantastic food for all, and plenty of live entertainment throughout the day. Our real estate agents have the exciting details on what to expect from the events of HollyFest 2018 in Holly Springs, NC.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Jefferson L. Sugg Farm at Bass Lake – 2401 Grigsby Ave., Holly Springs, NC
HollyFest provides an opportunity for people of all ages to experience the businesses, residents, and hospitality that make Holly Springs such a special place to call home. There will be events throughout the day during HollyFest, with something for every person in attendance to enjoy:
HollyFest is a great place to bring kids. It offers so many activities for younger members of the audience to enjoy. Kids Zone is filled with rides and inflatables for children, while Children's Corner will feature events, exhibits, and games. There will also be police and fire vehicles on display throughout the day at HollyFest.
Holly Springs homes for sale put you near a number of excellent outdoor areas, including Bass Lake Park, which is connected to the event space where HollyFest is held. Bass Lake Park is the ideal place to spend a day outdoors, with a well-stocked fishing lake, boat rentals from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and a tackle loaner program that allows you to fish even if you aren't able to bring your own equipment.
Bass Lake Park also features extensive trails and greenways, where you'll have the opportunity to view local wildlife in a peaceful, scenic setting. Jefferson L. Sugg Farm, purchased more recently by the community, offers access to Bass Lake Park, in addition to a large, open space for big events like HollyFest.
HollyFest 2018 is the perfect opportunity to learn why locals love life in Holly Springs and start shopping for a home of your own in the community. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes in the Holly Springs, NC area.
The Halloween season is always one of the most exciting times of the year for Cary locals, and this year is no exception. Whether you're looking for a spooky haunted house, community pumpkin carving, a fall festival, or an opportunity to see local landmarks in a new light, there's an event for every interest around Halloween in Cary. Our real estate agents know Cary, and we've got the details on six exciting, upcoming Halloween happenings in the community.
No matter the season, there is always something exciting coming up on the special events calendar in the Cary area. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes in Cary, NC.
Are you ready to celebrate the many things that make living in North Carolina so special? It's almost time once again for the North Carolina State Fair to visit the Raleigh area, with this year's edition of the fair looking bigger and better than ever. The NC State Fair is a family-friendly event, filled with food, rides, attractions, live performances, and a healthy dose of North Carolina hospitality. Attendance at the fair seems to rise every year, and the last few editions of the NC State Fair have each drawn more than a million visitors to the area. Our real estate agents are here to help you prepare for the fun, with our guide to the North Carolina State Fair.
Dates: October 11-21, 2018 – Gates Open at 8:00 am
Location: NC State Fairgrounds – 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
Admission: Tickets Available 24/7 Online or In Person on Fair Days
The NC State Fair features a great mix of fun and educational attractions, perfect for keeping every member of the family entertained. There will be rides for all ages at the fair, with a special focus on creating memories for the youngest members of the audience. Take a ride on the Crazy Coaster, get a birds-eye view on the Ferris Wheel, explore the Magic Maze Glass House, or try one of the dozens of fun rides around the fairgrounds. There are carnival games as well, with loads of fun prizes to be won.
The NC State Fair is about celebrating everything that makes our state special, and the "homegrown" live performance lineup features artists from throughout North Carolina, including:
Admission to all of the live music performances is included with your fair admission, so you can sit back and enjoy the show.
You're sure to work up an appetite exploring the rides, attractions, and live performances at the North Carolina State Fair, so why not satisfy your hunger with some of the best food in the state? The lineup of food vendors at the NC State Fair is a mile long and features something for every taste. Try some classic Carolina barbecue, sample the freshest seafood, try international dishes from around the world, and top it off with a trip to one of the many unique dessert vendors stationed throughout the fair.
Shopping for Raleigh homes for sale allows you to enjoy the best of North Carolina throughout the year, and the NC State Fair features competitions to name North Carolina's best. The schedule includes a graphic design competition, arts, and crafts, baking, clothing, flowers, produce and even writing. There are also a ton of cooking competitions going on throughout the festivities, perfect for trying a taste of something new. Capping it all off will be a series of livestock competitions and horse shows, where participants will show off all of the hard work they've been putting in all year long.
Would you like to find the perfect home in Raleigh, so that you can enjoy all of the exciting events in the city throughout the year? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes in Raleigh, NC.
100 bands, seven stages, and one unforgettable bluegrass music festival in Raleigh, all benefiting a great cause. It's almost time for the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival to return to Downtown Raleigh, and this year's event is set to be bigger than ever. The main stage at the Red Hat Amphitheater will feature some of the biggest names in bluegrass music, while there will also be tons of free shows and activities throughout the city during the festival. Our real estate agents have all the details on what to expect from this year's Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, NC.
Location: Downtown Raleigh
Dates: September 28-29, 2018 from Noon to 11 pm
You'll find both free and paid events taking place throughout the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, and the main stage at the Red Hat Amphitheater is the place to be for some of the biggest names in bluegrass music. Enjoy shows from Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Patty Loveless, The Wide Open Jam, the Gibson Brothers, the Trust, Chatham County Line, and many, many more. The main stage features performances throughout the event, and you can purchase tickets ahead of time to ensure that you get the perfect seat to watch your favorite artists.
All shows on the main stage take place in a gorgeous, outdoor setting, and the whole event is designed to be as family-friendly as possible. The music is a highlight of course, but the atmosphere is a big reason why Raleigh residents keep flocking back to the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival each year. Whether you're a bluegrass aficionado or love live music, you'll feel right at home during the festival.
While shows on the main stage do have an admission price, a significant portion of the proceeds will be going to bluegrass musicians in need. The Bluegrass Trust Fund is a non-profit dedicated to providing financial assistance to professional bluegrass musicians with emergencies, and up to half of the proceeds from shows on the main stage will go toward supporting the organization. Enjoy a weekend of fabulous music, and support a good cause in the process.
There's always affordable fun close to home when you shop for Raleigh homes for sale, and the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival is an excellent example of why that's the case. Start by checking out the free StreetFest music schedule, which features both well-known and emerging bluegrass artists playing on stages throughout Downtown Raleigh. There's even a youth stage, where both kids and parents alike can enjoy the work of young bluegrass artists, and find some inspiration for their musical interests in the process. The Exhibit Hall is the perfect place to catch up on the latest on all things bluegrass, and you'll also have excellent opportunities to learn tips from bluegrass experts throughout the weekend's events.
The Wide Open Bluegrass Festival is one of many memorable annual events held in Raleigh, and there's never been a better time to find your own home in the city. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes throughout the Raleigh, NC area.
There's nothing quite like waking up on a Saturday morning to enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of a local farmers market. Our very own Cary Downtown Farmers Market consistently ranks as one of the best in the region. Open every Saturday morning, the Cary Downtown Farmers Market features a wide selection of local vendors, with fresh ingredients, prepared food, arts, crafts, and tons of great gifts. There are also special events, like the annual Fall Farmers Festival. It's a great example of what makes life in Cary special, and our real estate agents have all the details on what you can expect at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market.
The Cary Downtown Farmers Market
Location: 135 W. Chatham St., Cary, NC 27511
Hours: Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Whether you're searching for fresh produce, meat, poultry, or anything else that can be produced by a local farm, the Cary Downtown Farmers Market has you covered. The market is loaded with unique local vendors, including farms, coffee shops, bakeries, and local artisans. You can buy soap, honey, candles, pottery, and even gourmet dog treats. It's a great place to pick up a unique gift or grab ingredients for creating a fabulous meal at home. The Cary Downtown Farmers Market also offers a wide selection of prepared food, from some of the community's favorite food vendors.
In many towns, the farmers market is something to be enjoyed during only the spring and summer months. But that's not the case in Cary. The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open during the winter, too, and still offers a great selection of vendors during the cold-weather season. Swing by the market during the holidays to start your holiday shopping.
There's no off-season at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market, and the special events schedule at the market is a big reason why that's the case. September and October are big months for the market, with the Annual Farmers Fall Festival followed by International Day. During International Day, the market features flavors from across the world, inspired by the diverse residents who call Cary home. The Holiday Market, which runs every November, is the perfect place to shop for holiday gifts from all of your favorite local vendors. Keep an eye on the schedule throughout the summer as well, because you never know when the next new event will be coming to the Cary Downtown Farmers Market.
The Farmers Fall Festival, which happens every year at the close of summer, is always one of the biggest events of the year at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market. This year's event takes place on September 29, 2018, and it's the perfect place to celebrate the start of the fall season. Enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, farming and crafting demos, kid-friendly attractions, and even a pie-eating contest. The Farmers Fall Festival offers something for every member of the family to enjoy, just like the community of Cary itself.
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Located along the Neuse River in Clayton, NC, the Portofino Equestrian Community is a planned community unlike any other you'll find in the area. Portofino is known for its outstanding equestrian facilities, beautiful outdoor spaces, large lots, and lovely homes. Residents love the unique perks of living in the community and being part of the booming equestrian industry in the Clayton area. Our real estate agents are here to tell you all about life in the Portofino Equestrian Community.
The Portofino Equestrian Community | 25 Paraggi Court, Clayton, NC 27527
Homes for sale in the Clayton real estate market take advantage of the area's beautiful natural scenery. The Portofino Equestrian Community is an excellent example of why that's the case. Portofino homes for sale are available with price points and floor plans that will appeal to nearly every buyer. Most homes in the community feature at least four bedrooms and three full baths, along with all of the modern amenities you'd expect from a luxury community like Clayton. Within Portofino, you'll find everything from cozy family homes to large, luxurious listings, all with easy access to the many equestrian amenities that the community has to offer.
While the neighborhood has tons of great amenities, the Portofino Equestrian Center is an attraction for many residents. The center features a 22-stall barn, with loads of luxurious touches for both you and your horse:
Learn from world-class trainers Aaron Stuckey-Hill and Emily Baille, Portofino's two on-site trainers. There are 90-minute lessons available with both trainers, for riders of all skill levels.
Practice makes perfect, and Portofino offers outstanding facilities to practice your riding skills. Within Portofino, you'll find two dressage arenas, a jumping arena, warm-up facilities, wash stalls, and a conditioning track.
Enjoy a busy schedule of events, clinics, and shows at the Portofino Equestrian Center throughout the year. There are opportunities to show off your riding skills, learn from visiting experts, and watch some of the best riders in the world demonstrate their craft.
Looking for the perfect place to board your horse? The Portofino Equestrian Center offers unmatched boarding services, allowing your horse to learn and grow in a truly luxurious environment, where every need is attended to by expert staff. Both you and your horse can expect only the best from Portofino.
The state-of-the-art equestrian center is a big attraction for Portofino residents, but it's just one of many amenities that you will find when you live in the community. Portofino is also a perfect place to spend time outdoors, with extensive nature and riding trails running throughout the community. You can also enjoy some quality time on the water because Portofino offers canoe and kayak access to the Neuse River. The Portofino Community Pool is the perfect place to spend a summer day with friends, and the pool facilities are designed to be as family-friendly as possible. Capping it all of is the Portofino Recreation Center, where residents can relax and enjoy the fabulous hospitality that defines life in Portofino.
Are you ready to become a member of one of Clayton's unique neighborhoods, with unmatched equestrian amenities? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes in Portofino, and throughout the Clayton, NC area.
An excellent park system is one of the many perks of living in Raleigh, NC, and Pullen Park regularly ranks as one of the most popular parks in the city. With a lake, amusements, aquatic center, theater, and arts center, Pullen Park offers something for every member of the family to enjoy. The park even connects to the East Coast Greenway, a 3,000-mile trail system that spans the entire coast. Our real estate agents have all the details on why parents and kids both love spending time at Pullen Park in Raleigh, NC.
Pullen Park has been one of Raleigh's most popular outdoor family destinations for generations and was established in 1887. Spanning 66 acres, Pullen Park is home to the fifth oldest amusement park in the United States, with a location right next to the North Carolina State University campus. Raleigh resident Richard Stanhope Pullen donated the land for the park. Pullen Park was the first public park in North Carolina.
Kids love coming to Pullen Park, and the amusement rides are a big reason why that's the case. With a gorgeous carousel donated in 1911, a kid-sized train, and kiddie boats, Pullen Park's amusements have been delighting local kids for more than a century. There is no admission cost to visit the park, and tickets for the rides are very affordable.
Kids also love hitting the water on paddleboats, which are available for rental around Lake Howell at Pullen Park. Paddleboat rentals are available by the half-hour, and at least one rider must be over 16 years of age to rent a boat.
Outdoor fun isn't all that you'll find at Pullen Park, which is also home to one of Raleigh's best indoor aquatic centers. The Pullen Park Aquatic Center features an Olympic-sized pool, where you can enjoy swimming competitions, get a great workout, or sign the kids up for swimming lessons. There are also exercise classes available, and the Pullen Park Aquatic Center is open year-round.
Shopping for Raleigh homes for sale means that you'll always have easy access to the arts, and Pullen Park features a number of artistic attractions to enjoy. The Pullen Arts Center, added to the park in 1961, is a great place to visit for family-friendly classes, events, and summer camps, with art classes available for people of all skill levels. You'll also find a fantastic schedule of live entertainment at the Theatre in the Park, an indoor performance venue located on the north side of Pullen Park. The theater features new shows throughout every season, as well as a beautiful outdoor garden where you can relax after the show.
The Theatre in the Park isn't the only place that you'll find live entertainment at Pullen Park, and the Summer Concert Series is the perfect opportunity to enjoy your favorite songs at one of Raleigh's favorite outdoor destinations. There are five concerts scheduled throughout the summer at Pullen Park, with a diverse collection of artists that the whole family can enjoy.
Are you searching for the right family home in Raleigh, where you can enjoy all of the parks, attractions, and entertainment that the city has to offer? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes throughout the Raleigh, NC area.
Summer is just a little sweeter when you live in Cary, NC. The Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival is always one of the most significant events of the season. With shopping, food, fun games, and entertainment, Lazy Daze offers something for every member of the family to enjoy. This year's event marks the 42nd annual edition of Lazy Daze, with a packed schedule of events all weekend long. Our real estate agents have all the details on what to expect from the Lazy Days Arts and Crafts Festival.
The Event: Lazy Days Arts & Crafts Festival
When: Saturday, August 25, 9 am - 6 pm; Sunday, August 26, 12:30 pm - 5 pm
Where: Town Hall Campus, 316 N Academy St., Cary
The Lazy Days Arts & Crafts Festival is a celebration of all types of art from painting and sculptures to unique furniture. The festival features digital art, drawing, glass, photography, woodworking, painting, mixed media, and handcrafted leather. Each edition of the event also celebrates a featured artist with well-known local painter Roxanna Jo Alexander of R.J. Artworks taking center stage this year.
There's so much to do at Lazy Daze; you're sure to work up an appetite. Lazy Daze food vendors offer flavors from around the world including barbecue, seafood, bistro, fresh food from local farms--not to mention tons of delicious desserts. Local vendors always bring out their best for the festival every summer, and every member of the family will find something to love on the menu.
The Lazy Days Arts and Crafts Festival is an event for all ages, and kids will love exploring two large areas designed just for them. Kids World, located outdoors, features arts, crafts, toys, games, and live, kid-friendly entertainment. Kids World is set up in the Page-Walker Arts and History Center Gardens close to the rest of the action at Lazy Daze. The Play Zone, located in the Herb Young Community Center, is focused on games and athletic activities.
There will be activities for all ages from tracking down Lazy Daze mascot Little Jerry to watching live demonstrations from various local Artist Guilds. Turn back the clock by getting your news from the Lazy Days Town Crier, and take in some great live entertainment from the crew at the Cary Theater in the Town Council Chambers. On the morning of August 25, you'll also have the opportunity to assist artist Michael Roy Layne in assembling an outdoor art creation.
When you shop for Cary homes for sale, you're getting so much more than just a great home. Events like the Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival are great examples of how the community comes together to celebrate all of the little things making Cary a great place to live. No matter the season, you'll find fun events and friendly faces when you live in Cary.
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Known as the "Town of Friendly People," Zebulon, NC truly delivers the quintessential American hometown experience. This is the sort of town where it's a pleasure getting to know your neighbors, and where big, local events bring the whole community together. Zebulon is located just a short drive east from the city of Raleigh, with tons of great attractions and an easy commute to other exciting communities within the Research Triangle region. Our real estate agents have all the details on why Zebulon, NC is the perfect example of an appealing North Carolina hometown.
Like many North Carolina towns, Zebulon, NC was originally built up around a railroad stop, and over time grew from a tiny town to a dynamic, welcoming community. The town is now home to about 4,750 residents and has been growing quickly in recent years. All of those new residents find plenty of reasons to love calling Zebulon, NC home.
The history of Zebulon begins in 1907 when the community was first planned, and you can still find great examples of that history today. Zebulon's town hall, which opened in 1909, is located in a historic schoolhouse, with tours available. In the present day, residents of Zebulon love visiting Five County Stadium for Carolina Mudcats games. The Mudcats are the Single-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, and Five County Stadium is the perfect place to take the family on a warm summer night.
You'll also find plenty of great places to shop within the community, including a farmer's market that brings the best of North Carolina to your dinner table. The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market is open every Saturday from April through October, with fresh, local food always on the menu.
Within Zebulon, there are a ton of great places to both spend time outdoors and connect with the community. Zebulon is home to six parks, each with something unique to offer. Zebulon Community Park is the largest in town, with athletic fields, disc golf, playgrounds, and a walking trail. Smaller parks like Whitley Park and Little River Park are great places to relax, with ample natural beauty to enjoy. The community offers exercise classes, athletic leagues, summer camps, and picnic rentals so that you can enjoy whatever moves you outdoors.
When you're shopping for Zebulon homes for sale, you'll have no shortage of unique options to choose from in the community. One of the first things you'll notice is that Zebulon homes tend to be affordable, and you get a lot of home for your money. The community features everything from historic homes to brand new construction, with ample yard space and beautiful, tree-lined properties. Families love the mix of affordable homes, nearby attractions, and convenient location that Zebulon offers.
When you buy a house in Zebulon, you're not just gaining access to one great North Carolina community. You'll also have an easy commute to other exciting communities throughout the Research Triangle. Raleigh is just a short drive from your home in Zebulon, making it easy to work and play in the city while enjoying still the enjoying the quintessential North Carolina hometown experience when you head back home for the day.
Are you ready to start shopping for your quintessential home, in North Carolina's quintessential hometown? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes throughout the Zebulon, NC area.
Searching for the perfect community to call your own, with plenty to do close to home and easy access to Raleigh? Wake Forest, NC might be just the place to find what you seek. Wake Forest was rated as one of Raleigh's best suburbs, thanks to its natural beauty, outdoor attractions, ample amenities, and fantastic food. There are plenty of great neighborhoods to choose from within the community, and our real estate agents have the details on five of the best Wake Forest neighborhoods to call home.
Whether you love spending time outdoors, enjoy the arts, or simply want to live in a community with a bright future, Wake Forest homes for sale have something to offer. These five neighborhoods are examples of why Wake Forest is such a great place to live:
Are you ready to shop for your next home in one of the many dynamic neighborhoods that Wake Forest has to offer? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes throughout the Wake Forest, NC area.
Located just a short drive from Raleigh in northeastern Wake County, the community of Rolesville, NC has quickly become one of the hottest towns in North Carolina to call home. New residents are flocking to Rolesville thanks to its convenient location, excellent economy, ample amenities, and exciting potential for growth in the future. With a unique history and a bright future, it's no surprise that so many new residents love calling the community home. Our real estate agents have all the details on why Rolesville, NC has become the fastest-growing town in North Carolina.
The folks at realtor.com provide tons of great real estate content, and recently ranked the top 10 boom towns in the country. Rolesville, NC checked in at number seven on the list, sandwiched between large metro areas like downtown Miami and downtown Dallas. Here's what they had to say:
"Rolesville is known for its strong regional economy and prime positioning, with North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina less than an hour away. The Raleigh metropolitan area was rated as the fastest-growing in the country."
Rolesville's close proximity to the city of Raleigh is one of the big reasons for its fast growth, and a 30-minute commute means that you can live in Rolesville while still working in the city. There's also plenty of good work to find within the community, with great potential for job growth in the future. The strong schools and low crime rates of Rolesville make the community a popular choice for families.
While Rolesville is getting a lot of press these days, the community is far from new. In fact, it's been around for nearly 200 years! Rolesville celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2012, and the community has come so far since its early days as a small farming town. Today, many of those old farms have been developed into residential areas, but the community has never lost touch with its long, interesting history. Rolesville has ranked as one of North Carolina's fastest-growing towns every year since 2005, so the future is looking bright, too.
Location is key, the economy is important, but Rolesville wouldn't be such a popular place to call home without plenty for residents to do for fun. If you love spending time outdoors, you'll fit right in with the people of Rolesville. The community is home to a variety of great playgrounds, as well as Main Street Park, with more than a mile of trails, Mill Bridge Nature Park, which features a 200-seat amphitheater, and a trail system that connects many popular outdoor destinations in Rolesville.
You can even experience the excitement of scuba diving in Rolesville at Fantasy Lake Scuba Park, which ranks as one of the largest in the country. With downtown Raleigh located just 30 minutes away, you'll also have an easy commute to the city anytime you're in the mood for something different.
Are you ready to start shopping for Rolesville homes for sale, and join the many new residents who love calling the community home? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes in the Rolesville, NC area.
Tucked away a short drive south from the city of Chapel Hill near Pittsboro, you will find Fearrington Village, a unique community that transports you to a different place and time. Fearrington Village is patterned after the quintessential English village and has been built up around a historic dairy farm. Whether you're enjoying a meal at one of the multiple elegant restaurants, spending an evening in the inn, or simply exploring the charms of this historic destination, Fearrington Village is the type of attraction that always keeps you coming back for more. Our real estate agents have the inside scoop on why so many love visiting Fearrington Village.
No matter what time of day or year you visit Fearrington Village, you'll find a unique dining destination suited to your needs. The Fearrington House restaurant is the crown jewel of the property, whether you're looking for an elegant dinner or the perfect place for a spot of afternoon tea. At the Belted Goat, you can enjoy Fearrington's famous coffee, sample other local beverages, and start your day with an excellent English breakfast. You'll find even more great food throughout the premises, including wood-fired pizza that you simply have to taste to believe.
While you won't find it on the list of Pittsboro homes for sale , there's no doubt that the Fearrington House Inn will definitely make you feel right at home. Choose from one of 32 uniquely designed rooms, each with their own feel and story. Rooms are decorated antiques, fresh flowers, and beautiful artwork, while your every need is attended to by a friendly, welcoming staff. The Fearrington House Inn provides easy access to all of the other attractions on the premises, and the perfect place to unwind after a fun day of exploring the village.
Pamper yourself or your special someone with a trip to the elegant Spa at Fearrington, which features a friendly staff, excellent amenities, and the latest in English luxury skincare products. Enjoy a facial, manicure, pedicure, or massage, all overseen by an expert staff that will always make you feel welcome. If you want to visit a spa that leaves no stone unturned in its quest to provide maximum relaxation, then this is the place to be. Reservations are a good idea for trips to the spa, and you can also pick up gift certificates that are sure to be a hit around the holidays.
No matter what brings you to Fearrington Village, you'll certainly want to explore the property's many boutique shops while you're here. Dovecote Style is a boutique with an ever-changing selection and the latest in luxury styles from designers across the world. Nest, on the other hand, is all about the latest in luxury for your home, including artwork and accessories. The Spa Boutique is the perfect place to shop for a gift or your own favorite treats for unwinding after a long day. McIntyre's Books is one of the most popular independent bookstores in North Carolina, drawing visitors from near and far to shop the store's excellent selection. You'll also find ample opportunities to meet some of our favorite authors at McIntyre's Books, at both book signings and unique special events.
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Your next outdoor adventure is never far from home when you live in Mebane, NC, and Lake Michael Park is the perfect example of why that's the case. With fishing, trails, boat rides, playgrounds, and picnic areas, you'll find everything that you need for a day packed with family fun. Lake Michael Park covers a total of 200 acres and includes a large, 59-acre lake that is always well-stocked with a variety of fish. Our real estate agents have all the details on the fun you can have at Lake Michael Park, and what you should know before you arrive.
Location: 7300 Lebanon Road Mebane, NC
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7:30 am to 7:30 pm, Sunday 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Lake Michael is the central attraction of the park, and the gorgeous views that you'll find around the lake are just one reason why. There's also plenty of action going on beneath the water's surface. Lake Michael is stocked with bass, crappie, and bream, with two large fishing piers where you can drop lines in the water underneath the summer sun.
You're also welcome to pick your own spot along the banks, and fish to your heart's content. Just be aware that a fishing license is required to fish here, and you can pick up it online for convenience. You'll also want to bring your own fishing equipment, which you can pick up from nearby retailers.
Shopping for Mebane homes for sale means you'll never have to travel far for affordable family fun, and Lake Michael Park offers plenty of it. Enjoy a ride on a pontoon boat for just $1, rent a Jon boat that you can pilot yourself for $4, or ride a paddle boat for only $1 per person. You can also launch your own boat into the beautiful, 59-acre lake for a flat $4 fee. Children especially enjoy exploring the lake on paddle boats, and rentals are free for children under six years of age.
Fun on the water isn't the only thing that you'll find at Lake Michael Park, because there's also tons of outdoor scenery to explore. There are two marked trails which will take you around the park, along with a pair of well-maintained playgrounds perfect for keeping the kids entertained. Playgrounds at Lake Michael Park offer ample tree coverage, so you can watch from the shade while the kids have a great time. You'll also find beach volleyball areas around the park, and plenty of room to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities.
Feeling a bit peckish after a day filled with outdoor fun? No problem! At Lake Michael Park, you can set up a picnic at one of many outdoor tables, or rent a picnic shelter for as little as $10. Picnic shelters are outfitted with grills and all of the space you need to enjoy a great time outdoors. If you're looking for a quick snack, you can also stop by the Visitor's Center to pick up some refreshments. Calling ahead and making a reservation is always a good idea if you're planning an event at Lake Michael Park.
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Hillsborough, NC was established in 1754, and in recent years the community has gotten recognition as one of the best small towns in America to call home. Hillsborough was ranked number three on CNN Travel's list of the coolest small towns in the country, and the community always has a presence on lists of the best small towns in North Carolina to visit. Wondering why Hillsborough is such a popular place to call home? Our real estate agents have all the details of what life is like in one of America's favorite small towns.
The town of Hillsborough has a history that dates back more than 250 years, and that history is preserved in the downtown Hillsborough historic district. Downtown Hillsborough has earned a spot in the National Register of Historic Places, thanks to the many historic homes, businesses, and public places in the community dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Exploring local history is a great way to get in touch with the lifestyle of Hillsborough, and learn how the community became such a great place to call home. Be sure to make a trip to the Hillsborough Visitor's Center while you're downtown, to learn more about the community from local experts. The center of Hillsborough sits on the banks of the Eno River. Frequent historical re-enactments commemorate the town's role as a political hub during the Colonial and Revolutionary Periods.
Whether you're strolling down the scenic streets of Hillsborough or looking for a more intense outdoor activity, there's plenty to do for fun outdoors around town. Visit the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area to explore three miles of trails, drop a line in a pair of great fishing spots, or set up a picnic with beautiful, natural scenery all around you. Shopping for Hillsborough homes for sale means you'll never be far from your next outdoor adventure.
Events like the Sunday History Hike combine the community's love of history and nature, with scenic strolls lead by diverse local experts. You'll also find a ton of great parks around Hillsborough, from the massive Eno River State Park to the many parks and playgrounds spread throughout the community.
The natural scenery, unique history, and bright future of Hillsborough make the community a popular place for writers, artists, and lovers of history. Throughout the community, you'll find loads of popular art galleries, where you can get in touch with the artistic side of Hillsborough. There are also excellent opportunities to explore the historic culture of Hillsborough, like