Location: Blaney Franks Rd. & Senter Farm Rd.
Price Range: $220,000 – $350,000
Number of Homes: Approximately 63
Built in: Primarily mid to late 1980’s
Located in Swift Creek Township Whippoorwill Downs is located in Apex, NC off Blainey Franks road between Ten-Ten and Penny road.
There are about 63 custom built homes on matured acre lots in this cul-de-sac subdivision. Most of the homes in here were built in the 80’s but a couple weren’t built till the early 90’s. They do have an Apex mailing address but aren’t really anywhere near Apex… but good luck getting in here – home owners are very comfortable living here obviously as there are rarely any for sale. In the last 2 years only 2 homes were sold.
Whippoorwill is a great neighborhood for all ages wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of suburban living and find a quiet natural like area. The neighbors enjoy getting together for their annual “Pig Picking” or the holiday progressive dinner.
The beauty of living in this area is that it is really close to downtown Raleigh (about 15 minutes) or the airport (about 25 minutes). Shopping isn’t an issue as you can choose to head over to the 401 where there is lots of choices or up to Crossroads where you’ll find BJ’s, Petsmart, Lowes & Home Depot, restaurants like Carolina Ale House, Bentley’s, Panera’s, Red Robin and much more. There’s even a huge movie theater! The Cary Town Center mall is very handy too.
The back section of Whippoorwill Downs is part of the land buffer around Lake Wheeler. There are only a few homes that actually have a Lake view but going for a walk or run in the winter months when the leaves are down you’ll see glimpses of the lake. Part of the Raleigh Parks System, Lake Wheeler Park is a picturesque location that blends a 650-acre lake (water reservoir) and 150-acres of park and land buffer surrounding the lake. Open year-round, this location often draws comparisons with the scenic locales found in Western North Carolina. Hosting superb fishing opportunities, Lake Wheeler also provide a variety of facility rentals, non-motorized boat rentals, private boat launching opportunities, special events, waterfront concerts, boat shows and educational programming.
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