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June
15

Gardens to Visit in the Triangle This Summer

Raleigh Gardens

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:

  1. JC Raulston Arboretum - 4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
    Explore 10 whole acres of florals and plants at the JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University. This nationally recognized Arboretum is comprised of 20 different themed gardens with a total of 5,000 plants on display. There are also several educational events, games, and food trucks around on the weekends. A weekend trip to this beautiful area is fun for the whole family. You also might like to check out some nearby Raleigh homes for sale

  2. North Carolina Botanical Garden - 100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
    Learn all about North Carolina's native plants at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, a conservation area owned and operated by the University of North Carolina. Experience the restorative powers of this beautiful area, which consists of over 1,100 acres of gardens. You can also enjoy a vast array of programs and activities like gardening workshops, educational walks, and summer camps, all within a short distance of Chapel Hill homes for sale

  3. Juniper Level Botanic Garden - 9241 Sauls Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603
    Take a refreshing walk through the 28-acre Juniper Level Botanic Garden with a diverse display of beautiful flora. Want to take some plants home? Shop at the attached Plant Delights Nursery before you go home. Garden tours are by appointment only, or you can visit one of N.C. State's open garden days (usually one weekend each month).

  4. Sarah P. Dukes Gardens - 420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
    Stroll through 5 miles and 55 acres of beautifully landscaped space at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. This property, which is located on Duke University's campus, consists of well-maintained walkways and paths, making it easy to take in the gorgeous scenery. The park is open daily from 8 am to dusk and is located near several Durham homes for sale.
      
  5. The Raleigh Rose Garden - 301 Pogue St, Raleigh, NC 27607
    The Raleigh Rose Garden provides an excellent opportunity to take a nature walk or improve your photography skills. It's one of three accredited rose gardens in the state of North Carolina. You'll find serene landscaping and an extensive display of roses in all different colors. The park is free to the public, and it's open from dawn to dusk 365 days a year. 

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.

June
8

Cafes With Fantastic Iced Coffee in the Triangle

Iced Coffee Raleigh

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:

  • 42 & Lawrence – 134 East Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    42 & Lawrence is a historic spot lauded for its tasty and inspiring seasonal beverages – everything from the "Lemon Zing" to the "Eggnog Latte," the "Butterscotch Gingerbread Latte," and the classic "Peppermint Mocha." Any coffee drink on the menu can be served iced, and there's always something new to try. A full selection of cookies, croissants, and more round out the offerings.

  • Sir Walter Coffee – 242 South Main Street, Suite 118, Holly Springs, NC 27540
    With two nearby locations including one near Holly Springs homes for sale, you're never far from the popular Sir Walter Coffee. It's probably best known for "The Walter Raleigh," which mixes in mocha syrup, simple syrup, and cold brew. It is all shaken with a big dollop of heavy cream and silky smooth vanilla. If you just can't get away from work, you can also order your coffee drink of choice for delivery from either the Holly Springs or Raleigh shop.

  • Crema and More – 421 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27604
    Found within the palatial, skyline-defining confines of One Bank of America Plaza, Crema and More is the engine that keeps many local business owners going strong. In addition to the chai latte, frappe, hot chocolate, and other favorites, you can enjoy a double scoop of ice cream on a homemade waffle cone or chow down on your choice of more than a dozen delicious deli sandwiches, including vegetarian options.

  • Jubala Coffee – 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
    Jubala Coffee is available from three Raleigh locations and has made a name for itself with its delectable coffees and expansive menu of sandwiches, sweet biscuits, and waffles. Flash brewing over ice is the house style for iced coffee, and it pairs well with the fruit-based "liege waffles" prepared with special pearl sugar. Hot, pressed sandwiches featuring Boulted Bread will leave you feeling ready for the day.

  • BOLT Drinks and Coffee – 400 East Broad Street, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
    Recently celebrating the grand opening of its new location near Fuquay Varina homes for sale you can find BOLT Drinks and Coffee all throughout the Raleigh area. Aside from the iced coffee, you might wish to try one of BOLT's signature chilled energy drinks. These fruity, flavor-forward concoctions include blends like the blue raspberry and lime "Blue Skies," "Hurricane," "Cyclone," "Volcano," "Wapple Monsoon," and "Triple Threat."

Looking for a home near your favorite cafe? Contact us to learn more about real estate opportunities here in the Triangle.

June
1

Summer Learning: Museums in the Triangle

Raleigh Museums

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:

  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences – 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest natural history museum in the southeast and features four floors of exhibits, displays, live animals, gift shops, and cafes. You'll want to make time for both the Nature Exploration Center and the Nature Research Center!

  • North Carolina Museum of History – 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    The collection at the North Carolina Museum of History spans more than 150,000 artifacts and some 14,000 years of North Carolina history. With many dozens of rotating displays at any given time, you can zoom in on whichever era of the state's past most fascinates you.

  • North Carolina Museum of Art – 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
    You could spend the whole day at the North Carolina Museum of Art and still not see everything in more than a dozen galleries. From an initial collection of just 139 objects, it now encompasses a wide range of international artworks.

  • CAM Raleigh – 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
    CAM Raleigh is the foremost art and design museum in the area and prides itself on an ever-changing experience that truly defies description. Weekly tours start at 2 p.m. every Sunday. Adults and kids alike will enjoy the Creation Station. A whole fleet of local food trucks visits CAM every First Friday.

  • Marbles Kids Museum – 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Brimming with interactive experiences that bring "purposeful play" to kids aged one to 11, Marbles Kids Museum has dozens of things to do – not to mention that kids' museum classic, the giant IMAX screen. The staff will be glad to host your birthday party or other special events!

  • City of Raleigh Museum – 220 Fayetteville Street, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27601
    The City of Raleigh Museum – also known as the COR Museum – is located in one of the city's oldest structures, the 1874 Briggs Building. Group tours are available with advance notice, and admission is always free. No matter the season, the focus is on the past, present, and future of Raleigh.

  • Raleigh Fire Museum – 105 Keeter Center Drive, Raleigh, NC 27601
    You'll need to take care to visit the Raleigh Fire Museum, open on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 in the afternoon. Tucked within an unassuming spot at the Raleigh Fire Department's Training Center, it features antique fire engines and plenty of vintage department memorabilia.

Contact us to discover more of what Raleigh and the Triangle have to offer.

May
11

Wake County Festivals for Summer Fun

Summer Festivals

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.

  • American Dance Festival - Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad St., Durham, NC 27705
    Dancing offers a unique combination of artistic creativity and physical movement. Since 1934, the American Dance Festival provides opportunities for community members to become involved through classes and performances near Durham homes for sale. Their annual summertime "Movies by Movers" festival showcases the relationship between dancing and cinema. Other upcoming events include "Made in North Carolina," a performance of four commissioned dances by North Carolina choreographers. Visit the website for the full schedule and prices.

  • Enofest - West Point on the Eno, 5101 N. Roxboro Rd., Durham, NC 27704
    Have fun while supporting a good cause at the 42nd annual Enofest. This holiday extravaganza of live music, food and beverage, crafts, and outdoor activities raises funds to help preserve the resources of the Eno River basin. In addition to three performance stages, more than 60 craft artisans and numerous food trucks and vendors will be on hand. This year's Enofest takes place on Saturday, July 2, and Monday, July 4. Admission runs from $10-$450.

  • Raleigh's International Food Festival - City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601
    Put on your stretchy pants and head out to Raleigh's International Food Festival, now in its sixth year. While food may be the main event, the pet-friendly festival celebrates Raleigh's diverse community, culture, and history. More than 30 food and dessert trucks provide a virtual buffet of global flavors where you can find your favorite or try something new. Don't miss the joyous Outdoor International Dance Party! The food fest is scheduled for Sunday, July 4, from noon - 10 p.m., and admission is free.

  • Club Fair - Women's Club of Raleigh, 3300 Women's Club Dr., Raleigh, NC 27612
    Club Fair is so popular that it was decided once a year just isn't enough. On the last Sunday of the month, from May through September, the Women's Club of Raleigh hosts the festival of art, food, and music. The family-friendly event includes plenty of activities for the little ones. Hours are 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., and admission is free.

  • GalaxyCon Raleigh - Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601
    Comic books aren't just for kids anymore. Fans of all ages will be gathering at GalaxyCon Raleigh, held downtown at the Convention Center. This year's impressive lineup of celebrity guests includes director Kevin Smith and the cast of Clerks, Tom Welling of Smallville, Katee Sackhoff of Battlestar Galactica, and the iconic William Shatner. With sci-fi, anime, fantasy, gaming, and cosplay, there's something for everyone. Mark your calendar from Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, July 31. Visit the website for hours and ticket prices.

  • Peak City Pig Fest - 210 N. Salem St., Apex, NC 27502
    What's summer without a good BBQ? At Peak City Pig Fest, the mouthwatering smell of BBQ ribs will be wafting all around Apex homes for sale. Over two days, 42 teams will face off in an exciting competition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. Live music and a beer garden complete this ideal scenario. Hours are Friday, July 22, from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m., and Saturday, July 23, from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Our real estate agents can help with any of your questions about life in Wake County. Contact us at Howard Perry and Walston to learn more.

March
9

St. Patrick's Day 2022 in Raleigh

St Patrick's Day Raleigh

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:

  • Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade – See Website for Location Details in Raleigh, NC
    Kicking off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade is the region's largest. Launching from Lane Street as in previous years, it will delight audiences of all ages with music and displays from for-profit and nonprofit organizations around Raleigh. Planned to go on "rain or shine," the Parade typically ends around 11:30. This will be its first return after two years of cancellations!

  • Charcuterie Design 101 St. Paddy's Day at Macgregor Downs Country Club – 430 Saint Andrews Lane, Cary, NC 2751
    Hosted at the historic Bond Brothers Beer Company, Holiday Platter Design is an event conceived by a pair of local gourmands and entrepreneurs called Grazin' Gals. This fun and friendly event takes place only on Wednesday, March 16, and guests must purchase a ticket in advance. The Gals themselves will introduce their guests to the art of laying out a seasonal charcuterie display with spring flair and all the trimmings. One $70 entry provides you with all the ingredients and step-by-step instructions to produce your own board with a distinctive Irish theme – all just minutes from Cary homes for sale.

  • Pot of Gold 5K – 621 North First Avenue, Knightdale, NC 27545
    Want to make a positive difference for local charities this St. Patrick's Day? The Pot of Gold 5K may be just what you're looking for. Taking place just down the street from Knightdale homes for sale, it will benefit good causes with a 5K race starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 19. This Fifth Annual event invites you to run or walk with your neighbors. A $60 entry fee includes a shirt, finisher's medal, and other swag. Proceeds will go to benefit Northside Compassion Project transitional housing for those in need.

  • Leprechaun Dash 5K and 10K – See Website for Location Details in Pittsboro, NC
    Touted as the First Annual event of its kind, the Leprechaun Dash 5K and 10K may soon be established as a local tradition near Pittsboro homes for sale. Set to commence at 8:30 on March 12, it will be a fun and challenging course suitable for all kinds of runners. Prizes will be on hand by age group and will also commemorate the best leprechaun costume. Earnings will support Chatham kids through the YMCA.

Contact us to find out more about events and opportunities in Raleigh.

February
23

Fun Places to Take the Kids While Your Home is Being Shown

Raleigh Locations for Family Fun

Our real estate agents are always glad to take your listing to the next level with a full schedule of showings. While virtual showings are more popular than ever before, there are also many buyers enthusiastic about visiting in person. We're glad to oblige to get you the timeline and price you want.

Whenever a home is being shown, it is usually a wise idea for the seller to be out of sight. It's very easy to accommodate this in virtual showings, but it can be a bit more challenging during an in-person showing.

When it comes to Raleigh homes for sale, the best thing is to step out for a little while.

Luckily, there are plenty of places to have family fun with the kids while your home is being shown. In the Raleigh-Durham area, you might only need to drive fifteen minutes to find the right attraction for your family to visit all day. 

Let's check out some of the top options around the Triangle area:

  • Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve – 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27518
    Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is one of the most popular parks for kids in the area. It is widely known for its fascinating Eastern Hemlock trees and mountain plant types. Its three miles of carefully maintained nature trails include the scenic Children's Nature Trail ideal for little ones. In the Nature Preserve, families can explore educational exhibits on local nature and history. All of this is just a short drive from Cary homes for sale.

  • Marbles Kids Museum – 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Marbles Kids Museum stands out as one of the best places for kids to enjoy educational IMAX movies in Raleigh-Durham. Its exhibits allow children of all ages to play with purpose. Curated experiences such as the Toddler's Hollow, Treetunes, Stepnotes, and Splash! will delight younger kids. On the second floor, older children can try out the Kid Grid, STEM-osphere, River Playway, and much more.

  • Adventure Landing – 3311 Capital Boulevard, Raleigh, NC 27604
    Adventure Landing is a popular amusement park that offers a little bit of everything for kids of all ages. It has miniature golf, laser tag, a state-of-the-art video arcade, go-karts on the Adventure Speedway, and even batting cages. Pizza, burgers, and other favorites are available, and you can even book birthdays or other events here. It's a special place for a kid to be a kid right in beautiful downtown Raleigh.

  • Little Doodles Play Cafe –  6548 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612
    Little Doodles Play Cafe combines play and creativity with innovation. The kid-friendly art studio is the centerpiece of the experience, encouraging children to express themselves in a wide variety of fun and funky ways. The indoor playroom is fully equipped with toys for open play alone or in groups. There's even a full snack bar and cafe where parents can get things done while the children have adventures.

  • Museum of Durham History – 500 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701
    It's no surprise that the area surrounding Durham homes for sale is full of rich and interesting history. To discover it all, Museum of Durham History was established. You can engage with the past like never before as you interact with the various different exhibits. A dedicated Kids Area features Durham A-Z, which highlights different facets of local life by letter. "L is for Lemur" is the latest exhibit, and who knows what might come up next?

Contact us to find out more about Raleigh-Durham real estate today.

January
19

Don't Miss These Events Coming to the Triangle in 2022

Triangle Events

There's never a shortage of entertaining activities around the Triangle, and 2022 is looking like no exception. Mark your calendar and join our real estate agents at these lively concerts, festivals, and shows. 

  • Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats - DPAC, 123 Vivian St., Durham, NC 27701
    If you're a fan of Food Network, you're already familiar with Alton Brown's quirky and engaging approach to the science of food. Now he's taking his show on the road near Durham homes for sale with Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats. This unique culinary variety show is full of comedy, music, cooking demos, and audience participation. You'll gain a whole new appreciation of the food on your dinner table. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, and tickets are $45.

  • NC International Festival - State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
    It's a small world, after all, when you can celebrate the culture of more than 50 countries at the NC International Festival. The two-day event is packed with music, dancing, and food representing the traditions of the various countries. There will also be kids' activities and artisans displaying their handmade crafts. Take the whole family to the State Fairgrounds, just minutes from Raleigh homes for sale, on the weekend of April 2-3. Hours are 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5-$8.

  • Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival - Bond Park, 801 High House Rd, Cary, NC 27513
    There are many reasons we look forward to spring, and the Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival is one of them! Taking place on Saturday, April 30, Bond Park will be filled with local artists and vendors, live entertainment, and activities for the kids to enjoy. This annual event has become a favorite over the years and is close to many fantastic Cary homes for sale.

  • Imagine Dragons - PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
    Catch one of the hottest rock bands of the last decade when Imagine Dragons bring their Mercury World Tour to PNC Arena. The group dominated the charts, taking the top three spots on Billboard's list of Top Rock Songs of the 2010s and eight in the top 50. Expect a setlist heavy on selections from Mercury - Act 1, the band's recently released fifth album, recorded with iconic producer Rick Rubin. Imagine Dragons take the stage on Thursday, February 10, with Canadian singer-songwriter Grandson opening the show at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $34, with VIP packages available.

  • Postcards from Ireland - DPAC, 123 Vivian St., Durham, NC 27701
    Originally intended to be a one-off event, Celtic Woman's PBS special in 2005 turned the ensemble into a worldwide sensation. Postcards from Ireland showcases the group's spellbinding repertoire of classic and original songs that bridge the remarkable history of Irish music. Irish dancers, bagpipers, and a traditional Celtic band add further layers of delight to the visual and sonic experience. The show is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $43.

Life in the Triangle is never dull. Need experienced help with your real estate needs? Contact us at Howard Perry and Walston to learn more.

January
12

Your Guide to Triangle Restaurant Week

Triangle Restaurant Week

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!

  • The Big Easy - 222 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Offering Cajun-inspired American fare, The Big Easy is a Southern restaurant that embodies the best of both Raleigh and New Orleans. Located near many Raleigh homes for sale, The Big Easy serves up Louisiana classics like Jambalaya, gumbo, and blackened Cajun catfish. They also have some of the best burgers in town and are offering a special salad/entree/dessert deal for Triangle Restaurant Week. 

  • Ko•än - 2800 Renaissance Park Pl, Cary, NC 27513
    The menu at Ko•än is all about bringing people together. Their dishes highlight the unique flavors of Southeast Asia, including special dishes from Laos, Cambodia, and the Philippines, along with popular Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine. Located just minutes from these Cary homes for saleKo•än's specialties for Restaurant Week include Katsudon (a Japanese pork cutlet and egg rice bowl) and yellowtail sashimi. 

  • Mateo Tapas - 109 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701
    Serving Spanish small plates that draw inspiration from local Southern flavors and ingredients, Mateo Tapas is a casual-chic tapas bar in the Book Exchange building, very close to some Durham homes for sale. Gambas (Spanish-style shrimp) and lbondigas (Mexican meatball soup) are highlights of their special menu for Restaurant Week, along with arguably the best selection of Spanish wines in the Triangle. 

  • Vivace - 4209 Lassiter Mill Rd, Suite 115, Raleigh, NC 27609
    A beloved Italian eatery in Raleigh's North Hills neighborhood, Vivace serves modern takes on classic dishes in an upscale-yet-rustic setting. Their pasta, made from scratch in-house, is truly outstanding. Vivace is offering a menu with various antipasta (first course), secondi (second course), and dolci (dessert) options for Restaurant Week. Try the Pappardelle Bolognese with goat cheese crema.

  • Local 22 Kitchen & Bar - 2200 W Main St, Durham, NC 27705
    One of Durham's most popular gastro-pubs, Local 22 Kitchen & Bar serves up elevated pub grub made with ingredients sourced from local farms. They also offer craft cocktails, a great beer selection, and an impressive "whiskey library." in a warm, welcoming setting. Their Triangle Restaurant Week menu includes roasted curry-spiced chicken, local North Carolina fish, and some tasty vegetarian options. 

  • ORO - 18 E Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601
    The sleek dining room of ORO, decked out in white with a fireplace and mezzanine, is a great place to enjoy a meal with friends. This contemporary eatery specializes in dishes that are meant for sharing. Rather than a specific appetizer or main course, dishes arrive continuously throughout the evening. Pork belly tacos, mango gazpacho, and crawfish risotto are just a few of the exciting offerings on their Restaurant Week menu. 

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. 

January
5

Durham: One of the Top Cities for Gen Z Homebuyers

Gen Z

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 Has A Great Job Market
    Recent college grads looking to settle down and start their career can benefit from Durham's booming job market. Research, development, finance, and medicine are top industries in the area with major employers including Duke University, Research Triangle Park, Fidelity, and IBM. The city is also appropriately nicknamed "City of Medicine" due to its 300+ medical and health-related companies, so it's a great location for medical professionals to start their careers. Additionally, both Google and Apple have announced new locations in the area.

  • It's Affordable
    Despite the area's population growth over the last several years, Durham remains an affordable place to live. The median home price in Durham has remained anywhere from 10 to 16% lower than the national average. Therefore, it couldn't be a better time to check out these stunning Durham homes for sale. Groceries, utilities, and transportation costs are also less than the national average. 

  • There Are Plenty Of Things To Do
    Catch a concert, Broadway performance, or comedian at the Durham Performing Arts Center, which hosts over 200 shows a year. In the spring and summer, it's a lot of fun to see a Durham Bulls Minor League Baseball game. The stadium is located right in town, so it's easy to make a night of it. Looking for something a little more relaxing? The Sarah P Duke Gardens is a beautiful, serene oasis in the middle of the city and the perfect place for a walk.

  • The Weather Is Perfect
    If you're looking to escape the cold, you'll enjoy short, mild winters in Durham. December temperatures are often warm enough to wear a t-shirt or play golf. The area gets minimal snow each year, and spring usually begins in early March. The city sees 220 sunny days per year, which is well above the national average. Summers are hot but tolerable.

  • It's Accessible
    Durham is a great place to live in and of itself, but young people love the convenient access to both Raleigh and Chapel Hill. Both cities are less than a 30-minute drive away. You could easily commute to Durham from one of these beautiful Raleigh homes for sale. Charlotte is also just a couple of hours away. Durham's convenient access to multiple cities makes it a desirable location for many 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.

October
6

Shop Seasonal Finds at These Farmers Markets in the Triangle

Fall Farmers Market

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. 

  • Stone Ridge Farm Market: 480 Temple Johnson Rd., Zebulon, NC 27597
    A family-operated business, the Stone Ridge Farm Market is a great place to pick up your fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies. Even better, if you can't make it to the market, you can have them delivered right to your door! Delivery is free if you live within 10 miles of the market. If you've been looking at Zebulon homes for sale, make sure you check them out before you head to the corner grocery store. 
  • Western Wake Farmers Market: 280 Town Hall Dr., Morrisville NC 27560
    The Western Wake Farmers Market is a nonprofit organization that was formed by a group of moms looking for a way to feed their children fresh, locally grown food. You'll find a wide selection of vendors here selling fresh produce, local honey, baked goods, and more! They're open on Saturdays from 8 am to 12 pm through November and then from 9:30 to 12 in December through March. They'll also have live music each week through the end of November. Plus you can get a look at some of the beautiful Morrisville homes for sale that are located near the market.  
  • Cary Downtown Farmers Market: 135 W. Chatham St., Cary, NC 27511
    Have you been thinking about moving into one of the great Cary homes for sale? If so, you'll definitely want to get to know the Cary Downtown Farmers Market. It has been a favorite among locals since 1996.

    You'll find lots of great vendors here selling everything from produce, meat, and dairy to gifts, crafts, and prepared foods. The traditional market is open on Saturdays from 8 am to noon through the end of October. After that, the winter market runs from 9 am through noon from November through March. 

  • Apex Farmers Market: 112 Saunders St., Apex, NC 27502
    Located in the heart of downtown not far from some of the best Apex homes for sale, the Apex Farmers Market offers a wide selection of products. This includes seafood, meat, eggs, preserves, jams, and jellies, coffee, candles, soaps, crafts, prepared foods, and more. The market is open on Saturdays from 9 am until noon. They often have live music and entertainment for the kids and the market is also pet-friendly. 
  • Holly Springs Farmers Market: 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs, NC 27540
    The Holly Springs Farmers Market has been voted a "best in class" farmers market for several years in a row. In addition to the things you would expect at any farmers market, you'll also find a large range of products including things like fresh cut flowers, mead (honey wine), cold-pressed juices, goat cheese, fudge, candied nuts, and more. This farmers market has also published a handy harvest calendar so you'll have an idea of what you'll find there each time you visit. If you've been looking at Holly Springs homes for sale, you'll be glad to have this incredible venue so close by. 

If you're looking for the perfect home in the Raleigh area, our skilled agents are here to help! Contact us today. 

September
29

Fall Activities to Enjoy Throughout the Triangle

Fall Activities Raleigh

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. 

  • Splatterflix - Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham, NC 27701
    Get in the Halloween spirit with the onscreen thrills and chills of Splatterflix. This popular event returns to the Carolina Theatre, not far from Durham homes for sale, for another weekend of spooky fun. This year's series features several genre classics, including Army of Darkness, Hocus Pocus, and the original Halloween. Splatterflix runs from Friday, October 8 through Sunday, October 10. Tickets are $9.50 per film or $80 for a 10-film pass.

  • Barktoberfest - Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham, NC 27701
    No need to leave Fido home while you're out having fun. Take him to Barktoberfest, a celebration of our furry four-legged friends. Your pet can socialize and make new pals while you enjoy live music and great food. Other activities include raffles, a photo booth, and a costume contest for dogs who come dressed in their finest apparel. Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 23, from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Admission is free.

  • N.C. State Fair - 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
    Yes, it's "Worth the Wait!" That's the festive theme of this year's N.C. State Fair, once again taking place just minutes from Raleigh homes for sale. Nearly one million people pass through the gates to enjoy fun-filled days of agricultural exhibits, live music, and carnival rides. The 2021 N.C. State Fair is scheduled for Thursday, October 14 through Sunday, October 24. Daily admission is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 6-12 when purchased in advance.

  • Raleigh Farmers Market - 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh, NC 27604
    Do you usually picture a farmers market as a collection of modest fruit and vegetable stands? With more than 75 acres of vendor booths, restaurants, and specialty shops, the incredible Raleigh Farmers Market is like an amusement park for foodies. The Farmers Building alone encompasses 30,000 square feet filled with fresh produce, plants, and other items produced on local farms. Be sure to visit Market Imports to see the stunning assortment of home and garden accessories, from cabinets and glazed pottery to outdoor fountains and wrought-iron trellises. Market hours are 5 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday.

  • Carolina Hurricanes - PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
    Have you jumped aboard the Hurricane train? The Carolina Hurricanes are ready to defend their title in the NHL Central Division and keep going until they hoist the Stanley Cup. Captain Jordan Staal returns to lead the team against division rivals Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, and current Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning. Visit the website for schedule and ticket prices. 

  • Pumpkin Flotilla - Bond Park, 801 High House Rd., Cary, NC 27513
    Visitors of all ages love the charmingly spooky sights of the Pumpkin Flotilla on Bond Park Lake, not far from Cary homes for sale. Bring your own carved jack-o-lantern (lights and floating devices provided) or dress in your finest costume for discounted admission to a pre-show boat ride. Pumpkin drop-off begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 29, with the show starting at twilight. 

Is buying or selling a home on your fall to-do list? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to get started.

August
18

Where to See Live Theater in the Triangle

Raleigh Theaters

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.

  • A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater - 2 E South St, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Some of the most exciting theater events in the Triangle happen at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This 600-seat theater is Raleigh's epicenter for opera and dance and regularly hosts productions by the Carolina Ballet. Located just minutes from these Raleigh homes for sale, the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater is just the right size for a powerful, intimate performance. 

  • Cary Academy Fine & Performing Arts Center - 1500 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513
    Established in 1997, Cary Academy is an independent college-preparatory secondary school located in the beautiful city of Cary, North Carolina. The school's Fine & Performing Arts Center is known throughout the region for producing exceptional theater and dance productions rooted in their students' ensemble ethic. Some of the best young actors around get their start here! The Arts Center is part of a 65-acre campus, which is convenient to many Cary homes for sale.

  • Burning Coal Theater Company - 224 Polk St, Raleigh, NC 27604
    With a reputation for producing gritty, explosive takes on classic plays, Burning Coal Theater Company is Raleigh's leading professional not-for-profit theater. Burning Coal Theater Company attracts some of the best actors from Raleigh and all over the country and creates thrilling performances in a unique 175-seat space. Be sure to check their website to learn more about upcoming shows!

  • Garner Performing Arts Center - 742 W Garner Rd, Garner, NC 27529
    A beautiful 471-seat auditorium inside of the former Garner High School, the Garner Performing Arts Center is a great place to attend (or host) a live theater event. Their renovated, state-of-the-art stage has hosted countless plays, musicals, and concerts, including Broadway Voices, the Towne Players of Garner, and the "It's Showtime!" series. The theater is located a stone's throw from these Garner homes for sale

  • Halle Cultural Arts Center - 237 N Salem St, Apex, NC 27502
    The Halle Cultural Arts Center is a versatile space that hosts events of all kinds. From concerts and showcase performances to community events and visual arts presentations, this is a major hub for local arts and culture. It also hosts the Apex farmers market and weekly free movies. Just minutes from these Apex homes for sale, the Halle Cultural Arts Center is nestled in the charming heart of downtown Apex, North Carolina. 

  • The Carolina Theatre - 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701
    You never know what you'll see at the Carolina Theatre. It could be a play or a musical. It could be a rock concert or a comedy showcase. It could be a classic film or the latest blockbuster. This multi-use performing arts and cinema complex offers a little bit of everything, and it's been a staple downtown Durham since 1926. The Carolina Theatre always offers something fresh and exciting, a short drive from many Durham homes for sale.

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!

August
4

Summer Events Coming to the Triangle

Raleigh Summer

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.

  • Acoustic Evenings in the Park: 301 Colonades Way, Cary, NC 27518
    If you're looking at Cary homes for sale, you'll be within easy reach of Acoustic Evenings in the Park. These events take place in Waverly Park every Wednesday from June 16 - August 25, 2021. Admission is free, and the performance lasts from 6 pm - 9 pm.

  • Silent Film Celebration: 1903 Hillsborough St., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27607
    The Silent Film Celebration is an ongoing summer event lasting from May 25 - August 25th, 2021. It's being held in the Gredd Museum of Art & Design on the NCSU campus. Visit any time between 10 am and 5 pm. Admission is free.

    This film series seeks to highlight the silent film creations of women, people of color, and other visionaries. Among the films shown are One Week, directed by Buster Keaton & Edward F. Cline, and Frankenstein, directed by J. Searle Dawley. There are plenty of Raleigh homes for sale nearby.

  • Holly Springs Farmers Market: 300 West Ballentine St., Holly Springs, NC 27540
    Here's a good reason to look at Holly Springs homes for sale: the farmers market is nearby. The Holly Springs Farmers Market is one of the best in the area. It takes place weekly on Saturdays from 8 am - noon.

    At this farmers market, you'll find lots of local produce. But you'll also find other treats like baked goods, sauces and marinades, kettle corn, and pickled veggies. Some vendors attend every week, and others come on occasion, so there's often something new to check out.

  • Switzerland by Joanna Murray-Smith: 107 Pullen Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
    Switzerland is a summer production at the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre. Performances take place every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm and every Sunday at 3:00 pm through August 15th.

    This play is set in the Swiss Alps. It tells the story of a crime literature buff named Patricia Highsmith. One day, an international visitor arrives at her home, and she becomes immersed in her very own murder mystery. The show is directed by Lynda Clark, who also plays the main character.

  • Yoga and Mimosas: 610 and 613 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27603
    What could be better than sipping a mimosa mid-day? Sipping a mimosa while doing yoga, of course. Yoga & Mimosas is being held every Saturday at Dogwood Bar & Eatery. Oak City Yoga is providing the instruction. The class runs from 11 am-noon, and admission is $13 per person.

    This is a lovely way to ease your way into the weekend while also getting a little exercise. The class is open to all ability levels; you don't need to be a super-flexible yogi to attend and have a great time.

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.

July
7

About the Joel Lane Museum House Raleigh's Oldest House

Joel Lane HouseWhether 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.
  
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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. 

June
23

About Minor League Baseball in North Carolina

North Carolina Minor League BaseballLooking 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:

  1. Asheville Tourists
    The Tourists boast the most interesting home field: Historic McCornick Field was built right into the side of a mountain and features breathtaking views. The 42-foot right-center field wall is the highest in pro baseball. 

  2. Carolina Mudcats
    Conveniently located about 30 miles from downtown Raleigh, the Five County Stadium in Zebulon also operates the famous Cattails Restaurant – considered an ideal spot to catch the big game if you can't make it to the bleachers. 

  3. Charlotte Knights
    Found in Upper Charlotte's Truist Field – a modern sports venue that has grown to become one of the region's top since its opening in 2014 – the Charlotte Knights have inspired an energetic following. Fans love Friday Night Fireworks at the field, which is well-known for being family-friendly.

  4. Down East Wood Ducks
    The Wood Ducks are beloved in their native Kinston for bringing Minor League Baseball back to the area after a long five-year drought. Friday home games are made even more special with Food Truck Friday, where you can sample tasty fare from leading local restaurants.

  5. Durham Bulls
    Based out of Durham Bulls Athletic Park since 1995, with a history stretching to 1902, the Durham Bulls were launched to superstardom by the 1988 movie Bull Durham. The left-field wall is adorned with a 20-foot bull mascot. It's easy to take in a fast-paced game after exploring Durham homes for sale.

  6. Fayetteville Woodpeckers
    Rebranding in 2018 after a widely enjoyed "Name the Team" contest, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers play in one of Minor League Baseball's newest venues, 2019's Segra Field. 

  7. Greensboro Grasshoppers
    The Greensboro Grasshoppers have some of the most impressive stats in the region, but the player fans love most is actually a Labrador Retriever. This multi-talented pup is known to retrieve bats, carry balls over to the umpire, and even participate in fun skits during halftime. The Grasshoppers play from First National Bank Field.

  8. Hickory Crawdads
    Conrad and Candy the Crawdad are two beloved mascots who had a big part to play in the Hickory Crawdads' early success. They were married on-field in 2018. $1 Hot Dog Tuesdays, Fireworks Fridays, and Super Saturdays – known for live music after the game – help liven things up even more.

  9. Kannapolis Cannon Ballers
    Formerly known as the "Intimidators" after NASCAR racer and former part-owner Dale Earnhardt, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers are affiliated with the Chicago White Sox. They play at the sparkling new Atrium Health Ballpark. More than a dozen major league sports stars have risen up through their ranks.

  10. Winston-Salem Dash
    Truist Stadium in downtown Winston-Salem is home to the Dash, which updated its look in 2020 with a feisty new logo. The venue is noted for its all-inclusive Flow Club and the Cheesy Pig Dog, a hot dog topped off with a heaping helping of cheese, macaroni, and barbecue.

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.

May
12

Memorial Day Weekend Getaways Near the Triangle

Memorial Day Weekend RaleighMemorial 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.

  1. Cliffs of the Neuse State Park - 240 Park Entrance Rd., Seven Springs, NC 28578
    There's no secret about the main attraction at Cliffs of the Nuese State Park. The 350 Yard Trail leads to the majestic overlook that towers 90 feet above the Neuse River. In addition to four other hiking trails, the pet-friendly park features an 11-acre swimming lake with a sandy beach and diving platform. With 30 picnic tables and 10 grills, there's plenty of space to enjoy a BBQ. Family and group campsites are available, along with camper cabins, if you want to stay the whole weekend. Park hours are 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily and admission is free. Swimming fees are $6 for adults and $4 for kids ages 3-12.


  2. Old Edwards Inn and Spa - 445 Main St., Highlands, NC 28741
    If R&R is your idea of the perfect holiday weekend, your dream awaits you at Old Edwards Inn and Spa. Indulge in total pampering at the full-service spa, shop till you drop at the fashionable boutiques within walking distance, and dine on an upscale farm-to-table meal at Madison's. Just in case you feel the need to get up and move, there is an onsite fitness center along with a golf course and tennis courts. Several different styles of guest rooms and cottages accommodate any needs. Visit the website for rates and reservations.


  3. Blackbeard's Lodge – 111 Back Rd., Ocracoke, NC 27960
    When you stay at a place with an address of, "Back Road," you know you're really getting away from it all. Blackbeard's Lodge, located on the secluded barrier island of Ocracoke, is a delightful blend of modern amenities and historic charm. Fishing, boating, and sightseeing are just minutes away. For those who prefer more laid-back activities, the lodge has a swimming pool and game room with a pool table, foosball, and air hockey, along with an arcade and board games. Pet-friendly rooms are available. Visit the website for rates and reservations.


  4. Pisgah National Forest – 1001 Pisgah Hwy., Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
    Want to feel on top of the world, literally and figuratively? Hike Looking Glass Rock at Pisgah National Forest for dazzling 360-degree views that will leave you awestruck. If that's a little more challenging than what you're looking for, the 500,000-acre forest includes more moderate trails, including Graveyard Fields with its pair of waterfalls. Pet-friendly Pisgah National Forest is open 24/7 and admission is free.


  5. Carowinds – 14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273
    Thrill-seekers of all ages know Memorial Day weekend as the opening of Carowinds, a thrilling amusement park just over two hours away from Raleigh homes for sale. More than 2 million people visit Carowinds each year for attractions such as Fury 325, North America's longest roller coaster. The 1.25-mile ride, lasting approximately 3.25 minutes, crosses North and South Carolina state lines. When it's time for a break, cool off at Carolina Harbor Water Park, which is included in the price of admission. Visit the website for schedules and ticket prices.

Every day's a holiday when you live in the Triangle. And our real estate agents can help make that a reality! Contact us at Howard Perry and Walston for all your real estate needs.

April
21

National Prime Rib Day: Steakhouses around the Triangle

Raleigh Steak

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!  

  1. Angus Barn Steakhouse: 9401 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27617
    Located not far from some of the best Raleigh homes for sale, the Angus Barn Steakhouse is incredibly popular among locals. This fine-dining restaurant serves a variety of steaks that are aged in-house, fresh seafood, and more. It also has an award-winning wine cellar and a smoking lounge. You'll love the 10, 14, or 22-ounce cuts of prime rib. You can also choose a combo and pair your prime rib with a half rack of ribs, marinated shrimp, or a lobster tail. 
  1. The Peddler Steakhouse: 6005 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612
    When you have dinner at The Peddler Steakhouse, you can expect to enjoy a delicious steak that has been aged to perfection. All of their steaks are aged for a minimum of 28 days and cut at the table upon request. They're then grilled over charcoal, resulting in an amazingly flavorful meal. The prime rib at Peddler Steakhouse is seasoned with their special blend of spices and slow-roasted to ensure that it stays both juicy and tender. Try it for yourself, and you'll quickly see why this dish is the restaurant's house specialty. 
  1. Nantucket Grill: 1145 Falls River Ave., Raleigh, NC 27614
    If you enjoy dining in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, then you'll want to pay a visit to Nantucket Grill. This restaurant serves up classic New England-Style cuisine like lobster rolls and crab cakes. They serve prime rib after 4 pm on Saturdays and all day on Sundays. Kids also eat for free on Sundays, making this the perfect day for a family outing. 
  1. NanaSteak: 345 Blackwell St., Durham, NC 27701
    Well known as one of Durham's best steakhouses, NanaSteak offers upscale dining in a high-energy environment. The restaurant features three dining rooms, a well-appointed bar, and an award-winning wine list. They offer both 8-ounce and 12-ounce cuts of slow-cooked Black Angus Prime Rib that are sure to please your palate. NanaSteak is located in downtown Durham. While you're in the area, we highly recommend taking a drive around to get a look at some of the beautiful Durham homes for sale nearby. 
  1. Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill: 201 S. Estes Dr., Space 100-A, Chapel Hill, NC 2751
    An upscale restaurant with a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, Stoney River Steakhouse specializes in fresh seafood and hand-cut steaks. Their Certified Angus Beef® prime rib is aged and slow-roasted to perfection. Next time you're in the area looking at Chapel Hill homes for sale, plan to stick around and enjoy an amazing meal you won't soon forget. 

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. 

March
26

HPW Open Houses | March 27-28

The spring market is in full swing which means there are houses in every shape and size listed for sale across the Triangle area. Your dream home is out there, now it's time to go find it.

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents will be hosting open houses this Saturday and Sunday in some of the most sought after neighborhoods. Most likely there will be a few that will that catch your eye and turn your head – if so, go see them.

Open Houses This Weekend

  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

3041 Eden Harbor Court
Raleigh, NC 27613

$755,000

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

404 Cedar Pond Court
Knightdale, NC 27545

$457,000

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

4104 Green Chase Way
Cary, NC 27539

$789,900

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

4128 Green Chase Way
Cary, NC 27539

$875,000

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

2709 Trifle Lane
Wake Forest, NC 27587

$750,000

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

4133 Green Chase Way
Cary, NC 27539

$900,000

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

4105 Green Chase Way
Cary, NC 27539

$800,000

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

301 Get A Way Lane
Bahama, NC 27503

$479,900

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

208 Cotten Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560

$625,000

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

150 Cotten Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560

$534,000

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

156 Cotten Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560

$498,000

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

152 Cotten Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560

$494,000

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

10621 Cahill Road
Raleigh, NC 27614

$649,900

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

5605 Stonemont Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603

$469,900

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

5124 Doughtymews Lane
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

$650,000

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

1216 Ladowick Lane
Wake Forest, NC 27587

$949,900

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

211 Telluride Trail
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

$949,900

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

509 Longfellow Street
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

$195,000

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

4108 Green Chase Way
Cary, NC 27539

$800,000

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

190 Meadow Lake Drive
Youngsville, NC 27596

$524,975

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

4126 Lady Slipper Lane
Durham, NC 27704

$240,000

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

190 Meadow Lake Drive
Youngsville, NC 27596

$524,975

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

230 Meadow Lake Drive
Youngsville, NC 27596

$585,975

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

195 Meadow Lake Drive
Youngsville, NC 27596

$579,500

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

200 Meadow Lake Drive
Youngsville, NC 27596

$595,600

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

6004 Fordland Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606

$570,000

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  • Saturday, March 27th'
    from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

8026 Hogan Drive
Wake Forest, NC 27587

$465,000

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  • Sunday, March 28th'
    from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

3041 Eden Harbor Court
Raleigh, NC 27613

$755,000

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  • Sunday, March 28th'
    from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

404 Cedar Pond Court
Knightdale, NC 27545

$457,000

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  • Sunday, March 28th'
    from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

4104 Green Chase Way
Cary, NC 27539

$789,900

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  • Sunday, March 28th'
    from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

4128 Green Chase Way
Cary, NC 27539

$875,000

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  • Sunday, March 28th'
    from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

2709 Trifle Lane
Wake Forest, NC 27587

$750,000

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  • Sunday, March 28th'
    from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

4133 Green Chase Way
Cary, NC 27539

$900,000

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4105 Green Chase Way
Cary, NC 27539

$800,000

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301 Get A Way Lane
Bahama, NC 27503

$479,900

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208 Cotten Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560

$625,000

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150 Cotten Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560

$534,000

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156 Cotten Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560

$498,000

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152 Cotten Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560

$494,000

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5605 Stonemont Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603

$469,900

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5124 Doughtymews Lane
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

$650,000

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1216 Ladowick Lane
Wake Forest, NC 27587

$949,900

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211 Telluride Trail
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

$949,900

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509 Longfellow Street
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

$195,000

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4108 Green Chase Way
Cary, NC 27539

$800,000

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190 Meadow Lake Drive
Youngsville, NC 27596

$524,975

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230 Meadow Lake Drive
Youngsville, NC 27596

$585,975

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195 Meadow Lake Drive
Youngsville, NC 27596

$579,500

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200 Meadow Lake Drive
Youngsville, NC 27596

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Raleigh, NC 27606

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March
3

National Day of Unplugging: Nature Retreats Around Raleigh

Raleigh Outdoor Retreats

"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.

  1. Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park - 1800 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
    Museums are usually indoor activities for a rainy day. Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park is a delightful outdoor "gallery" where works of art share the stage with beautiful natural surroundings. The 164-acre park includes miles of trails dotted with signs providing information about the artworks and the history of the adjacent North Carolina Museum of Art. Leashed dogs are welcome. Admission is free, and the park is open seven days a week from dawn to dusk. 

  2. TreeRunner Adventure Park - 12804 Norwood Rd., Raleigh, NC 27613
    When you're navigating obstacles 30 feet above the ground, cell phones are the last thing on your mind. TreeRunner Adventure Park features seven different obstacle courses to provide a challenge for any level of experience. Make your way across tightrope bridges, cargo nets, and zip lines as you enjoy the thrill of accomplishment. TreeRunner also has a Junior Park for ages 4-7, so the whole family can participate. Advance tickets are required. Admission is $42 for adults, $35 for kids 13 and under, and $20 for the Junior Park, with prices slightly higher on weekends. Visit the website for hours. 

  3. Historic Yates Mill County Park - 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603
    Prior to the 20th century, mills were the social and economic backbone of life around Raleigh. The last mill in operating condition is the foundation of Historic Yates Mill County Park. Pedestrian-only trails pass through forests and wetlands, while three onsite gardens provide a look at Native American farming methods and endangered ecosystems. Pack a lunch and take a break at one of several picnic tables located throughout the park. Hours are 8 a.m. until sunset daily.

  4. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Gardens - 1215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27610
    Opened in 1975, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Gardens has the distinction of being the first park in the United States exclusively dedicated to the renowned civil rights leader. Highlights of the 2.4-acre park include a life-size statue of Dr. King, which is part of Raleigh's public arts collection, as well as a stunning 12-ton granite water fountain honoring his fellow civil rights pioneers from the area around Raleigh homes for sale. The King Memorial Wall is made from 2,500 bricks, each bearing the name of one of the park's supporters. Park hours are sunrise to sunset, seven days a week.

  5. Raleigh Walking Tours - 400 N. Person St., Raleigh, NC 27601
    Just how well do you really know Raleigh? Have fun as you learn about ghosts, art, and other lively facets of the city's history during Raleigh Walking Tours. Each event lasts approximately one hour, and the company has a unique pay-what-you-want policy to accommodate all interested participants. Private tours at a fixed rate are available for individuals and groups of all sizes. Reservations are required. Visit the website for tour schedules and tickets.

Raleigh is a perfect blend of culture, entertainment, and outdoor activities. Whether you're buying or selling a home in the area, contact us

June
19

HPW Open Houses | June 20 - 21

Haven't found your dream home yet? This could be the weekend. 

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents have listed fantastic homes in cities and suburbs all over the Triangle region. From Alamance County in the West all the way to Wayne County in the East, we have the homes you seek.

Take advantage of the weekend ahead to plan visits to our agents' area open houses. You're going to want to see the homes you've been eyeing online up close to get a better idea of what they hold.

Plan to set aside a chunk of time at each house so that you may tour it inside and out at your own pace (twice if you like) and then take a drive around the neighborhood and community. Knowledge is the name of the real estate game, and you're going to want to gather as much information as possible to decide if you will make an offer.

Happy Father's Day to all of the wonderful dads out there!

 

Featured Open Houses

 

113 Mearleaf Place, Holly Springs, NC 27540

$525,000

Sq Ft: 3,215 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full)

Open House: Saturday, June 20 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.


1402 Lena Lane, Knightdale, NC 27545

$340,000

Sq Ft: 3,012 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Saturday, June 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


1150 E Rosedale Creek Drive, Durham, NC 27703

$363,900

Sq Ft: 1,468 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open House: Saturday, June 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


1228 Hannahs View Drive, Raleigh, NC 27615

$1,150,000

Sq Ft: 4,670 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 5 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, June 20 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and

Sunday, June 21 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


4116 Green Chase Way, Apex, NC 27539

$959,000

Sq Ft: 4,292 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, June 20 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and

Sunday, June 21 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


530 Highrock Lake Road, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

$409,900

Sq Ft: 3,192 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, June 20 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and

Sunday, June 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


3050 Krogen Court, Creedmoor, NC 27522

$485,000

Sq Ft: 3,751 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Sunday, June 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.



March
4

6 Festivals Coming to the Triangle this March

Triangle Festivals March

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.

  1. BrickUniverse - March 7-8 - Raleigh Convention Center, S. Salisbury St., Raleigh 
    LEGO lovers won't want to miss BrickUniverse, one of the largest LEGO fan events in the world. Builders will showcase huge creations as well as small, intricate ones and will share their tips. You'll also be able to browse through vendors' tables and buy everything LEGO-related, from new and old sets to jewelry. It's the perfect place to stop along the way as you look for Raleigh homes for sale.

  2. International Festival of Raleigh - March 5-8 - Jim Graham Building and Exposition Center, NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh 
    The International Festival of Raleigh celebrates global culture, cuisine, arts, and education, with over 50 international groups from around the Triangle. Spend some time with your cross-cultural neighbors and enjoy traditions, art, music, dance, and food from other cultures. You'll also be able to shop at booths from different countries for jewelry and many other items that showcase each country's unique culture.

  3. YogaFest NC 2020 - March 28 - McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh
    Explore a wide variety of yoga classes, styles, and levels at YogaFest NC 2020. You can choose from among 35 diverse classes, attend holistic healing and wellness mini-seminars, shop the health and wellness marketplace, and enjoy a plant-based luncheon that accommodates all diets.

  4. Art in Bloom Festival - March 19-22 - North Carolina Museum of Art, 2100 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh 
    The Art in Bloom Festival makes the North Carolina Museum of Art come alive with flowers each year. Florists are asked to interpret a piece of art in the museum's collection in the form of a floral display, and the results are wonderfully creative. Classes, workshops, and special tours are also offered as part of the festival. 

  5. Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour - March 23 - Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham 
    If you're into adventure, the Banff Mountain Film Festival is worth your time as you look at Durham homes for sale. The festival features the world's best mountain sport, culture, and environmental films. You'll see new landscapes and remote cultures while being exposed to new adventures and adrenaline-fueled sports. The films are entertaining to watch and will inspire your own adventures.

  6. Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival - March 14 - Lane and Wilmington Streets, Raleigh
    Whether you're Irish or are Irish just for the day, the Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival offers plenty of fun. Watch the parade and stay to enjoy plenty of Irish-themed entertainment and food.

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! 

February
5

Race Around the Triangle: Upcoming 5k's

Raleigh 5ks

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.

  1. Raleigh Half Marathon - 1924 Capital Blvd., Raleigh 27604
    After a successful inaugural "run," the Raleigh Half Marathon is back for a second year. One major change is the course, which is moving to the scenic Crabtree Park Greenway, not far from Raleigh homes for sale. The date has also been moved up to Saturday, February 22, at 7:30 a.m. to avoid last year's muggy weather. The registration fee is $75, and the field is capped at 750 entries.

  2. Run for the Roses 5K - 805 Ruggles Dr., Raleigh 27603
    Now entering its 40th year, Run for the Roses 5K is one of the oldest races in the Triangle. The event includes a standard 5K along with a kids' fun run, both taking place in beautiful Dorothea Dix Park. An exciting addition this year is a pursuit race where a small group of elite female runners will have a two-minute head start on a small group of elite male runners to see who will finish first. At the end of the 5K, all-female finishers will receive the traditional rose. Run for the Roses takes place on Sunday, February 9. Race times are 2 p.m. for the 5K and 3 p.m. for the fun run. Registration fees are $25-$30, with a special rate of $18 for kids under the age of 18.

  3. Viking Dash Trail Run - 2112 County Park Dr., New Hill 27562
    Whether you're a novice or veteran runner, the Viking Dash Trail Run offers an event to suit your abilities. Choose from 5K, 10K, or half-marathon courses set through Harris Lake County Park. Spice up the competition by donning your most creative Viking-themed gear for the costume contest. All finishers receive a 7" double-bladed battle-ax "medal." The Viking Dash is scheduled for Saturday, February 22, at 9 a.m. Entry fees range from $44 to $74.

  4. Sole Mates Valentine 5K & 10K - 201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary 27511
    Give your heart a workout at the Sole Mates Valentine 5K and 10K on Saturday, February 8. Participate individually or enter as a team with your significant other (or any partner of your choice). The race takes place just minutes from Cary homes for sale at WakeMed Soccer Park, which includes the infamous "Hill," but the course will be run backward, so you go down the Hill more often than up. Race time is 11 a.m. with a kids' sprint at 10:45 a.m. Registration fees run from $5 - $90.

  5. Kay Yow Cancer Fund Celebration Run/Walk - 2610 Cates Ave., Raleigh 27606
    Everyone's life has been touched in one way or another by cancer. Honor survivors and their loved ones at the Kay Yow Cancer Fund Celebration Run/Walk on Saturday, February 22. The 4K course (with a "mini-K" 2.5-mile option) is at Stafford Commons, adjacent to the Talley Student Union at NC State University. The start time is 11 a.m., and the registration fee is $25.

We go the distance to handle all your real estate needs. If you're buying or selling a Triangle area home, contact us today. 

January
8

6 Events Coming to the Triangle this January

Triangle January Events

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

October
21

HPW Luxury | 829 Journeys Rest Lane

A Silver Winner at this year's Parade of Homes, this new HPW Luxury home built by Sage Homes features exceptional craftsmanship throughout its 4,800 square foot of living space.  Located in the newly established West Cary neighborhood of Destin829 Journeys Rest Lane is modern luxury simplified.

Upon entering this open concept home, you cannot miss the pristine hardwood floors that extend throughout the main living area. Coupled with a gourmet kitchen that boasts high-end appliances and fixtures this is the perfect space for entertaining. 

Rounding out the first floor are two bedrooms: the owners' suite plus a large guest room. The spa bath in the owner's suite has heated tile floors so you won't get any cold feet in the wintertime!

Upstairs are two more bedrooms, each with their own private bath. In the mood to watch your favorite flick? Well, you're in luck. Upstairs you can find the theater room, including a wet bar, and if you're up for a game of pool, then head down the hall to the game room. 

With fall in full swing, this home has the perfect way to enjoy those crisp autumn mornings and evenings – a screened porch where you can have your morning coffee and start a new day or end your day with a hot chocolate next to the fireplace.

For more information on HPW Luxury listings, check out the latest edition of our HPW Luxury magazine.

December
4

Cooking Classes in the Triangle to Spice up Your Kitchen

Cooking Classes the Triangle

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. 

  1. Taste Buds Kitchen - 1475 Beaver Creek Commons Dr, Apex, NC 27502
    A beautiful kitchen event studio that specializes in one-of-a-kind cooking events, Taste Buds Kitchen provides a great culinary experience for kids, families, and adults alike. Check out their online schedule for upcoming classes, including teen cooking workshops and BYOB classes for adults. Taste Buds Kitchen is located in the community of Apex, NC, just a few miles outside Raleigh and right around the corner from these Apex homes for sale.
  2. Capriflavors - 867 Bass Pro Lane, Cary, NC 27513
    Who doesn't love Italian food? Learn the secrets behind classic Italian cooking techniques when you attend a cooking class at CapriFlavors. All classes are taught by Chef Titina Vuotto who cultivated her cooking skills in the flavorful Island of Capri. The classes help you learn how to make dishes from her native Italy. Next time you're looking at Cary homes for sale, be sure to stop by this locally owned Italian market.  
  3. Chapel Hill Cooking Classes - 11312 US Hwy 15 501 N #107, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
    The chefs at Chapel Hill Cooking Classes go a step beyond the typical cooking class, bringing their expertise right to your home or business. Private and group cooking classes are available at the location of your choice, with group sizes ranging from 2 to 20. No matter what you want to cook, and where you want to learn to cook it, one thing is for sure: dinner will never be the same. 
  4. Melina's Fresh Pasta - 2717 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707
    Pasta is a classic comfort food, but if you've been making yours straight out of the box, you're missing out. Handmade pasta is the specialty at Melina's Fresh Pasta, from ravioli and gnocchi to lasagna and fettuccine. Not only do they offer the best homemade pasta and sauces in Durham, but you can learn the tricks of the trade with their pasta-making classes. The shop is located right around the corner from these Durham homes for sale and offers hands-on events hosted by owner and pasta master Carmella.
  5. Whisk - 316 Colonades Way, SUITE 214, Cary, NC 27518
    Conveniently located in the Waverly Place Shopping Center, and many Cary homes for sale, Whisk offers a huge selection of culinary supplies and classes. Stock up on supplies for your kitchen or learn how to make a new recipe from the knowledgeable, helpful team. Their classes have been known to sell out fast but they always have a waitlist available. 

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. 

November
13

Upcoming Holiday Events in The Triangle

Holiday Events 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.

  • Raleigh Christmas Parade — Hillsborough St. at St. Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 | Nov 23
    Kick-off the holiday season by attending the Raleigh Christmas Parade! As the largest Christmas parade from Atlanta to DC, this event brings the community together and is even recorded to be rebroadcast on Christmas morning! After the Raleigh Christmas Parade, be sure to start your Christmas shopping at the locally owned shops throughout downtown.
  • Irving Berlin's White Christmas at Durham Performing Arts Center — 123 Vivian St., Durham, NC 27701 | Dec 3 – 8
    Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Then head down to the Durham Performing Arts Center for the merry musical Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Comparable to a holiday card come to life, this show is full of singing, dancing and plenty of family-friendly fun!
  • NC Symphony Holiday Pops at Memorial Hall — 114 East Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 | Dec 10
    If you can't get enough of these yuletide tunes, you'll love the NC Symphony's Holiday Pops at Memorial Hall. Performing classic and contemporary Christmas songs, the North Carolina Symphony will fill your ears with the joyous sounds of the holiday season. Warm-up your vocal cords while you drive around Chapel Hill homes for sale and get ready to spend an afternoon caroling at Memorial Hall.
  • A Christmas Carol Presented by Theatre in the Park — Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601 | Dec 11 – 15
    Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is a holiday classic that's been performed annually on stage as a musical comedy adaptation since 1974. This show, taking place at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, will likely sell out fast so be sure to purchase tickets for an evening or matinee showing after your visit Raleigh homes for sale.
  • Bike the Durham Holiday Parade —Main St. at Dillard St., Durham, NC 27701 | Dec 14
    Join the cyclist community for a fun ride through the city for the Durham Holiday Parade. Kids and families are welcome to ride with the Bike Durham and Durham BPAC organizations from the Health Department to the Duke University East Campus. After viewing Durham homes for sale you and your family can decorate your bikes while enjoying hot chocolate and donuts before the parade starts.
  • Durham Village Holiday Market at The Rickhouse — 609 Foster St., Durham, NC 27701 | Dec 15 – 17
    Get ready to unwrap a new Christmas event coming to the Triangle. The first annual Durham Village Holiday Market will take place at The Rickhouse in the Central Park district. This European-style village market will feature food, drinks, and gifts made right here in North Carolina! With food trucks and beverages also on-site, the Durham Village Holiday Market is the perfect place to complete your Christmas shopping.

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!

October
9

Free Fall Activities to do in Raleigh

Raleigh Fall Activities

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.

  • American Tobacco Trail — 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Rd., Apex, NC 27502
    Spend a little time outdoors on the American Tobacco Trail. This recreational rail-trail runs for 6.5 miles through Wake County before continuing another 16.5 through Chatham and Durham Counties. The perfect place of hiking, biking, riding horses, and having a picnic, the American Tobacco Also hosts free events throughout the fall. Plan your trip around one of their free events and look at Apex homes for sale later in the day.

  • North Carolina Executive Mansion — 200 N. Blount St., Raleigh, NC 27601
    The North Carolina Executive Mansion has been the home of North Carolina's governors since 1891. You and your family can sign up for a free tour of the house and the gardens. Learn about the rich history of our state's governorship. The North Carolina Executive Mansion is an interesting afternoon activity after you've viewed a few Raleigh homes for sale.  

  • North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame — 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
    Michael Jordan, Phil Ford, Charlie Justice, Charlotte Smith — these are some of the players inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Since 1963, this remarkable museum has immortalized the amazing players that were born and raised in North Carolina and continues to inspire countless others to rise to greatness. Admission is free, and this home-run of an attraction is located on the third floor of the North Carolina Museum of History, making it a fun and interesting place to spend the whole day.

  • Raleigh Municipal Rose Garden — 301 Pogue St., Raleigh, NC 27607
    The Raleigh Rose Garden is such a lovely place to take a relaxing stroll and enjoy the cool weather. Located on the Raleigh Little Theatre campus, the garden is open to the public seven days a week. Grab your camera and take this opportunity to snap some amazing family photos surrounded by beautiful flowers and trees.

  • Wake Forest Historical Museum — 414 N. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 2758
    A favorite first-stop for residents after they've purchased a Wake Forest home, the Wake Forest Historical Museum is the ideal place to learn about your new town. Admission is always free, and there's plenty to see across the museum's campus. The main museum is joined by the Calvin Jones House which honors the man who has shaped the history and character of the Capital City throughout the early-1800s. Schedule a morning round of browsing Wake Forest homes for sale then pop over to the museum to learn more about how your new home fits into Wake Forest history.

Ready to move to Raleigh? Contact us today and let our real estate agents help you find your dream home!

September
18

Fall Frights & Delights Around the Triangle

Halloween Events

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!

  1. Trick-or-Treat the Trails — 2400 Aversboro Rd., Garner, NC 27529 | Oct 31
    No fall season is complete without a little trick or treating! Grab the kids and costumes before heading out to White Deer Park on Halloween. Not far from Garner homes for sale, you all can walk a one-mile loop and collect goodies along the way. This event is free for all children that are accompanied by parents.
  2. Garden Buds: Pumpkin Spice — 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh, NC 27606 | Oct 11
    If you're a fan of pumpkin spice everything then you've definitely got to head over to the J. C. Raulston Arboretum this fall! Their Education Yurt will host October's Garden Buds program featuring our favorite fall gourd, pumpkins! You and your little ones aged three to five can spend the morning decorating pumpkins together close to Raleigh homes for sale.
  3. Hipp Farm's Corn Maze & Field of Fun — 299 Ballard Rd., Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 | Sept 14 — Oct 27
    Hipp Farm is the place to be this autumn when they open up for their annual fall festivities. Their corn maze definitely steals the show, especially when you go through it at night! In the day time, there are other awesome activities for families like a petting zoo, wagon ride, pumpkin patch, pony rides, bounce houses and more! Just down the road from Fuquay Varina homes for sale, a field of fall fun awaits you at Hipp Farm!
  4. Spring Haven Farm Fall Festival: Carving Pumpkins With Goats — 5306 Homer Ruffin Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516 | Oct 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27
    What's better than carving pumpkins with your family? Carving them with goats too, of course! Spring Haven Farm gets visitors up-close-and-personal with goats in nearly all of their activities. Stop by this October and live the farm life during their Fall Festival near Chapel Hill homes for sale.
  5. Goblin's Groove Family Dance — 237 North Salem St., Apex, NC 27502 | Oct 26
    Ready to get groovy with a few goblins this Halloween? Then head on down to the Apex Annual Goblin's Groove Family Dance. This event is right down the street from Apex homes for sale at the Halle Cultural Arts Center. Costume contests, treats, prizes, games, and even a haunted art gallery await you for this night of moving and grooving!
  6. Pumpkinfest — 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312 | Oct 30
    What better way to wave goodbye to October by spending an evening at a pumpkin party? Close to Pittsboro homes for sale is Fearrington Village, a quaint community that embraces local businesses. Come walk through their gardens and admire the decorated jack o' lanterns that their staff has carved in pumpkins from Porter Farms. Sample food from the vendors present at the state farmer's market and then head into the Village Center for a great party full of music and treats. Pumpkinfest is a great event for couples who want a low-key Halloween together.
  7. Clayton Halloween Festivities — 715 Amelia Church Rd., Clayton, NC 27520 | Select Dates in Oct
    Take a stroll into a town, full of beautiful Clayton homes for sale, and enjoy a variety of Halloween-themed activities. Bring the family to Clayton Community Park for a Halloween Hayride or take the kids downtown for trick or treating on Main Street. There's also Boo Bash in the Clayton Community Center, a great Halloween special needs dance, that is free for all ages.

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!

September
4

The Triangle's 2019 Fall Festival Guide

Fall Festivals Near the Triangle

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.

  1. The North Carolina State Fair — 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607 | Oct 17 — 27
    The North Carolina State Fair is one event that you can't miss. For 11 days, the North Carolina State Fairgrounds hosts this family-friendly festival offering something for everyone. Exciting rides and carnival games, live music, livestock shows, antique farm machinery exhibits and so much more await you. Just around the corner from Raleigh homes for sale, N.C. State Fair is the best fall festival the Triangle has to offer!
  2. Hillsborough Hog Day — 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, NC 27278 | Sept 20 — 21
    Want to spend a weekend in hog heaven near Hillsborough homes for sale? Then head over to the 36th annual Hog Day Festival. This Hillsborough event is the largest and oldest in the county, showcasing arts and crafts vendors, a car show, children's activities, and so much more. Their annual BBQ contest is the highlight of the event and serves up the tastiest barbeque you'll find in the Triangle. Bring the family and your appetite for this fantastic two-day fest!
  3. Apex Music Festival — 205 Saunders St., Apex, NC 27502 | Oct 27th
    Get ready to rock in downtown Apex for the Apex Music Festival. Over a dozen bands will descend upon the town and rock the day away. Performers include Johnny Folsom 4, Beth Wood, David Lamotte, Johnny Orr Band, and Nick Driver Band. Tons of food trucks will be parked close-by ready to serve you the best foods surrounding Apex homes for sale. Don't miss the eighth year of this music fest that supports the revitalization of historic downtown Apex.
  4. 47th Annual Festifall Arts Festival — Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27599 | Oct 12th
    The Festifall Arts Festival near Chapel Hill homes for sale is another Can't-miss event this fall! This all-ages festival focuses on art in all its forms, bringing the community together to inspire creativity and showcase the talents of local artists. An arts and crafts market will feature over 50 booths displaying handmade creations, including some crafted right before your eyes. There's also a kid's zone that encourages them to get hands-on and create their works of art. If you're looking for an afternoon of art and adventure, bring the family down to the Festifall Arts Festival this October!
  5. Asia Fest — 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC 27518 | Sept 28th
    This year's Asia Fest also features the 6th annual Dragon Boat Festival. A cultural experience right next to Cary homes for sale, Asia Fest will feature Dragon Boat races, food vendors, amazing performances, educational exhibits and activities for children. Join your neighbors for an afternoon of excitement and cultural exploration at this year's Asia Fest in Cary.
  6. Duke Homestead's Halloween Phantasmagoria — 2828 Duke Homestead Rd., Durham, NC 27705 | Oct 25th
    A Halloween event like no other, Duke Homestead's Halloween Phantasmagoria is appropriate for all ages. This enlightening, immersive event near Durham homes for sale is designed to educate, not scare, as you discover magic across Duke Homestead's property.

Are you looking for a home close to the best fall festivals in the Triangle? Contact us today to schedule a showing!

August
7

August in the Triangle Concerts, Shows and Plays

Concerts Shows Plays in the Triangle

9 Events to Attend This Month

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:

Concerts - Apex, Pittsboro, Holly Springs

  1. Blue Ghost – 115 North Salem Street, Apex, NC 27502
    After a full day of checking out Apex homes for sale, why not relax and enjoy Blue Ghost – a local band from right here in the Triangle? The trio will bring its smooth blues, rock, and funk sounds to popular Apex venues starting on August 17. You might just want to get up and dance!
  2. MSG Acoustic Blues Trio – 950 Bynum Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312
    Not far from Pittsboro homes for sale stands Bynum Front Porch, where MSG Acoustic Blues Trio will arrive on August 23. The nonprofit home of the Bynum Music Series welcomes this versatile group known for Piedmont blues inspired by greats like Etta Baker.
  3. Summer at the Springs – 300 West Ballentine Street, Holly Springs, NC 27540
    One reason to pick Holly Springs homes for sale is the town's remarkable live music culture. That's on display during Summer at the Springs, the outdoor concert series by the Holly Springs Cultural Center. August will feature Whiskey Runners and Adam Lee Decker Trio.

Shows - Cary, Durham, Garner

  1. The Summer L.O.V.E Show – 122 East Chatham Street, Cary, NC 27511
    This love-themed show will reinvigorate you after exploring Cary homes for sale. On August 31 at the Cary Theater, local musicians, comedians, and visual artists come together for an uplifting evening that will touch your heart – Summer L.O.V.E. is like nothing else around.
  2. The Game Grumps Live – 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC 27701
    The Game Grumps are Millennial icons whose off-the-cuff humor has made them undisputed stars of YouTube's "Let's Play" culture. Mere steps from Durham homes for sale, at the Durham Performing Arts Center, they'll treat audiences to a night of fun-filled improv on August 18.
  3. Honk! Jr. – 742 West Garner Road, Garner, NC 27529
    Honk! Jr. comes to the Garner Performing Arts Center this August to regale kids with a fun and frolicking tale about what makes us special. This heartwarming story, adapted from The Ugly Duckling, includes over a dozen songs. It's right downtown, near Garner homes for sale.

Plays - Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill

  1. Jane Eyre – 120 Morris Street, Durham NC 27701
    Jane Eyre will be staged by the Young People's Performing Company at Durham Arts Council Saturday, August 3 through August 10. This haunting retelling of one of Charlotte Bronte's classics promises to be one of the most gripping dramas on the stage this August.
  2. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder – 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27606
    Courtesy of Raleigh Little Theatre, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder will run in mid-August at Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. This musical comedy following the misadventures of a scheming heir will have you rolling in the aisles! It's only minutes from Raleigh homes for sale, too.
  3. Rags to Riches Theatre – 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    If you're looking for a stage experience that will appeal to budding young minds, Rags to Riches is here to help. This traveling troupe puts on family-friendly stories of history, literature, and the fantastic. On August 9, the show visits the Chapel Hill Public Library--just a short distance from some of our best Chapel Hill homes for sale.

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.

June
26

Five 4th of July Events in the Triangle 2019

July 4 Events in the Triangle

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:

  1. 2019 4th of July 5k and 10k – 1251 Goode Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
    The famous 2019 4th of July 5k and 10k will bring you into the heart of Raleigh, where you can find some of the best Raleigh homes for sale. The Kids' Fun Run will start at 7:45 a.m., with the adult Four Miler at 8. There'll be plenty of swag for everyone as well as small cash prizes for the overall winners. Trophy Brewing Co. will be on hand for post-race refreshments.

  2. Festival for the Eno – Durham, 4404 Guess Road, Durham, NC 27712
    The annual Festival for the Eno is a reminder of the importance of the natural environment around Durham homes for sale. Centered on West Point on the Eno at Durham City Park, it brings you over 70 bands on five stages. Local artisans will be on hand with crafts, and there will even be a juried makers fair. It aims to raise awareness and funds for the Eno River Association.

  3. Town of Cary 4th of July Celebration – 801 High House Road, Cary, NC 27513
    The Town of Cary 4th of July Celebration is an iconic local event that lights up the sky over Cary homes for sale. It's all happening at Bond Park, where you'll be able to enjoy the Parade in the Park at 10:30. Between 3 p.m. and 10, the North Carolina Symphony will hit the Koka Booth Amphitheatre. A 50-foot Ferris wheel will be featured along with rides, games, and food.

  4. Carolina Mudcats vs. Frederick Keys – 1501 Highway 39, Zebulon, NC 27597
    Looking for fun and excitement not far from Zebulon homes for sale? Catch Minor League Baseball action with the Mudcats vs. Keys game in Zebulon. Held at the Five County Stadium, the home of the Zebulon Mudcats, a three-game home series will run between July 4th and 6th. Show up to root for the home team! Admission runs from $8 to $15. Full concessions will be available.

  5. 27th Annual Firecracker Bike Ride – 140 Thomas Mill Road, Holly Springs, NC 27540
    If you're in the mood to get up and get active this July 4th, the 27th Annual Firecracker Bike Ride will bring you past some of the nicest Holly Springs homes for sale. Now sponsored by the Carolina Brewing Company, the ride begins at 8 a.m. July 4th and travels across your choice of a 30-mile or 60-mile marked route. A family-friendly after-party will follow.

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.

June
5

9 Ways to Celebrate Dad in Raleigh, Durham & Beyond

Raleigh Durham Fathers Day Events

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:

  1. Durham Central Park Food Truck Rodeo – 501 Foster Street, Durham, NC 
    Residents of Durham homes for sale are in for a treat this coming Sunday, June 16 when the Food Truck Rodeo arrives at Durham Farmers' Market. This all-ages get-together will feature all of the most popular food trucks from throughout the Triangle for an unforgettable event.

  2. Man Expo III – 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC
    It's time to party! Raleigh homes for sale are right in the neighborhood of the world famous Man Expo. Described as "the Triangle's largest man cave," it's everything in electronics, cars, travel, gaming, grooming, fitness, sports, and gadgets. 

  3. Father's Day Fun at Color Me Mine - 316 Colonades Way, Suite 215, Cary, NC
    Cary homes for sale aren't far from Fathers' Day Fun at Color Me Mine.  Back by popular demand, feast on a Father's Day fare of grilled hot dogs and ice cream floats while creating your own masterpiece with the entire family this Father' Day in Cary.

  4. Music on the Green – Southern Village Green, 6000 Market Street, Chapel Hill, NC
    Want to enjoy a day out on the green? Chapel Hill homes for sale are within earshot of this concert series each weekend. Around Father's Day, Amy Anderson and Bett Padgett will be on hand to play on June 16. The Carolina Symphony Pops Concert takes place evening of June 14.

  5. REX Wellness Mock Triathlon – 1400 Timber Drive East, Garner, NC
    Not far from many Garner homes for sale is the popular Rex Wellness Center, which has a number of locations all over the Triangle. Wellness instructor Rodney Jenkins will hold an event Sunday, June 16 to give participants the rundown on what it takes to be part of a triathlon.

  6. Father's Day Cars and Cue – 810 North First Avenue, Knightdale, NC
    Knightdale homes for sale are down the street from Cars and Cue over in Knightdale Station Park. Dads have the chance to get up close with some of the most beautiful classic cars, then enjoy finger-licking barbecue at a competition sanctioned by the North Carolina Pork Council.

  7. Catfish Tournament – Graham-Mebane Lake, West Graham Street, Mebane, NC
    Many Mebane homes for sale are on Graham-Mebane Lake, which is known for its bass and catfish tournaments. Three bank-fishing catfish tournaments happen each summer, running from 8 p.m. all the way through midnight. Record catches have been known to happen!

  8. Daddy and Me Day at Crowder County Park – 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex, NC
    Apex homes for sale are just around the corner from a local favorite, Crowder County Park's Daddy and Me Day beginning at 2:00 p.m. The entire family is invited for an afternoon of games related to nature. Refreshments will be available. Perfect for family members of all agents.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  9. The Head Doctor Show – 3400 New Birch Drive, Raleigh, NC
    Sponsored by Wingz American Grill and led by the Punany Poets, The Head Doctor Show is described as an interactive, romantic comedy especially for dads and their partners. Dress comfortably and you can play along with light interaction intended to enhance your relationship.

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.

April
10

Cary, NC: 26th Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

Cary Spring Dave Arts Festival

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.

Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival in Cary

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
Admission: FREE


Cary Arts

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.

Cary Entertainment Stages

 

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.

Cary Festival Food

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.

Cary Children Face Painting

Children's Village
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.

April
3

It's Nearly Easter in Durham - Events for Your Family

Durham Easter Events
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: 

  • Spring Egg Dive, 2000 S Alston Ave, Durham 
    If baskets are a little too basic for your family, take a plunge for your eggs instead. This year's Spring Egg Dive takes place Saturday, April 6 from 5:30-7 pm, at the Campus Hills Pool. Instead of scouring a park, kids and adults alike are invited to splash around the Durham pool looking for eggs.

    This unusual Easter event gets everyone in the water for an evening of swimming, diving, and winning fun prizes. Durham Parks & Recreation provides life vests for swimmers who need them, but adults must accompany kids younger than 10.
  • 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!

  • West Point Egg Hunt and Dog-Gone Egg Hunt, 5101 N Roxboro St, Durham
    Want to watch your kids and dogs scramble for prizes in a historic riverfront park? Bring the whole family to the West Point on the Eno Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13. The kids' hunt starts at 10:30 am, and believe it or not, the dogs take over at 1 pm.

    This is the park's 32nd annual egg hunt, and it has grown throughout the years to include photo-ops with the Easter Bunny, interactive games and crafts, face-painting stations, and more. Of course, it's the canines-only egg hunt that will truly make your day. Here in Durham, Easter goes to the dogs in the most adorable way.

  • Campus Hills Egg Hunt, 2000 S Alston Ave, Durham
    As kids scramble across West Point on the Eno, another egg hunt will take place across town. Come to the Campus Hills Egg Hunt at 10 am for a festive search party that's open to kids 12 and under. Each participant gets a fake tattoo, a picture with the Easter Bunny, and a chance to collect eggs with special prizes inside.
  • 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. 

March
27

Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill: 9 Spring Festivals Worth Marking on Your Calendar

Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill
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. 

  1. Dreamville Festival: Raleigh, April 6
    The multi-stage musical event Dreamville Festival is coming back to Raleigh on April 6th. This celebration of art, food, and local culture feature both well-known and up-and-coming musical artists curated by J. Cole. It's held in the 308-acre Dorothea Dix Park and promises to be one of this year's most popular events.

  2. Got to Be NC Fest: Raleigh, May 17 - 19
    Gather up your family and friends and plan to spend some time at the 3-day Got to Be NC festival. This event offers carnival rides and games, pony rides, a selection of food from local vendors, shopping, and the ever-popular Masonic Carolina Pig Jig. The festival is held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds and entrance on May 17 - 19.  

  3. Raleigh International Food Festival, June 8
    If there was ever a good excuse to take a break from looking at Raleigh homes for sale, the Raleigh International Food Festival is it. This event, held at City Plaza on Saturday, June 8, draws over 17,000 people and celebrates cultural diversity with international food, beer, and wine from around the world, and a variety of musical and dance performances.

  4. Durham Earth Day Festival, April 28
    Celebrate taking care of Mother Earth at the free Durham Earth Day Festival on April 28th. You'll enjoy shopping at the Earth Day market, challenging yourself on the rock climbing wall, and taking the little ones to the Family Fun Zone. You also won't want to miss the Earth Day Parade. On your way home, we suggest taking the scenic route so you can get a look at some of the great Durham homes for sale.

  5. Moogfest: Durham, April 25 - 28
    A popular area event since 2004, Moogfest brings together music, art, and technology, in a one-of-a-kind celebration. The festival runs from April 25th through 28th. It features conferences during the day and cutting-edge electronic, pop, and avant-garde performances at night.

  6. Festival of Life: Durham, June 8 - 9
    Celebrate health and wellness and support your local vendors during the two-day Festival of Life at the Durham Amory. The event is on Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th. Shop until you drop then stick around for a Tarot card reading while your kids play in the giant game area. 

  7. Near and Far: Chapel Hill, April 28
    A lively street party featuring international food, dance, and music, Near and Far is one of the Chapel Hil's best cultural events. It's held in downtown Chapel Hill on April 28th from 1 to 4 p.m. 

  8. UNC Science Expo: Chapel Hill, April 14
    The UNC Science Expo is a fun-filled day that draws close to 10,000 participants. Kids and adults will both love the lab tours, science challenges, and over 100 hands-on activity booths. This free event is held on April 14th from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and does not require pre-registration. Many of the best Chapel Hill homes for sale are near the UNC campus, so we suggest taking a look around at some of the great neighborhoods while you're in the area.  
  1. Plastic-Free Eggstravaganza: Chapel Hill, April 14
    Gather up the family on April 14th and head over the first-ever Plastic-Free Eggstravaganza. Enjoy hunting for wooden eggs, then participate in STEAM events, games, and arts and crafts. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m., and admission and parking are both free.

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! 

February
13

What's Happening in Wake Forest at The Factory

Wake Forest The Factory
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!

  • Capital Sportsplex features everything from volleyball and wrestling to pickleball, dodgeball and team handball.
  • The Tumble Gym lets kids roll their way to fun.
  • Progressive Music Center is a-rockin' space where kids can learn to play an instrument and jam out with their friends.
  • Prime Time Hockey hosts camps and programs that will take your game straight to the net.
  • Polar Ice House is open for you to strap on some skates and enjoy a few laps around the ice.
  • O2 Fitness is a fantastic gym that will get your body in shape with personal trainers, state-of-the-art equipment and unlimited group classes.
  • North Wake Baseball gets you out onto the field for baseball and softball leagues.
  • MVP Sports Center is an indoor soccer and lacrosse center where you can join a team or drop in for a pick-up game.
  • Klok's School of Martial Arts teaches families discipline and respect through Krav Maga and martial arts classes.
  • Delicious Skateboard Shop has all the gear you need to drop-in to their indoor skatepark.
  • Carolina Eagles Hockey lets youth, junior premier and elite teams go head-to-head in non-stop hockey action.

Adults looking for a little rest and relaxation are in luck with these calming attractions!

  • D'Roc Spa is your serene setting for massages, waxes, manicures, and pedicures.
  • Tan Elegance will give your skin the look you love.

The Factory has fun off the field as well with these excellent shopping destinations.

  • Victory Trophies & Gifts has everything from trophies and medals to awards, certificates, signs and more!
  • Lollipop Toy Shop is full of candies and toys that offer a whimsical experience for kids and the kid-at-heart.
  • Lily Mae's Boutique & Gifts is your source for clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories for women, children and babies.
  • Five Hole Sports has everything you need for street, roller and ice hockey so you're never unprepared to get in the game.
  • The NC Inspection Station lets the kids play while you get your vehicle all squared away.

After a long day of shopping and playing, wind down and fuel up at one of these delicious eateries.

  • Village Deli & Grill is ready to serve you fresh, local ingredients from breakfast to dessert.
  • Slices & Ices is the coolest place to grab a slice of pizza and some sweet Italian ice.
  • Gonza Tacos y Tequila — tacos and tequila, need we say more?
  • The Millroom is also available to rent for parties, family celebrations and more.

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!

January
23

Spend a Saturday in Apex, NC

Apex NC Saturday Things to Do
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.

  1. Belgian Cafe - 1232 W. Williams St. 
    Start your day with some European flair at Belgian Cafe. The highlight of the breakfast menu is their signature petit dejeuner français, which includes two croissants with butter and jelly, fresh fruit, orange juice, and coffee. Don't forget to pick up some delicious macarons or tartelettes to take home.

  2. Apex Farmers Market - 220 N. Salem St. 
    For your next stop, head to the Apex Farmers Market and savor the bounty of fresh, locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products. Their selection of artisanal baked goods, cheese, sauces, and salsas add punch to any style of cooking. 

  3. MGC Boutique - 219 N. Salem St. 
    Take your BFF along to browse the stylish and versatile clothing and accessories at MGC Boutique, which is short for "My Girlfriend's Closet." The industrial-chic space features brick walls dating back to 1909 and large, warehouse-style skylights and windows. You'll see why MGC Boutique calls itself "Anthropologie at a more affordable price point."

  4. The Provincial - 119 N. Salem St. 
    The Provincial is just down the block from MGC Boutique, making it a perfect stop for lunch. Choose from a menu of soups, salads, and sandwiches that satisfy any appetite, large or small. If you want to try something new, check out the rotating selection of small and big plates. Beer and wine specials are offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

  5. The Red Canvas - 127 N. Salem St. #A
    Whether your interest in art involves doing or just looking, the Red Canvas is a great spot to immerse yourself in the creative spirit. The Red Canvas is a working studio for owner Catherine Martin, and works on display are painted by Martin and her students. Martin likes to promote a true community feel by featuring paintings designed to inspire awareness of social issues.

  6. Common Grounds Coffeehouse and Desserts - 219 N. Salem St.
    Housed in a historic Apex building called the Promenade, Common Grounds is an ideal spot to chat with friends or enjoy a good book over a cup of coffee. Tables, lounge areas and free WiFi encourage leisurely visits. Specialty flavors like Snickers and Coco Mocha are treats by themselves, but feel free to choose one of the decadent desserts supplied by Cary's Custom Confections.

  7. Mamma Mia Italian Bistro - 708 Laura Duncan Rd.
    Cap off a delightful day by meeting a friend for some traditional Italian favorites at Mamma Mia Italian Bistro. Classic preparations such as Marsala, Parmigiana, and Piccata are offered with your choice of chicken or veal. Try one of the chef's specials or build your own dish by selecting your favorite pasta and sauce. And what's an Italian restaurant without pizza? House wines are available by the bottle or glass.  

\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.

January
16

5 of the Best Cooking Classes in the Triangle

North Carolina Triangle - Cooking Classes
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.

New Friends, New Flavors, New Ideas

  1. Flour Power 201 Park at N Hills St #101, Raleigh
    Raleigh homes for sale make it easy to enjoy a wealth of great dining options, and to develop your cooking skills at local classes. At Flour Power Studios, even the kids can get in on the cooking action! Flour Power has been offering kids cooking classes for more than 10 years, in a supportive, engaging, and fun environment. Schedule a class at Flour Power, and help your kids develop skills that will last a lifetime.

  2. Sur La Table – 4421 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh
    Don't worry, there are plenty of great cooking classes for adults in Raleigh, too! At Sur La Table, you'll find in-store classes on a wide range of popular culinary topics, from making your own pasta to cooking the perfect meal for a date night. It's also a great place to schedule a private cooking class for a special event.

  3. Capri Flavors – 867 Bass Pro Ln., Cary
    If you're shopping for homes in Cary, a cooking class will be an excellent way to meet people in your new community. Capri Flavors brings the classic flavors of Italy to your table in Cary and offers the chance to learn from true culinary experts. Proprietors Costanzo and Titina Vuotto, who spent most of their lives in Capri, Italy, are happy to teach you the secrets of traditional Italian cuisine.​​​​​​​

  4. Taste Buds Kitchen Apex – 1475 Beaver Creek Commons Dr., Apex
    Whether you're shopping for Apex homes for sale or already live in the community, cooking classes at Taste Buds Kitchen are a great way to pass the time. From kids cooking classes to adult cooking events, Taste Buds Kitchen Apex offers something for every member of the family. Take a semester class, enjoy a private lesson, or participate in a class designed for the whole family. Taste Buds is a kids kitchen by day, and a BYOB adult kitchen by night, which makes for a great atmosphere no matter when you visit.​​​​​​​

  5. Chapel Hill Cooking Classes – 11312 US Hwy 15 501 N #107, Chapel Hill
    Homes in Chapel Hill offer much more than great scenery, with plenty of fun, local activities including cooking classes. Head to Chapel Hill Cooking Classes to enjoy expert instruction from chef Amanda Cushman, who is happy to share the secrets she's picked up from a long culinary career. Chapel Hill Cooking Classes offers private, public, and team-building cooking classes, with a busy schedule of classes available every month.

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.

January
9

What's Happening at the Garner Performing Arts Center

Garner Performing Arts Center
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.

November
28

Knightdale, NC: Christmas on First Avenue

Knightdale Christmas on First Avenue
It is almost time once again to enjoy the community spirit that comes with the holiday season, and as always Knightdale, NC has a busy schedule of Christmas events to enjoy. Christmas on First Avenue, Knightdale's holiday event series, begins with the annual Holiday Fair, where you can shop, dine, and enjoy the holiday scenery. The series continues with holiday traditions that are sure to create memories for all in attendance. Our real estate agents are here to help you celebrate the season in North Carolina, with our guide to Christmas on First Avenue events in Knightdale, NC.

Christmas on First Avenue Events

Events like Christmas on First Avenue are an excellent example of what you can expect from the community when you shop for Knightdale homes for sale. Knightdale is known as a youthful, energetic city, with ample outdoor attractions and a quick commute to the heart of Raleigh.  Christmas on First Avenue takes place at Knightdale Station Park, a hub of the community with playgrounds, trails, a beautiful pond, and much more to come as Phase II of construction on park amenities nears completion.

  • Christmas on First Avenue Holiday Fair – November 29, 2018 – 6 pm to 8 pm
    Kick off the holiday season with the Christmas on First Avenue Holiday Fair, an evening of family-friendly holiday fun held in Knightdale Station Park. The Holiday Fair is one of the new highlights of the season, with entertainment, food, and a chance to start shopping for the perfect gifts. There will be vendors located throughout the area selling holiday gift items and decorations, along with food trucks serving up hot treats while you enjoy all that the fair has to offer. Live music sets the holiday mood as you explore the Holiday Fair.

  • Christmas Tree Lighting – November 30, 2018 – 6 pm to 8 pm
    Looking for a holiday event that the kids will love? The Knightdale Christmas Tree Lighting is always a hit with kids and adults alike. During the festivities, kids will have the chance to write a letter to Santa Claus, meet with Mrs. Claus, spend time with Santa's head elves, and enjoy a visit with Santa. There will also be live music, local vendors selling great food, and even more activities for the whole family to experience. Local businesses will also be handing out free hot cocoa and holiday treats for all in attendance to enjoy. At the conclusion of the event, Knightdale's community Christmas tree will be lit to mark the start of the holiday season.

  • Christmas Parade – December 2, 2018 – 2 pm
    People from all walks of life come together to celebrate the magic of the holidays at the Knightdale Christmas Parade. The parade – which fittingly travels down First Avenue – is a chance for local businesses, students, non-profits, and other organizations to show off their holiday spirit. There will be uniquely decorated floats, bands playing live holiday music, and plenty of Christmas-themed surprises during the parade, so this is a great chance to support the hard work that community members have done to create a memorable holiday experience in Knightdale.

Are you searching for the right home in Knightdale so that you can enjoy fun community events like Christmas on First Avenue throughout the year? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes in the Knightdale, NC area.

November
21

Celebrate the Season with 11 Christmas Parades in the Triangle

Triangle NC Christmas Parades
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.

'Tis the Season to Celebrate with 11 Christmas Parades in the Triangle

  1. Garner Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 2:00 pm – Main Street, Garner
    Shopping for Garner homes for sale? Take a break to enjoy the holiday happenings at the Garner Christmas Parade. Settle in to watch the marching bands, parade floats, classic cars, and Santa himself travel through downtown Garner to mark the season.

  2. Knightdale Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 1, 2018 -2:00 pm – Knightdale Station Park
    Homes in Knightdale make it easy to celebrate the season with fun events, like the Knightdale Christmas Parade. Before the parade, there will be a Holiday Fair on Thursday evening, along with the annual Knightdale Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday evening.

  3. Apex Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 5:00 m – Downtown Apex
    Scout out Apex homes while you enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season with the Apex Christmas Parade. A Holiday Pancake Breakfast precedes the parade on Saturday morning and the ADBA Pictures with Santa event throughout the day on Saturday.

  4. Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade – Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 3:00 pm – Downtown Fuquay-Varina
    If you haven't started shopping for Fuquay-Varina real estate just yet, the holidays present a perfect opportunity to see what the community has to offer. The parade travels throughout historic downtown Fuquay-Varina and is part of a series of events to mark the holiday season in the city.

  5. Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade – Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm – Carrboro Town Hall
    Wondering why Chapel Hill homes for sale are such hot properties? Head to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade and find out! The parade starts at the Morehead Planetarium and winds its way toward a conclusion at Carrboro Town Hall.

  6. Durham Holiday Parade – Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:00 am – Main St. and Magnum St., Durham
    Durham homes for sale put you near the best holiday events our city offers, including the Durham Holiday Parade. The parade is followed by the Fun Fest, a family-friendly holiday event with activities for all ages.

  7. Happy Holly Days Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 11:00 am – Downtown Holly Springs
    Holly Springs homes are perfect for celebrating the "Holly Days," with fun events like the Happy Holly Days Christmas Parade. Floats, dancers, bands, decorated vehicles fill the parade.

  8. Town of Cary Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Downtown Cary
    See the latest in Cary homes while you stake out the perfect spot along the Town of Cary Christmas Parade route. With more than 40 years of tradition, Cary's Christmas Parade is one of the most well-known in the Triangle.

  9. Wake Forest Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 1:00 pm – White Street in Wake Forest
    Settle in among homes in Wake Forest to enjoy the holiday spectacle of the annual Wake Forest Christmas Parade. The parade is part of a busy weekend of holiday activities in Wake Forest, which includes the Snowball Dance for those with Special Needs.

  10. Clayton Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 3:00 pm – Downtown Clayton
    Visit the Clayton Christmas Parade to see why the locals love their Clayton homes so much. Before the parade, head to the annual Santa's Workshop Event at the Clayton Community Center for a morning filled with fun family activities.

  11. Pittsboro Holiday Parade – Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 3:00 pm – Downtown Pittsboro
    The Pittsboro Holiday Parade provides the perfect excuse to take a closer look at Pittsboro homes for sale. Head to MLK Drive to catch the start of the parade route, or watch the finish as the parade continues down Farrell Street. The Pittsboro Holiday Parade always brings the community together.

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
14

North Hills Tree Lighting - a Local Holiday Tradition

North Hills Tree Lighting
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 Annual North Hills Christmas 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

Family Fun and Free Activities in North Hills Christmas

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.

Life in North Hills

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.

Still searching for the perfect Raleigh home for the holidays? Our local real estate team is here to help. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy, sell, and learn about homes in the Raleigh, NC area.

October
24

Hollyfest October 27 - Holly Springs

Hollyfest 2018
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.

HollyFest 2018: A Time to Celebrate 

HollyFest 2018

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

Celebrate Holly Springs at HollyFest 2018

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:

Kids Zone and Children's Corner

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.

  • Live Entertainment and Delicious, Local Food – Stop by for a quick visit, or stay for the whole day – either way, you're likely to encounter live entertainment during HollyFest. You'll also have the opportunity to feast on delicious food from local vendors, with something for every taste.
  • Local Vendors and Artisans – While you're enjoying the events at HollyFest, why not fit in some holiday shopping, or bring something special home for yourself? There will be local vendors available throughout the day during the festivities, selling arts, crafts, and unique, hand-made treasures that you won't find anywhere else.
  • Learn More about Local Non-Profits and Businesses – HollyFest is an opportunity for the community to get together, and it's a great place to learn about local organizations. Many local businesses will have booths set up for the business expo. Representatives of local non-profit groups will also be on hand to put a spotlight on the charitable work they do in Holly Springs year-round and connect with community members.

Enjoy Beautiful Bass Lake Park throughout the Year

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.

October
10

6 Halloween Happenings in Cary

Cary NC Halloween Events
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.

Spooky Family Fun: Six Halloween Happenings in the Cary, NC Area 

  1. Pumpkin Flotilla at Bond Park – 801 High House Rd., Cary, NC 27513
    Carve your most creative pumpkin design, then watch your creation take to the season Bond Park Lake. The Pumpkin Flotilla at Bond Park is a truly unique event, as carved pumpkins, glowing brightly, meander their way across the water. There will be refreshments available, along with discounted boat rides for anyone who enters a pumpkin or arrives in their finest Halloween costume.

  2. Herbert's Haunted House – 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary, NC 27513
    You won't find Herbert's Haunted House on the list of Cary homes for sale and that's probably a good thing. Held at the Herbert C. Young Community Center, Herbert's Haunted House is a fun, spooky event, organized by the Cary Teen Council. See your favorite community center in a whole new light, as Cary's teens put their imaginations to work to create a scary Halloween experience for everyone in attendance.

  3. Fall for Cary Festival – Academy and West Chatham Streets in Cary, NC
    Enjoy a taste of everything that makes life special in Cary, at the Fall for Cary Festival. Held annually around Halloween, Fall for Cary is a fun, community-focused event for the whole family. Shop for local arts and crafts, visit local businesses, enter the costume contest, enjoy live performances, or even have your face painted to celebrate the season. There is a ton to do at the Fall for Cary Festival every year, with activities for all ages.

  4. Zombiepalooza – 122 E. Chatham St., Cary, NC 27511
    Every zombie has a story, and Zombiepalooza is a truly unique celebration of all things zombie-related. Enjoy more than a dozen short films from local filmmakers, check out some of the best zombie costumes in Cary, and maybe even win some prizes to take home. Zombiepalooza is a fun, free event to celebrate Halloween in Cary this year.

  5. Cary's Great Pumpkin Carve – 319 S. Academy St., Cary, NC 27511
    Pick a perfect pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, then visit a carving station to create something special for Halloween. Cary's Great Pumpkin Carve is an opportunity to enjoy one of everyone's favorite Halloween traditions, and spend some quality time with the community. After the pumpkin carving is complete, there will be family-friendly Halloween films shown indoors.

  6. Mall Crawl at Cary Towne Center – 1105 Walnut St., Cary, NC 27511
    Get ready for a day of family fun with the Mall Crawl at Cary Towne Center. This event is a great chance for kids to get dressed up in their favorite Halloween costume and enjoy an afternoon filled with special memories. The Mall Crawl at Cary Towne Center will include trick-or-treating, Halloween stories, and even a magic show to top off a fun-filled day.

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.

September
26

Countdown to Wide Open Bluegrass in Raleigh

Raleigh Wide Open Bluegrass Festival
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. 

The Sweet Sounds of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC


The Event: The Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

Location: Downtown Raleigh

Dates: September 28-29, 2018 from Noon to 11 pm

Catch the Biggest Names in Bluegrass at the Red Hat Amphitheater

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.

Proceeds Benefit the Bluegrass Trust Fund – a Good Cause for Bluegrass Musicians

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.

Free Events and Sensational Shows Downtown during the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

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.

September
5

Portofino Equestrian Community in Clayton

Clayton, NC - Portofino Community
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 Best of Clayton Real Estate: Portofino Equestrian Community

The Portofino Equestrian Community | 25 Paraggi Court, Clayton, NC 27527

Shop for Homes in "A Community Like No Other"

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.

Explore the Portofino Equestrian Center

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.

Other Amenities in the Portofino Equestrian Community

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.

July
11

Living in Rolesville North Carolina's Fastest-Growing Town

Rolesville North Carolina's Fast-Growing Town

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.

Rolesville Named a Boom Town by REALTOR.com

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."

The realtor.com team also made sure to single out nearby neighborhoods like Willoughby subdivision and Granite Falls neighborhood, which both have great potential for growth in the near future.

A Family-Friendly Town with Easy Access to the Big City

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.

A Unique History and Bright Future

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.

Outdoor Attractions and Family Fun

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.

June
18

Discover Hillsborough One of America's Favorite Small Towns

Hillsborough NC Living
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.

A Slice of Heaven in Hillsborough: Learn Why the Locals Love Living in Hillsborough, NC


History Meets Present Day in Hillsborough

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.

Outdoor Fun Around Every Corner

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.

Entertainment, Culture, and Art in Hillsborough

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 the Occaneechi Village Replica Site, which replicates an Occaneechi village on the banks of the Eno River, in the same place that a real Occaneechi village stood more than 300 years ago.

Festivals, Events, and Family Fun

No matter the time of the year, you're sure to find some fun events and festivals on the schedule in Hillsborough. The annual Hillsborough Hog Day BBQ Festival draws visitors from every corner of North Carolina and beyond with some of the best barbecue, you'll ever taste. The Last Fridays Concert Series, which runs from April through June, is a free event from the Hillsborough Arts Council that always features fun for the whole family. There are events for all of the big holidays on the calendar, along with special opportunities to explore the historic homes, gardens, and buildings throughout the Hillsborough area.

Heard enough, and ready to find out first-hand why the town of Hillsborough, NC is such a special place to call home? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes throughout the Hillsborough, NC area.

May
30

When You Think of Clayton You Think of Home

Clayton NC Home
Clayton, North Carolina has seen rapid growth in recent years, and now ranks as one of the fastest-growing communities in the Research Triangle. All of those new residents have plenty of reasons to love calling the community home, thanks to an appealing mix of safe streets, ample outdoor attractions, and a diverse, dynamic downtown area. Clayton, NC is also located just 15 minutes from Raleigh and provides easy access to other nearby communities in the Research Triangle. Our real estate agents have all the details on why Clayton, NC will feel like home from the moment you move to the community.

Learn Why the Community of Clayton Has Become Such a Popular Place to Call Home


Outdoor Adventures Are Never Far from Home

Residents of Clayton enjoy the fact that the community provides both easy access to the big city and plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors close to home. The Clayton River Walk on the Neuse is one popular outdoor destination, with a four-mile long trail that winds its way past loads of waterfront scenery. The community also offers an extensive collection of parks, greenways, and trails perfect for family fun. As you tour the outdoor spaces of Clayton, NC, you'll also find public, outdoor art exhibits scattered throughout the community.

Head Downtown for Shopping, Food, and Fun

In the mood to enjoy some arts, culture, shopping, and great food in Clayton? Just head downtown! Downtown Clayton has grown into a hub of the community, where you'll find popular restaurants, shops, performance venues, and attractions. There's also a free summer concert series downtown, with acts that every member of the family can enjoy. Clayton's fast growth has attracted new businesses to the downtown area, so you can expect new attractions to keep popping up downtown, and throughout the community.

Great Golf Close to Home

Clayton's outdoor attractions are not limited to all of the great parks, trails, and natural spaces that you'll find throughout the community. You'll also have some of the best golf in North Carolina close to home, starting with the popular Neuse Golf Club. Test yourself on a challenging, scenic 18-hole course, which regularly ranks among the best in North Carolina.

Find a Home to Match Every Taste and Budget

When you're ready to find a home of your own in Clayton, you'll certainly have plenty of great options in the community. Clayton homes for sale feature a little bit of everything, with a focus on affordable homes and attractive outdoor scenery. This is a great place to shop if you're looking for a home with room to grow, in a community that provides easy access to all that the Research Triangle region has to offer.

Arts and Culture in Clayton, NC

You can't travel far in Clayton without being reminded that this is a community that truly loves the arts. Enjoy live performances in a fun, historic venue at the Clayton Center, or head downtown to check out the unique Clayton Sculpture Trail, where new public art is added every year. In fact, you'll find public art in town squares throughout the community. The Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library is a great place to catch up on reading, participate in fun classes with the community, and dig deep into Clayton's exciting local history.

Are you ready to start searching for a home in one of North Carolina's fast-growing communities, with help from a real estate team that truly knows the region? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes in the Clayton, NC area.

May
22

Start Something Special in Knightdale

Knightdale NC Community
Just a few miles east from the heart of downtown Raleigh, you'll find the fun, fast-growing town of Knightdale, NC. As a suburb of Raleigh and one of the fastest-growing towns in the Research Triangle, Knightdale is an exciting, dynamic place to call home. You'll find tons of local businesses within the community, ample outdoor attractions, family-friendly activities, great food, and so much more. Our real estate agents have all of the details on why Knightdale, NC is the perfect place to build something special.

Start Something Special When You Move to the Town of Knightdale, NC

Knightdale has been growing quickly in recent years with an estimated population of just under 15,000 residents. The real estate market here is diverse with Knightdale homes for sale to appeal to every buyer, and budget. Within the community, you'll find a ton of attractions that make Knightdale, NC a special place to call home.

Knightdale Environmental Education Park

Knightdale may be located close to the big city, but there's still plenty of quiet, natural beauty to be experienced within the community. The Knightdale Environmental Education Park is a small, scenic park, with picnic areas, a walking trail, and even some outdoor art. It's a great place to take the kids for a picnic or to enjoy a quiet stroll through your favorite community.

Mingo Creek Park and Trails

Follow the trails along the winding path of Mingo Creek, starting near the Neuse River and progressing to Mingo Creek Park. In addition to being a great place to visit itself, the trails at Mingo Creek park connect to a number of other popular outdoor destinations in the area. Of course, there are plenty of beautiful sights to see along the way, as you explore the extensive trail system of Knightdale, NC.

The Knightdale Farmers Market

Looking for some fresh, local food for your own culinary creations, or the perfect place to pick up unique items from local vendors? The Knightdale Farmers Market, which runs every Saturday morning at Knightdale Station, is a great place to buy fresh ingredients, shop from local vendors, enjoy live entertainment, and so much more.

Family Fun at Knightdale Station Park

The 76-acre Knightdale Station Park is one of the community's largest, and an ideal place to take the kids for family fun. The park features a large, popular playground, dog park, athletic fields, picnic areas, and extensive paved trails.

Enjoy Events, Classes, and Community Engagement at the East Regional Library

Knightdale's East Regional Library is a hub of the community, with a great selection of books, a busy schedule of fun classes for all ages, and special events that bring the community together. The schedule of special events at the library features something for residents of all ages, with everything from teen poetry readings to classes on genealogy.

Find Fresh Strawberries and Family Fun at Pope's Strawberry Farm

Spend a day under the sun harvesting strawberries at Pope's Strawberry Farm, one of Knightdale's most popular attractions. Residents of Knightdale anxiously await the opening of Pope's Strawberry Farm every year, and for good reason. The strawberries are as fresh as it gets, and the friendly, small-town service at Pope's is a perfect example of what makes life in Knightdale so special.

Are you ready to start something special of your own, close to all of the attractions in Knightdale and Raleigh? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes throughout the Knightdale, NC area.

April
30

2018 Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo

Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
Every year, visitors and residents of Raleigh, NC head downtown for a truly unique type of rodeo, where food and fun come together for a truly unique dining experience. The Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo is an awesome opportunity to enjoy some of the best food that the Research Triangle has to offer, support local businesses, and learn why so many residents of the Triangle love visiting food trucks in their favorite communities. Our real estate agents have all of the details on this exciting event in Raleigh, along with a closer look at why food trucks have become such a popular part of culinary life in the community. 

Raleigh Is All Revved Up for the 2018 Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo

When you shop Raleigh homes for sale, you can rest assured that you'll never be far from a great meal. The Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo is a fantastic opportunity to sample the city's culinary culture, and there are four opportunities to enjoy the Food Truck Rodeo throughout the summer.

The 2018 Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo

Where: Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC
Dates and Times: May 6 (12-6 PM), June 10 (12-6 PM), August 5 (3-9 PM), October 14 (12-6 PM)
Admission: The Food Truck Rodeo Is a Free Event, with Ample Outdoor Seating

Enjoy Unique Flavors from Raleigh and Beyond at the 2018 Food Truck Rodeo

If you've never been to the Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo before, our first advice is to make sure you shop up hungry. There is simply so much to try, with food trucks coming from across the state of North Carolina to showcase their unique culinary creations.

  • The Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo is a big event, with food trucks covering more than a half-mile stretch on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. In total, the Food Truck Rodeo spans 11 city blocks, with food drawing on cultures from across the world.

  • The Food Truck Rodeo is also a great chance to get out and spend some time with the community in your favorite city. There are more than 1,000 seats set up around the food truck area, so you can sit down, enjoy a meal with friends old and new, and trade tips on the best food trucks at the event.

  • Wondering what sort of dining options will be on the menu for this year's Food Truck Rodeo? Don't worry, there's a map for that. On that map, you'll find a list of food trucks that offer everything from baguettes to Philly cheesesteaks, with plenty of sweet, savory dessert options on the menu as well.

Why Food Trucks Have Quickly Become a Beloved Part of Life in the Research Triangle

While food trucks have been around in North Carolina for a long time, the number of food trucks and food truck-themed events has certainly seen a sharp rise in recent years. College campuses like the NC State University play a big role in that popularity, as food trucks offer college students an affordable way to get a unique, creative meal on campus. These days, you'll find food trucks in any place where people congregate, whether in high-traffic work areas, at special events, or at festivals like the Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo. Raleigh is a foodie's dream, and food trucks are a big reason why that's the case.

Are you ready to find a home that makes it easy to enjoy all of the fabulous flavors and exciting attractions that Raleigh has to offer? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes throughout the Raleigh, NC area.

November
29

Holiday Parades and Tree Lightings

Holiday Parades and Tree Lightings

Only days away from the start of December and the countdown to Christmas, our Triangle cities and towns are getting ready to welcome the holidays in style.

Lively parades, bright, twinkling lights, and towering trees will soon usher in festive fun that you and your family won't want to miss.

Join hundreds, even thousands, of your Triangle neighbors at these area events to celebrate the spirited season this weekend and next.

Triangle Area Holiday Parades & Tree Lightings  

 

Apex

Christmas on Salem Street

Friday, Dec. 1 beginning at 5 p.m.

Salem Street in downtown Apex

Christmas on Salem Street is a must-visit event! Head to downtown Apex to celebrate the season with caroling, horse-drawn carriage and kiddie train rides (tickets needed), Santa's Workshop crafts, cookie decorating, and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. 

Apex's Grand Christmas Parade

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.

Salem Street in downtown Apex

The annual Apex Grand Christmas Parade will bring a lineup of holiday sights and delights! Round up the family and find some seats along Salem Street to take part in this cheerful event.

 

Cary

Hearts of the Holidays Celebration

Saturday, Dec. 2 with events beginning at 10 a.m.

Downtown Cary

Cary is ready to celebrate Christmas with a day full of festivities! Take the little ones to Santa's Workshop, stroll through the Ole Time Winter Festival, write a letter to Santa, take part in the Gingerbread House Competition and enjoy the lighting of the town's Christmas tree.

Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade

Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.

Downtown Cary

For nearly 40 years, the Cary Jaycees have hosted a spirited parade complete with area bands, sports team mascots, and floats decorated by local businesses and community groups. Make sure to arrive at Chatham Street early to grab a seat!

 

Chapel Hill-Carrboro

Chapel Hill Community Tree Lighting Ceremony

Sunday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.

University Baptist Church Memorial Garden

100 S. Columbia Street in Chapel Hill

Holiday cheer will be abundant with caroling and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Chapel Hill Community Tree Lighting Ceremony!

Chapel Hill – Carrboro Holiday Parade

Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon

Begins at the old Post Office on East Franklin Street in Chapel Hill 

Snag a seat on Franklin Street to watch the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade roll by. Holiday floats, marching bands and performers, and a sleigh-riding Santa are sure to put a smile on your face and the Christmas spirit in your heart.

 

Durham

Durham Holiday Parade

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m.

Downtown Durham

Floats, mascots, marching bands and street vendors will be hitting the pavement for a festive parade through downtown Durham this Saturday. Bring a chair or a blanket and grab a seat to take part in the holiday highlight.  

Holiday Fun Fest

Saturday, Dec. 2 from noon to 4 p.m.

American Tobacco Campus

318 Blackwell Street in Durham

Get ready to sled in the city this Saturday! Durham's American Tobacco Campus will be filled with snow and all of the activities that go with it. Bundle up the kids and go have some serious fun!

 

Fuquay-Varina 

Fuquay-Varina Tree Lighting

Thursday, Nov. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Main/Vance Street lot in downtown Fuquay-Varina

Downtown Fuquay-Varina will soon be bursting with holiday spirit! Plan to take part in the annual tree lighting ceremony, visit with Santa, sing along with carolers, and ice skating! There will even be a life-size snow globe! 

Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade

Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m.

Main Street in downtown Fuquay-Varina

Downtown Fuquay-Varina will be extra festive this Sunday as the annual Christmas Parade is set to roll through. Get ready for holiday-themed floats, live performances by area bands and dance troops and more! 

 

Garner 

Light Up Main

Friday, Dec. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Downtown Garner 

Downtown Garner will pull out all of the holiday stops at its annual Light Up Main Christmas tree lighting event. There will be activities for the entire family including kids' crafts and activities, live performances, and photos with Santa himself. 

Town of Garner Christmas Parade

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.

Downtown Garner 

Main Street will be especially merry this Saturday as the Garner Christmas Parade marches through. Guest will enjoy community floats, high school bands, classic cars, local musicians and dancers, and Santa Claus, of course!

 

Goldsboro 

Goldsboro Christmas Parade

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m.

Downtown Goldsboro

A Wayne County favorite, the Goldsboro Christmas Parade will bring cheer to the city's streets this Saturday! Make sure to arrive early to grab a good seat for this fun and festive float-filled affair.

 

Hillsborough

Hillsborough Holiday Parade

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4:45 p.m.

Downtown Hillsborough

Historic Hillsborough will usher in the holidays for residents and guests this Saturday. The holiday parade will start the grand affair with the Annual Tree Lighting event immediately after.

 

Holly Springs

Happy Holly Days Parade

Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m.

Main Street in Holly Springs

Holly Springs families and guests are in for a treat next Saturday, as the town's annual parade will flow down Main Street. Decorated floats, high school bands, horses, vintage vehicles and more will surely impress.

 

Knightdale

Christmas On First Avenue

Friday, Dec. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Knightdale Station Park Amphitheater

810 North First Avenue in Knightdale

Knightdale will light its Christmas tree this Friday with hot chocolate, holiday goodies, local entertainment and Santa's better half, Mrs. Claus.

Town of Knightdale Christmas Parade

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.

Begins at Knightdale Elementary School

Grab a seat on the Town of Knightdale's Christmas Parade route and get ready to watch colorful and creative floats go by with Santa at the very end.

 

Mebane

Mebane Christmas Parade

Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

Downtown Mebane 

Mebane's evening Christmas parade will light up the night as local floats designed by area businesses and community members pass you by. The N.C. A&T Marching Band will also bring music to the town's streets, and Santa will round out the festive flow.

 

Morrisville

Morrisville Annual Tree Lighting

Friday, Dec. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Morrisville Town Hall

Hot chocolate, holiday arts and crafts, and a trackless train will delight Morrisville's youngest residents and their parents. Join in this time-honored tradition to see the town's tree shine brightly with Santa by its side. 

 

Raleigh

Downtown Raleigh Tree Lighting Celebration

Saturday, Dec. 2 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Downtown Raleigh

City Plaza, 421 Fayetteville Street

Holiday fun awaits you in downtown Raleigh this Saturday. Enjoy live entertainment, holiday refreshments, amusements and activities and a 40-foot Snowzilla slide. As the sky darkens, Mayor Nancy McFarlane will light the city's towering Christmas tree. 

 

Rolesville

Christmas Parade and Santa Visit

Sunday, Dec. 3 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Main Street in downtown Rolesville

Visit with Santa at the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce at 200 East Young Street

Christmas will make its way to Rolesville this Sunday. The town's annual parade will kick off the merry season and visits with Santa will follow shortly after!

 

Wake Forest 

Lighting of Wake Forest

Friday, Dec. 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Wake Forest Town Hall 

Wake Forest will soon light up its 30-foot Christmas tree with festivities galore. Santa will arrive by fire truck, and local groups will sing and dance the night away with live performances.

Wake Forest Christmas Parade

Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m.

Downtown Wake Forest

More than 100 colorful holiday floats with cheerful décor will pass you by in Wake Forest next weekend. Join in the Christmas fun as the town welcomes Santa Claus to a sea of smiling faces.

 

Wendell

Wendell Wonderland

Friday, Dec. 1 beginning at 5 p.m.

Corner of Third and Cypress Streets in downtown Wendell

Want to be dazzled? Head to Wendell this Friday to see the lighting of its town tree and experience its annual Light Show with more than 400,000 twinkling holiday lights. Event goers will be excited to see Santa and take part in the event's holiday activities.

November
9

Veterans Day Events and Memorials

Veterans Day Events and MemorialsVeterans Day is an important day of recognition in our country.

It is a day to pay tribute to the numerous men and women who staked their lives for our own and proudly served to protect our families and freedoms. It's a day to show gratitude for our nation's heroes.

While we are always grateful for their commitment, we are especially thankful for the opportunity to recognize them on this day.

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate team proudly salutes all veterans in our local communities and across the nation for the sacrifices they made during their years of service.

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

 

Area Veterans Day Events

 

Durham Veterans Day Recognition Luncheon and Celebration

Durham County Human Services Complex

414 East Main Street in Durham

Thursday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

 

Hillsborough Veterans Day Breakfast

Passmore Center

103 Meadowlands Drive in Hillsborough

Friday, Nov. 10 at 8:30 a.m.

Veterans and family members invited to attend

 

Holly Springs Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Park

600 Bikram Drive in Holly Springs

Friday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m.

 

Orange County Veterans Day Ceremony

Orange County Veterans Memorial at Chapel Hill

Adjacent to the Southern Human Services Center off Homestead Road in Chapel Hill

Friday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m.

 

2017 North Carolina Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony

Downtown Raleigh

Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Parade at 9 a.m.; lineup begins at 8 a.m.

The parade weaves through downtown Raleigh started at South Salisbury Street between Martin and Lenoir streets

Ceremony at 11 a.m.

State Capitol

1 East Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh

 

Cary Veterans Day Observance

Veterans Freedom Park

1513 North Harrison Avenue in Cary

Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. to noon

 

Garner Veterans Day Observance

Aversboro Road Baptist Church

1600 Aversboro Road in Garner

Saturday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to noon

 

Wake Forest Veterans Day Observance

Veterans' Memorial of Wake Forest

Located beside the clubhouse at Heritage Wake Forest

Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.

 

Wayne County Veterans Day Parade

South Center Street in downtown Goldsboro

Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.

  

Area Veterans Memorials and Monuments

 

Durham Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial

Behind the Edison Johnson Recreation Center

600 West Murray Avenue in Durham

 

Garner Veterans Memorial

Located at 921 Buffaloe Road in Garner

 

North Carolina Veterans Monument

Located in Capitol Square in downtown Raleigh

 

NC Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Located in Union Square in downtown Raleigh

 

Raleigh National Cemetery

Located at 501 Rock Quarry Road in Raleigh

 

Veterans Freedom Park

Located at 1513 North Harrison Avenue in Cary

 

Veterans Memorial Garden

Next to the Mebane Police Station on U.S. 70 and Fifth Street in Mebane

 

Veterans' Memorial of Wake Forest

Located beside the clubhouse at Heritage Wake Forest

October
26

Halloween Haunts and Jaunts

Halloween Haunts and Jaunts Halloween is only a few days away, and this is the weekend to take part in fall fun and frightful delights!

No matter your preference for jolly jack-o-lanterns or spooky soirees, there are all types of haunts and jaunts taking place throughout the Triangle for you to enjoy. 

Take the little ones out to pick some pumpkins, sip on cider, and find the way through a tall corn maze and then grab a sitter and round up some fright-loving friends to get your ghostly ghoul on some area fear farms and haunted houses. 

Not-So-Scary Family Fun

 
Naylor Family Farm & Giant Corn Maze

6016 U.S. 401 North in Fuquay-Varina

Now through Saturday, Nov. 5

Fridays, 1 to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays, 1 to 6 p.m.

$18 per person; children 2 and under are free

Want to wander through a giant cornfield? Naylor Family Farm is for you. Featuring a 10-acre corn maze, a farm animal petting zoo, gem mining, an inflatable jump pad and other kids attractions, your mini monsters, and silly ghosts will have great fun.

 

Halloween Hayrides

Clayton Community Park

1075 Amelia Church Road in Clayton

Friday, Oct. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m.

$5 for children 12 and under; parents ride free with each paid child; children 2 and under are free

Gather up your superheroes, princesses, skeletons, and witches and take them on a Halloween hayride at the Clayton Community Park. With story stops along the way, your children will have fun as they ride through Halloween Land. Fun games, candy, and attractions will also delight.

The Town of Clayton will also host a Halloween Movie Night on Friday evening at dark. Grab some blankets, drinks, and munchies and watch Hocus Pocus under the stars at Clayton Town Square at 110 West Main Street.

 

Boo Bash!

Millbrook Exchange Community Center

1905 Spring Forest Road in Raleigh

Friday, Oct. 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Free event for families with children ages 10 and younger

RSVP on RecLink to attend—search for Boo Bash! Under "Advanced Search"

Your costumed children will enjoy taking part in this spooktacular event! They can fill their Halloween bag with treats and sweets trunk-or-treating in the Center's parking lot, walk through the Spooky Bus, hear some ghost stories, and participate in creepy crafts.

 

Goblin's Groove Family Dance

The Halle Cultural Arts Center

237 N. Salem Street in Apex

Saturday, Oct. 28 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

$5 per couple and $2 each additional child

Dress up the whole family and get ready to boogie down and dance at the Halle Center. Fun music, costume contest, games and Halloween tricks and treats will make this event a big hit!

 

Halloween Pumpkin Fest at Fearrington Village

Fearrington Village in Pittsboro

Sunday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Free event

Fearrington will be aglow with more than 80 intricately carved pumpkins tucked into the Village Center gardens. McIntyre's Books will host spooky story times at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The pumpkin display will remain up through Halloween on Tuesday, Oct. 31.  

 

Hallow-Eno

West Point on the Eno

5101 N. Roxboro Road in Durham

Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Free event for families with children ages 12 and under

 Spend Halloween at Eno Park with campfire stories and songs, hayrides through the woods, face painting and festive crafts. Hosted by the Durham Parks and Recreation Department 

 

Scream-filled Scenes 

 

Clayton Fear Farm Haunted Scream Park

1620 Loop Road, Clayton

Thursday, Oct. 26 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28 from 7 p.m. to midnight

Sunday, Oct. 29, Monday, Oct. 30 and Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 7 to 11 p.m.

$27 all-inclusive ticket or $13 for single attraction ticket per person

Clayton Fear Farm's Haunted Scream Park gets its name honestly. A farm full of creepy attractions that will seriously scare, you are going to want to prepare yourself for a night of fright. 

 

Haunted Forest at Panic Point

2808 Cedar Creek Road, Youngsville

Open tonight through Halloween on Tuesday, Oct. 31 starting at 6 p.m.

Ticket prices vary by day and package; purchase tickets online before they sell out

Named North Carolina's top haunted attraction, Panic Point is a must-visit for thrill seekers ready for a chilling experience. Six haunted attractions filled with gruesome characters and creatures ready to give you the scare of a lifetime. 

 

Harvested Farm Nightmares

3175 Benson Highway (HWY 50), Garner

Friday, Oct. 27, Saturday, Oct. 28, Monday, Oct. 30 and Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31 starting at 7 p.m.

$17 per person

Promising to give you nightmares for days, this haunted attraction has the menacing mayhem you seek for a Halloween fright. Be prepared to see zombies, monsters and crazy creeps lurking in the darkness.  

 

Haunted Hillsborough Sanitarium

Alleyway behind 106 S. Churton Street in Hillsborough (next to Dual Supply)

Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Free event

A seriously scary scene awaits you down the alley behind our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Hillsborough office on South Churton Street. Make it through the spooky Sanitarium to earn your treats!

 

September
25

Worth A Visit: Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

Music will fill the air in downtown Raleigh this Friday and Saturday at the annual Wide Open Bluegrass Festival. With more than 100 bands on seven city stages, you should get ready for some knee-slapping, foot-tapping fun!

Festival-goers can purchase general admission or VIP passes online to score seats at the Main Stage at Red Hat Amphitheater to see performances by the Steep Canyon Rangers with Steven Martin, The Infamous Stringdusters presenting the Wide Open Jam, The Travelin' McCourys, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, and many more. 

In addition to the incredible banjo-wielding artist lineup, the two-day event will feature a free StreetFest on Fayetteville and Cabarrus Streets. Expanded from the previous year, the event will be filled with tasty food-truck treats, arts and crafts vendors, dancing, youth performances and a Kid Zone. Adult attendees will also enjoy visiting beer and wine tasting tents for sips throughout the day. 

The Whole Hog Barbecue Championship will kick off late Friday evening with pig cookers smoking through the night into Saturday morning for judging. Once the meat-master winner is named, the competitors' barbecue pork will be sold to StreetFest guests to raise money for the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.

A short walk down the road, the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass Expo will also be taking place at the Raleigh Convention Center on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wide Open Bluegrass Festival event details:

Where:

Downtown Raleigh

Main Stage: Red Hat Amphitheater

When:

Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30 from noon to 11 p.m. 

Music Schedule:

Get the scoop on the bands and live performances before you go by downloading the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival music schedule here.

 

Image Credit: World of Bluegrass/Wide Open Bluegrass Festival 

September
21

Worth A Visit: East Meets West Festival

An event planned to celebrate the uniquely diverse Morrisville community, the East Meets West Festival is filled with delicious food, music, and live street performances spotlighting cultures from all over the world. You should attend! 

Not only is the annual festival one-of-a-kind in the Triangle area, but it has also earned acclaim nationally as well. This spring, the National League of Cities recognized Morrisville with its City Cultural Diversity Award spotlighting its diverse and collaborative community and East Meets West Festival. 

In an interview about the award, Morrisville Mayor Mark Stohlman said, "One of the most distinct features about Morrisville is its variety of cultures. The East Meets West festival is incredibly important to the town council as a means of connecting with the public and celebrating the cultures that make our town unique."

Organized by the Morrisville Innovation Foundation, the free event will take place this Saturday, Sept. 23 starting at 11 a.m. with arts and crafts vendors and area restaurants setting up shop along Town Hall Drive. 

Festivalgoers are sure to enjoy the opportunity to purchase an assortment of foods from all over including traditional Peruvian and Indian fare, Asian dishes and North Carolina barbeque. Performers include Bollywood and Middle Eastern belly dancers, yoga instructors, blues, reggae and bluegrass bands, and other exciting talents.

Young attendees will also delight in the Kids Zone as they get their faces painted and spend the day jumping in the inflatable bounce house. 

East Meets West Festival event details:

Where:

Town Hall Drive in Morrisville

When:

Saturday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Directions & Parking:

Access driving directions and parking information here

Additional Information:

Town Hall Drive will be closed from Morrisville Carpenter Road through Jeremiah Street on Friday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. through Saturday, Sept. 23 at 11 p.m.

 

Image Credit: Morrisville Innovation Foundation/East Meets West Festival

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