Creekside at Bethpage
3500 Page Road, Durham, North Carolina 27703
Creekside at Bethpage is an Attractive 55+ Enclave Within a Larger Mixed Use Development and Boasts Craftsman Style Homes, a Clubhouse, a Swimming Pool, a Garden and More
Located in central North Carolina's Durham, the 357-acre, all ages Brier Creek mixed use development was started by AV Homes in 2015. It contains retail shopping, office space and a variety of neighborhoods, including the 55+ Creekside neighborhood.
At buildout, Creekside should have 650 single family homes and town homes. Most residences range in size from about 1,300 square feet to 2,600 square feet and have two to three bedrooms and an attached garage. They are also Energy-star certified. Models feature a gourmet kitchen and a spacious patio. The architectural style is Craftsman, with homes having a pitched roof, a small front porch, and in some cases, a dormer window. Colors include tan, green, blue and others.
Prices begin in the mid-200,000s. The HOA fee is $229 per month. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they may change down the road.
A full-time community director manages activities and the clubhouse. An outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a community garden are among the amenities. Residents also enjoy booce ball, shuffleboard, walking trails and more.
This area of North Carolina is called The Research Triangle and is anchored by North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In fact, Creekside is is just 12 miles from Duke University Hospital. The Carolina Ballet, the North Carolina Symphony, and the North Carolina Art Museum are minutes away.
The climate is moderate, with winter temperatures in the 30s and 40s and summer temperatures in the 80s and 90s. On average, the city receives 45 inches of rain and five inches of snow per year.
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Sir Walter Raleigh sent English colonists to North Carolina in 1585 and 1587 to settle Roanoke Island. Permanent settlements were established in 1653, and early conflicts included pirate raids, the Quaker-led Cary Rebellion and the Tuscarora Indian War.
North Carolina didn't see much fighting during the American Revolution, but many residents went out of state to fight. A lot of locals were pro-Union and anti-slavery, but the state joined the Confederacy during the Civil War.
The state is the nation's largest tobacco producer, furniture maker and brick and textile manufacturer. Papermaking, chemicals, and metalworking are important to the state economy, too. Most lithium and mica come from here.
Tourists spend more than $1 billion in North Carolina annually. Sporting options include skiing, golfing and fishing. Major attractions include the Great Smoky Mountains, Cape Hatteras, the Blue Ridge National Parkway, the Wright Brothers memorial, Carl Sandburg's home, and an Old Salem re-creation in Winston-Salem. North Carolina's climate is warm and tropical most of the time, but it can be subject to fierce storms part of the
Population - 10,146,788
Persons 65 years old and over - 16%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 85%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 28%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 9%
White persons, not Hispanic - 65%
Median household income - $46,848
Median home value - $154,500
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Newer Communities vs. Older Communities
Retirement communities come in a variety of shapes and sizes. These days new communities have a lot of bells and whistles, often including a large clubhouse with a state of the art fitness center, a resort-style swimming pool, an 18 hole championship golf course (or two or three), concierge services, transportation services, a rental program and much more. Something to keep in mind with newer communities is how the development will look when it is completely built out. And who will the residents be? Older communities often cannot match the amenities of newer ones, but they make up for that by having an established group of residents. You have a better idea what you are getting when you buy into an older development.
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